The best analogues of expensive cosmetics: top 10
The beauty industry is developing very quickly, so in cosmetics stores you can find a huge number of products for every taste. But we all know that good cosmetics are expensive. When buying a quality product, we often overpay for a brand, so you should think about how to save money without harming yourself. We have collected for you top 10 luxury products that can be replaced with cheap counterparts.
Mass market vs premium
Products from the mass market are actively fighting for a place in a cosmetic bag. Saving our budget, they become better in quality every year, and some of them can even compete with luxury products. The main thing is to know the secret cheap products that professional makeup artists are silent about.
Luminous primer Victoria Beckham \ KIKO MILANO
Shiny primer Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Morning Aura Illuminating Creme, ($95) is by far the best product on the market today. Noble finely dispersed radiance will create a beautiful glow of the skin from the inside. It can also be used as a highlighter. This must-have product can replace KIKO MILANO Radiant Boost Face Base ($17), which are not much inferior in quality when it comes to the subtlety of gloss and hydration.
Foundation Estée Lauder \ A’PIEU
Super long lasting and good coverage foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear ($60) chosen by the best makeup artists in the world. But if your budget does not allow you to buy such an expensive product, a Korean brand foundation will come to your aid. A’PIEU Triple Wear Foundation ($10).
Many believe that this analogue is even shaded a little better and has super durability. I would like to note that this product was created precisely as an analogue of Estée Lauder. The only thing worth paying attention to is the numbering of shades. The entire collection is slightly lighter than the expensive counterpart, and the very first shade is much lighter than we are used to seeing.
Concealer-cream NARS \ A’PIEU
Concealer cream NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30) – A favorite of celebrities and a frequent guest on the red carpet. Perfectly covers all imperfections and dark circles under the eyes. You will find many similar products on the market, but they will be thinner and not as resistant. The Koreans have created the perfect product that costs literally a penny, and the quality is even slightly better when it comes to durability. This is about A’PIEU Moist Creamy Concealer ($9).
Kevyn Aucoin \ Estrade Sculpting Powder
Sculpting face powder Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder ($50) in Lihgt, Medium, perfect as a dry concealer. Creates very realistic beautiful shadows on the face. Fortunately, it can be easily replaced Estrade Mon Secret Sculpteur in shade 208 ($6). The only negative of this product is a rather simple and not very beautiful packaging.
Eyebrow pencil Anastasia Beverly Hills \ Vivienne Sabo
Eyebrow pencil Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21) perfectly copes with its function, plus the colors in the collection of this line are matched just perfectly, although there is one “but”. If you calculate the price per gram, it turns out that it costs more than gold. That’s why you should take a closer look at the eyebrow pencil Vivienne Sabo Brow Arcade ($5). Its pigmentation is even higher than that of an expensive product, so make-up artists advise you to comb your eyebrows well with the brush that comes with the kit.
Matte lipstick Dior \ Gerard
Matt lipstick Rouge Dior Lipstick ($37) glides on beautifully and does not create a wet effect, while not drying lips. The composition is more like mousse, which is very comfortable to wear. cheap lipstick Gerard Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick ($19) can even compete for quality, as it is denser and slightly creamy in composition.
Mascara Bobbi Brown \ Vivienne Sabo
Mascara Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara Black ($35) designed to create super volume and super length. It is very bright and black, and it is applied very easily, and the volume can be adjusted depending on the desire. But there is a product that many professional makeup artists have long adored – this is mascara. Vivienne Sabo Cabaret ($5). It pleasantly surprises, because it is in no way inferior in quality, but costs literally a penny.
Cushion Lancôme \ MISSHA
famous cushion Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation (50$) , from which the total love for compact tonal began. It is very convenient to carry it with you and touch up your makeup if necessary. Korean cosmetics has created an analogue Missha M Magic Cushion Foundation ($13), which even has a packaging very similar to Lancôme. Its coverage is quite light, but masks all skin imperfections very well.
Blush GUERLAIN \ MISSHA
Blush GUERLAIN Les Tendres Meteorites Perles De Blush ($60), which absolutely everyone raves about. Even if you don’t know anything about cosmetics, you’ve definitely heard a lot of good things about the meteorites of this brand. But blush MISSHA Rolling Heart Ball Blusher ($ 30) with very beautiful packaging are half the price, and the quality pleases just like the famous balloons.
Loose powder Chanel \ Mary Kay
Loose Mineral Veil Powder Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre ($52) Creates a very thin, delicate finish that doesn’t dry out and works like Photoshop. The product is 100% luxury, and only Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation ($20). What characterizes it: the smallest grinding, a pleasant smell, the ability to hide enlarged pores and small irregularities on the face.
What can be concluded from all this? Price does not always determine quality, which means you can look expensive for little money. If you want to look beautiful, buy worthy analogues of expensive luxury goods and no one will dare to reproach you for saving on beauty.
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