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10 Drug Store Makeup Products That’ll Make You Wonder Why You Even Shop From Sephora

Everyone wants high-quality makeup, but not everyone is willing to spend hundreds on it. These 10 products are drug store makeup dupes for expensive brands from Sephora and trust me, they will blow your mind! I used to spend hundreds on products from Sephora, but then I discovered this little thing called a dupe. Drug store makeup dupes are basically just cheaper versions of expensive products. Once you hear about these 10 dupes, you are gonna start wondering why the hell you ever spent hundreds on brands like Tarte, Anatasia Beverley Hills, Mac, and so many more!

1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

I used to spend $32.00 on Better Than Sex Mascara every 6 months, and let me tell you it was most definitely not worth it. The mascara itself is impressive, the size and bristles of the wand make application flawlessly easy! But what if I told you there was a drug store version that was less than half the price of this one? Well, L’Oreal’s Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise is identical to Too Faced’s. Much like the Better Than Sex Mascara, L’Oreals features a thick brush for easy application, along with this, the packaging is identical too! The L’Oreal is only $9.99,  so save yourself the money and start buying drug store makeup!

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2. Mac Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy vs. NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Euro Trash

We all know Mac Cosmetics has the best lipsticks, and fo,r the most part, they are pretty affordable; however, when you’re going through a tube of lipstick every month, it can become a little pricy. Velvet Teddy is a beautiful neutral lipstick with a hint of pink, which will go with any makeup look! Euro Trash is an almost identical colour that can be purchased at NYX Cosmetics. While Sephora sells this MAC lipstick for $24.00, NYX sells its identical one for just $9.00. So if you wanna save some money, try switching to drug store makeup!

3. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder vs. Airspun Loose Face Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder has been a long time favourite of the makeup communities. It is lightweight and effortless to blend. However, it costs $51.00, and that is without tax. If you need a cheaper version then look no further, try the Airspun Loose Face Powder. Much like the Laura Mercier one, this too is a translucent setting powder that leaves a flawless finish, and it is only $12.00. Try it out and, who knows you might even think to yourself, “why the hell did I ever think I needed to spend $51.00 on setting powder??”.

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4. Tarte Cosmetics Sex Kitten Liquid Liner vs Maybelline Master Precise All Day Liquid Eye Liner

While Tarte Cosmetics Sex Kitten Liquid Liner won’t break the bank, it definitely is more than what I would like to pay for an eyeliner. It has a felt tip that allows for easy and precise application, the only downside is that it costs 27.00. Meanwhile, Maybelline’s Master Precise All Day Liquid Eye Liner only costs 10,.99 and it also has a great felt tip and also is smudge-proof. I don’t know about, you but I sure as hell think that is a huge price difference! So save yourself the trouble of going to Sephora, and just pop by your local drugstore and grab Maybelline’s fantastic eyeliner!

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5. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear In Universal Red by Rihanna vs Amore Satin Matte Lip Creme by Milani

In a short amount of time, Fenty beauty has dominated the beauty industry, and yet their prices are not affordable for everyone. Universal Red is a vibrant colour that is bound to catch anyone’s attention, the only downside is that it costs 33.00. Amore Satin by Milani has the exact same vibrance and quality as the Fenty, one, and the best part about it is that it only costs 12.99. So if you need a cheaper alternative, then try out the Milani one!

6. NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm vs Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Both of these blushes are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. At first glance, they look pretty identical, but then you take a second look, why? Oh well, because you realize the NARS Cosmetics one costs 39.00 and you wonder. To yourself, why buy the one that costs almost 40.00 when you can buy the drugstore dupe that only costs 9.00. These blushes both have warm undertones that will leave you with a beautiful summery look, so save yourself 30.00 and buy the drug store makeup version instead!

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7. Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black vs ELF Cosmetics Cream Eyeliner in Black

Both formulas allow users for an easy smudge-proof application, and yet the Bobbi Brown one costs 38.00, and the ELF one costs 4.00. The ingredient list for both eyeliners is nearly identical, and the colour is the exact same too, so do yourself a favour just buy the drug store makeup version from ELF Cosmetics, and you’ll save 34.00!

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8. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation vs L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation

The L’oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation is a perfect dupe for the Armani Silk foundation. Both foundations are lightweight and will leave your skin feeling silky and flawless. The reviews for both products re very similar, users state that either foundation gives you a dewy, silky look. The only difference between the two is the cost. While the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation costs 55.00, the L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation only costs 21.99, and while that still may be a little pricy, it most definitely is cheaper than the Giorgio Amrani one!

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9. Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush by Fenty Beauty vs Maybelline New York Gel-Cream Blush

When I found out Fenty Beauty had come out with a cream blush, I was like, “I need this right now” then I looked at the price (26.00) and said, “you know what, let me try and find a dupe.” And guess what, that is precisely what I did. The Maybelline New York Gel-Cream Blush is an excellent alternative for the Fenty Beauty one. It comes in 6 different colours and only costs 10.99, so trust me when I say this product is amazing!

10. Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette vs Makeup Revolution Ultra Eye Contour Light and Shade Palette

As I am sure you can tell, these two palettes are identical, crazy, right? When I first saw this dupe, I was blown away because I mean come on! They look exactly the same. From the number of eyeshadow colours to shades, these palettes might as well be twins. Here’s the catch though, the Kat Von D one costs 55.00 while the Makeup Revolution one costs 15.00. I guess its pretty obvious that you should most definitely buy the Makeup Revolution one and use the remaining 45.00 to splurge on something else!

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Now that you’ve gotten a chance to see all these amazing dupes go and try some and let us know which one was your favourite!

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Mejgan Shefa

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