High End Foundation Dupes For Under $10

It has been a long time since I have written about makeup dupes. I started this series on my Instagram when I started and then I kind of just stopped. Well I am back and I am ready to discuss dupes! High End Foundation Dupes to be exact! There is nothing I love more than to find affordable beauty products that perform. The Maybelline Fit Me Foundations are pretty much high end quality for under $10 at the drug store.  There are two finishes available matte and dewy and today I want to break down how they are dupes for MAC and NARS Foundations. Of course there will be some differences but if you are looking for fantastic foundations that do not break the bank and compare to high end foundations this post is for you!


Maybelline Fit Me: Matte & Poreless

“Maybelline’s pore-minimizing foundation contains their genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish” – ulta.com

  • $7.99 at Ulta Beauty – Shop it HERE
  • 40 Diverse Shades
  • Natural Matte Finish
  • Diminishes the look of pores
  • Medium Coverage

This foundation is a dupe for MAC Studio Fix Fluid. Studio Fix also is a natural matte finish,  helps minimize the look of pores and costs $30.00. Now if you are new here MAC is my Jam. When a High End brand is worth the splurge I buy. MAC & NARS are two brands that always work for me. I know not everyone can afford these prices or just maybe do not like the brands for whatever the reason may be. That is why dupes are fantastic!!! The MAC’s foundation works better for me because the shade I use C3.5 is  perfect. I will tell you Matte & Poreless 130 Buff Beige is pretty darn close but its just a bit too cool for me. Does this stop me from wearing it? Nope!!! Find your perfect shade HERE.

High End Foundation Dupes


Maybelline Fit Me: Dewy & Smooth

“This foundation blends seamlessly for light to medium, natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be – fresh, breathing, flawless” -ulta.com

  • $7.99 at Ulta Beauty – Shop it HERE 
  • 24 Shades
  • Natural Radiant Finish
  • Medium Coverage that feels light

This foundation is a dupe for NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. NARS is also a radiant finish, with medium coverage (it says full coverage but I find it to be more medium) that does not feel heavy on the skin and costs $49.00. One thing I can say about NARS is they have undertones ON LOCK!!!! They get it period! So because the Maybelline Fit Me foundation has less shades that is it’s only downfall however if it offers your shade this is an amazing dupe for NARS.  I truly hope they extend this ones range to 40 as well.

If you are interested in the NARS Foundation I do have some swatches and full review of it HERE and If you are interested in MAC Posts you can find some of my most popular ones HERE and HERE.


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DUPE LIST II: BPAMC Drugstore Dupes

For those of you that are new to Beauty Products Are My Cardio when I started my Instagram I ran a series called Splurge VS Steal. Who doesn’t love a good beauty steal right??!!?? Call it splurge vs steal, drugstore dupes or just good ole dupes, being able to save money on a product that works just as well (sometimes better) than an expensive one is a win in my book.

So I thought it would be fun to move this series over to my blog. Its now called DUPE List! See my first Dupe List here

So lets get started on DUPE LIST II!!!!


Drug Store Dupes - Colourpop Avenue

Drugstore Dupes - Colourpop Avenue

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Shade Avenue: $6 – Shop Here

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro in Shade 201: $38 – Shop Here

ColourPop is on my top lip and Armani is on the bottom. Can you see the difference? I couldn’t lol! Both of these lippies are a matte finish and extremely comfortable on the lips and lasted throughout the day.

Palladio Beauty Baked Bronzer in shade Pacific Tan: $10 Shop Here

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in shade Golden Days: $6 Shop Here

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in shade Luminous Bronze Light: $24 travel size $50 regular size. Shop Here and Here

I’m just getting into Hourglass and picked up the travel size to try it out during a Nordstrom sale. I do enjoy this bronzer however I like it better mixed with other colors because it tends to be a bit orange on me. These two drugstore bronzers are FABULOUS! They offer the same type of look with that touch of shimmer not glitter to accentuate your cheekbones!

Drugstore Dupes - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara: $5.99 Shop Here

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: $23.00 Shop Here

I saw this on Pinterest (find me here) as I love looking for new dupes! I also love and prefer drugstore mascaras over highend mascara but this one just did not do it for me in comparison. I love the way better than sex mascara performs but I get TONS of fall out so I was hoping for the Rimmel to be a fab dupe. Its nice do not get me wrong but I don’t know if its an exact dupe.  I still wanted to add this because Mascara is not one size fits all and I have tons of blogger friends that love both of these!

