Your Guide to Budget-Friendly Cosmetics Since 2009
NYC chubby stick at less than $4 instead of Clinique's at $18 is my fave dupe.
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Milani lip liner in 04 is a dupe for MAC lip liner in Whirl. I bought both and swatches side by side. The Milani was creamier and easier to work with. Color was as close as you can get.
That's awesome!!! Thank you! I love Whirl!!
omg I love all the Milani lip liners but the Rose and Nude/Natural are my favorite!! SO GOOD
I would have to say NYX Lipliner in Mauve. It's a good dupe for Mac's lipliner in Whirl.
I have both and I think Rimmel's Stay Matte Foundation is just the same as Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12 hour Foundation.
No favorites myself, but I've always wanted a dupe for Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. I've found several that were close but never a true dupe. Any suggestions?
The most famous (that I know of) is Revlon Lip Butter in Fig Jam. Have you tried that one? Revlon discontinued Fig Jam a while back, but you can still get on Amazon/eBay, and occasionally I see it at Big Lots. I've also heard Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle is close (which is still part of the core line). Hum....what else? Oh! have you tried the Burt's Bees tinted lip balm in Red Dahlia? I reviewed that a few years ago and I've heard it's pretty close, but it's very sheer so you'd need to build it up a lot. Here's a link to my review from 2010 for swatches:http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-new-burts-bees-tinted-lip-balm.html
Ive tried the fig jam and it seems a little more brown. I second the burts bees in red dahlia or Palladio lip balm in brownie is really close.
Fig Jam was close. What works well for me is NYX's Simply Vamp lip crayons in either Covet or Aphrodisiac -- just a touch of those with lip balm. They make a really close dupe. You need just a tiny bit, though, as the vamp shades are really pigmented. There's also an Etsy seller I found, ElizaCosmetics, that has a color called Belladonna Berries. That is pretty pigmented, but it's very close to Black Honey if you apply it lightly and mute it with balm.
ooh loving all these ideas! I have to try those!
The fig jam is more brown and provides better coverage. I have to swipe the black honey 4 or 5 times to get the same coverage. Both are really nice. I post a swatch of both on instagram @tanyalovesmakeup. Hope this helps.
NyX micro eyebrow pencil is a spot on dupe for the anastasia pencil. They are both made in Korea too. Also physicians formula eyebooster liquid eyeliner with the brush is a dupe for Kat von d tattoo eyeliner.
I had seen a Youtube video (by the user kiley.elizabeth) that said Milani Multitasker Powder in Tan 05 is a dupe for Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil. I bought the Milani and LOVE to use it as a bronzer! I don't own Milk Chocolate Soleil to do a comparison, but they looked identical in the video.
NYX Pore filler primer is very close to Urban Decay's pore perfecting primer. I compared them personally, they're the same product. I also love Hard Candy's baked bronzer in tiki which is a dupe for several more expensive highlighters.
the Makeup Revolution Palette is one of my favorites that is very similar (almost dupe) to the Naked 1. I have the Naked 2 and was sooooooo tempted to buy the Naked 1... but then I stumbled across the MR Palette and have been sooooo happy with my purchase. Beautiful shades for only a fraction of the cost :)
what is the name of it?
They're called the Iconic palettes. Available on the Ulta website and bogo1/2 right now :) I just ordered 2 the other day.
My favorite dupe I'm currently using is Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner! It smells so good almost minty but not overly so. It's like Wen but better because I don't need to argue with myself about justifying the price, this 16.9 oz bottle was $5!!! And it leaves my hair so soft and shiny I Love!
These r my fav things I love dupes. Because I can't afford anything else and why when u have great dupes. Thank u so so much.
The elf eyeshadow primer works just as well as too faced shadow insurance. And I can just get a fresh one whenever I want because they are cheap.
The ruby and gold shades in Makeup Revolution Run Boy Run palette are dupes for the same shades in Dior Trafalgar palette. I have both, and I think the MUR shadows are better!
Been loving the Nyx Angel Veil Primer in place of the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
Makeup Revolution is a UK brand that makes tons of dupes for Urban Decay, Too Faces, Lorac and many others :) :) :)
W7 has a bunch of dupes for the Naked palettes which are so cheap (around $6) but I don't think the quality is as good. It's definitely a steal though. The Real Techniques Sponge is my fav dupe for the Beautyblender!
Reveled 2 by Coastal Scents is my fav dup for Naked 3 palette
Agreed. I had a nude eyeshadow palette by W7 and there was so little pigmentation that you couldn't even see the colours on your lids. I threw it away :(
The Milani even touch powder foundation in 09 Natural Tan is an even closer match to too faced milk chocolate
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