It's been far too long since I brought you one of these posts, partly because I try not to point out dupes you probably already know about, but also I wanted them to really be viable alternatives to the high-end version. I have a little curated selection of dupes here that I'll talk you through today!
This eyeshadow by KIKO has been compared to a number of highlighters (including Anastasia's So Hollywood and MAC's Whisper of Gilt) however when I got out my gold-toned high-end highlighters (including both of the aforementioned) I reckoned that Gilded Honey was the closest match. I know it's an eyeshadow but 208 has such a smooth formula that it still works beautifully as a highlighter. Both these products have a similar, soft, metallic sheen that doesn't contain any glitter. The Laura Geller is very slightly warmer in tone, however these light gold shades are super-similar so you might as well save your money!
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Face Collection | £48 (discontinued) vs. ColourPop Pressed Powder Palette in Double Play | $16
This Becca palette is undoubtedly one of my most-used makeup products, however along with it being up there in price-point, it's also sadly no longer available! I've found dupe of my two most-used shades from the palette in the form of this super-affordable ColourPop duo (apologies in advance for the amount I mention this brand in this post! However even once you've got the products to the UK, they're still considerably cheaper than the high-end alternatives.) The shades I'm talking about are Amaretto and Champagne Pop from the Becca palette. Amaretto is a warm brown-nude luminous matte blusher that's super-pigmented but applies nicely and I can trust it to last on my skin. Getting Handsy, the matte nude from the ColourPop palette, is a really good match (though is slightly less pinky in undertone than Amaretto). I think the quality is excellent and this is a formula that definitely matches Becca's in pigment! Champagne Pop is the famous golden-champagne highlighter with peachy undertones - I can never get over how smooth the texture is and how amazing its dewy highlight looks! Ok, so Padded Down from the ColourPop palette isn't a perfect formula dupe, but there's no beating Becca in my opinion and I've tried products many times the price of this duo that weren't as good. Padded Down has a very similar colour but a slightly frostier tone and isn't quite as creamy in consistency, however it does still pack an incredible punch.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Opal | £30 vs. ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter in Wisp | $8
These two highlighters don't seem that similar at a glance, as they have quite different textures, however once applied, they give an almost identical look to the skin. The Becca is a more traditional cream product; it isn't thin or greasy in texture but does give a dewy, natural finish. The ColourPop formula is creamy but has a more spongy texture and more opaque pigmentation. It definitely has a little less 'slip' to it, so doesn't give the skin the same sort of healthy glow, however that does make it more suitable for shine-prone skin. The colours are very similar, though Opal is slightly more natural and Wisp more dimensional. Opal is more of a cool pearly gold whereas Wisp is a pearly champagne with a gold sheen.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal | £19.50 vs. Covergirl Oh Sugar! Lipbalm in Taffy | $7.99
I'm afraid this is one for US readers, however it was too good to miss out! It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments, however £20 for a lip balm is admittedly a little bit steep... They have such a creamy, nourishing texture and contain SPF. The wash of colour they give is much more pigmented than you'd expect from this kind of product too. Petal is a warm pinky-nude shade that I wear all the time! The Covergirl formula is admittedly much more of a traditional tinted lip balm, however it's still hydrating and gives a good amount of colour. Taffy is a similar shade but it's definitely a touch deeper and richer in tone.
This is more of a colour dupe than a formula dupe but I wanted to include it anyway. The HudaBeauty formula is more of a traditional liquid lipstick; it's very fluid and dries down to a completely matte and long-wearing finish. What I really like about this is that it's still pretty comfortable to wear and doesn't cling to dry patches or anything like that. The ColourPop formula is still a liquid lipstick (and is very opaque) but has a softer, slightly less 'true matte' finish, making it as easy to wear as a regular lipstick (though it isn't quite as long-wearing as HudaBeauty's). Girlfriend is a sandy beige nude and Strip is very similar (though has very slightly more pink in its undertones).
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz | £15.50 vs. NYX Micro Brow Pencil | £8
This is definitely more of an 'obvious dupe' but I think the formulas are so similar that I couldn't not mention it! In terms of packaging and product they're almost identical - on one end is a spooly, which is really great for brushing out the brows before applying the product and for afterwards, to ensure you get a natural finish, and on the other there's a very fine twist-up brow pencil. The payoff and the way these apply is very much alike, as they both have a formula that's the perfect balance between waxy and pigmented to create a natural brow look with minimal effort. The shade selections are slightly different - as with a lot of affordable brow products, the NYX shades run a bit warmer (though they still look natural enough) and the Anastasia shades have that perfect, slightly ashier tone that mimics the shade of real brows. They're both long-wearing too - I've never had issues with smudging or fading with either product.
