Can everyone share any skin care or makeup dupes they have heard of, know of, used or seen on the net.
I know of a few but would like ppl to share more... And help with cutting the budget!!!
personally i recommend w7 eye shadow palettes which are really similar to the Urban Decay one s but they just don't stay on as long
Latest video from a YouTuber I watch and it’s all the Rimmel Magnifeyes palettes and what they are dupes of eg. Kylie Storm, Urban Decay etc. also has swatches
I've tried both Essence Pure Nude and Laura Mercier Matte Radiance 01 - I can safely say for the price difference, Essence is close to the finish and payoff
Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk listick.. Flower beauty in spiced petal cream lipstick. Exact dupes. Flower beauty lipsticks are 10 at chemist warehouse.
I have both and they are the same.
I saw that on Zabrenas video a few days ago, she duped a lot of CT products and unfortunately I have seen so many negative reviews of her products it put me off. The Flower Beauty cream lipsticks are ok, but hate their matte bullet lipsticks sat on my lips in a weird coated layer, binned it.
Speaking of CT WTF with her new palette? I saw it and immediate thought it looks like Makeup Revolution lol, read the comments and heaps of people saying same thing!
Oh I haven't heard of Zabrenas. Will have to check it out. Yes , I've brought some flower beauty products. I absolutely hate the setting powder. Its so fine, goes every where and ends up making NY skin look gross. Also leaves a white cast.
Don't mind the creamy lipstick. Everything else has been going ok.
Yesh the ct palette looks yuck.
Funny thing about the matte setting powder it is actually really poor value. By weight Laura Mercier is cheaper as you get such a tiny amount of product given the giant sized packaging. That had awful reviews but the glow powder is supposed to be much better but also poor value per gram. Wish they would bring all her range as lots of key good products are missing.
Becca Khloe/Malika vs Hourglass face palettes. The 3 pan Hourglass or the 6 pan Hourglass I believe the Becca is a better dupe. Normally I’m not a fan of Becca highlighters as they are chunky but this is gorgeous and I prefer it over Hourglass.
The bronzer works for me (I have the gold Malika version for lighter skin, also comes in darker which is silver packaging). The highlighter is sublime, the blushes are both peachy pink (lighter and darker) and the bronzer is wonderful. All shades can also be used on the eyes as it has really good pigmentation. I’ve used it on the eyes and it’s long lasting and so pretty.
Also the bronzer is matte (but not flat, it has some life) whereas the Hourglass is glowy. This one costs $66 for 4 shades, the Hourglass is $98 for 3 or $120+ for the 6 shade. Becca is much more pigmented than Hourglass as I really have to layer to get Hourglass to show. Going to buy the silver one too!
Apologies to Becca for my usual crap pictures lol
Ooh what a gorgeous palette duality.
Nikkia Joy did a side by side comparison dupe test of the Focallure vs Huda Nude eyeshadow palettes and preferred the FA... Normally I wouldn't purchase these type of cheap dupes but she convinced me. Will update if I agree or not when it arrives!
her vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWw4FDa4rUE
Definitely looking forward to hearing what you think about this palette, Duality.
I’m sorry Indie I totally forgot to come back and update! The short of it, the palette is cr@p!!! I have since unsubscribed from Nikkia Joy as she has been flogging garbage, a complete sell-out just to get some $$$ with referral codes.
I didn’t buy off her link (which I since found out she gets $ from) and she has gone on to push lots of their products and all with kickbacks. The palette is just a generic Chinese “no name” one that many brands have private labelled. It’s nasty and scratchy and I’d keep well away!
Sadly she is on a growing list of dishonest influencers or YouTubers I’ve unsub’d from because they sell out and swap their integrity for $$$
No worries at all, Duality. I'd actually forgotten about this palette, to be honest. Which from the sounds of it, is a very good thing. Nikkia Joy is someone that I have also followed for a while now because I trusted her reviews. Wow, what a shame that she is a sell out, too. I was very interested in Nikkia's face powder, although it's more than I would normally pay for one, but I'm not going to bother now.
Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts, as always :)
duality, thank you for sharing your thoughts about Nikkia Joy. I sometimes watch her videos because I like to support Australian YouTubers, even though some of her product recommendations don't suit me (different type of skin, age etc).
I’m thinking we almost need to start a High End dupes of “drugstore” items! I had a wonderful digital detox this weekend and actually went in store. Am I crazy or has drugstore brands like CoverGirl, Maybelline, L’oreal etc been creeping up to ridiculous prices?
For example my Too Faced Born This Way concealer has a massive 15mls of product for $45. I saw drugstore brands with as little as 1.5ml for $20!!! Even those with 3.5-5ml of product (seemed pretty standard) at $20 is still more expensive per ml than higher end?
Price per ml or gram of drugstore is crazy expensive and for the most part the quality isn’t there either. I wish stores would all have to implement the price per ml/gram like supermarkets were forced to for food items, might make brands think a bit about their pricing.
Charlotte tilbury famous lipstick Pillow talk dupe is Flower Petal Pout Lip Color Spiced Petal, of course, I bought it and its gorgeous color. I don't own the charlotte one however I know how it looks on me haha.
I own the CT Pillow Talk. Flower's version is quite close. I have recommended Flower's Spiced Petal to a lot of my colleagues who can't afford CT and they're so happy with it they usually buy more than one of the lipstick at once!
I would love to try Charlotte Tilbury products the hype about them is massive, maybe
one day. I was so curious about pillow talk, what is the difference between them? Thank you.
I don't own Flower's Spiced Petal so I cannot tell you if there is a difference in anything other than what I have seen, and it looks so much like CT Pillow Talk that I cannot tell the difference.
Stila vs Kmart primer.... the ingredients list is a big surprise, Kmart one is better hmmmm I’ve not tried it but it’s got a cult following online
Edit to add, by “better” I mean it has less ingredients that people avoid like parabens and some irritants.
so acure night cream is a 91% dupe of drunk elephant protini.
the difference is the texture- the acure is thicker and acure uses antioxidants such as vitamin c , e , ferulic acid where as protini uses amino acids.
they contain all of the exact same peptides.
heres the acure night cream- and we can actually get this one in australia unlike the drunk elephant one.
Ooh very nice, what website are they available on?
I did a Google search and you can buy Acure Radically Rejuvenating Whipped Night Cream from:
You can buy the cream elsewhere, but I've always had good customer service from the above websites.
You could mix a bit of the the ordinary "amino acid +b5" serum into the cream and then it would be practically the same. If you really want the amino acids.
I'll start by saying that I have a nose full of blackheads and so there is plenty of area for these strips to work on.
I was so lucky to be on the trial team for this cream! I have sensitive dry skin and sometimes I get a bit of a rash and SO itchy!!
Avene is a great brand for sensitive skin and the Xeracalm AB Lipid Balm did not disappoint!
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