If, like us, you love everything beauty related, then you probably have hundreds of pounds worth of makeup lying around in your bedroom. While we all like trying something new, when it comes to our statement beauty pieces, we often stick to what we know best, because after all, we have spent years trying to find the perfect foundation for our skin type. However, a lot of makeup companies tend to exploit the fact that we all love to enhance our natural features to feel a bit more confident, which can end up costing us more than we would like to admit. Luckily, there are many beauty dupes out there that replicate your favourite brands and products, but cost only a fraction of the price! To save you few extra pounds here and there, here are some of the best makeup dupes of 2021!
7 Of The Best Makeup Dupes 2021
High-end beauty products have made a name for themselves due to their exceptional quality, and if you’re not sure what a high-end product is, then take a look at the hefty price tag. In fact, one of the most expensive makeup products, Orogold Cosmetics 24K Nano Night Recovery, will cost you £1,500 – just think of how many facials you could have for that money!
Whether you’re trying to stick to a budget or look for new products that keep your outgoings low, there are an abundance of beauty products that can give you a little hand. You may be surprised that everything from eyeshadow to foundation has been replicated by dupe brands, and offer pretty much the exact same results as your favourite beauty products! Here are seven of the best beauty products that won’t cost you an arm and a leg:
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette vs Rimmel Magnif’eyes 12 Pan Shade Palette
The metallic look has been a crowd favourite over the past year, with subtle and soft shimmery beige to dark and mysterious purples and blacks. When many people think of eye shadows with a metallic hint and of good quality that won’t end up halfway down your face by the end of the day, Urban Decay tends to come to mind. The Urban Decay brand has excelled for many years in its ability to create a pigmented palette with just enough glitter to glisten in the daylight without looking like Edward Cullen from Twilight. Their Naked Heat Palette is no exception to this high standard they have managed to maintain with every palette. It goes from a light white shade to luscious burgundy and purple to give us some chic grungy vibes.
The only downside to the Urban Decay palette is that it costs around £34, which can be a little too pricey if you’re not an avid eye shadow wearer. If you’re someone that likes to pop on a little colour over your eyes on a night out, then the Rimmel Magnif’eyes 12 Pan Shade Palette will give you just as much pigment and shimmer. At less than a third of the price of the Urban Decay eye shadow, the Rimmel palette comes in three different tones, allowing you to choose the perfect colour to suit your skin tone. While the palette doesn’t come with a fancy brush like the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, with the amount of money you save, you could go out and buy yourself a whole range of makeup brushes for all your makeup needs!
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Highlighter vs Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer Pen
As one of the most worn beauty products, every makeup wearer is bound to have a concealer tucked away in their makeup bag. A trend that has been hitting the high streets for many years now is to have a pen-style application brush to make it easier and quicker to apply the makeup. Before the cheaper brands managed to work out how this magical invention worked, high end brands such as Yves Saint Laurent were giving us all makeup envy. It’s no surprise that Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat Highlighter is one of the crowds’ favourites, with its creamy texture that makes it easy to apply and move across the skin to provide full coverage throughout the day
However, seeing as it’s one of the most used beauty products, you can often find your concealer runs out in next to no time, so finding the perfect dupe is a must! Maybelline has become known for its smooth texture and light formula, providing you with full coverage without looking cakey or feeling heavy. The Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer Pen is probably as close as you’re going to get to the quality of high end brands. And to make it even better, your favourite drug stores such as Superdrug and Boots tend to have discounts on Maybelline products, which means you can get two concealers for cheaper than one Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat Highlighter!
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation vs L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation
Gone are the days where every woman had a powdered foundation tucked away in their handbag for a quick application every hour. Now, with the new and improved liquid foundations, you no longer have to watch your face crumble throughout the day as your foundation flakes or melts off. Liquid foundation can provide you with full coverage in every curve and wrinkle for a silky finish and natural look. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has reigned over the beauty industry, giving you a perfect complexion with the dab of a beauty blender. However, much like concealer, foundation is something we often purchase every few months, so forking out £43 every time along with our other beauty products, can prove a little damaging to our bank accounts.