I'm a huuuuge fan of this dry oil by Nuxe - it can be used on the hair and nails but personally I love it as a body product because I have very dry skin. However it isn't cheap and I do tend to get through it at a ridiculous pace! The bottle pictured is actually the larger 100ml spray (£29) however for price comparison purposes I've linked the smaller version which comes in a 'splash' bottle as it's 50ml, like the Mandara Spa option. What I love about this is that it's a dry oil so never feels slippery or greasy despite being super-nourishing. The Mandara Spa version is slightly more oily but it still absorbs into my skin really well, giving amazing hydration. The main difference here is the scent, however I love them both! The Nuxe version contains their signature scent - a sort of nutty, warm, magnolia - whereas Mandara Spa's is coconut, fruit and almond.
Have you tried any of these dupes?
Disclosure - products marked * were sent to me for consideration however all opinions remain my own.
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I loved reading this and seeing that Colourpop has so many dupes for more expensive products. I'm completely obsessed with Colourpop so this is great news for me haha.ReplyDelete
Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com
ColourPop seems to be the go-to brand, going to have to check them out! I've never tried any over their products so I can't wait to get shopping ;)ReplyDelete
Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk
hey do so many amazing products at such good prices :) xxDelete
Always love a dupes post and you do them so well. I finally bought the NYX brow pencil this weekend and I am obsessed! xxxReplyDelete
I think I'd forgotten my love for that NYX pencil until you mentioned it - literally just purchased it again! Ash brown is my shade and I used to use it all the time. XxReplyDelete
Robyn | butterfly-culture.com
I just got back into it and I'm wondering why I ever stopped using it haha xxDelete
Thank you for sharing all these dupes, I'll be sure to check them out because there sounds like there are some good ones!ReplyDelete
Lauren x Huggled
I love finding dupes!! Thank you for sharing lovely!!ReplyDelete
a life of a charlotte
I love a good dupe, and most of the dupes you've listed are brands I really want to try! Desperate to get my hands on some Colourpop products while I'm over in America!ReplyDelete
They have such a wide range of products! xxDelete
Wow I really wanted the Laura Geller highlighter, but I actually think I prefer the dupe shade! It looks the tiniest bit lighter so it would probably work better on my skin tone!ReplyDelete
Courtney x | Lashes and Luxe
You can't beat a good dupe product!ReplyDelete
Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk
I had no idea that ColourPop has so many dupes! And yes, I am using NYX Micro Pencil instead of ABH, I don't see the point of paying extra when NYX is just as good.ReplyDelete
Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity⎜Burberry Beauty Giveaway
Totally agree with this! xxDelete
OMG colourpop wisp us my intimate favourite!ReplyDelete
Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
Omg awesome post! I really need to try the Nyx Micro Brow Pencil, if it is as good as the Brow Wiz I won't buy it anymore xxReplyDelete
Carolina's Makeup Life
These are great finds, Jasmine! I need to try the NYX Brow pencil next, lately I've been using the one from Maybelline which is a pretty good alternative to the ABH Brow Wizz too :) xReplyDelete
Mummy's Beauty Corner
Is that the Brow Satin one? I used to really like that! xxDelete
Kiko Light Gold looks like an incredible dupe, I'll have to check it out because my Gilded Honey is running low!ReplyDelete
Sara - Flemingo
I've always been tempted to try the Anastasia Beverley Hills but I think I may give the NYX product a go instead :)ReplyDelete
They're virtually identical! xxDelete
I haven't heard of any of these! I definitely need to pick up another Colourpop highlighter, Wisp would be a great choice :)ReplyDelete
That becca palette still hunts my dreams! I really wish I had bought it when I had had the chance! The colour pop highlighters look lovely though - and I really want to try them soon! :)ReplyDelete
Erin || MakeErinOver
Haha I'm so obsessed with the LE shades from it that I got a split pan too! xxDelete
I've heard many times that the KiKO water shadow is a dupe for Gilded Honey. It's a good'un! XReplyDelete
Toni | sheergloss
Like champagne colors! :)ReplyDelete
I have double play I must get it because I love the becca palette. I love the NUXE oil to but I find I go through it so quick so I will check the MS one xxReplyDelete
It's amazing but so pricey for how fast it goes! xxDelete
I am going to have to try some of these out, I love finding dupes!ReplyDelete
I've been wanting the Laura Geller highlighter for the longest time! I may just have to settle for the Kiko one instead. Both look gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Nicole | The Glam Surge
Thank you for your comments - hope this introduced some dupes you haven't come across already :) xxxReplyDelete
Great dupes! Pretty spot on with most of them.ReplyDelete