High-End Makeup And Their Drugstore Twins

We all love high-end products for their excellent performance and their efficacy. However, sometimes high-end products are out of reach due to their heavy price tag and their unavailability everywhere! Drugstore products are something every girl watches out for because you end up getting a similar color, consistency and even similar results without digging a hole in your wallet! So, talking you through high end eye products and their drugstore twins!


Dior Diorshow Mascara

The drugstore twin to this awesome mascara by Dior has to be our good old L’Oreal Voluminous mascara for the similarities they possess. The mascara wand has a similar tapered brush shape, and gives a very volumizing effect to the lashes without clumping them up! When you apply both the mascaras, they look absolutely indistinguishable! The Diorshow Mascara is priced at INR 2400 while the L’Oreal Voluminous mascara is priced dirt cheap at INR 1499.


Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette

The most hyped palette and definitely everyone’s favorite the Naked palette has a drugstore twin in MUA called the “Undressed” Palette. These have similar pigmentation when it comes to the shimmery shades, while the matte ones are a bit chalky! The color collection and the intensity of both are pretty much the same. The best part, you get to save quite a bit of those $$$! The Urban Decay Naked Palette is priced at INR 3500 while the MUA Undressed palette is priced at INR 800!

Kat Von D Thrasher Metal Crush Eyeshadow

A beautiful warm gold color with a lovely metallic finish seems to be a favorite of many beauty gurus and is priced at INR 1300, it has a drugstore counterpart in one of the most popular brands these days, Colourpop super shock eye shadow called “Telepathy”! These are amazingly pigmented with green undertones and glide wonderfully on the eyelids without any fallouts. The drugstore dupe is priced at INR 550, and the shades are vibrant and look superb on the lids.

Bobbi Brown Long­­-Wear Gel Eyeliner

The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner has an exact dupe in Maybelline called the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner; which is one of the most raved about drugstore eyeliners ever! Both are immensely dark and creamy texture-wise, the best part is Maybelline offers an amazingly high-quality brush which is definitely a plus point. The price difference is huge as the Bobbi brown is priced at INR 1450 while Maybelline is available at INR 550!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Again a favorite of almost every woman out there, the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara is difficult to find in India, and is pretty high priced at INR 1845, so the perfect twin to it would be the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara at INR 525, which is easy to access in India and priced affordably as well. The mascaras have similar wands and work just the same when it comes to performance, such as giving a good amount of volume and length to the lashes without clumping them.

Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition Palette:

The most popular eyeshadow palette in the past year has quite a few drugstore buddies, however, the best match in terms of color, pigmentation, and payoff, has to be the Bad Habit “Aphrodite” palette. It comes packed beautifully and has an inbuilt mirror too. You will be in awe of how similar both these palettes are. The Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette is priced at INR 4850, while the Aphrodite palette is priced at INR 1350. You will also be able to find a good dupe for this palette in Makeup Revolution.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette:

The Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay has to be a stunner for the variety of colors it has and definitely the performance. The best twin for this baby has to be the NYX Warm Neutrals Palette as the shade range is quite identical and the color pay off is pretty much the same as well. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette is priced at INR 3500 while the NYX palette is priced at INR 1725.

Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette:

This palette is versatile for the endless looks it helps you create with awesome color options and a lovely chocolate scent which is difficult to ignore. The Makeup Revolution Death By Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette stands to be the perfect dupe for the Too Faced one, with shades that look exactly the same, while they may differ a bit in terms of consistency! The Too Faced palette is priced at INR 3900 while the Makeup Revolution is priced at INR 900.

Author: Cidra Khan

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