Makeup Dupes Soup

I am so excited today to share with you all some MakeUp Dupes, as in makeup that could duplicate for those high-end products.

Now, I am sure you are thinking to yourself, “I didn’t know Grace knew anything about makeup.” 

Well, I don’t, really.

But, my friend Mike does.

I invited Mike to share his makeup expertise with you. He knows his stuff. His makeup looks flawless and fresh, and he’s always current on all the best makeup dupes and tricks. 

When I asked Mike to share his expertise with us, he was enthusiastic and so sweet. Just talking to him, I picked up some tips on makeup application. If we play our cards right, he just might come back and share some makeup tips with us later… 

Makeup Dupe Soup…  

By: Mike Brooks      

Hey Gals and guys, who like the designer makeup look, but for less! I’ve always got my eyes out for a good drugstore dupe. I mean, who doesn’t want to look their very best without breaking the bank?            

Here’s a few of the dupes I’ve run into either by trial and error, or basically repurposing  a makeup.

First up:

Wet n Wild Reserve your Cabana slays HourGlass lighting powder

Wet n Wild Reserve your Cabana slays HourGlass lighting powder

   HourGlass* Ambient Lighting Finishing Powder which retails for around  $45 is duped by Wet N Wild’s* Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer (once you see the pigment of this you’ll understand right away it’s a highlighter/finishing powder) which retails for an astonishing 41 bucks less at around $4.      If you likemake up foundation dupe Bobbi Brown* Liquid Foundation and don’t want to pay the steep price of $50, why not try Maybelline* Fit Me Foundation for only $8?   

Now, let’s talk bronzers. bronzer

These days matte powder bronzers are all the rage, but if you don’t want to shell out the $35for Estee Lauder* Bronze Goddess Powder, you’ll be relieved when I tell you it’s dupe Rimmel London* Natural Bronzer only cost $5.  

Color Correcting Dupes Capture

Try this dupe for $3

Try this dupe for $3

Right now, color correcting pallets have been coming out in all the high end brands. If you’ve never tried them and don’t want to pay the not too bad price of $12 for the NYX* Color Correcting Pallet, you can pay 4 times less with Elf’s* Tone Correcting Pallet at a whopping $3!   Well, that’s all the makeup dupes I have for ya, but I will leave you with one more. elf brush How would you put on all this fabulous makeup without the right tools? If you’re paying between $15 – $50 on MAC* or Sephora* Brushes, might I suggest you take a look at Elf* Brushes which are between $1 – $3, Elf* started out online only, and then branched out to Target, but now I hear many retailers are carrying them. My favorite is the Elf* Studio Mineral Powder brush which retails for $3, great for contouring & highlighting.   What makeup dupes do you use?  Please comment because everyone should be able to afford to look great! – Mike      


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1 Comment on Makeup Dupes Soup

  1. Taylor Closet
    February 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm (8 years ago)

    I don’t have one, but will try the ones listed on your blog. Thanks!


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