Save Or Splurge? 7 Best Beauty Dupes From The Drugstore

We love a luxury stunner just as much as you do. But sometimes, dishing out money for expensive eyeshadow, lipstick and powder isn’t an option—especially when you have different responsibilities to deal with. That’s where makeup dupes come in. 

Turns out, there are actually tons and tons of shockingly excellent products out there that come close to your all-time expensive faves at only a small, itty bitty fraction of the price. Keep reading to find your new magnificence swaps, and give your wallet a little breather this month. 

  1. Benefit’s POREfessional VS NYX Pore Filler

The Benefit’s POREfessional primer took the beauty world by storm when it first released years ago. This holy primer makes your pores basically undetachable and glides onto your skin easily. However, the NYX Pore Filler delivers just as good as the high end product. Both contain an oil-free formula and Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

2. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation VS L’Oreal True Match


Giorgio Armani’s foundation is famously known for its ability to blur out imperfections and boost radiance—similar to L’Oreal’s True Match foundation. It’s almost tough to differentiate these two when they both somehow manage to remain incredibly lightweight and natural. The L’Oreal foundation however is packed with skin-friendly ingredients, so you can feel good about putting it on your skin. 

3. NARS Creamy Concealer VS Maybelline Fit Me Concealer


If you’re looking for a concealer that is creamy, medium coverage, buildable and budget-friendly, Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer is a great drugstore option for the cult’s favourite, NARS Creamy Concealer. Both have the same radiant, natural finish and blend just as easily into your skin, or any foundation you’re wearing underneath. 

4. NARS Orgasm Blush VS Milani Baked Blush

Okay, yes I admit it, NARS Orgasm Blush looks absolutely stunning on every skin tone. But if you can’t handle the price tag, this soft, iridescent pink blush from Milani will give you the same incredibly sexy-sultry-and-sophisticated flush look after every application. With matte, shimmery finish, you can expect this drugstore score to last all day! 

5. Becca Sunlit Bronzer VS Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Infused with murumuru butter, cupuacu butter, and tucuma butter—not to mention, cruelty free and paraben free—the Butter Bronzer from Physicians Formula will give you the similar sun kissed glow effect like Becca’s Sunlit Bronzer! This cheap, pocket-friendly and moisturizing bronzer feels so buttery on skin. Never cakey or cracked, aka the best! 

6. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara VS L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

You can’t go wrong with Better Than Sex Mascara—no flakes, no smudges, no clumps, it’s like you could take over the world when you have this mascara on. But check this out, L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise has the exact result as the Too Faced’s holy grail. With the same fluttery finish, just an overall great mascara for your everyday wear! 

7. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick VS NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick


Thanks to the quick-drying, smudge-proof and long wear formula, Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick is basically a gold standard product. But behold, the NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick is equally similar, and it’s much cheaper! And the shade range? To die for. Super lightweight and feels like a moisturizing lip mask, this dupe is a must have.