Amazing Beauty Dupes #3


If there’s one thing I love it’s spotting a good dupe – especially if it’s one I’ve not seen pointed out before! I’ve finally saved up enough products that are as good as (or sometimes even better than) their high-end equivalents to do another of these posts. I hope you enjoy it, and save yourself a bit of money in the process.


For a long time MAC seemed to have the monopoly on customisable eyeshadow palettes where you could hand-pick each individual shade to create your perfect palette. However it was a pricey investment at a minimum of £10 per shade! So when Makeup Geek finally hit the UK at the end of last year, everyone understandably went crazy for it! I find the quality of their eyeshadows as good as and sometimes better than MAC’s for half the price, though their shade range isn’t as extensive (but whose is, really?) 



The colour dupe I have to show you specifically is MAC Texture against MUG Frappe. They’re both very warm-toned caramel brown shades, which I love to wear in my crease for an everyday neutral look. Texture is a Satin finish (which I find much creamier than MAC’s Matte formula) whereas Frappe is billed as a Matte, however I’d say they both have a very slight sheen in the pan that doesn’t really translate once applied. I find the formulas of these two comparable, though MUG actually slightly beats out MAC in terms of how creamy, easy to blend, pigmented and long-lasting Frappe is. The main difference between the colours is that Texture is warmer than Frappe.


ABH’s brow pomade has to be one of the most talked-about eyebrow products in existence! I believe it was the first formulation of its kind; softer than a wax but very pigmented and long-lasting. I have pretty uneven eyebrows so I love this for getting the shape more or less the same on both of them. I have the shade Granite in this, which is perfect if you have dark brown (almost black) hair and prefer a slightly cooler tone for your brows. The NYX offering is virtually identical to the Anastasia version. 



For me the main difference is the shades: there are less of them! As well as being a little more limited, NYX's shades also seem to run slightly warmer overall, though the shade Expresso still looks nice and natural on me. However in formula I honestly find the two of these to be exactly the same. The only reason to go for the more expensive option is if you can’t find a shade that’s right for you from NYX.


I’m a certified liquid lipstick junkie so finding a dupe in my stash was almost inevitable! The formulas of these differ a little, though I like them both so it’s probably going to come down to personal preference, but the shades are virtually the same. The Balm’s formula is more of a traditional liquid lipstick in that it’s very fluid, whereas NYX’s is thicker, creamier and more comfortable on the lips. Whilst the Balm’s lasts longer, it’s a bit of a trade off because it feels a little more drying than NYX’s. The colour of both of these is that deep dusky pink-nude that I love! Committed is more muted whereas Cannes is a little deeper and richer.



Benefit Sun Beam Highlighter | £19.50 vs. Mememe Beat the Blues in Oyster Gold | £7.50

I'd wanted Sun Beam for ages before I finally picked it up with my Boots points but I do also have this dupe in my stash (there's another shade that's very similar to High Beam too). The packaging and formulas are very similar, though I'd say the Beat the Blues is a little thinner in consistency. They both have a pearly sheen to them that gives your skin a beautiful, natural dewy highlight. The main difference for me is the colour; Sun Beam is definitely deeper and more bronzed whereas Oyster Gold is quite a bit lighter.



MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva | £15.50 vs. Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine | £6.99

Ok this is quite an obvious one, but still worth a mention! It's probably not the most seasonal shade right now (though I'm loving the purple lips with romantic makeup look I've seen on the catwalk for this season) but they're both a deep purple-red wine colour. I personally think the shades are identical! The Maybelline formula, as the name suggests, is a little creamier in formula and MAC's is slightly more drying. That means Diva tends to last longer but isn't quite as comfortable to wear, whereas Divine Wine does tend to transfer a little more.


MAC Pro Refill Eyeshadow Pan in All That Glitters | £10 vs. NYX Hot Single Eyeshadow in Innocent | £3.50

All That Glitters has to be one of my most-used eyeshadows! I'd been wanting to try NYX's much-praised singles for a while and was immediately drawn to Innocent. It took a while for me to make the connection but these two are pretty similar. Although the NYX eyeshadows come in packaging, you can easily depot this like MAC's if you want. The formulation is very similar both in texture, pigmentation and wear-time, making NYX another amazing MAC alternative for eyeshadows. As you can see; the shades are very similar as they both have that 'nude with a bit of bronze and peach thrown in' thing going on. I'd say All That Glitters is very slightly darker but otherwise they're very comparable and can both be used as inner-corner highlights or as lid shades.

