Beauty Bargains: High end verses high street. Get the look for less!

Beauty is pain. And by pain, we mean a pain to our purses. There are so many make up products we see on TV and in magazines that we so desperately want to create the best looks but sometimes it’s not always in our budget. Fear not, though, as we’ve found some great high street dupes of some much admired products we always want and not even half the price!

Urban Decay’s Naked  VS W7’s Lightly Toasted

naked vs lightly toasted 1We know that so many make up artists and beauty bloggers are in love with Naked palette and if you’re unable to save up for the original, then don’t worry. W7’s ‘In The Buff Lightly Toasted’ is the ultimate dupe. Every pigment is the same as the ones in Naked and even have the same textures! The main difference is the packaging and the brush, but The W7 has both a bud and stiff brush so you can use them both for different techniques. You can splurge on Naked for £39 or save on Lightly Toasted for £9.99.

MAC’s Ruby Woo VS Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick Kiss of Life 111

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The colours are highly identical and again another great dupe. The biggest difference would be that MAC is rather matte and would probably need a coating of lipgloss, whereas Rimmel is quite moisturized so no need for any additional products. Put either on and nobody would see the difference! Splurge on MAC for £15.50 or save on Rimmel for £5.49.

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation VS Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation 

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The YSL and Rimmel are both light coverage with a rather similar finish making your skin look dewy and more awake and natural. You can splurge on YSL for £30.50 or save on Rimmel for £8.99.

Benefit’s POREfessional VS Maybeline’s Baby Skin 


These products are both rather similar except the main difference being the colour and texture. We have a more liquid feel and tinted shade from POREfessional but a clear and more gel texture from Baby Skin. However, both do the job of hiding your pores remarkably well, which is the main purpose. You can splurge with Benefit for £24.50 or save on Maybeline for £7.99.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork VS Maybeline EyeStudio Colour Tattoo 24 Cream Gel in Creamy Beige

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The Maybeline Colour Tattoo is such a faultless dupe of the MAC Paint Pot. They have the same creamy textures and are the exact same shades. You can splurge on MAC for £15.50 or save on Maybeline for £4.99.

While it’s nice to be able to splash out on high end brands, sometimes it’s more convenient to just buy the high street dupes which does the job you want! Whatever you use, we bet you’ll look flawless.


Have you tried these products? Found any other dupes? Let us know! Tweet us @Maximumpop and let us know – we love a good bargain!

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