6 Drugstore Beauty Dupes For a Natural Makeup Look
The internet’s obsession with makeup lately has probably had you wanting to amp up your own beauty bag (not to mention makeup skills).
If you’re just getting your toes wet, you probably don’t want to be splurging on expensive products that you don’t even know how to use, but you also don’t want to harm your face by using cheap products with sus ingredients — or cheap products that simply don’t work properly.
Thankfully, that’s where dupes come in. Anyone who’s familiar with beauty blogger talk knows that a “dupe” is a more affordable makeup product that’s super similar to a more expensive product. We asked one of our fave makeup artists, Fae Diakite, to tell us some of her favorite drugstore swaps.
1. For The Perfect Brow
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Dip is a cult fave, but if you’re trying to save your cash, the e.l.f brow kit is equally lit.
“Not only does the e.l.f brow kit save you $15.00 extra on your makeup haul, it’s beginner friendly and less messier than the ABH Brow Dip,” says Fae.
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2. Conceal That ‘Ish
3. Eyeshadow Primer
4. Banana Babes
Ben Nye Luxury Powder In Banana: W7 Banana Dreams, $5
It’s not that Ben Nye Luxury Powder is expensive, it’s that it’s constantly selling out and super hard to get your hands on. Instead of waiting in lines or searching Ebay, Fae says w7’s Banana Dreams is super similar.
“Both have an amazing flawless finish and no scary flashbacks,” she says. “You can purchase the W7 U.K. Banana Dream powder on Amazon for only $6 to save yourself the headache.”
5. Game. Set. Match
M.A.C prep & Prime: E.l.f Mist & Set, $14