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna* | £24 vs. ColourPop Matte Lippie Stix in Lumiere | $5

Ok so this isn't a great one for UK-ers, however if you do make a ColourPop order I recommend bearing this shade in mind! Ok so you don't get the sleek black packaging with that satisfying magnetic closure with the $5 offering, but there's honestly not much else in this comparison! They're both that gorgeous pinky-mauve that's more-than-a-nude but still less-than-a-colour. They both have a gorgeously creamy and pigmented formulation that's comfortable on my lips and has a very slight sheen. Although the ColourPop option is billed as matte, I do feel it has the same satin finish as Anna. The only difference in formula is that Anna is very slightly more opaque on initial application than Lumiere but I'm reaching! If you can get your hands on ColourPop then I definitely recommend saving on this occasion.



Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rose Gold | £22 vs. Rosie for Autograph  Eyeshadow Stick in Almond Eyes | £12.50

I only have a mini of the Laura Mercier that was part of a limited edition set (obviously that isn't £20!) so I'm really glad to have found a dupe before I repurchased the full size. This is also one of the rare occasions where the dupe has prettier packaging than the original! I have to say the Laura Mercier formula has to be one of my favourites for cream eyeshadows but I honestly think  Autograph's is just as good! They're both creamy, pigmented, long-wearing and crease-proof. The shades are virtually identical; cream-toned with a bit of a sheen (I find them gorgeous as inner-corner highlights). The products are virtually identical in every way so why not save yourself some money?



L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil | £18 vs. La Maison de Senteurs Bath & Shower Oil | £8.50

My final dupe isn't makeup but I couldn't resist sharing it! I noticed my mum had this in the bathroom and gave it a sneaky try. The formula is honestly identical to my L'Occitane one; it's an emulsifying shower oil that leaves my skin so nourished and hydrated. I went out immediately and got my own for when my L'Occitane runs out as this is such a great little bargain. The main difference is that the L'Occitane is almond-scented and the M&S alternative is olive-scented. This doesn't really bother me as the scent of both is very light, and whilst I'd love it if M&S brought out an almond version - for me the price difference is to big to justify repurchasing L'Occitane's when the formula is the same to me.


I really hope this post was helpful and helped you discover some dupes you might not have known about!

What are your favourite dupes for high-end products?

 


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78 comments

  1. FAB POST! I love to find beauty dupes. Definitely gotta try the NYX eyeshadows

    Kate | kateemmaloves.com

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  2. So impressed by these dupes! I must check out the Rosie for Autograph range, the products look lovely!!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. It's amazing - I'm trying to resist buying anything more from it...xx

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  3. This post is great, thanks for sharing! I love it when I see a good dupe, especially when it's from NYX, their products are so affordable !! :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  4. Nice post, I love dupes they are such a great thing, finding nice products for much less is amazing!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a fantastic post Jasmine, I LOVE hearing about new dupes! The MeMeMe highlighter looks stunning, and when it comes time to replace my ABH Dipbrow, I'll have to check out the NYX offering first :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  6. So many good alternatives! I have Colourpop Lumiere its such a pretty shade.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    Sinead xx

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  8. Fantastic post. Love finding dupes...I want to get my hands on MNY creamy matte. Thanks for sharing <3

    Studiowest Pure Passion Kajal Black review | Curious And Confused Me

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  9. I actually prefer the look of Frappe to Texture! The Diva dupe is pretty much identical! Great post xx

    Beautylymin

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  10. Love this post Jasmine! Particularly excited over the L'Occitane almond oil dupe. M&S are cruelty free so this is perfect for me.
    Thanks for sharing your dupes :) xx

    clearconsciencebeauty.com

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  11. They all seem like great dupes and I love those lipstick shades! :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Always love seeing dupe posts, and these are fab!! Thank you x

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  13. Texture and Frappe look so much alike! I keep hearing great things about Rosie for Autograph collection, I think I will try it very soon...

