15 Drugstore Dupes For Your Favorite High-End Beauty Products

It is really not possible to buy the cult high-end products for everyone. Firstly, availability becomes an issue and then the price tag too....

It is really not possible to buy the cult high-end products for everyone. Firstly, availability becomes an issue and then the price tag too. As a result, we always look for dupes. Not always the quality is same but you can surely pass it on as a high-end dupe. There are a plethora of beauty enthusiasts who use the drugstore products in place of the high-end products and you can hardly make out any difference. Thus we have made a compilation of 15 drugstore dupes for high-end beauty products. Let's see what these are.

Drugstore Dupes For Your Favorite High-End Beauty Products

1. Original Beauty Blender Black (2200 INR) vs. YBP Makeup Perfector Sponge Lust (1200 INR)

Original Beauty Blender Black Drugstore Dupe

Original BB is surely a cult favorite and MUAs all over the world have praised it. In India, it costs a bomb and thus we have the dupe, which is the YBP Makeup Perfector Sponge Lust. The texture, quality, color is same as the Original BB and the only place where is differs is the shape, but very nominal. The Original Beauty Blender is slightly tapered below while the YBP one is broader. Apart from that, YBP is available at half the price of the Original BB.

2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (2000 INR approx.) vs. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (500 INR)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Drugstore Dupe

This is a very famous dupe everyone is aware of. Even the packaging looks very similar. The only restriction is that the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has a medium to full coverage, while the Fit Me has sheer to medium coverage. However, both gets the job done pretty much same and you can surely save up a lot.

3. Dior Diorshow Mascara ($28.50) vs L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara (900 INR)

Dior Diorshow Mascara Drugstore Dupe

The Diorshow Mascara is an eye makeup lover's dream but the price tag is surely a nightmare. Given the fact that the mascara has to be disposed within 6 months, it hurts the pocket a lot. So if you want that same texture, quality, volume and waterproof formula, go for the L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara which has a less hurtful price tag and would do the same job for you as Dior.

4. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (US$ 64.00) vs L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup (1000 INR)

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Drugstore Dupe

Various celebrities swear by the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation that glides like a dream and gives a flawless base. What if I tell you that you can get that at a much cheaper price? Yes, we have the L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in various shades that gives pretty much the same finish and texture. It is ultra-light and blends very easily.

5. Diorshow Iconic Mascara (US$ 29.50) vs. L'Oréal Voluminous Million Dollar Lashes Mascara (895 INR)

Diorshow Iconic Mascara Drugstore Dupe

Another Dior vs. L'Oréal to look forward to. The Iconic Mascara has a deep and intense look and gives a fuller look to the lashes. The L'Oréal Voluminous Million Dollar Lashes gives pretty much the same effect. The only difference is that the Dior one doesn't clump at all while you will notice teeny-meeny clumps from the L'Oréal one.

6. Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette (US$ 54.00) vs MUA Undressed Palette (INR 840)

Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette Drugstore Dupe

UD Naked palettes are trendsetters and we are glad that MUA came up with a similar looking palette. Both the palettes have well pigmented 10 metallic and 2 matte shades. While the UD palettes are surely way better in texture, quality and pigmentation, the MUA falls slightly short. However, in times of need, go for MUA if you want to save up for some time.

7. MAC Ruby Woo (INR 1750) vs Lakme 9 to 5 Red Coat (INR 400)

MAC Ruby Woo Drugstore Dupe

Yes, we agree that MAC Ruby Woo is a legend and probably down 10 or 20 years, women will still praise it but with MAC going crazy with their price tag, I doubt how many of us can actually afford that. Well, our very own Lakme has the Red Coat color from the 9 to 5 series which can surely pass on as a stunning replacement of MAC Ruby Woo. Both are neutral red of the same genre, matte finish and long lasting. So it is surely a great dupe of a high end.

8. Makeup Forever HD Foundation (US$ 43.00) vs. Revlon Photoready Foundation (1100 INR)

Makeup Forever HD Foundation Drugstore Dupe

Makeup Forever HD Foundation is surely one of the best out there but accessing it from is a little tough. Also, the price is exorbitantly high. The same effect can be easily achieved with Revlon Photoready Foundation which has the same texture, consistency, coverage and finish. Both the products photographs really well and Makeup Forever HD foundation is only better when it comes to the shade selection.

9. Yves Saint Laurent Touché Eclat (2130 INR) vs Maybelline Dreamy Touch Lumi Concealer (600 INR)

Yves Saint Laurent Touché Eclat Drugstore Dupe

This is one of the well-known dupe and surely a worthy one. Both the products are great for base highlighting and brighten up the under eyes and other areas very well. They give buildable coverage and the creamy formula is a dream to blend in. The only difference is that the Yves Saint Laurent Touché Eclat comes in 10 shades whereas the Maybelline Dreamy Touch Lumi Concealer has only three shades.

10. Smashbox Photofinish Primer ($36.00) vs NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer (1700 INR)

Smashbox Photofinish Primer Drugstore Dupe

Smashbox Photofinish Primer and NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer are absolutely identical when it comes to the performance. Both the products help in minimizing the pores and blurs out the skin, giving a good base for foundation. The skin feels soft and smooth. The packaging is also, to a large extent, identical and helps to keep the makeup stay on the whole day. You can easily invest on the NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer rather than the Smashbox one.

11. Tom Ford Indian Rose ($48) vs. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick Desert Rose (645 INR)

Tom Ford Indian Rose Drugstore Dupe

Tom Ford Indian Rose has a gorgeous packaging and the color resembles of a muted pink that would work great for fair to medium skin tones. The Desert Rose is also a muted pink which is ideal for Indian skin tones. The Chambor one has a powder matte finish while the Tom Ford one has a satin matte finish. Thus, the Desert Rose is surely a great dupe for Indian Rose.

12. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Black Ink ($26.00) vs. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (499 INR)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Black Ink Drugstore Dupe

If you loved and adored the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Black Ink for the impeccable black finish, you are bound to love the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner as well. The Bobbi Brown one is sure of high quality and doesn't dry up at all whereas the Maybelline one dries up pretty fast. Except for this, you would love to invest in the Maybelline one for your daily needs.

13. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder ($35) vs. Bharat & Dorris Loose Powder (300 INR)

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Drugstore Dupe

I saw many makeup addicts praising the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder and terming it as their HG baking powder and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the Bharat & Dorris Loose Powder giving the same effect anyway. Both the products are extremely great for baking, give a silky texture that blends beautifully over the skin and leave a satiny-smooth finish without any heavy feel. The price is very nominal compared to the LM one and thus you can easily save up a lot.

14. Anastasia Brow Wiz ($21) vs. NYX Micro Brow Pencil (875 INR)

Anastasia Brow Wiz Drugstore Dupe

The packaging is totally identical except for the brand name written on it. Both the products have an ultra-slim, retractable body that fills the brows well and the spoolie on the other end helps to blend for a flawless finish. They are long-wearing, have a smudge-proof formula and glides effortlessly. Since NYX is available in India, you can surely invest on this one.

15. MAC Miley Cyrus Lipstick (1750 INR) vs. Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick PM11 (295 INR)

MAC Miley Cyrus Lipstick Drugstore Dupe

Yes, this is an awesome dupe. The MAC Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick PM11 are both blue based pink which looks extremely stunning and a great dupe if you want to avoid the exorbitant price tag of MAC. Of course, MAC has a better lasting power but you can also dab a powder on top to make the Lakme long lasting.

Contributed By: Salomi Das

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