Some high-end beauty products from abroad cannot be denied that they have higher quality than local products. However, at a fairly expensive price, it certainly makes you think twice about buying the product. Especially if it turns out that the product doesn't fit your skin, it's a shame to spend extra money.
Fortunately, nowadays many beauty enthusiasts are trying various different kinds of makeup and finding products that are also expensive to match. That is what is called dupe makeup.
Dupe itself comes from the word duplicate or copy. In other words, dupe makeup is a makeup 'twin' with a very different price.
Dupe makeup is often discussed by makeup lovers because the quality is very similar, while the price can be very different.
Dupe Makeup = KW?
What needs to be underlined, dupe makeup is not a KW product or a fake product. These products only have quality, and sometimes packaging, which is very similar to high end products.
In the past, people were a little worried about using dupe products because of the assumption that lower prices meant lower quality. However, there are beauty vloggers who often share reviews about this dupe product, giving consumers confidence to try it.
In America, shortly after the Kylie Lip Kit (priced at US $ 29) sold out when it first launched in 2015, NYX also sent out email blasts to customers promoting similar products. As a result, the NYX Matte Liquid Lipstick (priced at US $ 7) became the most searched product on Google, as well as the best selling brand on Amazon in 2015.
How to Choose a Quality Dupe Product
Some things you need to pay attention to when choosing dupe products are the quality of the product itself, especially in terms of cosmetic formulas. This can affect the comfort of your skin when wearing it.
In addition, even though the price is cheaper, you should still do your research on the dupe products to buy. Read reviews done from beauty vloggers and from review sites, and also compare with similar dupe products. You can also choose local brand products which are usually cheaper than foreign products, with the same good quality.
Here are some product dupes from local brands that you should try
1 Primer Benefit Pore Professional vs Emina Pore Ranger
One of the most recommended primers by beauty teachers is Benefit's Pore Professional for IDR 400 thousand. However, there is a local product with results very similar to that product, namely the Emina Pore Ranger for Rp.63 thousand. In fact, many say that Emina Pore Ranger has better results.
2 Nars Liquid Blush VS Mineral Botanica Lip Cheek Eye Wundercream
Nars Liquid Blush is a liquid blush that has been widely discussed by beauty enthusiasts because of its solid formula and very beautiful color. For the blush from Nars it costs around Rp. 500 thousand. If you are looking for a dupe, you can try glancing at a local brand called Mineral Botanica.
This brand has a blusher product called Mineral Botanica Lip Cheek Eye Wundercream at a price of IDR 75 thousand. In addition, this product can also be used as a blush, lipstick and eyeshadow at the same time.
3 Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre vs Blp Beauty Face Powder
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre is rated as one of the best loose powders with a fine grain, able to withstand oil but does not make the face look flat. However, the price reaches IDR 950 thousand.
To get an equally good product, you can taste the local powder, Blp Beauty Face Powder for IDR 150 thousand. The particles are very soft, giving a bluring effect on the face so it looks very seamless.
4 Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick-Pumpkin vs Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick-Tansy
If the Pumpkin variant of Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick costs USD29, or around IDR 400 thousand, you can get the Tansy variant Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick for IDR 115 thousand. Similar finishing.