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  14. I didn't realize how similar texture and frappe were! I was just about to order texture from MAC too.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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    1. Personally I actually prefer Frappe ;) xx

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  15. Damn I just bought Frappe and I have Texture lol, oh well I do use it a lot and will be good to compare the two! I love good doupes, but I don't have many. I should try out more from the drugstore to compare :)

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  16. Diva and Divine Wine look exactly the same! Would definitely be checking out the NYX version of the Dipbrow but I doubt I will ever run out of it! Great dupes!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  17. Wow some of the swatches are identical! I've wanted Diva for quite sometime. I have Divine wine though, which i love so i won't be parting with my cash any time soon haha xx

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  18. Jasmine, I love how your posts are super useful and detailed. We all love a good dupe, and these are pretty amazing! The Maybelline dupe for Diva by MAC is so similar, and a gorgeous colour as well. My favourite dupe from this post is the Laura Mercier dupe, both sticks are beautiful and such a bargain as well.

    Julia x
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    1. Thank you Julia - glad this post was helpful :) xx

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  19. I love when you do posts like these, you're the dupe-genius! :D
    That Rosie for Autograph cream shadow sounds lovely. I love the packaging of that entire range!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  20. I really hope Colourpop becomes more widely available in the UK soon as NARS Anna has been on my lust list for ages! Definitely picking up Divine Wine though now I've seen how similar it is to Diva!xx

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  21. I love a good set of dupes! They can save you a fortune, so thanks for sharing.

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  22. Always love a good dupe post! These are all so amazing! Thanks for all your hard work!

    xoxo
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  23. This is a great post, and I've added so many to my ever growing wish list. Thanks!

    Diana xx | www.londongirldiana.com

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  24. I was wondering about NYX pomade, since ABW is a little expensive good to know that except the colour range it is a good dupe. Where did you get colourpop products? I can't seem to find them :( xx

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Sorry I thought I'd linked this - how I shipped it is here:
      http://www.jasminetalksbeauty.com/2016/01/an-intro-to-colourpop-haul-review.html
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  25. Wow, these dupes are amazing!

    I never tried The Balms liquid lipsticks but I have a whole bunch of the NYX soft matte lip creams and I have a love/hate thing going on with them. Love how easy they are, beautiful shades and very comfortable but hate how they emphasize every single line in my lips and make them stand out somehow...

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  26. Another amazing bunch of dupes hun! I am so happy I can strike Anna off my wish list. Lol! Loving the look of the eyeshadow stick. So pretty xxx
    Sal UmmBabyBeauty

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  27. Thanks for sharing these dupes! I am loving those highlighters. NYX soft matte lip creams are my favorite. I have a nude one that I love.
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  28. This is a great post! Absolutely love some of these dupes and definitely will be saving rather than splurging on some of them. I love the look of the NYX eyebrow product but I'm the same as you, I have ashy eyebrows so definitely need ABH for the colour range, hopefully NYX will one day extend.

    Congratulations on the 30k by the way Jasmine, been away for the weekend and just came on to see. So well deserved :)

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  29. I love a good dupe so I'll be sure to check some of these out! Great post. x

    Small&Blonde♥

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  30. Wow some fantastic dupes! I don't own any MAC single shadows but I absolutely adore Frappe, all over the lid, on the crease, you name it! The dupe that caught my eye is Nyx Cannes - I really want the Balm Committed but they don't sell it in-store where I live and I'd rather something I can swatch before I buy! xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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  31. I love posts like these, you found some great dupes! I need to look for the Nyx eyebrow pomade, think the ABH one that you have would be a good match for my eyebrows but I'd rather save on a Nyx one if they have a similar color.

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  32. I love dupes! Going to have to defiantly pick up the shower oil dupe! Thank you so much!
    xoxo
    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com

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  33. wow such an awesome, well thought out post! Thanks Jasmine! SUPER helpful. Nothing better than a good dupe!!

    Tahana <3
    www.tahanalee.com

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  34. I'll have to try the NYX Brow Pomade, been looking for an ABH dupe for a while, this looks fab!

