Product Dupes

By Trilby Goouch

Blogs Editor

Product dupes: a university student’s best friend. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, product dupes, or duplicates, are products that provide the same function as high-end brands but at a fraction of the cost. I scoured makeup blogs, product review websites and my friends’ makeup bags to find the best product dupes to help you get the look on a budget.

Eye shadow
Price range of the dupes: $5-$10

Imperial Gold by L’Oreal instead of Eternal Gold by Lancôme

Lemon Grass by Mary Kay instead of Innovation by Bare Escentuals

Luxurious Colour Matte in Vintage Lace by Revlon instead of Navajo by Bobbi Brown

Sparkling Wine by Maybelline instead of Metallic by Lancôme

Tiger Eye by Revlon instead of Superstar by LORAC

Country Woods by Covergirl instead of All That Glitters by MAC

Price range of the dupes: $2-$10

Autumn Rose by Bonne Bell instead of Huckleberry by Aveda

Sassy mauve (363) by Revlon instead of Do Tell by Benefit

Valentine (09) by Sephora instead of Paris (22) by Chanel

Edgy by Covergirl Black Honey by Clinique

Carnation Colourburst by Revlon instead of Pink Champagne by Estee Lauder

Plum Perfect by Maybelline instead of Bright Plum by Burberry

Price range of the dupes: $5-$20

Sun Disc by Sephora instead of Terracotta Blonde by Guerlain

Golden Glow by NYC instead of Deep Dark by MAC

Love Me Wild Radiant Face Trio by Victoria Secret instead of Pink Leopard by Too Faced

Bronze Booster by Physicians Formula instead of Mineral Bronzer by Tarte

Price range of the dupes: $8-$15

Pink Sorbet by Rimmel instead of Coralista by Benefit

Peachy Keen by Revlon instead of Peachykeen by MAC

Peach Satin by Maybelline instead of Orgasm by Nars

Eye Liner
Price range of the dupes: $4-$12

Carbon Black Lineur Intense by L’Oréal instead of Artliner by Lancôme

Black by Sephora instead of Ebene by Chanel

Kajal by Rimmel instead of Smolder by MAC

Liquiline Blast by Covergirl instead of 24/7 by Urban Decay

Mega Eyes Cream Liner by Wet N’ Wild instead of Fluidline Eyeliner Gel by MAC

Price range of the dupes: $9-$15

Natureluxe Silk Foundation by Covergirl instead of Luminous Silk Foundation by Georgio Armani

TruBlend Liquid Makeup by Covergirl instead of Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Makeup SPF 15 by Chanel

Colourstay Foundation by Revlon instead of Mineral Satinfinish Foundation by MAC

Price range of the dupes:$8-$10

Voluminous Mascara by L’Oréal Paris instead of Diorshow Mascara by Dior

The Falsies Mascara by Maybelline instead of Hypnose by Lancôme

Voluminous Carbon Black by L’Oréal instead of Faux Cils by YSL

Price range of the dupes: $5-$10

Argon Oil by One and Only instead of Moroccan Oil

Triple Nutrition 3 Minute Dryness Undo by Garnier Fructis instead of Shea Butter Hair Mask by Frederic Fekkai

Got your own product dupe recommendation? Let us know!



Budget, makeup, product dupes, Student life

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