Drugstore VS. Specialty Store Make-Up

Feb 23, 2011 by

There is nothing I like more than a good deal, aside from make-up dupes that is. Make-up dupes are drugstore products that are equivalent to more expensive specialty store products. Some dupes are similar because of their appearance, formula, texture, or just all around performance. These are dupes for several cult favorite products, many at least 50% cheaper than their specialty store counterparts.

After hours spent trolling the drugstores and trying product after product, I have finally found the best dupes on the market. Enjoy!

Foundation/Concealer

Milani HD Advanced Concealer ($7.99) is a dupe for YSL Radiant Touch Concealer ($40)

Total Savings – $32.01

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation ($11.97) is a dupe for Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ($42)

Total Savings – $30.03

Highlights/Bronzers/Blush

Boots No7 Highlighting Lotion (12.99) is a dupe for Benefit High Beam ($24)

Total Savings – $11.01

NYX All Over Bronzer N2 ($15) is a dupe for Nars Laguna Bronzer ($32)

Total Savings – $17

NYX Pinched Blush ($5.95) is a dupe for Nars Orgasm Blush ($26.00)

Total Savings – $20.05

Lipstick/Lip Liner

Maybelline Carmel Kiss Lipstick ($4.89)is a dupe for Nars Dolce Vita Lipstick ($24)

Total Savings – $19.11

Maybelline In the Nude Lipstick ($6.61) is a dupe for Benefit’s Ladies Choice Lipstick ($26)

Total Savings – $19.39

Jordana Natural Lip Liner ($1.50) is a dupe for Estee Lauder Spice Lip Liner ($23.50)

Total Savings – $22

Mascara/Eyeliner

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($6.99) is a dupe for YSL Faux Cils Mascara ($35)

Total Savings – 28.01

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner ($6.99) is a dupe for Stila Smudge Pot ($20)

Total Savings- $13.01


TOTAL SAVINGS- $211.62

Look at how much you can save with swapping out just a few high end products for the cheaper and very similar drugstore products. In more appealing terms, thats approximately 15 MAC eyeshadows, or a set of Smashbox Brushes…

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