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Dupes et al

MAC Dollymix is a 'pure candy pink' as described by MAC and is one of their most popular shades. Almost all MAC fanatics own it. 

Surprisingly enough, it is one of those godsend shades that suits almost all skin tones too. It has a sheertone shimmer finish to it.

But if you're not willing to spend £17 after just another shade of pink, then Sleek MakeUp's Blusher in Flamingo is your pocket friendly option for £4.30. Coincidentally, not only does it mimic the shade to a great extent but is also of a similar 'sheertone shimmer' finish.

On my last trip to Illamasqua's Flagship store, the MA used a blusher named 'Excite' on me and I just loved how it looked. It is a matte burnt orange shade. However much I loved it there, I did not take the plunge to purchase it as it reminded me of a dupe I already had at home.

and this too is none other than Sleek MakeUp's Blusher in Coral. Again the shade is pretty much the same when applied and has a matte finish too.

Would dupes be dupes without a cheaper price tag? Illamasqua's Excite retails for £16.50 as opposed to Sleek where you'll get some change if you hand over a fiver.

Teddy is a deep bronze Eye Kohl by MAC and I actually can justify spending £13 on this baby as it looks absolutely stunning on the eyes. Its buttery soft as it's a kohl and works wonders on blue and green eyes.

However, if you cannot justify spending over £10 on an eye pencil that you'll sharpen away in a month, then MeMeMe's Eye Pencil in Clay for £4.99 is the closest dupe you can find for Teddy. 

It is an intense brown with a tiny bit of shimmer and has that soft texture as well. It might not be as glamorous though as Teddy but you can definitely get away with it if you want to mimic a similar effect.

I loved the process of rummaging through my train case discovering potential dupes. Would you want to see more in the future? Let me know. 

Life At Victoria House said...

I definitely think the coral blusher would suit my skin tone so much better than some harsher darker bronzer colours that I wear!
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Sherrie said...

Great post hun! Thanks for sharing :) I have Flamingo so thats good to know x

Makeup and Mutts said...

Dollymix looks gorgeous! Great dupes, thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Love this post! I want that Sleek blusher! xx

Midnight Violets said...

Great post, I love these types of posts, they just go to show your don't have to spend a fortune to look good :) I'm been noticing lately theres quite a few highstreet eyeshadows very similar in colour to some of the Urban Decay ones.

Gauri said...

Thank you for the post!!! I've heard good things about Sleek Makeup's Blushers so I'll be giving them a try!




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