Makeup Dupes: Spend or Save?

14 alternatives to your favourite beauty products

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Words by Adina Whyte
June 9th, 2015

Affordable duplicates of expensive products are a wonderful way to have your cake and greedily eat it too. Who doesn’t love that? Especially if you are a ‘slight’ makeup addict like me. We can all appreciate a bargain, especially when it replaces your need for your beloved luxury products.  Beauty is my downfall…every time. I can resist clothes (most of the time) but show me a beautifully packaged lipstick or eyeshadow palette and I’m sold. But as much as we would like to be able to splash out every time, we must attempt to create some kind of beauty budget and if we must save, let’s save well. So, with that in mind I have put together my favourite beauty dupes, as trialled by myself and our trusty MUAs that might make you reconsider your trusty faves while saving you money at the same time.

You decide will you spend or save? (Click the product names to shop)

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3.)  Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (€28)   VS.   NYX HD Concealer (€6.99)

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4.)  Beauty Blender (€19.95)   VS.   Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (€7.99)

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5.)  MAC Lip Pencils (€16.50)   VS.   NYX Lip Pencils (€4.99)

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6.)  Nars Orgasm Blush (€30)   VS.   Sleek Rose Gold Blush (€5.49) &  NYX Pinched Blush (€4.49)

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7.)  MAC Brow Set in Clear (€18)   VS.   Rimmel Brow this Way Gel (€5.49)

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11.)  Dior Diorshow Mascara (€32.50)   VS.   L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara (€12.99)

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13.)  Benefit Brow Zing (€34)   VS.   Sleek Brow Kit (€10.99)

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14.)  Nars Body Glow (€65)   VS.   The Body Shop Honey Bronze (€25.95)

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