Hi everyone, this is my first article ever, I just wanted to share a few of the best makeup dupes for popular expensive makeup products that I have found, enjoy ! :)



The Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment is a lightweight, water-resistant gel-primer that helps keep skin matte while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores. It's very easy to blend and extends foundation while preventing and healing acne blemishes if you have a bit of a more problematic skin like me. It is mattifying as it says in the name.

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This primer retails for $46 which is very pricey.


However the E.l.f Blemish Control Primer has the same active ingredients as the Cover FX primer which helps with the breakouts and blemishes, it is also very smooth and easy to put on as well as long-lasting.

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This dupe retails for $6 only, it is less than half of the high-end product however the Cover FX primer has 30ml as this one has 14ml which is a slight difference in amount of product but still I would say a better deal in price.



The very popular Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, it is one of the most talked about foundations, it gives a very lightweight, radiant and silky finish to your skin.

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However it is very pricey as it retails for $70, ouch !


The L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation is a water base foundation, it will give a hydrating and dewy finish which is why it is so similar to the Giorgio Armani Foundation.

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This dupe retails for $16.96 huge difference in price and it also has the same amount of 30ml as the Giorgio Armani one.



The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is the best selling concealer and one of the most talked about, it is full coverage, very blendable and has a smooth finish.

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It retails for $35 which is extremely pricey for a concealer.


The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is just as full coverage, radiant and blendable as the shape tarte concealer, it is also very easy to apply with the spongy applicator.

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This product retails for $12.99 which is a lot more affordable, it does contain a little bit less product as it has 5ml in contrast to shape tape who has 10ml.

The Wet N Wild Photo Focus Concealer is a luminous and creamy concealer similar to the two concealers above but has an additional advantage, it has no flashback, so you are safe to take pictures at night without worrying of looking like a ghost.

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This concealer retails at $3.99 and it has 8.5ml which is only a very small difference in amount of product. It is the cheapest so far.

The Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer is very full coverage for the dark circles, blemishes, pores and skin decoloration. It is very easy to wear and has a similar large applicator as the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer making it much easier to apply to larger surfaces.

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This retails at $7.10 there is a difference in amount of product in the tube, the smallest so far of 4.3ml as the Tarte one has 10ml, it is described as being very thick so maybe you won't need to use that much of it making it last longer before buying a new one.



• Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint is an easy and long wear liquid lipstick that has a matte finish, it is a universal red color that suits all skin tones.

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This high-end lipstick retails for $30

○ M.A.C Lipstick in ruby woo has a matte finish and is long-wearing

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It retails for $17.50


• The Amore Matte Lip Crème in devotion is the perfect dupe for the Fenty Beauty lipstick, it is long-wear, very easy to apply and has a matte finish. It is also suitable on all skin tones.

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This is $9 and it contains a bigger amount of product in it's tube as Fenty Beauty's has only 4ml and Milani has 6ml

• ColourPop Satin Lip in ambush is a creamy, long-wear and non drying matte lipstick that does however transfer so not kiss proof.

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Retails to $6.50 with slightly less product of 3ml instead of 4ml like Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint.

• NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Lipstick in Kitten Heels - Bright Red is a vibrant red that glides on the lips, it has a matte finish and is waterproof.

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This lipstick is $10 and has close to the same amount of product in it's tube.

○ Wet N Wild Megalast Lip Color in Spotlight Red it is a cream semi-matte finish lipstick which means it is hydrating and won't dry your lips however it is transferable. The color is similar to the M.A.C. lipstick.

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Retails for $2.49 and is 3g/ml which is the same amount the M.A.C. one contains.



The Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced is a popular mascara that has an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats and curls the lashes.

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This mascara is $30


The Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara has the same hourglass-shaped brush as the Better Than Sex one, giving a no clumps, volume and a false lash look.

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This dupe retails for $10.08 it has 11ml which is a little more than the Too Faced mascara of 8ml.

Translucent powder


Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is one of the most talked about translucent powders and for a good reason. It makes your face looking silky and smooth, making your makeup last all day long.

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Retails for $47


The NYX Cosmetics Studio Finishing Powder Translucent Finish leaves the skin looking radiant and luminous, it sets the makeup perfectly and it works on all skin tones.

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This translucent powder retails for $10 there is however a big difference in the amount of product in the container, the NYX translucent powder has 3g/ml as the Laura Mercier one has 30g/ml.



The Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics is one of the most talked about bronzer, it gives the perfect sun kissed look.

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Retails for $38


The NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny gives the same sun kissed look effect as the Benefit Hoola, the only slight difference is that the Benefit one leaves a matte finish and the NYC's Smooth Skin leaved a sheer one.

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Retails for $4.47 and contains 9g/ml while the Benefit Hoola has 8g/ml.



The Tattoo Liner by Kat Von D is a very strong and precise eyeliner, very easy to put on, you can achieve a thin liner or a dramatic look depending what you want to go for. It is very versatile.

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Retails for $25


Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Liner has the same fine and precise brush tip as the Kat Von D one making it easy to use and do a natural look or a more glam one.

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This retails for $7.99 it has 50ml and the Kat Von D one has 55ml.



The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by BECCA in Opal is a well known highlighter, it has a buttery texture that melts into the skin leaving a high-impact glow.

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It retails for $46


The Balm Mary Lou Manizer in Champagne adds a subtle glow to the skin, it is shimmery and leaves the same effect as the BECCA one.

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Retails for $24 it also has a lot more product in it's container of 62g compared to 8g in the BECCA one.

Setting Spray

The Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is a weightless setting spray that keeps the makeup up locked in for 16 hours.

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Retails for $40


Pixie by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist is a long lasting makeup setting spray that hydrates the face as well, it can be used as a toner as well.

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Retails for $20.23 it has less product than the Urban Decay setting spray as it contains 80ml and the high end one has 118ml.

That is it for now, thank you for reading and I hope this article helped you save some money because who doesn't like saving money when they can. I will do another article with the most popular makeup at Sephora and find some dupes for those so be on the look out :)