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!!!!
Loreal Cushion Foundation: $14.99
I found the coverage, luminous finish and longevity to be almost identical.
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.
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
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!
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
These two concealers are so identical they have the same ingredients except for 2!!! The NYX Gotcha covered concealer is AMAZING.
Its one of my Ride or Die products (see my full list here)
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!
All I can say is the Christian Louboutin polish chipped before the Wet N Wild one.
Urban Decay Primer: $20.00
Wet N Wild Primer: $4.69
Read my blog post here with swatches
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Dr Brandt: $45.00
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
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!
SEE DUPE LIST II HERE