I LOVE makeup! I’m addicted to buying makeup but not rich enough to have this problem. One of my friends asked me if I knew of any dupes for some high end makeup products. I wasn’t expecting to find cheaper alternatives to my favorite products but I grabbed a Starbucks, went to Ulta / Target, and tried to find some dupes. Guess what, I actually found some great ones. These are the best makeup dupes and I have attached links to the dupes for your easy access to them.
Benefit Gimme Brow (Recently Discontinued)
Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel ($3) – I’ve used Benefit Gimme Brow for years until I recently found out that Benefit tests on animals. At Ulta I found Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel. This is the exact same thing as the Gimme Brow except it doesn’t make the brows as full. As far as the brush and the coloring of the brows, it is exactly the same. A ton cheaper and doesn’t get tested on animals – a huge WIN!
Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($29)
Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder ($5) – the Benefit bronzer is one of the most loved bronzers. I found Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder in shade 02 and it’s a great dupe.
Eye Shadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 ($54)
The Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette ($7) – this is an exact dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. The shadows have great pigmentation and blend easily.
Urban Decay Naked Heat ($54)
NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette ($18) – a great dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Heat. The colors are long lasting and blend easily.
Hour Glass Mineral Veil Primer ($54)
NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer ($16) – the Hour Glass Primer is a well loved beauty favorite but the NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer has the same smooth texture and makes your foundation go on flawlessly. The only negative I saw was that you need to shake it slightly before applying it so you don’t get a bit of oil when first applying.
One thing I discovered when trying to find cheaper alternatives for high end makeup is that the brands NYX and Essence are really good and make quality products that don’t get tested on animals. I already had some of their lip liners and can tell you they are great. Makeup dupes are a great way to curb your makeup budget. I will be on the lookout for more dupes and you guys will be the first to know when I find some. XOXO Michelle