Makeup Dupes for Divas on a Budget
5 Makeup Dupes for Divas on a Budget
We all want to look stunning and flawless, but let’s be honest- it can get expensive! That $60 you put toward a foundation could buy a lot of important things, like liquor. I mean, food. Your fearless beauty expert has braved the world of dupes (duplicates) for your money-saving pleasure. Here are 5 of the most popular beauty essentials that are easy on your pocketbook but heavy on glamour.
NARS Orgasm Blush: $30
This is one of the most sought-after products on the market right now. I myself was going to purchase it, until a friend told me about HOT MAMA! by theBALM cosmetics. It has just as much pigment for $10 less. Also, you have a smaller chance of offending your grandmother with the name.
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray: $30
This product is incredible, I won’t lie. It’s like hairspray for your face, only it’s free of sticky weirdness. It keeps your skin 15-20 degrees cooler throughout the day, so your face won’t try to secrete your makeup. However, I have found an imposter for a measly $3. E.l.f. created a setting spray infused with green tea and cucumber that will serve the same purpose for a LOT less. Find this magical little guy at Target.
MAC Prep and Prime: $25
This is a liquid highlighter for the face that reflects light beautifully! It’s perfect for people who want a little brightening effect without putting sparkle all over their face. If you want to get this look for less, try The Body Shop’s Lightening Touch for $14. The Body Shop is all fair-trade and organic so it’s guaranteed not to break you out or give you buyer’s remorse.
Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara: $23
Not only is the name and packaging super adorable, but this mascara is pretty much the best on the market. The secret is the revolutionary brush. It has a spikey ball on the end that really gets to every lash. Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Mascara goes for about $4 at drugstores and has a very similar brush.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: $38
Y’all are gonna have to trust me on this one- Monistat Soothing Care Powder Gel for $7.49. It’s where it’s at, especially for skin that is sensitive and prone to breakouts. This has the same active ingredients as the Smashbox primer, but for a fraction of the cost. Plus, it might be handy to have around the house, just in case. What? I don’t judge.
What are some of your favorite dupes? Are there any products you currently use that you’d like to find a dupe for?