Save money with these beauty DUPES!

One of the most exciting perks of experimenting with makeup is when you find a dupe for a high-end product. Splurging at Sephora every once in a while is super-fun, but when I find a look-alike for much cheaper elsewhere, I just have to share!

These are some pretty similar dupes I have stumbled upon lately:


Shimmery, Rose Gold Shadow
Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss in Frosted /  $25
ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Sequin / $5

In the fall, I fell in love with Butter London’s unique Eye Gloss formula. I had never seen an eyeshadow that gave you wet, glossy finish like Frosted. I was happy with my purchase, even though it was $25. The splurge was worth it!  Frosted is a gorgeous, champagne rose gold.

Meanwhile, I bought Sequin shortly before Christmas. ColourPop’s Super Shock Eyeshadows have a thin, cream-to powder formula to them that is also different from any shadows I’ve ever tried.

Both Sequin and Frosted are stunning! They have minor differences; Frosted is more cool-toned than Sequin. Sequin has a coppery tone to it, while Frosted is on the lighter side with a champagne tone. Both shadows have a pinky, rosiness to them.

Also, Frosted has more of a sheen-like finish while frosted has a glittery finish.


Frosted (top) / Sequin (bottom)

If you’re not quite into the whole flashy eyeshadow look, I would suggest applying Sequin with a synthetic bristle brush instead of with your finger. You won’t pick up as much glitter, which is more suitable for everyday wear!


Red Wine Lips
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Nori / $26
ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix in Chateau / $5

A simple, red wine-colored lip looks gorgeous on anyone during the cold months. I picked up Nori after hearing rave reviews of Bite Beauty’s lipsticks. They are made from food grade ingredients, which is really cool!

The formula has a classic, matte finish while having even coverage. Plus, these lipsticks smell like lemonade! If I want more opaque, dramatic coverage, I apply Nori with a lip brush so I don’t make a mess with all the layering.

Color-wise, Nori and Chateau are strikingly similar, but their formulas are quite different. As I just mentioned, Nori has a traditional, matte lipstick formula. However, Chateau’s formula is much more innovative.

I would describe Chateau as the solid form of a liquid lipstick. I was stunned at how smoothly the formula glided onto my lips;  it truly feels like a buttery lip balm! The color payoff is out of this world; Chateau is packed with pigment, just like a liquid lipstick, yet it is in a solid form. One other point–I love the slim packaging; it really allows you to be super-precise!


Nori (top) / Chateau (bottom)

If I’m being completely honest, I prefer ColourPop’s Chateau over the Nori, the more expensive option. I will definitely purchase more Matte X Lippie Stix in the future!


Glitzy Highlight
Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Pressed Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop / $38
ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Most Necessary / $8

I first raved about Champagne Pop in my December Favorite Things. I am still in love with this highlight; it is a cool-toned, white gold shade with a peachy undertone. Champagne Pop gives my cheekbones this healthy, sun-kissed glow without being glittery. It is one of the more intense highlighters I own, but it is well-made and worth the money. But if you don’t have nearly $40 to drop on a peachy highlighter, I have the dupe for you….

Try ColourPop’s Most Necessary cream-to-powder highlighter! Instead of having a white gold element to it, Most Necessary is more warm and bronzy–but still has the gorgeous peachiness.


Champagne Pop (top) / Most Necessary (bottom)

Best of all, both highlighters are glitter-free, and instead have a sheen-like finish. I would suggest applying Most Necessary with your fingertips; it goes on more evenly and sinks into the skin nicely. But a small, synthetic stipple brush works too. 🙂

Get ready to glow for a lot less money!



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