Spend vs. Save: Drugstore Dupes

3/11/2010 K

Wow, it's been a while since I did a Spend vs. Save post! Probably because all I bought was for "save save save". I tried to do some research on the internet on nifty drugstore dupes that can replace most department store or high end brands.

I find it really odd that here in the Philippines, we consider the US Drugstore brands as our Department Store brands *rolls on the floor laughing* (examples: L'oreal, Revlon, Covergirl, Maybelline).

Maybe this selection would do a bit of help, now some products may not be available directly at malls, but can easily be bought at ebay!

Brand Dupes
Lancome products = L’oreal products
Chanel products = Bourjois products
MAC eyeshadows = Milani eyeshadows
MAC pigments = NYX Loose pigments
Stila eyeshadows = Prestige eyeshadows

Shu Eumura Blushes = Majolica Majorca Blushes
NARS Blushes = Ever Bilena Blushes
Shu Eumura Eyelash Curler = Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler

MAC Studio Finish Concealer  = VOV Cover Foundation, TheBalm TimeBalm

MAC Blot = Pigeon Pressed Powder

NARS Orgasm blush = Milani Luminous, Cover Girl Rose Silk Cheeker, Mark Afterglo, L’oreal Front Page Peach
NARS Sin blush = Milani Temptation
NARS Deep Throat = Rimmel Apricot Blush
NARS Antibes Multiple = Wet ‘n Wild #721 Scandalous
NARS Copacabana Multiple = Wet ‘n Wild #724 Flirt
NARS Maldives Multiple = Wet ‘n Wild Just Peachy
NARS Portofino Multiple = Wet ‘n Wild #722 Coy
NARS South Beach Multiple = Wet ‘n Wild Brazen Babe

MAC Dark Soul pigment = Jane Clubbing
MAC Gorgeous Gold = Prestige Glitz C-157
MAC Juxt = Jane Rain Forest
MAC Lucky Green = Wet n’ Wild Marquis
MAC Naked Lunch = Wet n’ Wild Fine Wink
MAC Paradisco = Flirt! Feeling Hot
MAC Trax = Flirt! Glamourazzi
MAC Amber Lights = Milani Sun Goddess
MAC Black Tied = Jane Clubbing = Milani Storm
MAC Coppering = Milani Flare
MAC Dementhe, Steamy, Humid = Milani Clover
MAC Electric Eel = Milani Atlantis
MAC Guacamole = Milani Limbo Lime
MAC Jest = Milani Peachy Peach
MAC Little Madame = Milani Illusion
MAC Mulch, Sable = Milani Java Bean
MAC Parfait Amour = Milani Enchantment
MAC Perverted Pearl = Milani Silver Bullet
MAC Pink Freeze = Milani Taffy
MAC Satin Taupe = Rimmel All Over Pencil in Strength
MAC Shale = Milani Icy Plum
MAC Shroom = Jordana in Beige eyeshadow
MAC Silver Pigment = Milani Mercury
MAC Sketch = Milani Marooned
MAC Sumptuous Olive = Milani Antiqued Gold
MAC Vanilla = Milani Snow Frost
MAC Vellum = Milani Moonlight
MAC Woodwinked = Milani Golden Bronze
Shu Uemura ME 945 = Caboodles Smooth
Shu Uemura P Brown 76 = Flirt! Oh Please!
Stila Barefoot Contessa = Prestige Spark
Stila GoLightly = Jane Magical Mushroom(discontinued), Milani Golden Bronze
Stila Grace = Ulta Plum Smoke
Stila Jade = Sally Girl China Doll (discontinued)
Stila Kitten = Wet ‘n Wild Fine Wink, Cover Girl Champagne, Sally Girl Silver Lining
Stila Sun = Prestige Champagne
Stila Twig = Milani Spice
Urban Decay Acid Rain = Prestige Wasabi
Urban Decay Asphyxia = Milani Enchantment
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy = Milani Sheer Sand
Urban Decay Mildew = Prestige Iguana
Urban Decay X = Ulta Sunlight

Chanel Blizzard Glossimer = Wet ‘n Wild Bronzeberry Gloss
Chanel Giggle Glossimer = Neutrogena Chic gloss
Chanel Twinkle Glossimer = Prestige Alloy Vinylwear
Chanel Nude Liner = Max Factor Liner in Nude, Wet ‘n Wild #666
Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick = Maybelline Drippin Honey Wet Shine Lipstick
Lancome Simmer Juicy Tube= L’oreal Strawberry Smoothie Color Juice, L’oreal Butterscotch Drop Color Juice
MAC Dainty Cake Lipstick = NYC Firefly #306b
MAC High Tea Lipstick = Rimmel Airy Fairy, Milani Sheer Lipstick in Amaterro
MAC Lovechild Lipglass = Rimmel Snog Lipgloss
MAC Love Nectar Lusterglass = Milani Coral Shimmer Lipgloss
MAC Lust Lipglass = L’oreal Color Juice in Passionfruit Squeeze
MAC Oh Baby Lipglass = Milani Serendipity Gloss
MAC Prrr Lipglass = L’oreal Color Juice in Mai Tai
MAC Plum Liner = Revlon Colorstay Plum liner
MAC Sequin Lipstick = Almay Sequin One Coat Lipstick
MAC Spice Liner = Wet ‘n Wild #666 or #712 Liner
NARS Orgasm Lipgloss = NYC Sungold Lipgloss, Mary Kate and Ashley Truly Lipgloss
NARS Pillow Talk Lipgloss = Rimmel Vinyl Lip Star in Be A Star
NARS Turkish Delight Lipgloss = Neutrogena Moisture Shine in Groove
Scott Barnes Flossy Glossy in Meow = Neutrogena Groove Moisture Shine
Stila Apricot Lipglaze = Prestige Fuzzy Navel Jet Stream Gloss
Stila Jane Lipstick = Rimmel Birthday Suit Lipstick

MAC #187 Stippling Brush = Adorned with Grace Duo Fiber Brush, Ellana Stippling Brush

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  1. wow! I had no idea that there were so many dupes~

  2. yeah! and there's probably more we dont know :)

  3. most interested in nars turkish delight dupes ;P yeah theres a lot more dupes all over the internet too! alot of mac dupes in nyx. i just google it =) check specktra.net forums too

  4. Wow, thanks for sharing! I had no idea I had that I had a dupe for that highly raved about NARS Orgasm blush in my stach!

    As for L'Oréal products being a dupe of Lancôme products... I don't know for all of them, but the Color Juice glosses look just like the Juicy Tubes (=

  5. Im looking for a dupe for new lipsticks like Viva Glam Gaga or Cyndi :p

  6. wow. i\m absolutely gonna go back on this post whenever i wanna buy something just to check if there's a dupe =)

  7. wow! I agree with CG Rose silk as a dupe of NARS Orgasm and also Loreal's Front page peach blush..

  8. wow, awesome post! thanks for sharing^^

  9. I'm not sure about Lancome equal to L’oreal products but they do give that vibe. *lol* Some of L'oreal products look like they're as expensive as Lancome. :3 Anyway, I ♥ both though I prefer Estee Lauder over L'oreal.

    I didn't think Shu Eumura Blushes = Majolica Majorca Blushes. I should try the latter then since they're affordable. :D

  10. Unfortunately, I think Jane Cosmetics is also being discontinued? Really a shame.

  11. Oh my is that true? I love their blushes! Looks like we have to find another alternative!

    I love covergirl cheekers!


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