Budget Beauty: Even More Drugstore Dupes!

08 May 2014

Hi lovelies! It's that time again for your most-requested post series, drugstore dupes! For those of you that don't know about the wonderful world of drugstore dupes, they are essentially a cheaper and drugstore-brand duplicate of a more high-end product. So the bottom line is, I'm about to save you a boatload of money. Money that you can use to buy practical things even more makeup. Get excited!

These liners are both amazing for those mornings when you aren't looking so fresh and wide-awake. The only noticeable difference between the two is that Rimmel's pencil is slightly more smooth gliding on, which is perfect for the water line!
The Original: Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener ($19)
Drugstore Dupe: Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude ($4.50)

While the prices of these two lipsticks are quite different, the color is almost identical! There is a slight difference in finish between the two, but both pack a super pigmented punch.
The Original: MAC Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum ($16)
Drugstore Dupe: Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash ($6)

Both of these powders were designed to mimic the effects of a Photoshopped "soft-focus" in real life. While I have to admit Make Up Forever's powder does wonders like no other can, e.l.f.'s dupe certainly comes close when it comes to blurring imperfections.
The Original: Make Up Forever HD Powder ($34)
Drugstore Dupe: e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder ($6)

The packaging on these two is almost identical, as is the product inside. The only difference I've noticed is that L'Oreal's liner has a slightly stiffer brush that makes it easier to apply, whereas Lancome's is more like a paintbrush (which makes things harder for liquid liner newbies).
The Original: Lancome Artliner Liquid Eyeliner Pen ($30)
Drugstore Dupe: L’Oreal Lineur Intense ($9)

So you guys should know by now what a huge fan of highlighters I am, and I love both of these products dearly. If you're new to the world of highlighting and contouring, e.l.f.'s version is a great alternative to create that glow-y skin look.
The Original: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade ($32)
Drugstore Dupe: e.l.f Baked Blush in Pinktastic ($4)

That's all for this time! Let me know in the comments down below what brands or products you'd like to see in future drugstore dupe posts!

P.S.- Be sure to check out the rest of my drugstore dupe posts here!


  1. I didn't know that L'Oreal had a pretty cheap liquid eyeliner, thanks for the heads-up!

  2. You always have such great dupes! I have the elf powder and it is so good for the price!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

    1. Thanks Cassandra! So glad it's working well for you!

  3. I love the Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi highligher pen, at $8 its as good as the YSL one.

    1. LOVE the lumi! It's featured in another one of my dupe posts! :)

  4. That Rimmel liner is great for spot concealing too! I love it!!!

    1. Never would have thought of that Daisy! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Lovely post, I'm a drugstore junkie all day! <3

  6. The MUF HD powder has one ingredient... Silica. The Elf powder is not an exact dupe because it has many other ingredients... if you want an EXACT dupe of the MUF HD Powder, get NYX's HD powder... it also has only one ingredient, Silica. 9.99 at Ulta.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Paula! I'll have to check that out!


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