beauty

From NARS To NYX, Fake It 'Til You Make It With These Crazy Good Beauty Dupes

May 21, 2014 by Julia Welling
shefinds | beauty
view slideshow

Just like you’ve seen in our fashion Taste Tests, beauty brands are doing the same thing and ripping eachother off like never before. Some of the pricier guys, like NARS, Dior, MAC, and Urban Decay, are being duped by smaller drugstore brands like NYX, e.l.f. and Wet n Wild–and we’ve noticed. But why are beauty knock-offs becoming so popular? The answer is actually pretty obvious.

Some cosmetics companies, like e.l.f. (the king of all beauty dupes) got smart and realized that though expensive products are really trendy, their target consumers (aka millennials) just can’t afford $40 bronzer or $25 mascara. Buy a NARS blush, and there goes the money you were going to spend on your Saturday night out. If you think about it like that, your trip to Sephora will get really scary really fast, but take head to the drugstore, and you can update your entire makeup collection for $50. Thanks, to these dupes, girls like me don’t have to choose between beauty and fun, because now we have the option to splurge on the name-brand expensive products or opt for a knock-off.

At first, I was a little skeptical about duped products. I thought things like, “What if the cheap version makes me break out?” or “What if the dupe doesn’t work as well?” which can be true. But, no need to worry. I’ve tried a TON of these less expensive products that I found on Pinterest and in magazines, and I’ll admit that some definitely didn’t work or weren’t even close in color to the originals, but in my search I did find some good ones. So, I’ve rounded up the 10 best beauty dupes I could find, and I promise they’re just like the originals if not BETTER.

Whether you’re interested in trying duped products, treating yourself to some luxury cosmetics, or testing them both, check out the ultimate broke girl’s guide to makeup dupes in our slideshow. You’ll be shocked at how similar the products are.

For more beauty products, check out: beauty bestsellers, spring beauty products and airbrush foundation.

 

Tags:

beauty, makeup

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

beauty

The One Herbal Tea You Should Have Every Day To Prevent Hair Loss, According To An Expert

December 8, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We didn't know it could do all of THIS!

beauty

I Got My Hair Cut By A Celebrity Stylist & The Results Will Shock You--See The Before & After Pics

December 4, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
My hair will never be the same!

beauty

The One Night Cream Every Woman Should Be Using To Take 10 Years Off Your Face

December 4, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's one of our faves!

beauty

This Thinning Hair Product Is Selling Out At Target Because It Makes Hair Grow Back Overnight

December 4, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Where has this been all of our lives?!

beauty

Shop This Year's Best Gifts That Give Back Before They're All Gone

December 3, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
'Tis the season.

beauty

The One Product Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Using, According To A Dermatologist

December 2, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It won't even cost you $15!

beauty

The One Anti-Aging Serum Every Woman Should Be Using To Take 10 Years Off Your Face

December 2, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's ALWAYS selling out at Sephora

beauty

This Two-Step Treatment Targets The Look Of Fine Lines While You Sleep--Really!

Getting older is inevitable, but it shouldn't be something ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS