DEC. 22, 2016:
There are those certain beauty products that find their way into makeup bags and bathroom cabinets all over the world—they are cult favorites, and they usually come with an equivalent price tag. Thankfully, new beauty brands are creating nearly identical products and formulas at a fraction of the price. Whose got the cult following now?
The Splurge: The Original BeautyBlender, $20
The Dupe: Real Techniques Complexion Sponge, $7
With rounded sides that can be folded to fit individual face contours and a flat edge for working around the eyes, the only difference between the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge and the OG Beauty Blender is its orange color.
The Splurge: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38
The Dupe: ColourPop Highlighter in Stole The Show, $8
Though the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is a favorite of Victoria’s Secret models and makeup artists alike, no one can tell the difference when it is compared to ColourPop’s less expensive version.
The Splurge: Glossier Boy Brow, $16
The Dupe: NYX Brow Mascara, $7
With its waxy consistency and small brush, Glossier’s Boy Brow ensures your eyebrows stay in place, but don’t feel like a brillow pad. NYX’s Brow Mascara has a similar consistency and is available in many more colors.
The Splurge: Nars Blush in Orgasm, $30
The Dupe: e.l.f. blush in Tickled Pink, $3
With a shimmery finish and flushed-pink glow, Nars Blush in Orgasm is said to mimic the result of its namesake. The only thing better than the real thing? Saving $27 on a near-perfect dupe.
The Splurge: MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe, $16
The Dupe: Shea Moisture Mineral Eyeshadow in Ametrine, $6
Universally flattering for all skin types and eye colors, this brown plum eyeshadow is a MAC bestseller, but to save $10, we will take our chances on this up-and-coming brand.
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