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8 awesome makeup dupes we love

These copycats of cult favourites have everything you adore—without the sticker shock.

8 awesome makeup dupes we love

8 awesome beauty dupes

The bronzer

These matte bronzers are a match! Hoola, $36, may be slightly more pigmented, but CoverGirl’s Soft Honey, $10, is buildable and easy to apply. The one big difference? Hoola comes with a brush. Products: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, $36, sephora.com + CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder in Soft Honey, $10, shoppersdrugmart.ca

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

The blush

These universally flattering shades both offer all-day wear. Nars’ blush is a no-brainer swipe and go, while Milani’s gives a sheer wash of colour but a lot more shimmer. Products: Nars blush in Orgasm, $38, sephora.comMilani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink, $9, rexall.ca

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

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The shadows

These 12-shade eyeshadow palettes are surprisingly close when you compare colour to colour. Urban Decay’s formula gives higher-density colour, but if you’re looking for the same beautiful shades, Maybelline’s palette delivers at a way better price. Products: Urban Decay Naked3, $66, sephora.com + Maybelline Blushed Nudes, $17, shoppersdrugmart.ca

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

The foundation

Both foundations are weightless and give a perfect, glowy finish. Armani’s version is more densely pigmented, while L’Oréal’s offers more lightweight coverage. Bonus: It also has SPF 20. Products: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $68, holtrenfrew.com L’Oréal True Match Lumi foundation, $17, walmart.ca

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

The lipstick

These creamy, nearly opaque nudes are warm enough that you don’t look like you’re wearing concealer on your lips. Revlon stands up to M.A.C: They’re both moisturizing, go on smooth and have loads of staying power. Products: M.A.C cremesheen lipstick in Creme d’nude, $21, maccosmetics.com Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick In Nude Attitude, $8, walmart.ca

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

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The luminator

YSL’s illuminating highlighter-concealer works like a ballpoint pen, while Maybelline’s tube needs a gentle twist to dispense its less-brightening yet high-coverage gel formula, making it easy to control and work with before it dries. Products: Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touch, $50, sephora.comMaybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, $10, walmart.ca

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

The concealer

When it comes to concealer, it pays to spend a bit more—but not that much more. Shiseido’s is a worthy rival for cult fave Clé de Peau’s creamy, blendable stick. Both offer long-lasting coverage without caking or creasing. Products: Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $88, holtrenfrew.com SHISEIDO Perfecting Stick Concealer, $32 thebay.com

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

The mascara

Diorshow led the way in the XXL mascara wand trend, but  L’Oréal’s brush is no slouch: It builds volume and definition, kicks in extra curl for a fanned-out false-lash effect and is easier to use since it’s a little less bulky. Products: Diorshow Mascara, $36, sephora.comL’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes, $9, walmart.ca

8 awesome makeup dupes we lovePhotos: Erik Putz & Roberto Caruso, Illustrations: Julia Minamata

A version of this article originally appeared in our January 2017 issue, titled "Super-duper dupes," pg. 19.

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