Three Makeup Dupes You Need To Know About

It's not often I talk dupes and there's no real reason for that... other than I just haven't.. until now that is! I also guess the term "dupe" has become less specific in recent years with many brands releasing look-a-like products of more expensive ones that don't necessarily perform in the same way. For me this isn't what I'd know dupes to be so I simply stayed clear of reviewing such products. 

But today I thought I'd bring it back and share with you three products that are excellent dupes for some higher end products, which I also own meaning I can fully compare and show you the true similarities. I really hope you find some purse-friendly makeup products to pick up here! 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Dupe: Kiko Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara
£17.10 Debenhams HERE vs. £8.90 Kiko HERE
For the longest time I've loved this bargain Kiko mascara, while also loving Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and then it twigged...they are pretty damn similar! This would make total sense as comparing the brushes they are of a similar hourglass shape and both have a volumising formula that is neither too wet or too dry. Both mascaras do an excellent job of adding volume and fanning out the lashes to perfection. If you have been keen to try out the cult Too Faced mascara or you're already a dedicated fan, then I'd highly recommend trying out with budget alternative especially when it's on offer, which is often (costing around £3.90), and see what you think of it! Much like TF Better Than Sex there's a waterproof version that is a holiday/hot weather staple.

Benefit Majorette Cream Blush Dupe: Bourjois Cream Blush 01
£24.50 Feel Unique HERE vs. £6.78 Amazon HERE
This gorgeous cream-to-powder blush is one of my favourite dupes as it's a dupe for Benefit Majorette and perfect if £24.50 for a single blush is too little steep for you! Not only do these two products look very similar in the pan but the formula is pretty much identical, feeling soft and creamy to the touch, blending down to a flattering powder finish and feel. I would say Benefit Majorette is more orange-toned than Bourjois Cream Blush in 01, however I feel the dupe is more universally flattering due to it's slightly more peachy less orange tone. I do however still love Benefit Majorette as it's perfect in summer with a smokey peach/golden orange eye look and it does contain much more product (3.5g more) than the quite compact Bourjois cream blush. 

Benefit Gimme Brow Dupe: Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix 
£20.00 Look Fantastic HERE vs. £8.50 Beauty Bay HERE
Another Benefit dupe here, this time for Benefit Gimme Brow, a favourite brow gel of mine. This being pretty similar to Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix, which also consists of three shades to the range but at the fraction of the price at £8.50 compared to 20.00 and with 1.5ml more product! Other than Benefit Gimme Brow featuring a smaller wand and a slightly drier formula, both brow gels are incredibly similar, especially with making the brows appear thicker, how the brows still feel natural and not crispy once the brow gel has dried and even on shades. There are quite a few similar looking brow gels to Benefit Gimme Brow on the market but this Zoeva offering really is the best I've come across!

Even if these three products weren't dupes I'd still love them as they are all spot on, but as they are it makes them that extra bit more special and cherished in my makeup collection.

Have I tempted you with any cheaper alternatives here?

Fee xo.
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