Makeup is every girl’s BAE! Without a doubt, looking beautiful comes at a cost Our bags are full of MAC lipsticks, NARS eyeshadows and Bobbi Brown foundation, but it’s not always necessary to shell out all your money when you can buy makeup dupes of these high-end products. The best beauty products always have alternatives with similar qualities. Here are various brands and e-commerce websites that give you cheaper options of more expensive products. Let’s say your favourite high-end lipstick is worth Rs 1,500 but what if you could find a product for Rs 800 that gives you the same matte finish at the end of the day? So logically, you would have saved almost Rs 4,200 in a year assuming that you buy that lip shade every two months. With a lot of research, Bayside Journal has come up with a list of necessary makeup products dupes that you could use on a daily basis.
1. Dupe for Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 (Rs 4500)
Urban Decay Naked Palette is a very popular beauty product. It is on the must-have list for every makeup lover. It has neutral eyeshadows that are highly pigmented, but an amazing dupe of it would really help our pockets. When looking for a dupe of Urban Decay Naked Palette we need to ensure that the alternative has similar pigmentations and shades at an affordable price. Maybelline’s The Nudes eye shadow palette (Rs. 899) or Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Eyeshadow Palette (Rs 1050) gives you almost the same result at less than one-fourth the price. This dupe consists of neutral shades with subtle shimmer and the texture complements all skin types.
2. Dupe for Estée Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal (Rs 1850)
Finding the perfect kohl is every girl’s dream. A kajal that lasts longer and is smudge free is what makes it worthy product to be purchased. Estée Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal saves your day but comes at a very high price. Hence, we recommend NYX Retractable Eye Liner (Rs 725) that is easily available and makes for a perfect dupe. NYX normally lasts for 6 to 7 hours.
Buy here: NYX Retractable Eye Liner
3. Dupe for Diorshow Iconic Mascara (Rs 2179)
Diorshow Iconic Mascara has loyal fans because it provides excellent volume and makes your lashes look fuller. But the sad part is that not everyone can buy it. However, L’Oreal Voluminous Million Dollar Lashes Mascara (Rs 895) or Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara (Rs 500) give you the same effect. They add similar volume and give you super long lashes. However, the L’Oreal mascara makes a better dupe than the Maybelline mascara because it separates your lashes effortlessly.
4. Dupe for Mac Ruby Woo (Rs 1450)
Mac Ruby Woo is one such colour that can work wonders on anyone. The red colour is bright yet perfect. This matte lip colour stays for a longer period of time and you can wear it any scenario, at anytime. Rimmel and Lakme make great dupes for it at very budget-friendly prices. Lakme 9 To 5 Matte Lip Color In Red Coat (Rs 450) has great pigmentation and it gives you the exact matte finish as Mac. The Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick (Rs 275) is a definite steal and is almost like Mac’s Ruby Woo but with a little shimmer, which disappears after an hour or so.
5. Dupe for Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (Rs 3,428)
There is no doubt that Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is worth every penny because of the end result it provides. But your bank account might not agree with this. When looking for something that would fit your wallet, opt for L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza (Rs 995) it gives the exact result like that of Bobbi Brown. Try this out and you would definitely fall in love with the maker of L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel. Believe us, it is that good.
Buy here: L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza
6. Dupe for Makeup Forever HD Foundation (Rs 3200)
Makeup Forever (MUFE) HD Foundation is well-loved for its flawless finish and high coverage. The end result is so natural that often people won’t even realise that you have put on some foundation. You might not believe it but L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Liquid Foundation (Rs 1190) provides the same result when applied properly. The consistency of the liquid is same. It is light weight like MUFE; however, the coverage isn’t as perfect as MUFE. But you can work on the coverage using a compact or concealer.
7. Dupe for NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Rs 3988)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is a magical makeup product that easily hides the shadows under your eyes. But this high-end product is way too expensive. Here’s how can avoid paying so much. The L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD (Rs 535) almost has the same texture, consistency, and has a range of shades, giving you choice to pick concealer as per your skin colour. NARS lasts for 10 to 12 hours whereas L.A. Girl lasts for 4 to 5 hours. There are few flaws but it still works its charm at such a cheap price.
Buy here: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD