Alternatives to High End Makeup & Beauty Products

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Tiggy10
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edited 4 December 2014 at 2:30PM in Health & beauty MoneySaving
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I have noticed there are a lot of posts looking for alternatives or dupes for pricey makeup and beauty products. As far as I can see there is not one whole thread.

As much as I have a few suggestions it would be great to hear what other people have found!!

What I have found so far:

* Dupe for YSL Touche Eclat foundation (£32) - Bourjois Healthy mix foundation (£9.99) less of a colour selection though

* Dupe for Benefit Hoola Bronzer (£23.50) - NYC bronzer (£3.99)

*Dupe for Liz Earl Cleanse & Polish (£25) - Boots No7 hot cloth cleanser (£9.95 or £4.95 with a voucher)

* Dupe for Benefit High beam (£19.50) - Boots No7 illuminating Fluid (£14.00 or £9.00 with voucher)

Thats all i can think of at the moment. :)
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  • svb91
    svb91 Posts: 35 Forumite
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    Dupe for Benefit Erase Paste (£19.50) - Seventeen Phwoarr Paint (£5.49)

    I also really like the MUA lipsticks which are only £1
  • HPoirot
    HPoirot Posts: 1,022 Forumite
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    svb91 wrote: »
    Dupe for Benefit Erase Paste (£19.50) - Seventeen Phwoarr Paint (£5.49)

    Thanks for the tip-off, I'll have a look at the seventeen phwoarr paint soon.

    No dupes to offer, I have been looking for a dupe for my Chanel foundation for years but nothing comes close :(
  • RachRubyD
    RachRubyD Posts: 418 Forumite
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    Bourjois Healthy mix foundation is meant to be a dupe of Chanel Pro Lumiere (which has been discontinued). It makes sense as chanel own bourjois (or other way around not sure) and also the blushes especially the new cream blushes are meant to be the same as chanels.

    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish I know superdrug do a hot cloth cleanser in Natural Radiance (or something like that) its around same price as the boots one.

    Sleek do a Shimmer Brick and its meant to be a very close dupe to Bobbi Browns for £6. Also Famous By Sue Moxley also do shimmer bricks and they are very good dupes. I own all the Famous ones and a Bobbi Brown and they are very similar indeed. Also Glow by 17 is also meant to be a dupe for BB shimmer brick. The famous ones are £3.25 at the moment.

    Also from Famous by Sue Moxley they do Baked Bronzers and the Bali and Miami are meant to be dupes of Mac Skinfinish. I don't personally have the Mac version but friends do and the Baked Bronzers do the exact same job and are so lovely. They look shimmery but they aren't at all and at £3.25 a steal.

    MUA eyeshadows are really good for £1 (I can't afford MAC but as a makeup artist trainee I have made 2 pallets full of MUA single eyeshadows. The underdressed pallet from them is a dupe of Urban Decay Naked and its the most lovely brown and gold colours.

    Loreal and Lancome are also the same company so they make some dupes. Known that I know of personally.

    Boujours Colour Boost Crayons are a dupe for Clinques Chubby Stick.

    Sleek Rose Gold Blush is a dupe for Nars Orgasm (took me forever to get my hands on it as always sold out). Sleek are really good for the price most things are under £10 and so high in pigment and the amount of grams you get for your money is amazing.

    Crown brushes are very good dupes of MAC brushes as well.

    I have a little blog thats mainly about dupes as am always trying to find cheaper alternatives and friends are always sharing dupes with me in college.
  • wannabeslim
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    My suggestions are not so much specific products but ranges:-

    MAC - NYX, hard to get hold of in the UK but at christmas time my local TK Maxx have tons of it.

    Nars - Sleek, loads of culy copies here, special shout to Nars Exhibit A blusher sleek have the perfect dupe

    Chanel - Bourjois, as other posters have said above

    Loreal Elvive and Keratasse products are very similar, both made by Loreal

    For those who like Estee Lauder products but react to them (I do) its the perfume that casuses the problem try MAC, also owned by EL, most of its products especially the pro range are scent free, not exactly MSE but may help someone :)
  • Tiggy10
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    RachRubyD wrote: »


    Also from Famous by Sue Moxley they do Baked Bronzers and the Bali and Miami are meant to be dupes of Mac Skinfinish. I don't personally have the Mac version but friends do and the Baked Bronzers do the exact same job and are so lovely. They look shimmery but they aren't at all and at £3.25 a steal. Amazing! i love these

    MUA eyeshadows are really good for £1 (I can't afford MAC but as a makeup artist trainee I have made 2 pallets full of MUA single eyeshadows. The underdressed pallet from them is a dupe of Urban Decay Naked and its the most lovely brown and gold colours. yes! I have this, slightly less pigmented but a lot less fall out!


    Sleek Rose Gold Blush is a dupe for Nars Orgasm (took me forever to get my hands on it as always sold out). Sleek are really good for the price most things are under £10 and so high in pigment and the amount of grams you get for your money is amazing.

    Crown brushes are very good dupes of MAC brushes as well.

    I have a little blog thats mainly about dupes as am always trying to find cheaper alternatives and friends are always sharing dupes with me in college.

    They are amazing! Whats your blog if you dont mind me asking? I follow a fair few on Bloglovin! :)
    Paying it all off in 2017:
    Finance 1- [STRIKE]115[/STRIKE] Paid Jan 2017
    Finance 2- 335
    CC - [STRIKE]2000[/STRIKE]1800
    OD 1 - [STRIKE]2200[/STRIKE] 1850
    OD 2 - 2500
  • nadmaj
    nadmaj Posts: 360 Forumite
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    rachrubyd wrote: »
    bourjois healthy mix foundation is meant to be a dupe of chanel pro lumiere (which has been discontinued). It makes sense as chanel own bourjois (or other way around not sure) and also the blushes especially the new cream blushes are meant to be the same as chanels.

    liz earle cleanse and polish i know superdrug do a hot cloth cleanser in natural radiance (or something like that) its around same price as the boots one.

    sleek do a shimmer brick and its meant to be a very close dupe to bobbi browns for £6. Also famous by sue moxley also do shimmer bricks and they are very good dupes. I own all the famous ones and a bobbi brown and they are very similar indeed. Also glow by 17 is also meant to be a dupe for bb shimmer brick. The famous ones are £3.25 at the moment.

    Also from famous by sue moxley they do baked bronzers and the bali and miami are meant to be dupes of mac skinfinish. i don't personally have the mac version but friends do and the baked bronzers do the exact same job and are so lovely. They look shimmery but they aren't at all and at £3.25 a steal.

    mua eyeshadows are really good for £1 (i can't afford mac but as a makeup artist trainee i have made 2 pallets full of mua single eyeshadows. The underdressed pallet from them is a dupe of urban decay naked and its the most lovely brown and gold colours.

    loreal and lancome are also the same company so they make some dupes. Known that i know of personally.

    boujours colour boost crayons are a dupe for clinques chubby stick.

    sleek rose gold blush is a dupe for nars orgasm (took me forever to get my hands on it as always sold out). Sleek are really good for the price most things are under £10 and so high in pigment and the amount of grams you get for your money is amazing.

    crown brushes are very good dupes of mac brushes as well.

    I have a little blog thats mainly about dupes as am always trying to find cheaper alternatives and friends are always sharing dupes with me in college.


    hi id love to get dupes for urban decay naked please could you recommend and can i have ur blog address please - i love and use sleek...

    I USE AND LOVE CROWN BRUSHES MUCH CHEAPER AND A SUPER ALTERNATIVE TO MAC BRUSHES
    Thanks
  • svb91
    svb91 Posts: 35 Forumite
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    Has anyone tried the Ginger & Co range? They are said to be a dupe of Soap & Glory - which I love but are quite pricey. But just wondered if anyone had tried?
  • anniewoo
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    RachRubyD wrote: »
    Bourjois Healthy mix foundation is meant to be a dupe of Chanel Pro Lumiere (which has been discontinued). It makes sense as chanel own bourjois (or other way around not sure) and also the blushes especially the new cream blushes are meant to be the same as chanels.

    Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish I know superdrug do a hot cloth cleanser in Natural Radiance (or something like that) its around same price as the boots one.

    Sleek do a Shimmer Brick and its meant to be a very close dupe to Bobbi Browns for £6. Also Famous By Sue Moxley also do shimmer bricks and they are very good dupes. I own all the Famous ones and a Bobbi Brown and they are very similar indeed. Also Glow by 17 is also meant to be a dupe for BB shimmer brick. The famous ones are £3.25 at the moment.

    Also from Famous by Sue Moxley they do Baked Bronzers and the Bali and Miami are meant to be dupes of Mac Skinfinish. I don't personally have the Mac version but friends do and the Baked Bronzers do the exact same job and are so lovely. They look shimmery but they aren't at all and at £3.25 a steal.

    MUA eyeshadows are really good for £1 (I can't afford MAC but as a makeup artist trainee I have made 2 pallets full of MUA single eyeshadows. The underdressed pallet from them is a dupe of Urban Decay Naked and its the most lovely brown and gold colours.

    Loreal and Lancome are also the same company so they make some dupes. Known that I know of personally.

    Boujours Colour Boost Crayons are a dupe for Clinques Chubby Stick.

    Sleek Rose Gold Blush is a dupe for Nars Orgasm (took me forever to get my hands on it as always sold out). Sleek are really good for the price most things are under £10 and so high in pigment and the amount of grams you get for your money is amazing.

    Crown brushes are very good dupes of MAC brushes as well.

    I have a little blog thats mainly about dupes as am always trying to find cheaper alternatives and friends are always sharing dupes with me in college.


    Thanks for the info about Sleek,I had never heard of them.I have been looking for a dupe of Nars Orgasm for ages,so I have just ordered the Rose Gold Blush from Sleek,a brilliant price!
  • RachRubyD
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    Anybody asking for my blog its http://cheapnchicbyred.blogspot.co.uk/
    To be honest i've not been putting the time and effort into it as go to college and work 7 days a week. But i've got a new job working nights so should be able to blog more.

    Sleek Rose Gold is amazing it was literally sold out everywhere (even at Manchester Airport Superdrug) for ages a year back. I managed to get my hands on it and loved it. I used it everyday its so highly pigmented a little goes a long way. I don't know anyone who doesn't suit it either. Sadly someone broke mine (fuming) but I got the Sleek Face Form Trio (think its called that) with Rose Gold Blush, Highlighter and Contour £10. Its amazing the best contour and highlighter ever and i've recently purchased some MAC stuff and I still prefer Sleek.

    I've been putting a MAC eyeshadow palette together and I can tell you I still reach for MUA and Sleek more. I love MAC shadows but sometimes MUA colours are better. If you get the single shadows i'd recommend shade 9 (its a purple colour) its the most beautiful colour ever and mean't to be a dupe of stars and rockets from mac.
  • jenniewb
    jenniewb Posts: 12,836 Forumite
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    Be aware that just because one company has shares or a large enough share to "own" another brand, it doesn't always follow that the products are the same.


    For example, Kerastase is owned by L'Oreal. L'Oreal also make Elvive. My mum uses this, I use Kerastase, my sister uses Redken (also by L'Oreal) and L'Oreal also own Kiehls (recently bought). I can tell you that each of us have tried the others hair care and there are very obvious differences, not just in the ingredients but also in how they work, what they do to your hair and even how your hair looks and feels the next day/s following washing your hair.


    L'Oreal own many many brands. I really notice the difference between brands, perhaps its something that comes with age and heavy use of products across many brands but all I can do is to echo what I have already said: just because one brand owns another it does not follow through that the products are the same or even just similar, in my experience there are vast differences in quite a few.
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