Are They Dupes?

Are They Dupes?

NYX Angel Veil v. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

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Hourglass $54.00 for 1 oz

NYX $15.99 for 1.02 oz

Texture?

The texture of these are very similar. They both have a smooth consistency, and glide on super easily.

Color?

Both have a white color that disappears on the skin.

Wear Time?

I find that the Hourglass primer has my makeup lasting all day, while the NYX starts to fade a bit sooner.

Which do I prefer?

I prefer the feel of the Hourglass product because the NYX feels a bit greasy sometimes, but I will most likely end up rebuying the NYX over the Hourglass because of the crazy price difference.

NARS Radient Creamy Concealer v. Maybelline Fit Me

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NARS $29.00 for .22 oz

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Maybelline $6.99 for .23 oz

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Texture?

These both have a very creamy texture, but the NARS is noticeably thicker to me. The Fit Me creases less easily, but also does not have the same amount of coverage on me as the NARS.

Color?

The NARS concealer line has a lot more shade options than the Maybelline, so it might be easier to find the perfect match in the Radiant concealer. Also, the Fit Me seems to have more luminosity than the NARS, which makes it great for the under eyes.

Wear Time?

I find that the Fit Me does not stay under my eyes for nearly as long as my RCC. The NARS also stays put (once I set it) on blemishes longer, and doesn’t settle into my dry spots.

Which do I prefer?

I much prefer the NARS concealer, it lasts longer, it doesn’t cling to my dry patches like the Fit Me tends to do, and it brightens up my face.

Bobbi Brown Corrector v. NYX Dark Circle Concealer

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Bobbi Brown $25.00 for .05 oz

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NYX $5.99 for .10 oz

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Texture?

These have basically the same texture, but the Bobbi Brown is a bit creamier, while the NYX can drag a bit.

Color?

The Bobbi Brown has a much larger shade range than the NYX, so it is much easier to find the perfect correcting shade for your under eyes. I find the NYX one looks more like a concealer than a true corrector.

Wear Time?

The Bobbi Brown lasts so much longer on me, and keeps my purple eye bags hidden all day. The NYX tends to separate and fade underneath my concealer after a few hours.

Which do I prefer?

I much prefer the Bobbi Brown corrector to the NYX. Even though it is a ridiculous price to pay for such a teeny tiny amount of product, it is the only thing that makes a noticeable difference for my under eyes.

Girlactik Face Glow in Natural v. theBalm Mary Lou Manizer

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Girlactik $25.00 for .32 oz

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theBalm $24.00 for .30 oz

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Texture?

These have the same feel. They are powders, but they are so finely milled they feel like silk on your fingers and nothing on your face.

Color?

The Mary Loumanizer is noticeably lighter and more of a champagne gold while the Face Glow is more bronzy and natural looking.

Wear Time?

I find the Girlactik lasts just a bit longer on my cheekbones. The difference is not very noticeable though.

Which do I prefer?

I honestly love them both for different reasons. I don’t think these are dupes for each other, they give me such different looks. The Loumanizer is much more intense and pearly, while the Face Glow gives a super natural, almost ‘lit from within’ look.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl v. Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlight in Stole The Show

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Becca $38.00 for .25 oz

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Colourpop $8.00 for .15 oz

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Texture?

The textures of these could not be more different. The Becca powder is very finely milled and silky. The Colourpop highlighter is a cream/powder hybrid that is next to impossible to explain. I have to apply Stole the Show with my fingers or a sponge to get the best color payoff, while I can apply Pearl with a regular brush.

Color?

Stole the Show has a very obvious gold undertone, while Pearl is a true frosty white color.

Wear Time?

The Becca always lasts very long on me, no matter the foundation underneath, while I notice the Colourpop doesn’t last as long on some of my lower coverage face products.

Which do I prefer?

I prefer the Becca because it is so easy to just throw on, and I find it goes better with more diverse looks.

NYX Tres Jolie Eyeliner v. Marc Jacobs Highliner

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Marc Jacobs $25.00 for .01 oz

NYX $11.99 for .02 oz

Texture?

These are both “gel” pencil liners, so they have the same creamy texture. These both go on so smooth and don’t drag along my waterline. I have pretty watery eyes, but neither of these cause me any problems. The Marc Jacobs liner has gold glitter in it, making it slightly less comfortable but its barely noticeable.

Color?

This is where the Marc Jacobs beats NYX by a long shot. The Highliners come in a really beautiful range of colors, while the Tres Jolies only come in two: brown and black. I am begging you NYX, release more colors and I will buy them all. I would kill for a matte slate gray or deep forest green.

Wear Time?

While they are both the most long lasting pencil liners I own, I actually find the NYX one lasts longer in my lash line/waterline. It stays dark and opaque while the Marc Jacobs begins to fade in certain spots like the inner and outer corners of my eye.

