Amazing Beauty Dupes! + Side-By Side Swatches


If there's one thing I love it's searching for a good dupe! I do have a few products which are supposed to be dupes of higher-end products but for this post I'm keeping this post to the ones I've tried both of. These are the absolute best of the best in my experience so I hope you enjoy!


Nars Orgasm, £22.50 vs. Sleek Rose Gold, £4.49


The Nars Orgasm blusher is famed for being flattering on pretty much everyone, however it comes with a hefty price tag, whereas the Sleek version is under a fiver. The main differences for me are that Rose Gold is more pigmented and the base is slightly pinker. I also find Orgasm a little more finely milled. Whether those factors are enough for you to part with £18 more is up to you!




I was really pleasantly surprised with the W7 palette! There are 2-3 shades in the middle-to-right of the palette that differ slightly from the Urban Decay but otherwise it's a pretty identical dupe! One of the things that always bothered me about the Naked palette is the awful fuzzy/felt packaging, I feel they should've re-released it with the tin packaging. I love that the W7 palette fixes this and even the applicator that comes with it is an upgrade from the usual. Yes, Urban Decay eyeshadows are incredible quality but I'm not convinced it's £30-worth better...




I definitely have mixed feelings about the Benefit eyeliner; I usually love their products but I just couldn't get on with this one. My mum absolutely loves it and I do like the finish but struggle to get to grips with using it. The Benefit applicator is a lot more sloped than the Maybelline, and I actually find the Maybelline easier to use! It comes out a little thicker, however it's just as black and pigmented. If you're not sure you want to spend nearly £20 on such a polarising product, I'd give this dupe a go.






I have both of these kits in Dark Brown and I love them both, as they pretty much do the same thing for me. The wax is perfect for getting the shape right whilst the powder works a treat for filling in any gaps. They even come with the same little set of tools. However there's one big difference; nearly £20! For me, it's a no-brainer; I'll be repurchasing the Sleek version. It's probably the best value product I've ever bought as I used it every day for almost all of 2014 and only just started hitting pan in November!




A word of warning; if you want the KIKO then get on it because it's limited edition and currently in the sale! It was well worth it even at full price. The shades are identical (including that unique red) besides the gold colour which is more glittery in the Dolce Vita, which you may prefer, depending on your taste. Even KIKO's packaging is beautiful for the price!




You know I'm obsessed with sheer lips and the Lip Hugs were the product that started it really! Saviour Will Come is the spitting image of Bobbi Brown's Carolina and the formula is ridiculously similar. If you get a bit in your mouth they even taste the same!




I have to admit I do tend to reach for the Bioderma as I find it gets makeup off that bit quicker and a small amount goes that bit further. Saying that, the price difference speaks for itself and if you can't or don't want to stretch to the Bioderma, Garnier's version is a more than adequate alternative!


I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe save yourself a bit of cash as a result! What are your favourite dupes?


 




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83 comments

  1. wow great post! That are some pretty exact dupes you've found. Great job! That had to take time, going through all your makeup and swatching all the colors. Amazing.

    www.loevensmakeuprambles.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you appreciated the effort haha xx

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  2. Fantastic post Jasmine!! And the swatches look impressive! Sometimes you just want to go for the original version, because there is a bit of snob in all of us, haha! But very often the dupe is more than enough for me, if the quality is comparable :) x
    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Yeah definitely - I picked the best ones where I would've been more than happy with the dupe. Wasting my money so you don't have to haha xx

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  3. Jasmine you have done it again, I saw the title of this post and knew that I was going to love it. That was really impressive and makes me want to buy everything now. I really am thinking about the W7 palette and the KIKO one :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. Thank you! And go for it! You will have both the shades from the Naked and the Dolce Vita for under £15! xx

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  4. Such a great post. I love Sleek Blushers. That W7 and Naked palette literally look identical I cannot believe it x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely! Amazing isn't it :) and Sleek do some of the best affordable blushers xx

