Who doesn't love a good dupe?! Saving money is always a good thing so finding a cheaper version of a product you love is perfect for saving a bit of cash.
Not all of the dupes I've found are exactly the same but they're a close match, which is good enough for me. One of my favourite dupes is a product that seems to go under the radar in the beauty world. Bare Minerals Concealer in well rested is a yellow toned concealer that can be used under the eyes to brighten or on areas with redness to tone it down. Like the rest of the original Bare Minerals range, this is a loose powder in a 'click and lock' tub - basically you twist the plastic lid inside to release a small amount of powder, which reduces spillages. Unlike the majority of powder concealers, this powder also has a fair amount of silver shimmer in it. It's best used in small amounts as its pretty pigmented and applied with a small blending or concealer brush. A great dupe I've found is the E.L.F Mineral Eye Brightener. Even though its classed as an eye brightener, you can still use this on redness and as an eyeshadow base. Like the bareminerals concealer, the E.L.F eye brightener is a loose powder is a standard plastic compact. The formula of the powder is a little thinner than bare minerals but it still contains a small amount of silver shimmer so its best used sparingly. I like to mix both products with moisturiser and use under the eye. The E.L.F eye brightener is a smaller size but its much cheaper than the bare minerals version.
Another good dupe I like is for MAC satin taupe eyeshadow - swatched here. MAC shadow pans are £10 each which isn't super cheap. A cheaper option is Maybellines iced fudge eyeshadow. Both shades are a taupe brown, though maybellines is slightly darker. The big difference between these two is quality - MAC's version is superior in texture as the Maybelline one is quite powdery but pigmentation wise both shadows are good. For nails, a great dupe for MAC's impassioned nail polish is China Glaze make some noise. Both are a coral red with pink undertones. The china glaze shade looks darker in the bottle but on the nails they're a close match. I really rate both formula's as they're fairly long wearing and have a good consistency. China glaze polishes are around £4 online so much cheaper than MAC.
Seeing as were on a MAC theme, I'll mention MAC's lipstick in shy girl. A dupe I've found is NYX pumpkin pie lipstick - you can see a dupe post and comparison on both lipsticks here. The NYX lipstick is more pink toned than shy girl but considering MAC lipsticks are now £15.50, NYX lipsticks are a far cheaper option. The formula of NYX lippies aren't as long wearing but they're comfortable to wear and don't dry out the lips, which is a huge plus!
Do you have any favourite dupes?