Which do I prefer?

I prefer the NYX because of the wear time and the price, but I would love them so much more if they would just release some damn variety in this formula.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown v. NYX Micro Brow in Espresso

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Anastasia Beverly Hills $21.00 for.003 oz

NYX $9.99 for .003 oz

Texture?

When it comes to feel and texture, these are perfect dupes. Both are stiff and a bit waxy, which is exactly what I love in a brow pencil. They go on subtly without looking patchy and it is super easy to mimic real eyebrow hairs with the fine tip.

Color?

The Brow Wiz is a tiny bit cooler toned, which I prefer for my brows since they are so dark.

Wear Time?

The Brow Wiz definitely lasts longer on my brows, but when I set the NYX pencil with clear mascara/brow gel it lasts just as long!

Which do I prefer?

I prefer the Brow Wiz because it is the perfect color for me, but I will most likely be repurchasing the Micro Brow because of how much cheaper it is.

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly v. Maybelline Color Tatto in Creamy Beige

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MAC $22.00 for .17 oz

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Maybelline $6.99 for .14 oz

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Texture?

While the Paint Pot is very creamy, the Color Tattoo is a bit tacky. The tackiness is perfect for patting dark eyeshadows on top of and avoiding fallout, but the Paint Pot is much better for my dry eyelids. Sometimes the Tattoos can accentuate my dry spots.

Color?

Both the Pots and the Tattoos have many different available colors, so finding the perfect color is not a problem. I prefer Painterly the most out of both color selections though because it perfectly matches my lids and cancels out any redness I may have.

Wear Time?

The Paint Pots make my shadows stay vibrant for hours and hours. Some of the darker Tattoos keep my shadows vibrant, but I rarely find myself wearing dark cream shadows during the day. I can put Painterly on my lid with Bobbi Brown’s Bone shadow on top and my lids will look bright and natural all day long.

Which do I prefer?

I will continue to rebuy the Paint Pot, mostly because of the perfect skin color match it is for me. If the Color Tattoos were just a bit creamier and easier to work with I might abandon Painterly for them.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu v. Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick in Cherry Bomb

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NARS $26.00 for .08 oz

Wet N Wild $1.99 for .11 oz

Texture?

These have very different textures. Cherry Bomb is a lipstick, so it is a lot creamier and thicker, while the NARS is a pencil so it can be a bit drier.

Color?

The Wet N Wild shade has much more red and pink tones in it. Train Bleu is a true deep eggplant.

Wear Time?

I find that the NARS goes on pretty patchy, so it is much easier for me to throw on Cherry Bomb and reapply later on as needed.

Which do I prefer?

I prefer Cherry Bomb for the formula, and Train Bleu for the color. I usually end up just combining them for a super vampy look!

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita v. Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Chablis

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Bite Beauty $24.00 for .09 oz

NARS $26.00 for .08 oz

Texture?

The Bite pencil is much creamier and feels so much more comfortable on the lips. The NARS pencil is so matte that it can be almost drying on the lips. The downside to the creaminess of the Bite pencil though is that it never really looks truly matte, and it can slip around a bit if you don’t use a lipliner.

Color?

I think that despite the difference in texture, these are a pretty close color match. They both are that bright terra-cotta red/pink that are becoming very popular.

Wear Time?

The NARS pencil lasts longer without reapplying, but starts to dry out my lips. On the other hand, the Bite pencil doesn’t last as long but it is so much easier to reapply it throughout the day since it is so creamy.

Which do I prefer?

I prefer Chablis for sure. It feels better, doesn’t dry out my lips and doesn’t crumble or fade unevenly.

Lime Crime Velveteen in Cashmere v. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap

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Lime Crime $20.00 for .088 oz

Colourpop $6.00 for .11 oz

Texture?

These are both very thin, truly ‘liquid’ liquid lipsticks. They both dry to a sturdy matte and once dried do not transfer at all. The Colourpop formula is a but more drying if used without a lip balm underneath.

Color?

Both of these shades are the kinds of colors that look totally different on each person. On me though, these both are pretty similar. Cashmere is lighter and ashier on me, while Trap is a true ‘greige.’

Wear Time?

Both of these dry so matte that it takes vigorous scrubbing with a washcloth to get them off. Sometimes the Cashmere crumbles on the center of my lip after a few hours.

Which do I prefer?

I prefer Colourpop for two reasons. First, because the color suits me better and it doesn’t crumble away on me. Second, because I now boycott all LimeCrime products. I do not think that Doe Deere is a nice person and while the Velveteens are great lipsticks, I can’t justify giving someone like her my money.

Let me know any dupes that you have found! Thanks for reading!

Glowingly yours,

Jess

 

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