    Just Little Things xo

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  35. I love the mememe highlighters! They're actually SO good!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  36. This post is SO helpful.

    sophie-rose.co.uk
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  37. I have heard that Freedom do a good dip brow for only £5, maybe check that one out too!?
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Yeah I have seen that one but to be honest these last for ages so it'll be a while before I need another! xx

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  38. You've found some amazing dupes! Mac Diva and Maybelline Divine Wine look almost identical, as the eyeshadow sticks! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  39. I love posts like this!! I really wish i'd of known about the NYX dupe for ABH dip brow before I bought the real deal! Maybe next time... if I ever get to the bottom of the pot! xx

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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  40. Wow these are amazing dupes! I love the rose gold dupe by Rosie for Autograph :)
    - Ambar x
    Her Little Loves

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  41. That Laura Mercier Rose Gold highlighter though <3

    Anam xo || KSA Beauty Haul
    www.ksabeautyhaul.blogspot.com

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  42. I love your blog posts! This was such an interesting read, I love hearing about good dupes. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  43. I always love finding good affordable dupes! I have a few of your dupes and I love how well they work. I think Colourpop has a lot of great dupe options :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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  44. Amazing post, as always.

    Still need to get my hands on theBalm committed! x

    Laurzrah 

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  45. I need to try the Rosie for Autograph eye shadow stick it looks so gorgeous, loved this post!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  46. I love the look of the Rosie for Autograph shadow stick! x

    http://www.abeautyromance.com
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  47. This is fab, love a good dupe! I didn't realise Divine Wine was a dupe for MAC Diva, will have to check that out, I've still not tried any of those matte Maybelline lipsticks.

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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    1. The formula is so nice - just wish we had the full shade range in the UK! xx

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  48. I am all for dupes and frankly, I don't see why I should pay high end prices when drugstores brands have really upped their game in the recent years. Thank you for reminding me about Divine Wine, I wanted it since last year but I keep forgetting to pick it up.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  49. Yay I love these kind of dupe posts! i kinda hoped the cheaper dupe for the benefit Sun Beam would be darker in colour as it's really a product I would like to get my hands on for the summer. Love the Rosie Autograph Eyeshadow Stick, such a gorgeous shade x

    Beauty with charm

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  50. Oh wow those are some really great dupes I was wanting to get my hands on Nars Anna, but thank goodness I didn't, Lumiere is such a close dupe.
    You are so good at this, always find these post helpful.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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  51. This was SUCH a helpful post! definitely going to keep these in mind. I've been looking for a good dupe for he dipbrow pomade! xx

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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  52. Such a helpful post, thank you! You found some really good dupes! x
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  53. Wow! what a brilliant post! Can't get over how similar some of the products are!
    Thanks
    Claire x

    www.thegreeneyedgirl.co.uk

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  54. Oyster gold is so beautiful! It's one of my favourite luminisers, on top of the skin and mixed with bases too :)

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

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  55. I am quite surprised I never saw any MUR or FML in this list, but I guess those are TOO obvious ;)


    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  56. Thank you for your comments! Glad this was helpful :) xx

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  57. This is amazing!! I can't believe those lipsticks are identical! Such a helpful post! :) xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

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  58. Fab post lovely, some really awesome picks! I really want to try the NYX pomade so will definitely have to try it out :) MeMeMe Oyster Gold looks so stunning as well as NYX innocent :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  59. Fabulous post! I always love reading about product dupes and it's always a bonus when you have the cheaper product in your collection!

    Cass | CassandraMyee - NZ Beauty Blogger

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  60. These are great dupes! You have definitely just saved me some money:)

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's always good when me wasting my money helps someone save their's haha xx

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  61. Really great dupes! Love saving a bit of money, so this post is super helpful!! Kerrie xo
    Fashionandbeautycouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  62. These are one of my favourite kind of posts, so helpful! I haven't had the chance to check out Rosie's Autograph range yet but her products sounds amazing!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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  63. Fab post. I've always heard such great things about NYX and now they're in Boots I've got to give them a try! X

    Everything But The Kitchen

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