Drugstore Dupes - Elf Matte Lip Crayons


Elf Matte Lip Crayons: $3 Shop Here

Fiona Stiles Matte Lip Crayons: $16 Shop Here

This is more of a same product type of dupe. What I own I do not have exact color dupes but both of these products are the same concept. A Matte Lip Crayon that offers great pigment in a matte finish. Fiona Stiles formula is SUPER CREAMY and I love that in a matte lip product. Elfs crayon is not near as creamy however it packs on pigment and for $3 they are worth it. I just use my MAC prep and prime lip before applying the Elf ones and it provides that extra moisture… I pretty much use the prep and prime before I apply anything now on my lips. I am obsessed but we will not get off topic LOL

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Lady Danger - NYX Pure Red - Red Lipstick

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Lady Danger - NYX Pure Red - Red Lipstick

NYX Matte Lipstick in Shade Pure Red: $5.99 Shop Here

MAC Matte Finish Lipstick in Shade Lady Danger $17 Shop Here

Most people know MAC is my jam. I love MAC products and have since I was 16. They just work for me period.  I understand not everyone has this budget or may just choose not to buy certain brands. You will always find MAC dupes here bc I own a ton of MAC! Lady Danger is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Red Lip to rock! I have swatched 10 in my collection you can see here) During my red swatch party I discovered this dupe. Milani Matte Passion is the first one I found but this NYX in one is another fab dupe!!!

Drugstore Dupes

Drugstore Dupes

Elf Cosmetics Shimmer Lip Gloss in shade Believe: $1 at the Dollar Store (WINNING!!!)

Nars Lip Gloss in shade Greek Holiday: $26.00 Shop Here

As you can see this is not an exact color dupe but the concept of a bronze colored shimmer lip is dupe worthy in my opinion. I love Greek Holiday by Nars.  I have bought it twice! Its the perfect nude shimmer lip gloss  that works well with so many nude lipsticks for that extra pop. When I am at the dollar store I always go to the makeup section and mine carries a huge section of Elf so when I saw this I thought it was so pretty and grabbed it. How can I not for a $1! Got home and the light bulb went off. On the lips like I said its the same concept but you can see the elf is lighter but I felt this was dupe list worthy!!!!!

Drugstore Dupes

Loreal Magic Lumi Primer: $12.99 Shop Here

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter: $38.00 Shop Here

If you want to glow on a budget look no further!!! This loreal lumi primer does just that! This also is a fab dupe for MAC Storbe Cream (original color) as it has a pink tone to it. The BECCA primer does not have a pink undertone however both give you that glow from within look.




I truly hope you enjoy this series!!  What is your favorite dupe find? What dupes would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below!




DUPE LIST: BPAMC Drugstore Dupes

For those of you that are new to Beauty Products Are My Cardio when I started my Instagram I ran a series called Splurge VS Steal. Who doesn’t love a good beauty steal right??!!?? Call it splurge vs steal, drugstore dupes or just good ole dupes, being able to save money on a product that works just as well (sometimes better) than an expensive one is a win in my book.

So I thought it would be fun to move this series over to my blog. Its now called DUPE List. I will dedicate blog posts that will consist of my finds in a list form so I can give you multiple dupes at once! (YAY!!!!!)  Below you will see my dupes from the last 9 months on Instagram along with some new ones. I hope you are just as excited about this new blog series as I am! I already have the 2nd one in the works so stay tuned! Lets get started!!!!


Makeup Dupes - Becca Dupe - Becca Foundation Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation: $44

Loreal Cushion Foundation: $14.99

I found the coverage, luminous finish and longevity to be almost identical.

Makeup Dupes - Hoola Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Makeup Dupes - Hoola Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Benefit Hoola: $29.00

NYC Sunny Bronzer: $3.62

Hoola is a holy grail bronzer of mine so for me its worth the splurge however if you are on a budget and looking for a great matte bronzer you can not go wrong with Sunny Bronzer. The colors are a bit different so please keep that in mind.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Blankety Dupe - Makeup Dupes

MAC Blankety $17.00

Loreal Fairest Nude: $5.99

Blankety is a more pink toned brown nude where I found fairest nude to come off a bit more brown. Loreal lipsticks are fabulous (except the smell/taste) so if you are looking for an everyday nude on a budget this is the shade to look into. This has also been said to be a dupe for MAC’s HoneyLove but I found it to be a bit closer to Blankety

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick - Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown: $46.00

Makeup Revolution: $7.00

Bobbi Brown is noticeably darker in color but the concept of a fun shimmer brick highlight to use in multiple ways is the same. Bobbi Brown offers a color range of the shimmer bricks and I have a few and love them however you can not go wrong at all with Makeup Revolution!

