Luxury makeup doesn’t come cheap, however, with the formula of drugstore makeup getting better and better, shopping for makeup dupes has never been easier! Here are the top 10 makeup dupes for the beauty lover on a budget.
1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Behind every perfect full face of makeup is a brilliant primer. There are some amazing ones available on the market currently, but unfortunately at a hefty price. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion has many makeup dupes, replicating both its formula and finish, but the most popular product is the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Eyeshadow Base.
The Urban Decay eyeshadow primer retails for £17 whereas the NYX dupe retails for £5!
2. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 Foundation
Trying to find the best foundation for your skin colour and your skin type is hard enough, nevermind, the cost of the product. If you’re on a tight budget, (this is one of the greatest makeup dupes in this list) this foundation is incredibly similar to the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation. They both have similar formulas and deliver a lightweight and flawless-looking finish!
3. Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Makeup dupes for mascara are one of the easiest to find as mascara formulas and wand shapes do not differ THAT much. A dupe of the infamous Benefit mascara is the highly-loved, from the drugstore, Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara. The mascaras both share a similar-shaped wand and both of the products deliver a lengthening and dramatic lash look. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?
4. Beauty Blender
Let’s face it, it’s a makeup sponge, is it really worth £20? Like some of the other products mentioned above, the Beauty Blender also has a variety of makeup dupes, however, the best one is the humble, and incredibly underrated, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge! This makeup dupe is only £6! It’s one of the most affordable makeup dupes in this whole list.
5. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Makeup dupes for concealers, as well as foundations, can be slightly harder to discover as there are a huge variety of formulas and finishes available. One of the makeup dupes for the Nars concealer is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. It’s creamy, blendable and they both look VERY similar when applied onto the face and under the eyes etc.
Of all the makeup dupes mentioned, this is definitely one of the best!
6. Lorac Pro Palette
There are so many makeup dupes for this particular eyeshadow palette, but the best one is the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Eyeshadow Palette! Makeup Revolution is a brand that creates amazing products for such affordable and realistic prices – perfect for the beauty lover on a budget!
7. Hourglass Highlighter in ‘Champagne Pop’
One of the makeup dupes for this expensive highlighter is the extremely accessible and affordable Elf Baked Highlighter in the shade ‘Clush Gems’. The reflects in both of the highlighters are the same and they both leave with an incredibly pigmented and glittery finish. Apply highlighter all over your body to shine all day!
8. Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
Bronzer is also one of the trickier makeup dupes to find as the shades for bronzers can be very hit and miss. One of the best makeup dupes for the incredibly popular and best-selling Benefit bronzer is the NYX Matte Bronzer. The formula is buttery, easy to blend and it suits a variety of skin tones and undertones. Perfect for summer for that lit-from-within glow!
9. Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation
This foundation is incredibly high-coverage and it delivers a super matte finish. One of the makeup dupes for this particular product is the affordable Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation. It delivers the same finish, but for less than half the price of the luxury version. The Huda Beauty foundation retails for £40 whereas the Maybelline foundation is shockingly only £12!
Add this drugstore product to the list of makeup dupes you NEED to try now!
10. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
This £38 setting powder has so many makeup dupes, that all falsely claim to be the best substitute. The best makeup dupe for this legendary setting powder is none other than the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder. Both of the powders are finely milled and they both do a great job at setting your makeup in place, to last all day. This is one of the best money-saving makeup dupes ever!