It seems like basically every Kardashian/Jenner has something going on in the beauty world. Kylie Jenner’s famed Kylie Cosmetics is one of the most successful cosmetics brands ever in the history of beauty, a Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian beauty line is rumored to be launching soon, and then of course there’s Kim Kardashian-West’s successful cosmetics line, KKW Beauty. Kim’s beauty line undeniably blew up in the beauty industry, with every single product launch and restock selling out within hours, if not minutes.
One of the most sought-after products in her beauty collection are the Ultralight Beams Duos. Fittingly named after her musical hubby, Kanye West’s, hot hit track, “Ultralight Beam” (which you should totally add to your playlists, btw), these High Shine Lip Glosses and Shimmering Loose Powders are so blindingly glittery you can see them glimmering on your lips and cheeks from outer space. But, they’re pretty pricey: for a small lip gloss and a tube of loose powder you have to pay $34. I’m not going to lie, I would never use the shimmer powder (I already have a million highlighters and eyeshadows), so why would I pay $34 just for a tiny tube of lip gloss? That seems a little absurd to me, so I made it my personal mission to find bargain-priced dupes of these glitzy lip glosses. And, lucky for you, I found the absolute perfect dupes to the three most popular shades in KKW Beauty’s Ultralight Beams line: the luminescent white “Iridescent,” the subtly glittery “Rose Gold,” and the bright and bold “Copper.” Check out some of these top-notch lip gloss dupes to stock in your beauty bag!
This cosmic-white lip gloss from NYX Cosmetics is almost an exact clone to the KKW Beauty Ultralight Beam High Shine Lip Gloss in “Iridescent.” This lip gloss will have your lips gleaming brighter than a disco ball, and won’t leave a sticky texture or chemical smell like many other lip glosses on the market. NYX Cosmetics has built a reputation for themselves of selling high quality makeup at the lowest price points in the industry, so you know you’re getting amazing product at a fraction of the cost of other “luxury” cosmetics items.
Rose gold is one of the trendiest colors in the beauty, fashion, even housewares industries, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the biggest sellers in KKW Beauty’s Ultralight Beam collection (it’s currently sold out). This pink-hued lip gloss from Rimmel is definitely one of our top picks as a cheaper dupe to KKW Beauty’s “Rose Gold” lip gloss. Rimmel’s has the same subtle pink pigment as KKW’s, and has a glorious shimmer that can light up your look in an instant. It’s simple enough to wear on a quick trip to the mall, and shimmery enough to whip out for a hot date or a ladies night out.
I know, this is not a drugstore item and it is a bit pricier than other lip glosses on this list. But, believe me, you’re never going to find a better dupe to KKW Beauty’s “Copper” lip gloss than this one. There are few items that I’ll willingly pay over $10 for, and this is definitely one of them. Described as having a similar sparkle to “a fairy on acid,” this lip gloss is guaranteed to have people turning their heads in envy and awe. It’s just so sparkly and mesmerizing, and I’m totally addicted to it.