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Drugstore Dupes For Your Favourite International Makeup & Skincare Products

Aayushi PareekAayushi Pareek  |  Jun 29, 2020
Drugstore Dupes For Your Favourite International Makeup & Skincare Products

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We all, at some point, have fantasized about getting trapped in a particular store. It could be a gaming parlour or a shopping mall– for me, it’s always been Sephora in the USA! As much as I love walking down the aisle at Sephora (India), I am never satisfied with their display options. I always get that *there’s something missing* feeling.

Don’t get me wrong, they have finally made it possible to access some favourites beauty and skincare brands (think Pixi, Tom Ford, Ouai, etc.) but still there are so many of them that are yet to debut in India (KVD Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant etc.). So, what do we do?

We dupe it, but of course. While you may not be able to get your favourite product we’ll tell you what the next best thing is. 

Makeup Dupes That You Need In Your Life

Here are some makeup dupes you should add to your cart today ‘coz its payday tomorrow 💃

Nars – Orgasm Blush

This dirty, dirty product is responsible for making people blush ‘coz of its NSFW name but also because it is one of the best selling blush there is! But sadly, not available in India. Milani’s baked blush is the perfect dupe for this one and you need it in your life.

Product: Nars Orgasm Blush: ₹2300.

Dupe: Milani Baked Blush – 01 Dolce Pink: ₹1200.

Tarte – Shape Tape Concealer

Oh, the miracle worker!

This must-have concealer is responsible for millions of people looking fresh and well-rested every day. 

It’s a product that all beauty bloggers and makeup artists swear by, and with good reason. This product has clearly won the title for the best concealer since inception. But again, not available in India! So, we found you the next best tying. Vloggers all over the world rave about this almost identical find and honestly, it really works just as well as Tarte’s Shape Tape!

Product: Tarte Shape Tape: ₹2600.

Dupe: Makeup Revolution Conceal And Define Concealer: ₹695.

Mac Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo

This sultry red is responsible for so many mixed signals to the men out there. “Sorry, I am not interested in you, it’s this lipstick!” This is the perfect red lip colour (if there’s even such a thing) and probably the reason why 7 ruby woos are bought across the world per minute! Yes, it is available in India but we believe that everyone should know its near-perfect dupe!

Product: Mac Ruby Woo: ₹1700.

Dupe: The POSE Matte Lipstick by MyGlamm – Carmine Red: ₹599

Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara

Better than sex? Really? I might hold you to that! Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara can give you fuller lashes without wearing falsies. Another mascara that will give you *faux lashes* feels is the Nars Climax mascara! BUT…L’Oreal’s lash paradise mascara is a great dupe for both!

Products: Better Than Sex: ₹1900, Nars Climax Mascara ₹1812.

Dupe: LOreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara – 204 Blackest Black: ₹799.

Pillow Talk Cheek To Chic Blush

I want this particular product just for the packaging! But honestly, it’s a little too over the top for me, considering I have a gazillion blush palettes I haven’t touched in a while! Rimmel London blush palette is an amazing dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s famous blush and what a difference in the price!

Product: Pillow Talk – Cheek To Chic – Pink Powder Blush: ₹5700.

Dupe: Rimmel London Blush Palette by Kate: ₹950.

Marc Jacobs – Coconut Bronzer

All the bloggers love it, makeup artists swear by this and honestly, who needs Kim Kardashian’s dermatologist when this bronzer can give you that chiselled look within minutes?! And it’s world-renowned dupe does not disappoint!

Product: Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan: ₹3700.

Dupe: The POSE Bronzer Duo by MyGlamm – Cinnamon | Terracotta: ₹699.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Loose Finishing Powder

There are two kinds of women–the ones who love to bake banana bread and others (me) who love baking their faces! MAKEUP UP FOR EVER’s loose powder is one of the best powders to ensure you have a creaseless finish on your face but also hella expensive!

Product: MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Loose Finishing Powder:₹2740

Dupe: NYX Professional Makeup Studio HD Finishing Powder: ₹850

Skincare Dupes

We all want luminous skin, but at what cost? Definitely not at the cost of my bank account! 

Check out these affordable skincare dupes that do an amazing job!

Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask

We all wish to wake up to moisturized, glowing skin. A sleeping mask does exactly that and more. Dior’s Jelly Sleeping mask is a game-changer but a little over the cloud when it comes to its price. But don’t worry, just dupe it!

Product: Christian Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask: ₹5800.

Dupe: LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask: ₹1850.

Crème de la Mer

Considering that this cream costs more than my first salary, it seems like quite an insane amount to spend on a moisturiser. It’s better to invest in a skincare product that’s pocket-friendly and nourishing for the skin as well! 

Product: Crème de la Mer: ₹25000.

Dupe: GLOW Iridescent Brightening Moisturising Cream: ₹1595.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Complex

Missha’s Time Revolution night Repaid is said to be THE dupe for Estee Lauder’s premium serum. Thankfully, you can get it on Amazon for a very reasonable price but thanks to the lockdown, everything is currently unavailable.

Product: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II: ₹7900.

Time Revolution: Time Revolution Special Miniature Kit: ₹2500.

Glossier Balm Dot Com

Everyone wants to get their hands on this #InstaFamous lip balm. Sadly it’s not yet available in India but we can always shop for the next big thing.

Product: Glossier Balm Dot Com: ₹2800.

Dupe: LIT pH Lip Balm by MyGlamm formula – Netflix n Chill: ₹345.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Mask

This product is a game-changer! Suits every skin type, smells divine and makes your skin glow from within! But sadly, this expensive product ain’t available for us to shop! 

Product: Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask: ₹3400.

Dupe: O3+ Plunge Watermelon Glow Mask: ₹740.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Woah, that’s a lot of $$$ for a product that may not even suit a lot of you. Glycolic acid is not for sensitive babies as it tingles a lot, especially if your skin is very particular about what it likes (oooh, what a diva!). But don’t worry, we found you the perfect match.

Product: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: ₹7055.

Dupe: Pixi Overnight Glow Serum: ₹2400.

I know what you’re thinking. You wanna hug me and say thank you for these great finds, right?

You’re welcome 😛

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