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  5. Oh I do love to find a good dupe! The liphug one looks great in particular!
    Emma
    http://www.peacelovevintage.com/

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I already have at least threes dupes for the Urban Decay palette but I really want to try that W7 one... and that Maybelline liner xx

    Alice Red | Beauty Blog

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    1. Definitely do, they're so impressive! xx

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  7. What a great post, have to love dupes! I recently purchased the W7 palette (they had it in TK Maxx) and I love it :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk | Check out my 100 follower GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thanks lovely! Definitely want to pick up their Naked 2 palette now :) xx

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  8. Ah this is amazing; we've been wanting to try that CT eye shadow quad for ages but our stingy sides kept delaying! Woop, going to try and get the KIKO one asap! xx

    www.sisterhoodofthetravelingwags.com

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    1. It's gorgeous but I really think KIKO is close to it in quality! xx

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  9. Love this post, such a pleasure to read! Some incredible dupes here, always on the lookout for a bargain! Definitely need to put the Sleek brow kit and blusher on my wishlist!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic

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    1. Glad you enjoyed :D it's a fun challenge to find amazing products for less! xx

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  10. This is such a great post and I loved reading it.
    The NARS orgasm and the sleek blush looks extremely alike~ Never really noticed the blushes from sleek :)

    Thank you for sharing.
    I always prefer the maybelline eyeliner compared with the benefit version.
    Hope you have a lovely day ♥

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    1. You should definitely check out Sleek blushes, they're fab quality. And I prefer the Maybelline too ;) xx

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  11. I love that Kiko palette, I keep meaning to do a Kiko haul so I need to get on it! Thanks for sharing all these awesome dupes! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. You need their products in your life they're just incredible quality! xx

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  12. Wow you've found some amazing dupes here! Especially the Charlotte Tilbury one - I've wanted to try the Kiko makeup for ages now and this seems like the perfect excuse to make an order ;)

    Kat x
    KatHorrocks.com

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    1. Definitely do - their products are so amazing! xx

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  13. This is such a great post - I'll defiantly be picking up a few of these!

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  14. Such a good post - the dupes are pretty much identical! i need to try out KIKO!

    VNSX xx

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    1. You do - I cannot rave about their products enough! xx

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  15. The dupes you have here are pretty much identical, such great finds! I actually can't believe how similar the Kiko palette is to the CT version! Thanks for sharing x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Glad you liked! :) I'm so impressed at some of these budget brands xx

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  16. Perfect dupes! I haven't tried the Benefit eyeliner but I've heard so many mixed reviews on it, the Maybelline liner looks so much better! Thanks for sharing these amazing finds! xx

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

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    1. Yeah it would definitely be an idea to at least trial the Maybelline before investing in the benefit! xx

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  17. This is such a great post! The Bobbi Brown Lipstick dupe is amazing!
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    1. You should deffo check out the Liphugs - incredible products! xx

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  18. great choices! i wish these dupes were more widely available, we can't get any of those in the states as far as i know!

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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    1. Makeup Revolution and Sleek both ship to the state - according to YouTube the rates are pretty decent too :) xx

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  19. Great post! I wish we had Sleek in the states.

    ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. You can always go onto their website :) they ship to the US and there are lots of swatches on various blogs xx

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  20. Great dupes! I didn't know about the Kiko one!
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  21. I love this post! As a student, I'm always struggling to pay for high end beauty products, so it is so helpful to know of good dupes out there - thank you so much! Abi x

    ramblingsofablonde.co.uk

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  22. Loved this post! I bought the Sleek brow palette over the Benefit one too and I love it! The pen version is a great dupe for Soap & Glory's Archery (and with a couple more shade options!)
    Great blog chick, first time I've stopped by but I'll definitely be back :)

    Always, Alice x
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    1. Ooh I didn't know they had a pen version :D xx

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  23. Such a great post! I always go for drugstore beauty products because like you highlighted above, they are almost identical and cost a fraction! Really want to try the Makeup Revolution Lip Hugs and the W7 Palette so badly!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty & lifestyle

