12 Incredible Makeup Dupes That Will Save You Money

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Luxury makeup has a unique appeal and power to suck you into buying something, but in many cases, there are cheaper dupes for high end makeup products that work just the same. There’s no need to spend more money on a makeup product if there’s already an equally good (and much more affordable) version out there! 

Read on to learn about some of the best makeup dupes that will stop you from doing this:

and help you do more of this: 

Let’s get started!

Eyeshadow Palette Dupes

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Dupes
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette – Urban Decay | NYX Warm Neutrals Palette – NYX | J.Cat Beauty Sunset Boulevard Palette – J.Cat Beauty

The new Naked Heat Palette from Urban Decay is one of the most popular and anticipated Naked releases to date. If it’s sold out or not in your budget, the NYX Warm Neutrals Palette has some shades that are practically identical to those in the UD option. 

Similarly, the J Cat Beauty Sunset Boulevard Palette has a large range of warm shades that aren’t necessarily dupes, but give off the same kind of feel as the ones in the Naked Heat Palette.

Love these budget-friendly lookalikes? Check out our post on the best high-end eyeshadow dupes for even more.

Blush Dupes

Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush dupe, Tarte Amazonian blush dupe
Papa Don’t Peach Blush – Too Faced | Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso – Walgreens | Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed – Tarte | Milani Blush in Romantic Rose – Milani

Too Faced got everyone crazy for peaches with their new Sweet Peach Palette and peach-scented products, including this amazing blush. This color is quite easily duped by Milani Luminoso. It’s slightly lighter, but you can barely tell the difference on the cheeks.

Tarte’s Amazonian blushes are (in my opinion) some of the best luxury blushes around. The shade Exposed is one of my favorites, and the color can be duped by yet another Milani blush in the shade Romantic Rose

Foundation Dupes

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Dupe, Lancome Cushion Foundation Dupe
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – Sephora | The Ordinary Coverage Foundation – The Ordinary | Lancôme Teint Idole Cushion Foundation – Lancôme | L’oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation – L’Oréal

Make Up For Ever’s HD foundation is a cult favorite, but it can easily be duped by The Ordinary’s Coverage Foundation. The Ordinary can leave the face slightly more cakey, but these two have the same coverage and leave a similar finish on the face.

Cushion foundations are the hottest trend in makeup, and Lancome made a great option. However, the L’oréal Cushion foundation has an incredibly similar formula and feels the exact same. 

Brow Pomade Dupes

Anastasia Dipbrow Dupe, Benefit Ka-Brow Dupe
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Sephora | Benefit Ka-Brow – Benefit | Colourpop Brow Colour – Colourpop

Brow pomades are incredibly easy to dupe. The Colourpop Brow Color dupes the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and Benefit KaBrow. The texture, colors, and performance are identical.

Mascara Dupes

Mascara dupes: Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara dupe, Benefit Roller Lash dupe
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – Ulta | L’oréal Lash Paradise Mascara – L’oréal | Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Benefit | Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Maybelline

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is one of the most popular volumizing mascaras today, but the L’Oreal Lash Paradise has nearly the same formula and gives the exact same results. The mascara wands and packaging are also pretty much identical. 

Benefit Roller Lash is another favorite, and it can be easily duped with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. The similar wands and performance make these an excellent dupe.

Lipstick / Lipgloss Dupes

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Mauve Squad (L) and Brains N’ Bronze (M) – Smashbox | L’oréal Metallic Lip Paint in Moon Lust (L) and Liquid Venom (M) – Loréal | Jouer Long Wear Lip Creme in Rayanne – Jouer | Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap – Colourpop

Smashbox released the Be Legendary Liquid Lip in metallic shades, and they can be duped with the L’oreal Metallic Lip Paints. Both formulas feel and look similar. The shades Mauve Squad (Smashbox) and Moon Lust (L’Oréal) are similar dupes, as are Brains N’ Bronze (Smashbox) and Liquid Venom (L’Oréal). 

Jouer’s Long Wear Lip Creme formula can be duped with the Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. The shades Rayanne (Jouer) and Trap (Colourpop) match well.

Want more makeup dupes?

We didn’t want to stop here! If you love dupes, you should also check out our post on the best MAC dupes, where we share our faves from MAC Cosmetics and how to get them for less.

What Do You Think?

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1 thought on “12 Incredible Makeup Dupes That Will Save You Money”

  1. I love this post. I’m constantly trying to save some money but not to give up on everything I like. Sadly, most of these brands you can’t find in my country :'(


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