I’ve come up with a list of High-End Makeup products and their dupes. Most of the dupes can only be bought in the Philippines since my sole reason of making this list is to help my fellow Filipinas out there! But of course, some products can be ordered online. (Photos aren’t mine)
Dupe: Short for duplicate. It’s a cheaper copy of a high end item in most cases.
1. Kat Von D Shade + Light palette
Price: P3,000.00 (Estimated)
This palette from KVD is one of the most popular palettes (it’s a holy grail) You’ve probably seen it on Instagram for like, a million times. It contains base, contour, highlight and define shades. It’s pricey though.
Dupe: BYS 8 Palette Matte Eyeshadow Palette Neutrals
The KVD palette’s formulation is different from BYS, but if you’re looking for the shades and matte finishes, this palette would be the perfect dupe.
2. Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
Price: P3,000.00 (Estimated)
The next palette is from Urban Decay. The palette has rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. Every shade features UD’s Pigment Infusion System™ the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.
Dupe: L.A. Beauty Brick Eyeshadow collection -The NUDES palette
You don’t get the same quality, because UD is a high-end product. The Urban Decay’s palette is more pigmented than this one because they do not have the same formulation. But still, this is a good dupe.
3. NAKED Eyeshadow palette
Price: 3,000 (estimated)
It is a palette which contains mostly brown shades (chocolatey tones)
Dupe: BYS NUDE Eyeshadow palette
It’s a perfect color match for the NAKED palette.
4. MAC Cosmetics lipstick – Ruby Woo
This lipstick is locally available in the Philippines. We have MAC branches here. It has a very matte vivid blue-red shade. A retro-ish one.
Dupe: BYS Matte Lipstick (Tango)
This lipstick glides on with an ease and leaves your lips soft. Retro matte is a bit darker, But once you apply it on your lips, it will look just the same.
5. Coulourpop Lippie Stix – Lumière
Price: P320.00 – 380.00
Colourpop is a well-known brand of beauty products, and they have the best product formulations. Though you can get lippie stix at a not-so-expensive price, colourpop cosmetics are (unfortunately) unavailable in the Philippines. You can only get it online.
Dupe: Maybelline ColorShow Lipstick- Lively violet
They’re pretty much the same, as for the pigmentation, they almost have the same quality. Maybelline’s formulation is pretty good, too. (and it’s scented. lol)
5. TOUCHE ECLAT Radiance Perfecting Pen
Price: $42 (P2,126.00)
This perfecting pen has ten shades. A highlighting pen that brightens, smooths, and perfects your complexion with a natural-looking, radiant finish. It perfects your makeup, gives your lips a natural-looking plump, and erases any traces of mascara flakes, eyeshadow fallout, or smudged lipstick.
Dupe: Catrice Re-Touch Light Reflecting Concealer
This is the perfect dupe for Saint Laurent because it has the same shade (though this concealer has a silver packaging) but you can save a huge amount of money on this one. But I do not guarantee that they will have the same quality and formulation (of course)
6. Shimmer Brick Highlighter
Price: P1,265.00 (estimated)
An iconic highlighter that instantly delivers soft-focus, lit-from-within color with a flattering combination of pale, golden, and rosy pinks.
Dupe: Revlon Highlighting palette in rose glow
This palette can be used as an eye shadow, a blush, a highlighter, a bronzer and an illuminator. Though the Bobbi Brown palette looks darker and more unsaturateed, both will look just the same if you apply it on your face.
7. BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector
This product has two opposing shades that works well as a contouring bronzer with a subtle glow. This is described as “ duo with contrasting, creamy powder shades that create the ultimate always bronzed, never orange, burnished glow.”
Dupe: L’oreal glam bronze
Although it does not have two shades like the one from becca, it’s still a good dupe because it shows the same shade when applied.
8. Jeffree Star ‘Unicorn Blood’
price: P920.00 (estimated)
This lipstick is a “favorite” in the beauty world. It is a matte lipstick by Jeffree star. (And guess what, it’s paraben free!) It has a full-coverage color that dries to a comfortable and completely matte finish.
Dupe: Labelle ‘Wild Child’ LIPSTICK
price: P708.00 (estimated)
This matte lipstick claims to provide a long lasting effect from between 4-8 hours without reapplication. The matte lipstick collection comes in 8 different highly pigmented beautiful shades based on 4 colour families. Based on reviews, the formulation was proven to be good. They said it was “kiss proof”
9. Kylie Jenner’s Candy K
Kylie’s candy K’s matte liquid lipstick has high intensity pigment for an instant bold matte lip. It has a warm pinky nude shade. It’s one of the best selling shade of Kylie’s because it was one of the first shades that she launched.
Dupe: NYX’s Lip Lingerie in “Bedtime Flirt”
It is NYX’s luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish. Honestly, they look identical. NYX’s lipsticks really do have nice formulation though.
10. MAC pro longwear concealer
(omg yes it’s the last one I’m tired alreadyyy)
price: P920.00 (estimated)
A fluid concealer that provides full matte coverage for up to 15 hours. (Duh, it’s MAC, so it should be good. I mean, it really IS good though.)
Dupe: MORPHE Brushes Concealer
price: P260.00 (Estimated)
This is a multi-tasking concealer that covers imperfections, brightens the skin, and shapes the face. It has a convenient sponge applicator for easy spot touch-ups, under eye concealing, or contouring.
PS: The formula dries down to a matte finish that’s NEVER flat or cakey. (a.k.a. the best concealer) + It has more shades than MAC’s