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    1. You definitely should check them out - they won't set you back as much as Bobbi Brown or Urban Decay ;) xx

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  24. I love posts like this. I never have much money spare at the end of the month so can never justify spending so much on higher end products! The Kiko palette looks beautiful, I can't believe how similar the shades are! xx

    JordanAlice

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    1. I know what you mean! Most of the time I end up buying the high-end product then seeing a dupe and wanting to find out how they compare :) xx

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  25. Great post! Such an amazing dupe list! I had no idea maybelline did a dupe of Benefit's push up liner, but I HATE the push up liner. I may try Maybelline.

    Angie x |~ Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog ~

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it - I wasn't overly impressed with the Benefit! xx

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  26. Fantastic post! Makeup Revolution have good dupes for Naked palettes too :) I have two KIKO single eyshadows and they are so pigmented! I have to try their lipsticks too. :)

    Nina
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    1. Yeah I love their Naked 2 dupe :) KIKO are one of my favourite brands at the moment! xx

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  27. You mentioned some amazing dupes here. I can't believe how similar the Naked and the W7 palettes are on the pan and on the swatches. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I know right - I was amazed when I swatched them together :) xx

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  28. Excellent post... amazing dupes x

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  29. Such a great post and amazing dupes!! the dupes look nearly the same and they cost so much less!!

    Melissa || www.vintagemelissa.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) I'm honestly amazed at how alike they are xx

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  30. This is such a good idea, love this post! Can't believe how similar they are

    www.beckysbeautique.co.uk x

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  31. This is so useful! It is crazy how similar those shadow palettes are - and so much cheaper. Elf also do an eyebrow palette similar to those two which is a bit cheaper and is fab!x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  32. Wow, these dupes are amazing. I saw a lot of good reviews about the W7 palette, and it's great for anyone on a budget. The Charlotte Tilbury one is a good dupe too, everyone was raving about that towards the end of the year. I could never get a long with the Benefit liner, I found the applicator so hard to use. Also agree with the Bioderma, I used the blue one for months before the Garnier version and the little tub last longer than the big Garnier one x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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    1. I was really impressed with it :) I completely agree about the Benefit liner - the Maybelline is much easier to work with in my opinion! xx

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  33. the kilo and CT are exactly alike in the photo!!! thats so amazing since i know a lot of ppl wanted the CT palette.

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Yeah I feel like not many people knew there was a dupe of it :) xx

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  34. Such a useful post so thanks for doing it & including swatches! I own a few of the drugstore dupes as I hate forking out for products you can find cheaper! My favourite dupe is wet n wild sugar plum fairy, looks identical to mac rebel which is a unique lipstick in my collection x

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    1. You're welcome! :) I need to try some Wet N Wild lipsticks! xx

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  35. Some amazing dupes!! Great savings!

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  36. i love dupe posts! I don't see the point in buying something costing triple the dupe!!

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    1. If I'd have realised there were dupes I definitely wouldn't have some of these dull-price ones! Wasting my money so readers can save theirs lol xx

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  37. Saved this! So informative. I actually have the newer formula of the Sleek Rose Gold blush and it's not a dupe anymore :( I've heard a Wet n Wild blush in Pearlescent Pink is a pretty good dupe now though!!

    Julia |Wing me a dream

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    1. What a shame! I doubt that the similar shade in their Lace palette will have changed and that's identical to the Rose Gold I have xx

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  38. I didn't realise that w7 did such a good dupe for naked 1 - thankyou!

    thechloelook.com <3

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  39. Oh my god, All of these are IDENTICAL dupes, love this post!!

    Latasha xx | todayiadore.com

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  40. Loved this post! I definitely want to try out the Sleek Rose Gold blush now, and I'm very intrigued by the W7 palette because I can't even go near the original Naked palette - touching that fuzzy felt gives me shivers! It's a shame W7 isn't in many shops as it would be good to test out their products.

    Amy x

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