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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Wednesday Questiom (dupe of the year edition)

It's officially the end of the year, so every Wednesday Question from now through December will be a "best of" themed question. Let's start with everyone's favorite topic: 
What's your favorite drugstore dupe that you discovered in 2012? (It doesn't have to be a new dupe, just one that you personally tried for the first time this year.)


21 COMMENTS:

  1. It's not a perfect dupe, but for $3 the e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia is a good substitute for the NARS Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo in Orgasm/Laguna.

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  2. i went ballistic when Jordana released Carnival, a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe nail polish. I also loved all the Chanel Peridot dupes (Jessica Iridescent Eye, OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, Gap Gold Rush, Sephora Diving in Malaysia, China Glaze Rare and Radiant, and probably several more...)

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    1. Yeah, I echo the Peridot dupes. I love, love, love this duochrome and all the variations on it!

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  3. I think the Maybelline Lumi Concealer is a pretty good dupe for the YSL touché éclat.

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  4. L'oreal Infallible eyeshadows for Armani ETK eyeshadows

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  5. I ADORE Revlon super lustrous matte lipstick in real red. It is a great substitute for Nars jungle red. Love the rich true deep red old Hollywood color

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  6. Milani shadow eyez! I own a few of the UD ones and there is no difference in quality, or in color in the case of the Sin-like one.

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  7. I know lots of people use this, but I love Milani Mineral Blush in Luminous as a dupe for NARS Orgasm. :)

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  8. Revlon Midnight Sparkle, almost a spot-on dupe of Deborah Lippmann Lady Sings the Blues.

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  9. Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner in Deepest Black for UD Perversion. :D! Looooove the $5.50 price tag instead of $19! And soooo creamy and intense and ugh. I loove it. :D

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    1. Whoa. I had noooo idea that this was the case--most black pencil liners I've found are more dupes of UD Zero than the intense black you get from UD Perversion. I will keep that in mind for when my Perversion runs out.

      My favorite dupes are the Milani Shadow Eyez for 2012.

      But if I can throw in 2011, then Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Nude is a creme version of the pinky-brown color in NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita. So different finishes and formula--but the SAME color. =)

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  10. General dupe products here: Milani shadow eyes and NYX slide on pencils for UD 24-7 pencils. Color tattoos for paint pots. Loreal infallible for Armani eyes to kill.

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  11. Revlon Kissable Balm Stains for Tarte LipSurgence / Clinique Chubby Sticks and Maybelline Colour Tattoos for Mac Paint Pots.

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  12. Waaa! This is gorgeous! I love the pics with your..new camera! Now I want this polish !

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  13. My dupes of the year are OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, Revlon Whimsical and Revlon Scandalous.

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  14. Quo's Back to Basics palette -- Naked dupe!

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  15. Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in Continuous Cranberry is an almost exact dupe for Nars Matte Velvet lip pencil in Cruella. Its in a bullet, not a pencil, and is just slightly less dry. Which is great for me, because the NARS formula is to dry for my already dry lips, but the Maybelline formula will stay all day and not make my lips crack or flake.

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  16. Revlon's Lip Butter in "Fig Jam" as a dupe for Clinique's infamous "Black Honey" lipstick! I own both and they are equally fabulous. :-)

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  17. Stila Kitten and L'Oreal Infallible in Iced Latte

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  18. In reading another blog, I discovered a dupe for Chanel Frenzy nail polish that is dirt cheap...and something you've swatched before back in 2010!

    Here's the link: http://lipstickandstockings.tumblr.com/post/35576324891/chanel-frenzy-dupe

    (It's not my blog.)

    It's 10 Professional Nail Lacquer in Moonlight. I went back and looked at your swatch, and it doesn't look as similar in that swatch to the Chanel Frenzy (which is on my nails right now), but the swatch in the blog looks pretty dead on or really quite close.

    I haven't tried it, but I will definitely look out for it next time I'm at CVS. I mean...$26 vs $3.99? Pretty big difference.

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    1. That is so great to know! I am compelled to drive out to CVS asap I now really want Moonlight!

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