Makeup Artist Jobs – 5 Dupes for High-End Makeup

With so many options of makeup available and new brands popping up every other day, it’s hard to focus on what you should spend your precious money on. If one thing is true, we want the best of the best, at budget friendly prices.  So how exactly do you do that? Try some dupes of high-end makeup! We’ve been testing out a bunch of great products, and we found that drugstore brands work just the same (if not better) as high-end products at a fraction of the price. Read on to see what our favourite dupe products are below!


Sure, you can leave home with just your SPF on, but you need to make sure that your brows look sharp. The best way to rock the au naturale look is by using a brow gel that holds everything in place. A great high-end option is Benefit’s Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. It gives your brows volume and mimics your hair colour – making your brows look fuller. On the drugstore side, we have Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara from Essence. This dupe works exactly the same as Benefit, but at a fraction of the price.


The best way to prep your skin for a day of makeup is by applying a good primer to minimize pores and even out your complexion. The most loved one in this department for sure is the Smashbox Photo finish Primer, an oil free formula from heaven. Luckily, we found a great dupe for this baby that works just as well – the NYX Shine Killer. NYX is easy to apply, feels great on the skin and will keep your makeup in place well into the night.


Foundation transforms your skin, which is why you need to find the perfect match. A high-end foundation that is loved by celebs and makeup artists is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It’s lightweight, goes on smooth and provides amazing coverage, leaving you with perfect skin. On the other hand, we have a fantastic dupe that works just as well and has an even better price: the L’Oreal True Match Lumi. While the colour range is not big as Giorgio Armani, the results are absolutely flawless.


In this department, there are so many affordable options available that it was actually hard to narrow it down to our top fave! If you’re looking for a higher price point, we recommend Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. It not only smells amazing but gives you a much-needed sun kissed glow. If you’re on a budget and want to keep your bronzed glow until fall, head to your closest drugstore and pick up the Rimmel London Natural Bronzer. You’re going to have the same results but for way less. Seriously, this dupe is amazing.


This last dupe has the beauty world freaking out, not just because of the amazing quality but the packaging similarity. Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara loved by all, but the price point is a bit steep. This is why we love L’Oreal’s Lash Paradise Mascara. This product sets the bar high when it comes to drugstore mascara; the application gives volume and length delivering everything that the higher priced does for half of the price.

Which other makeup dupes have you tried? Let us know on the comment section below!

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Product info:


1. Benefit Gimme Brow, $32, available at Sephora

2. Make Me Brow, $3.99, available at Essence Makeup

3. Smashbox Photo finish Foundation, $44, available at Sephora

4. NYX- Shine Killer, $16, available at NYX Cosmetics

5. Giorgio Armani  Luminous Silk Foundation, $68, available at Sephora

6. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation, $16.96, available at Walmart

7. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, $38, available at Sephora

8. Rimmel London Natural Bronzer, $7.99, available at Rimmel London

9. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $30, available at Sephora

10. L’Oreal Lash Paradise, $10.96, available at Walmart

By: Junia Goncalves, Toronto, @travelcultureblog

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