Luxury makeup items are always fun to have, and sometimes I like to splurge on amazing products to replenish my makeup kit. Loyal as I am to certain high-end classic beauty products, I’m delighted when I can find good drugstore makeup at a cheaper price that work just as good. If you are a novice who wants to experiment with new makeup products, you might not want to spend the big bucks all at once. Or maybe you just like to get a good deal once in a while. What if I told you you can find cheaper makeup replica that are almost the same as some of the more expensive brands. Have you ever heard of makeup dupes? Already I see you smiling 😉
Looking to enhance your summer complexion, but want a budget savvy alternative? Here is a list of drugstore makeup dupes worth trying that will make you and your wallet happy!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (61$) vs
NYX Angel Veil (18$)
A primer reduces the appearance of pores, and helps cover imperfections and redness. It also balances moisture and forms a barrier against oil, water and residue, which is especially important on hot summer days. First moisturize your face and then apply your primer. NYX is one of my top drugstore makeup brand. Their Angel Veil primer is oil-free, very lightweight and has a white texture comparable to the Hourglass high-end version.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (72$) vs
L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation (16$)
Is it really worth spending $72 on a foundation? It all depends on the usage you are going to make of it. If you are new to foundation my suggestion is to try a more affordable brand like L’Oréal. The Infallible Pro-Glow provides buildable coverage yet has a light texture resembling the Giorgio Armani. I tend to prefer light weight foundation for everyday use.
Tom Ford Foundation Stick (105$) vs
Maybelline Superstay Multi-Use Foundation Stick (17$)
Stick foundations are a great alternative to liquid foundation. They can be applied directly to the skin and blended out with a brush, sponge or your fingers. The slightly drier consistency of stick makeup makes it great for normal to oily skin. It’s also perfect to conceal imperfections and red spots around the t-zone. The Maybelline offers very good coverage. Plus the stick makes it easy to use when you’re on the go.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($37) vs
Maybelline Age-Rewind Concealer (12$)
Applying liquid concealer just where it is needed, like under the eyes or on red spots, can easily create the look of natural, beautiful skin. One of the most famous dupes for Nars Radiant Creamy concealer, Maybelline Age-Rewind makes dark circles, redness, and spots disappear!
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer (38$) vs
Rimmel Natural Bronzer (16$)
If you’ve been reading my posts, you know I am a big fan of bronzing powder. This Rimmel Bronzer will please your wallet and your sun-kissed glow without giving off an unnaturally orange tint.
Sephora Blush Brush (40$) vs
Real Technique Blush Brush (14$)
Good quality, high performing brushes don’t have to be incredibly expensive. Real Technique is an affordable brand sold in drugstores that offers good quality results for your money. The top drugstore makeup brushes I’ve discovered so far!
Tom Ford Lip Color – Paper Doll (70$) vs
SmashBox Be Legendary Lipstick – Pretty Social ($25)
Tom Ford is a luxury makeup brand. Their lipsticks are renowned to be well pigmented and hydrating. However the price can be quite burdening for some. Are you looking for a pretty baby pink colour shade to add to your lipstick collection? SmashBox Pretty Social is a very close dupe, almost as pigmented and hydrating as the trendiest Tom Ford Paper Doll one.
Looking for other affordable beauty products? Check out my 5 Best Affordable Drugstore Makeup Finds.
Happy savings !