When buying makeup, lipstick can be one of the most exciting products to experiment with. There are so many different brands and colours, both high-end and drugstore and when it comes to gorgeous formulas and colours, don’t always think that those with higher price tags reign supreme. Recently, a lot of drugstore brands have been stepping up and providing us with just-as-good lipstick dupes for high end lipsticks at a fraction of the cost.
Before you splurge on expensive high-end lipsticks, check out 6 of our favourite dupes for high end lipsticks!
Splurge: MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Velvet Teddy’ – $23
MAC Cosmetics’ Velvet Teddy matte lipstick has been a cult favourite for years now as it’s rumoured to be another shade made famous by Kylie Jenner. This popular shade is a deep-beige nude matte lipstick with a creamy formula and it retails for $23. Watching what you spend? Try out wet ‘n’ wild’s MegaLast Lip Color in ‘Bare It All’ for only $3! Bare It All is a semi-matte cream finish lipstick that’ll look nearly identical to Velvet Teddy.
Splurge: MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’ – $23
Dupe: Morphe’s Mega Matte Lipstick in ‘Steamy’ – $12
Ruby Woo is another MAC staple that has never gone out of style. It’s the perfect red lip that everyone wants and it’s suitable for all skin tones. The formula leaves an extremely matte finish but your lips will never feel dehydrated. The perfect dupe for Ruby Woo is Morphe’s Mega Matte Lipstick in ‘Steamy’ and for almost half the price at $12, Steamy is a long wearing creamy matte lipstick in a nearly identical shade.
Splurge: Nars Audacious Lipstick in ‘Anita’ – $45
Dupe: ColourPop Lippie Stix in ‘Cami’ – $7
Anita by Nars is a classic rosey-nude lipstick with a smooth, creamy, and satin-like finish. Although it’s undoubtedly a beautiful lipstick, it retails for the luxury price at $45. A great dupe for this popular lipstick, for a fraction of the cost, is ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in’Cami’ which retails for at $7. The shade is a cool-toned mauve with a matte finish, and a velvety feel.
Splurge: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in ‘Pillow Talk’ – $42
Dupe: NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Euro Trash’ – $9
When you think of Charlotte Tilbury and her glamorous make-up line, the words ‘Pillow Talk’ probably come to mind. Pillow Talk is the name of the brands award winning, pink-nude lipstick and it’s known for being super flattering on all skin tones. Even though Charlotte’s Pillow Talk lippie is fab, it’s also a whopping $42. We all want to find our perfect nude lip, but why spend more money than you have to? If you’re looking for a more affordable option, we suggest getting your hands on the NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Euro Trash’ that retails for $9 as they both have pinky undertones that will enhance the natural hue of your lips.
Splurge: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick ‘Gemini’ – $23
Dupe: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in ‘Beeper’ – $9
Jeffree Star is one of the hottest names in beauty right now and Jeffree’s brand is known for its wide selection of products in a variety of shades. Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ Velour Liquid Lipstick in Gemini is a fan-favourite for good reason. It’s a true warm-toned nude shade with a matte finish and retails for $23. The dupe for Jeffree’s liquid lipstick is ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lip in ‘Beeper’, which retails for only $9.
Splurge: Fenty Beauty ‘Uncensored’ – $32
Dupe: Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème in ‘Amore’ – $8.90
Fenty Beauty has been taking the beauty world by storm.The brand’s Longwear Lip Paint in ‘Uncensored’ is a perfect true-red matte and it’s designed to be suitable for all skintones. One thing we adore about it is that it’s a weightless formula but is incredibly longwearing — we all know how important durability is in a red lip.
A bit out of your price range? We got you. The dupe for Uncensored is Milani’s Amore Matte Lip Crème in Amore. This perfect-red has a matte-velvet finish and is on sale for just $8.90! Both of these liquid lipsticks have very similar colours and undertones — even the finish is comparable.
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