I have been putting this list together for a while now and decided to share it with you all. I dont have everything on my list, if i did you would be reading this post for days on end. The high end products (spend) i have chosen either come from South Africa or the States and the drugstore products (save) are all found in South Africa.
Hope you enjoy!
♥ COMPLEXION ♥
Benefit The PoreFessional Primer vs Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
♥ Benefit Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals.
♥ Maybelline Bye-Bye Pores! One second away from smooth, poreless skin. Insta-blur technology visibly smoothes pores away that can be worn alone or under makeup. Its non-comedogenic and fragrance-free
♥ Price Difference $31 / R395.00 vs R 89.95 (eq $6)
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation vs Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
♥ Nars A glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture
♥ Rimmel A match so perfect, it’s undetectable in any light! Light Perfecting radiance foundation Traceless coverage and perfectly flawless skin under any light Lasts all day. SPF 18
♥ Price Difference $45 (R 722.00) vs R 139.99 (eq $9)
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer vs LA Girl Pro HD Concealer
♥ MAC Select Cover-Up is designed for use anywhere on your face and body as liquid camouflage for the skin. It delivers medium coverage and a matte finish that is texture-free and virtually invisible, while brightening, lightening dark areas, erasing spots and evening out skin tone immediately with pigment to create a flaw-free complexion.
♥ L.A Girl Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage,evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes. This blendable and buildable formula provides the ultimate, customizable coverage. This must-have concealer includes a soft brush-tip for easy application.
♥ Price Difference $19 / R 305.00 vs R 45.95 (eq $3-5)
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation Powder vs Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
♥ MAC A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. A real all-in-one. The choice of pros, and a long time favourite of M∙A∙C fans.
♥ Rimmel Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder smooths on easily for natural-looking coverage that is even, minimises the appearance of pores, and leaves you with a matte, shine-free finish for up to 5 hours. Dermatologically tested.
♥ Price Difference $23 / R 370.00 vs R 79.95 (eq $5)
MAC Ombre Ocean City Blush vs Essence Blush Up Heat Wave
♥ MAC Coral orange ombre into beige. Limited edition from Proenzar Schouler collection.
♥ Essence olour-flow… the latest hair and fashion trend is finally reaching make-up, too! essence is bringing a cool and unique blush with a color gradient to the beauty stores. the silky, semi-translucent texture with subtle coverage gives your cheeks a gorgeous, fresh look.
♥ Price Difference $30 / R 480.00 vs R 67.50 (eq $4.50)
♥ LIPS ♥
Mac in Ruby Woo vs Wet n Wild Megalast Lip in Spotlight Red
♥ MAC Ruby Woo Lip Pencil is a medium, pink-red with cool undertones and a matte finish
♥ Wet n Wild This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, creme finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn’t cake, feather, or bleed.
♥ Price Difference $17 / R 270.00 vs R 44.95 (eq $3)
Too Faced Melted Fuchsia vs LA Girl Glazed Bombshell
♥ Too Faced Get the staying power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one long-wear formula.
♥ L.A Girl Glazed Lip Paints give the intensely pigmented appearance of a lipstick, with the ease and glossy finish of a lipgloss.
♥ Price Difference $21 (R 335.00) vs R 49.95 (eq $3)
♥ EYES ♥
Urban Decay Naked 3 vs LA Girl Nudes
♥ Urban Decay Choose from every finish imaginable: ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. From the palest, shimmery pink to deep, warm black, these neutrals will make you want to get Naked all over again. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.
♥ L.A Girl The variety of colors and textures in the Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection include shimmer and matte shades making these captivating palettes very versatile to go from an everyday look to a night out.
♥ Price Difference $54 (R870.00) vs R 75.95 (eq $5)
♥ Benefit Bring on the brows! This innovative brush-on fiber gel adheres to skin & hair…creating brows where before there were none. It builds easily for thick, lush arches, thanks to a tapered brush for blending & precision tip for shaping. Available in two shades
♥ Essence Fill up… 3in1 – colour, density and shape! the tinted gel of the make me brow eyebrow gel mascara contains tiny fibers that fill in any unwanted gaps for beautifully defined and full eyebrows.
♥ Price Difference $24 / R 300.00 vs R 47.95 (eq $3)
Benefit They’re Real vs Maybelline Falsies Volume Express
♥ Benefit They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
♥ Maybelline The Falsies Mascara delivers a false lash look; giving you a full set of voluminous, bold, fanned out lashes and the appearance of no gaps from any angle.
♥ Price Difference $24 / R300.00 vs R 129.00 (eq $8)
♥ TOOLS ♥
Beauty Blender Original vs Cala Foundation Sponge
♥ Beauty Blender The world’s first edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator. The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. Use it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product.
♥ Cala She’s soft & she’s curvy…a total beauty babe. Its premium hydrophilic foam and latex free. I love this beauty blender dupe. Out of all the sponges i have tried, this is my number one go to makeup sponge.
♥ Price Difference $20 (R 320.00) vs R 59.99 (eq $4)
Whats your favourite dupe that you have found?