Luckily, a foundation beauty dupe of the fantastic Giorgio Armani Luminous has come to our attention. L’Oréal Paris’ has been selling their true match foundation for many years, and they have released an exceptional variety of shades, making it a crowd favourite. The L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation comes in 40 shades and settles on the skin to give you a healthy glow and a smooth finish.
NARS Blush vs Sleek Makeup Blush
If you haven’t heard the name NARS, then you’ve probably never found a blush or even a highlighter that creates a healthy glow without making you look like a clown. NARS is well known in the beauty industry for creating stunning and subtle colours of makeup that perfectly match almost every skin type. Their selection of blush is no exception to this, and while we may be trying to find some cheaper alternatives, we must say that this item is definitely well worth the money!
If you don’t have £26 to spare on a new blush, then there is no need to worry, as Sleek has you covered with their just as good blush range. Much like NARS, Sleek has an extensive array of pink tones to help you match your complexion. Not only this, but the blush also lasts the entire day, making it ideal to have in your makeup bag during the winter when our skin starts looking a little dull.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara vs Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Even when you don’t put any other makeup on for the day, mascara is always a must, as it lifts and brightens your eyes without the need for any highlighter, eye shadow or concealer. The magic of mascara is something that we are all thankful for, but the price, on the other hand, is not on our most-loved list. Benefit is a name in the beauty industry that often springs the word “natural” to mind, and is a favourite among makeup artists trying to give the illusion of a natural face that actually has tones of makeup on it! One of these favourites is the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, which has a thin brush that applies the mascara evenly and gives you length beyond your wildest dreams, at £23.50 a go.
If you’re looking for something with a more appealing price tag, then we would highly recommend trying out the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. Maybelline has created a dupe that almost replicates the Benefit mascara to the point where only the packaging will help you tell them apart. The mascara will last all day without flaking, and your lashes will look lusciously long without drooping after a few hours.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo vs Barry M Lip Paint in Bombshell
If you’re thinking about having semi-permanent makeup in Northampton or the surrounding areas, then you’re probably going to want to try out some looks before heading over to our beauty clinic in Aylesbury and the surrounding areas. One way to do this is to try out some lipstick colours, and one of the most popular with our clients is a vibrant red. If you’re only purchasing a lipstick to try out the colour, then you’re probably not going to want to pay £17.50 for a MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo. For this reason, we would suggest taking a look at the Barry M Lip Paint in Bombshell, which is a third of the price and provides you with just as much vibrancy as the famous MAC lipsticks. In fact, you’re not limited on colours, and you can even try out their colour changing lipsticks features in the YouTube video below!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner vs Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
One of the most requested services by our clients having semi-permanent makeup in Milton Keynes, is creating the perfect eyeliner. The great thing about semi-permanent eyeliner is that you can create the perfect wing or subtle look without having to sit in front of the mirror every morning for hours trying to match each eye. Before coming into the clinic, we always advise clients to test out the different designs at home to come up with their favourite. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to find a dupe of well pigmented and easy application eyeliner such as the fantastic Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner.
Lucky for you, we have found this perfect dupe, and it comes from our trusted beauty brand Maybelline. The Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner is easy to apply on the eyelid due to its thin end and liquid formula. This makes it easier for you to create your desired look, and enjoy it throughout the day with its smudge-resistant properties.
Creating Your Perfect Look On A Budget
Makeup can be an expensive part of our outgoings, and while it’s always best to cut back on spending, there are some luxuries that no one can live without. Instead of purchasing high end brands that cost a fortune and only last a few months, if you’re lucky, why not head down to your local drug store to try out a few cheaper options to find your perfect makeup dupe. Alternatively, why not consider semi-permanent makeup? Wake up with a natural glow, vibrant lips and the perfect eyeliner every day with professional help. Contact our beauty clinic for more advice and guidance on how to achieve your dream makeup look or to discuss our many treatments, such as our popular laser hair removal in Milton Keynes.