Makeup Dupes - Nars Multiple - Nars Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Nars Multiple Stick: $39.00

Wet N Wild all in one highlight stick: $3.99

I can not tell you how excited I was to discover this dupe. With the shades being almost identical to the formula being pretty darn good for $3.99. They are not any where as creamy as Nars but they are good for $3.99

Makeup Dupes - NYX Gotcha Covered - Tarte Concealer Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

These two concealers are so identical they have the same ingredients except for 2!!!  The NYX Gotcha covered concealer is AMAZING.

NYX concealer here

Tarte concealer here 

Its one of my Ride or Die products (see my full list here)

Makeup Dupes - Makeup Revolution - Tarte Hella Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Makeup Revolution – The One For All: $5.00

Tarte: Hella: $20.00

Formula is different as the Tarte is not sticky and is very comfortable on the lips but color match is almost identical!

Makeup Dupes - Nail Polish Dupes - Just Nothing Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

All I can say is the Christian Louboutin polish chipped before the Wet N Wild one.

Makeup Dupes - Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Dupe - Eyeshadow Primer - Drugstore Dupes

Urban Decay Primer: $20.00

Wet N Wild Primer: $4.69

Read my blog post  here with swatches

Drugstore Dupes - Rockateur Dupe - Japonesque Blush Shade 2

Wet N Wild new formula blushes are amazing! Drugstore price with highend results. All three of these blushes are fabulous however Wet N Wild stepped up the game. You need them in your collection!

Wet and Wild Blush Here

Benefit Blush Here

Japonesque Blush Here 

Drugstore Dupes - Covergirl Lash Blast - They're Real Dupe

All I can say here is Lashblast is my Holy Grail mascara and if Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash and They’re Real had a baby it would be Lash Blast.

Benefit Mascaras Here & Here

Covergirl Mascara Here

Drugstore Dupes - IT Cosmetics Dupe - Milani Dupes

It Cosmetics Brow Power Lift Pencil: $24.00

Milani Brow & Eye Highlights: $6.99

The Milani comes in three different shades but this was the closest to the IT Cosmetics one that only comes in one shade. I prefer the shades to the IT Cosmetics for my skin tone however if you can find a Milani Brow & Eye Highlight that fits your skin tone its a fabulous product!

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - MAC Lady Danger Dupe

MAC lipsticks are by far my favorite lipsticks however Milani’s matte lipsticks are up there for me. They are just as comfortable, long wearing and do not have a funky smell or taste (big deal breaker for me with lipstick) Matte Passion is honestly the best dupe I have discovered because its almost identical.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC fix plus dupe - Elf Makeup Spray

MAC Fix + Spray: $23/12

Elf Makeup Spray: $3

The Elf one has a smell that is hard for me to get past. It provides hydration well and works but because of the smell I do not use that often.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Pretty Please Dupe - Makeup Dupes

MAC Pretty Please: $17

Revlon Sky Line Pink: $4.99

I am bias with Pretty Please it was the shade I wore on my wedding day lol and its the perfect pink for me but in all honesty if you are looking for a pretty pink lipstick that shimmers and dont want to break the bank the Revlon one is going work!

Makeup Dupes - Drugstore Dupes - Dr Brandt Pores No More Dupe

Dr Brandt: $45.00

Catrice: $7.99

Both keep you matte, refine your pores and keep oil at bay. Dr. Brandt does have a nude color to the primer where the Catrice Primer is white


Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - Clinique Chubby Stick Dupe

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - Clinique Chubby Stick Dupe

Clinique Chubby Stick: $17.00

Revlon Jumbo Gloss Balm: $8.99

Some of the shades are not an exact match as you can see but the idea behind this glossy tinted balm are the same. So if you can find a shade you love that is less expensive you cant go wrong with the Revlon Balm!

I truly hope you enjoy this new series  DUPE LIST.  What is your favorite dupe find? What dupes would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below!




Urban Decay or Wet n Wild: Eye Shadow Primer

Let me start this post with a disclaimer. I have been using the Urban Decay Eye shadow Primer Potion for 10 years and consider it a Holy Grail / Ride Or Die beauty product. However I decided I had to try the Wet n Wild Eye Shadow primer when a fellow Beauty Blogger @helloclementine suggested it as it was the first time I had heard of it.

Well lets me just say its a winner! For $4.69 it works just as well if not exactly the same as the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer. Not only does your eye shadow last all day it does not crease or transfer. The only difference is the texture and color of the two. Both are thick and tacky though so you do not need a lot of product or it will ball up on your eye lid.

Eye Shadow Primer Eye Shadow Primer

Its hard to say its an exact dupe because of the color differences but when discussing Splurge vs Steal, the Wet N Wild is the winner. You will get the same results for a fraction of the cost. The Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Primer can be found at Target for $4.69. The Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion can be found at Ulta Beauty for $20.00

Have you tried both? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!