High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

If you are a makeup junkie like me, you know the struggle of deciding the perfect shade of lipstick to buy.  Just looking at the alluring display of lipsticks and eyeshadows can make you go crazy and make you want to buy every single product out there.

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

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This can get a bit pricey since the average life span of a makeup product is 8 months. So, you do not have to spend $40 on a high-end lipstick or mascara when you can get the same result from a $8 lipstick.  And that is why drug store makeup dupes for high-end makeup are the smartest things to discover.

 

Here is a list of 10 drugstore product dupes for high-end makeup that almost have the same consistency and give the same. The best part is that all of the drugstore dupes are for $10 or less!

 

  • Primer

 

It is the key for your makeup to last the whole day. Apply it before putting on foundation

 

     Buy High-end: Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer Rs. 3033 on Amazon

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Buy Dupe:  Elf Mineral infused face primer Rs. 1011 on Amazon

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Both of these primers have a gel like consistency that makes it easy to apply it on the face and it makes your skin very smooth. Also, both of these primers allow the foundation to glide onto the skin in a very smooth manner. It works great with oily skin too, not making the skin too oily.To conclude, both these primers work the same and feel the same on the skin so for a budget friendly shopping spree, go for the Elf mineral infused primer since it is half the price.

 

  • Foundation

 

Apply it on your face and neck in an even tone to hide redness and imperfections.

 

       Buy High-end: MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation Rs 5107 on Amazon

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        Buy Dupe: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation  Rs 446 on Amazon

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

 

MAC Studio Fix provides medium to full coverage whereas Maybelline Fit me foundation provides light to medium coverage. Also, Maybelline Fit me foundation gives a matte finish and it is so lightweight that it does not feel heavy on the skin, unlike MAC. Additionally, MAC foundation stays on for at least 12 hours whereas Maybelline Fit me foundation stays on the skin for not more than 6 hours.

 

 

  • Pressed Powder

 

A translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation and concealer

 

Buy High-end: Make up Forever HD Micro finish powder Rs 2524 on Amazon

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Buy Dupe:  NYX Cosmetics Studio Finishing Powder Rs 1799 on Amazon

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

The packaging of both the products is very similar and both the products contain 100% Silica Mineral Powder. Both these products give an extremely fine finish, absorbing all the moisture and oil from the skin.In short, NYX studio finishing powder offers the same quality product as Makeup forever finishing powder and since it is for half the price, it is the perfect dupe for the high-end makeup product.

 

  • Concealer

 

Apply it under your eyes to hide dark spots, acne and dark circles

 

    Buy High-end:  Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer Rs 2890 on Amazon

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      Buy Dupe:  Maybelline Fit Me concealer Rs 450 on Amazon

 

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

Both these concealers are very lightweight on the skin and easy to blend. Maybelline’s concealer gives a lighter coverage than Urban Decay and it is also a tad bit more watery in texture. Additionally, these concealers have the same formula and consistency and since Maybelline’s concealer costs one-quarter of the Urban Decay concealer, investing in it would be a very smart move to save money.

 

  • Eyeshadow

 

Apply to the eyelids to accent the eyes

 

 Buy High-end: Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 Rs 2499 on Amazon

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Buy Dupe: Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette Rs 1050 on Amazon

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

At a first glance, you can see that Urban Decay’s Naked 3 comes with a really alluring tray of shades whereas the Makeup Revolution one looks cheap in comparison. The double ended brush of Urban Decay is much more sturdy in comparison to the Makeup Revolution one. As far as pigmentation is concerned, both the palettes give the same texture and have almost the same pigmentation except for the fact that Naked 3 palette is a bit more metallic looking. To conclude, both these products blend in very easily and are a pleasure to apply and since the Makeup Revolution Palette is way cheaper than the Urban Decay one, it is definitely a good investment.

 

 

  • Eyeliner

 

Apply a line round the eyes to make your eyes stand out

 

Buy High-end: Lancome Artliner Liquid Eyeliner pen Rs 8450 on Amazon

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

Dupe: L’Oreal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner  Rs 1122

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Both these eyeliners are easy to apply and give you total control and precision. They are also waterproof. The only difference is that the Lancome eyeliner is smudge proof unlike the L’Oreal one and that is what makes it stand out. The pigmentation of both is great and it stays on for 7-8 hours. So buying the L’Oreal eyeliner would definitely be a smarter choice.

 

 

  • Mascara

 

Or should I say every girl’s best friend?

 

            Buy High end: Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara Rs 3100 on Amazon

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Buy Dupe: Rimmel Scandal eyes mascara Rs 1253 on Amazon

 High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

Both the mascara’s have an hourglass wand. The better than sex mascara has bristles that are spread apart so each eyelash gets more volume. On the other hand, the Scandal eyes mascara’s bristles are not so spread apart, giving less volume.Both these mascaras claim to be smudge proof but both of them faintly smudge a little. So apart from the price, both these mascaras are almost identical.

 

  • Contour

 

Enhancing facial structure has never been easier

 

Buy High-end: NARS Blush/Bronzer duo- Orgasm Rs 6794 on Amazon

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Buy Dupe: ELF Studio Contouring Blush and bronzing powder Rs 1176 on Amazon

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The main difference between these two is the shimmer. The NARS bronzer is way more bright and lively than the ELF bronzer. The ELF blush is less pigmented than the NARS blush, making it look very subtle and light on the skin. Although they have the same lasting power, the texture of the ELF contour palette is grainier than the ELF palette. Overall, ELF is definitely a smart dupe for the NARS palette.

 

 

  • Highlighter

 

Apply it on your cheekbones to make them pop out

 

Buy High-end: Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator  Rs 4200 on Amazon

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           Buy Dupe:  Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Rs 650 on Amazon

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

Although both the products are almost the same and give the same effect, the Anastassia Beverly Hills Highlighter has more pigmentation and is brighter than the Makeup Revolution Highlighter. Also, the Anastassia Beverly Hills highlighter lasts much longer than the Makeup Revolution one.Since the Makeup Revolution highlighter is way cheaper than the Anastassia one, it is definitely a great buy!

 

  • Lipstick

 

Start each day with your favorite lipstick and a beautiful smile because now you have cheap dupes for your favorite lipstick!

 

    High-end: Kylie Cosmetics- Dolce K Matte Liquid Lipstick Rs 2850

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                        Buy  Dupe: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream- Cannes Rs 850 on Amazon

High-end Makeup Vs. Drugstore Makeup + Cheap Dupes

Although NYX gives the same satin matte finish as the Kylie lipkit, it does not have the same staying power. Additionally, both these products have the same moisturizing formula and they look very similar on the lips. So NYX would definitely be a smart buy.

About Rhea Garde

Rhea has been writing poetry since she was 10 and it has always been something that she enjoys doing. Her other passions include fashion and styling. She is currently in Paris studying Fashion Marketing. Being a feminist herself, she hopes to educate women all around the world about their rights and help make the society a better place to live in.

  

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