The makeup industry is getting bigger and bigger as women (and men) the world over, are getting more obsessed with makeup and beauty products. With the emergence of blogs,beauty vloggers/bloggers and makeup tutorial, it’s no secret anymore how to achieve the envied flawless finish of celebrities and TV personalities, all this knowledge is easily accessed at the touch of a screen and the tip of a finger! More tools and brands are released everyday, encouraging…or better put, enabling beauty enthusiasts to step up their makeup game.
But here’s the big question? Are those super expensive products and tools completely necessary?! We’ll help you with the answer…
Some products are pretty cool..but not a complete must have. When we say dupe, we aren’t referring to a cheap exact replica of the product, but a cheaper equivalent or substitute, that can do as good a job as the product. Here’s our pick below:
1. PRODUCT: ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS GLOW KIT
No disputing that this highlighter kit is bomb! But it only comes with 4 palettes and costs a whooping $40 (N14,000). Now that’s a small fortune.
DUPE: Freedom Pro
An amazing dupe for this kit would be this bronzing palette. It’s super pigmented and would give you the needed shimmer and glow without breaking the bank! Or if your regular bronzer isn’t doing it for you, apply gold or bronze eyeshadow to desired area with a blush brush!
PRODUCT: LIP-KIT BY KYLIE
This popular lippie product by one of the Kardashian- Jenner clan is such hot commodity, that you are counted lucky if you get your hands on just one! It also costs $29 (N10,150) for a lip kit= consisting of the lip stain and a lip pencil! *insert low whistle here*
DUPE: TAOS COSMETICS / ELSAS PRO
These brands are one of our favourite Nigerian Brands! They are just as good as the Kylie’s Lip-kit, bringing out similar shades as the famous brand but at the low price of N2800 – N3000! A small price to pay in comparison with Kylie’s Lip-kit.
PRODUCT: BEAUTY BLENDER
The Beauty Blender is an amazing product! Soft and blends beautifully too….it does have its cons as it weighs heavy on your pockets. It costs $20 (N7,000) for the average size beauty blender. Putting into consideration that it should be changed at least every 3 months? That is pretty steep!
DUPE: NUBAN BEAUTY BLENDER
At N2,000, these are just as good as the beauty blender, it blends as flawlessly and is almost as soft!
We hope you enjoyed the above! There are so many other dupes that we are sure we left out…feel free to share in the comment box below.