For those of you who love ballin’ on a budget- we’ve got a collection of makeup items that perform almost the same as their more expensive counter parts. We’re here to prove that you don’t need to spend a million bucks, to look a million bucks!
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation vs NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is no stranger to those who are big fans of matte, full coverage foundations. With it’s smooth liquidy formula and incredibly high coverage, it’s a foundation that people find themselves purchasing over and over. However at a price of $72, it’s not exactly the most cost effective. So here comes the Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation at a pretty price of $29.95. While this formulation runs a little thicker, the coverage is comparable, if not more impressive.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette vs Makeup Revolution Velvet Rose Palette
The Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes are known for having highly pigmented, super blendable shades… and their hefty price tag. It’s no secret that Makeup Revolution loves to create affordable duplicates of in demand products, and their Velvet Rose palette is almost a shade-by-shade replica of the ABH Soft Glam palette. With a combination of buttery mattes and high-impact metallics, this neutral palette is a must have in anyone’s collection. $76 vs $11? I know what I’m going with.
Mac Lipsticks vs Wet n Wild Lipsticks
Mac have some of the most iconic lipsticks with shades such as Ruby Woo, Velvet Teddy and Diva that everyone recognizes. Most people would also consider them a bit of an investment at $40 each. Wet n Wild have come through with some extremely affordable dupes, that range from only $2.99 to $6.49 a pop!
Wet n Wild “Red Velvet” is as close to “Ruby Woo” as you can get without it being the real thing. Mac’s “Velvet Teddy” made famous by none other than Kylie Jenner, is almost an identical mauve nude as Wet n Wild’s “Bare it All” and the super vampy and sultry “Diva” by Mac is almost a spot on duplicate for Wet n Wilds “Cherry Bomb”
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer vs Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer
When Tarte released their full coverage, super matte Shape Tape Concealer, the internet went crazy. People claim it’s the only concealer that covers their dark circles, acne and bad choices. Makeup Revolution liked the sound of that, but didn’t like the price tag so they went and created their version of the highly rated concealer. Conceal & Define was then born, and instantly received compliments on how similar it was to Shape Tape in terms of coverage, longevity and even packaging.
Revolution also took it a step further and introduced “Conceal & Define Supersize” with double the product of the original launch. The original Conceal & Define is $9.95, and their supersize is $14.95. which is still significantly cheaper than the Tarte Shape Tape at $42 a tube.
Now, we’re not against high end makeup at all. In fact, we love to splurge on some expensive makeup every now and then, but if you can get similar quality for a much cheaper price – why wouldn’t you? Let us know in the comments if you know of any awesome dupes!