Luxury Makeup Dupes : Volume 3

I recently went through my library of makeup to pull out more affordable dupes to the luxury makeup brands I love and use regularly. Hope you enjoy!

$35 Cheaper: Guerlain Multi-Perfecting Concealer ($42 CAD) x Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer ($6.78 CAD)

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Both concealers do a great job of mixing moisture with coverage, which is extremely important for the under-eye area. Nothing can be more aging than a dry & patchy under eye! I love them both and use them interchangeably. Both offer medium coverage that lasts all day!

$33 CAD Cheaper: Hourglass Mood Exposure Blush ($45 CAD) x Max Factor Creme Blush: Nude Mauve ($11.90 CAD)

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The texture, finish and even appearance in the pans of these blushes are so similar I made the connection instantly. Both products have a swirled effect in the pan, mixing different shades of pink and mauve together. The swirl and soft texture of both these products make them a formula match. Max Factor is a true light mauve whereas Mood Exposure is a lighter, softer pink

$30 Cheaper: Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit ($40) x New Look Contour ($10.18)

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This is the exception with both products not only giving the same effect to the skin with the same formula textures but it also looks the exact same and shade variety is almost identical. The main difference is the yellow shade, which is a lot lighter in the Smashbox trio. Needless to say, at $30 cheaper, the New Look one is a steal, leaving nothing to be desired from the Smashbox trio with identical formulas and effect on the skin.

$15 CAD Cheaper: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($38 CAD) x KIKO Weightless Perfection Wet and Dry Powder Foundation ($23 CAD)

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Even though compared to the other dupes in this series, this is the one with the smallest dollar gap, it’s right up there with being the closest product dupe! Despite the MAC product being slightly pinkier in tone compared to KIKO one and slightly more pigmented, both products are meant to be used in the same way: wet or dry and as a foundation topper. They have a demi-matte finish and look beautiful not eh skin to set concealer or entire face after cream/liquid foundation.

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