Makeup dupes? I haz ’em!
Eyeshadow, lipgloss, makeup dupes, a controversial sometimes touchy topic for some. One thing I’ve learned about us makeup addicts we take dupes very, very seriously. Well some of us do. I don’t. I’m the worst kind of consumer that has 500 of the exact same eyeshadow shade! Wasteful? Maybe! Hoarder? Possibly! It’s just…something about owning a variety of eyeshadows in the same shade but with a different texture? I dunno, I’m making asinine excuses for myself here.
I’ve personally broken down makeup dupes into the following categories.
The “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” Makeup Dupe
This is the dupe that’s a spot on duplication of a favorite shade and even the formula is exactly the same! This is a rare find for the true makeup connoisseur because I always find dupes are an either/or kinda situation. Either you get a spot on dupe for the color but not the formula or the shade is identical to your favorite shade but the formula sucks.
The “Close but no Cigar” Makeup Dupe
This is the dupe that ALMOST looks like your favorite shade but isn’t exactly the same.
The “Are you freaking serious?” Make Dupe
This is the ridiculous dupe that gets recommended to you by a friend or a fellow makeup addict. For example, when you’re recommended the L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection and you’re told it’s a dupe or a lot “like” the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Yeah, sure, right.
What kinda of makeup dupe addict are you?
Now makeup dupe peeps are broken down into four personalities.
- I am the nonchalant I don’t care if I have 500 shades of the same eyeshadow I’ll buy it anyway.
- I am a very savvy consumer and I won’t buy dupes of ANYTHING, EVER!
- I try to avoid duplicating my favorite shades but sometimes I cave.
- I love the thrill of finding a good dupe of my favorite shades at a cheaper price.
I am unfortunately the nonchalant, I don’t give a crap if I have 500 of the same eyeshadows, I’ll still buy it anyway kinda personality. Many times this is frowned upon by the savvy consumer I don’t buy dupes anything, ever personalities. I do show, recently, more signs of being a “I try to avoid duplicating shades but I sometimes cave” personality lately but just barely!
How about you?
How do you feel about dupes?
Which personality are you?
What are some of your favorite makeup or beauty dupes?