Melissa Juried Kriebel
WHILE high-end makeup brands are desirable, it’s possible to cut costs and create picture-perfect looks.
Beauty guru Cortney Dryden has shared the best drugstore dupes for popular designer makeup products, and you’ll want to add them to your shopping cart.
By using the following dupes, you could save a great deal of money.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
“I have been waiting for a dupe for the Hollywood Flawless Filter because it’s such a unique product. You can use it as primer or foundation,” said Dryden.
The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter retails for $44. It’s dupe, the Maybelline Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup can be purchased for just $12.
Apart from her shade in Maybelline being a bit lighter than the Charlotte Tilbury one, Dryden said that the two products were absolutely identical.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
“The industry standard for long-wearing full coverage foundation for forever has been Estée Lauder Double Wear. But Catrice Skin Hydrating Foundation is coming for the crown.
“The consistency, the coverage, and the finish are the exact same as Double Wear. Even the shades are indistinguishable. The only skin type I wouldn’t recommend this for is super dry,” Dryden advised.
The Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation retails at $43, while its more affordable dupe, the Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation is $11.
Hourglass Vanish Concealer
“I swear by Hourglass’s Vanish concealer because it’s so full coverage yet isn’t dry and creasy, but it sets like a dream.
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“[I] honestly thought it was impossible to dupe, but this Catrice True Skin High Coverage Concealer performs identically.”
Dryden mentioned that both concealers have the same yellow undertone that counteracts dark circles.
The Hourglass Vanish Concealer goes for $34 while its dupe, the Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer is just $7.
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
“This might be a hot take, but I don’t love Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder. I find it really drying, especially on my under eye.
“So this is more of a drugstore update than a dupe, because Kokie Cosmetics Translucent Powder is the best I’ve tried. I apply it with a damp beauty sponge and it sets everything beautifully.”
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder retails for $39 while the impressive Kokie Cosmetics Natural Translucent Setting Powder is only $10.
Jeffree Star Blood Lust Palette
“I don’t actually own the Jeffree Star Blood Lust Palette, but CColor Cosmetics duped it with Purple Rain,” said Dryden.
“I’ve had such a great experience with all their shadows, and they dupe a bunch of popular palettes, all for about $10.”
The Jeffree Star Blood Lust Palette can be purchased for $54 while CColor Cosmetics Purple Rain Palette is currently sold for $10.