There are few things in the world that feel better than finding the perfect cosmetic dupe. Especially when said dupe saves you lots of money, and especially when the dupe performs and gives you a #flawless beauty look. A recent thread on Reddit’s r/makeupaddiction turned out to be a dupe gold mine, and we’re sharing the best of the best with you.
1. Lipstick Loves
Cult Favorite: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lolita, $21
Dupe: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Spiked With Rum, $2.29
“If you like KVD Studded Lolita, you'll love Wet n Wild Spiked with Rum,” writes user KTTeal. “Same color, but with some shine.” If you love the color, but want to minimize the shine, add a little bit of translucent powder on top, suggests user Authiel.
2. Eyeshadow Saviors
3. Lip Pencils to Lust Over
Cult Favorite: Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil, $18
Dupe: Milani Cosmetics Anti-Feathering Lip Liner, $4.99
All the upvotes speak on behalf of this clear lip liner dupe recommendation from user ecle. And when another user asked if it has the same staying power as Urban Decay’s (which, we might add, is amazing), ecle responded, “I think it does. It is disturbingly tacky, so it really holds any lipstick down. I use a lip brush to press on product when I am going hard for longevity/using liner, so I am sure that affects it also, but it is definitely an effective product for extending wear time.”
4. Crayons You NEED in Your Collection
Cult Favorite: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, $17
According to user jilly77, Jordana Twist & Shine products are what's up, explainging they "have shockingly good wear time, color goes on evenly, and the color selection is great."
5. Magical Makeup Powders
Cult Favorite: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, $45
Dupe: Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana Powder, $3.99
While we can all agree that the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are just life changing, Reddit users are into the Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana Powder, too. One user, ospiteohell, writes, “I put it away and forgot about it until I saw a post here on MUA about using it as a setting powder.” The user continued, “I decided to give it a try, and holy balls is it amazing.”
Another user, user geekcheese, says its cruelty free and comes in a huge pan. Yep. Big bonus!