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Makeup Dupes Worth The Splurge!

Makeup dupes as an idea have recently started taking off in the beauty industry as high-end makeup prices have skyrocketed.

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Makeup Dupes / Picture Credit: Angela | Beauty & Lifestyle Pinterest

If you are a daily makeup user going to college or school and can't seem to make an investment into high-end makeup I have curated a perfect list of drug store makeup as a dupe to higher-end makeup products and brands.


E.L.F Poreless Putty Primer Dupe For Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer


Wearing primer under your foundation is one step in your makeup routine you can't miss but finding the perfect primer that is lightweight, blends wells & conceals your pores at the same time is quite a task. These two primers have been the talk of the beauty industry as they have so many similarities in terms of product and application but their price points have a land-to-sky price difference.



Tatcha Primer Picture
Tatcha Primer / Picture Credit: Allure.com

Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer

- 3,860 (INR) for 19g

- Has a nice smell to the product

- Fancy Packaging

- Contains a coin shape spatula to scoop the product out

- Lightweight

- Silicone Texture

- Suitable for Oily Skin



E.L.F Primer
E.L.F Primer / Picture Credit: Allure.com







E.L.F Poreless Putty Primer

- 750 (INR) for 21g

- Fragrance-Free

- Plastic lid Packaging

- Lightweight

- Thicker texture than Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer

- Drier than Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer

- Compatible with oily skin


Both these primers have been loved by different individuals in the beauty industry and the E.LF primer can totally be a dupe for the Tatcha one. Make sure when you want to buy a primer you keep these pointers in your mind before splurging.



Maybelline Superstay Foundation Dupe For Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation.


Foundation prices have been a tough one to beat as if you are someone that wears foundation daily it might tend to get over faster thus you splurging x2 the amount buying it on a monthly basis. The Maybelline Superstay Foundation and the Hudabeauty #FAUXFILTER Foundations have been cult favourites for years and are known for their coverage and shade inclusivity but they have a few noticeable differences that might make you choose one over the other.


Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Foundation
Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Foundation / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com

Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Foundation

- 3300 (INR) For 25ml

- Matte

- Full Coverage

- Waterproof

-Transfer proof

-24hr long wear

- 30 Foundation Shades

- Frost glass luxurious packaging

- Suitable for oily skin









Maybelline Super stay Foundation
Maybelline Super stay Foundation / Picture Credit: Nykka.com

Maybelline Superstay Foundation

-750 (INR) For 30ml

- Matte

- Full Coverage

- 24hr long wear

- 9 Shades to suit Indian Skin Tones

- Glass Packaging

- Suitable for Oily Skin

- Less Drying than the Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER






So go on ahead swatch some shades and let me know whats side you are on #TeamMaybelline or #TeamHudaBeauty.




E.L.F Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer Dupe For Tarte Shape Tape


A good concealer is like a cherry on top of the cake it just gets your base together. These two concealers have been selling out so fast from the day they have been launched that people have resorted to bulk buying them. So if you are looking to buy yourself a concealer consider between these two!


Shape Tape Concealer
Shape Tape Concealer / Picture Credit: tartecosmetics.com



Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

- 2,600 (INR) 10ml

- Matte

- Full Coverage

- 16hr wear

- Crease proof

- Doe Foot Applicator

- Brightness and lifts under eyes

- Helps smooth and blur

- 35 Shades









E.L.F Camo Concealer
E.L.F Camo Concealer / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com

E.L.F Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer

- 600 (INR) For 6ml

- Matte

- Full Coverage

- 16hr wear

- Doe Foot Applicator

- Crease proof

- 23 Shades










Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer Dupe For Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer


The Physicians Formula Bronzer has been used to replace the Hoola Matte Bronzer in many beauty kits because people could not differentiate between the quality and application of the product, the Physician Formula Bronzer also costs half the price.


Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Benefit Hoola Bronzer / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

- 3100 (INR) For 8gm

- Beachy Scent

- Lightweight

- Soft matte

- Comes with a brush

- 4 Shades

- Box packaging














Physicians Formula Bronzer
Physicians Formula Bronzer / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com



Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

- No Scent

- Lightweight

- Matte

- 4 Shades

- Round cute Packaging











L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Dupe For Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

If you have ever seen these two mascaras side by side you would not be able to tell the difference as the packaging, the shape of the brush and the product colours are pretty much identical the only difference would be the price value.

Better Than Sex Mascara
Better Than Sex Mascara / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

- 2100 (INR) For 8ml

- Intense Black

- All-day wear

- Waterproof

- Smudge-proof

- Hour-glass brush shape

















L'Oreal Paris Mascara
L'Oreal Paris Mascara / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com


L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

- 799 ( INR) For 7.6ml

- Intense Black

- Volume and Intense Length

- Hour-glass brush shape

- Waterproof











Wet n Wild MegaLast - Spotlight Red Dupe For MAC Retro Matte - Ruby Woo


MAC Ruby Woo lipstick is proven to match every and any skin tone in the world but not everyone would want to splurge such a hefty amount on one lipstick, that's when everyone started looking for a dupe and finally, the Wet n Wild MegaLast in the shade Spotlight Red was discovered.




MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Ruby Woo / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com

MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo

-1700 (INR) For 3g

- Full coverage

- Matte

- Lightweight

- Insanely Pigmented












Wet n Wild Spotlight Red
Wet n Wild Spotlight Red / Picture Credit: Nykaa.com



Wet n Wild MegaLast in the shade Spotlight Red

- 295 (INR) For 3.3g

- Semi-Matte Cream

- Medium - Full Coverage

- Lightweight

- Pigmented

- 4-hour long wear









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