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3 Makeup Dupes To Suit Your Budget

Because makeup doesn't have to be expensive

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If a product is cheaper and does an equal (and at times better job) than a highend product, it's definitely something to rave about. After all, who doesn't love a good deal? 

So here's to proving that a makeup hoarding habit doesn't have to be expensive. Bask in the wonderful world of makeup without having to break the bank with these 3 drugstore dupes.


Urban Decay NAKED Palette & MUA Undressed Palette

Urban Decay's NAKED Palette (US$54) is a cult product, with beauty girls everywhere impressed with its pigmentation, colour selection, and creamy blendability. But if you're looking for something that comes at a fraction of its cost and has a similar colour selection (a mix of nude shimmers and mattes), then check out the MUA Undressed Palette ($7). While the eyeshadows may not be as creamy to the touch as the NAKED Palette, the colours are pretty spot-on with decent pigmentation.

Anastasia Brow Wiz & Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil

There's no doubt that the Anastasia Brow Wiz (US$21) is one of the best brow product out in the market today. Its slim, precise tip allows you to draw the most natural brow shape and create the illusion of texture. But if you're on the budget, give the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow (US$4) a try. It has an equally silky smooth texture to define and shape your brows. In fact, we may actually like this more for its angled precision that makes it easier to create defined and well-shaped brows.

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer vs e.l.f Baked Highlighter

If you love highlighters as much as we do, then you'll love this dupe. The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer (US$24) is a honey-hued highlighter that adds a pop of sheen to your cheekbones for a subtle glow. It's also probably one of the most talked about highlighters in the beauty world (other than Hourglass' Ambient Light Powder). For a cheaper alternative, turn to e.l.f Baked Highlighter in Moon Pearl (US$3) for a pretty close dupe--the only difference is that e.l.f's is a bit cooler toned. But as a whole, both products give that sheer, lit-from-within glow that lasts.

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