7 Best Drugstore Makeup Dupes of 2013

Everyone loves to save a little money here and there. But what if the savings was big? And what if you really didn’t notice a difference in the quality of products you were purchasing? There are several beauty products on the market right now with worthy drugstore counterparts. Here are a few of my favorite drugstore makeup dupes of 2013.

7 Best Drugstore Makeup Dupes of 2013

Products Shown

MAC Shroom vs. NYX Aloha

NARS Orgasm vs. NYX Pinched

MAC “Creme D’Nude” vs. e.l.f. “Natural Nymph”

Lancôme Hypnose vs. Maybelline The Falsies

Smashbox Photofinish Primer vs. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer

MAC Girl About Town vs. CoverGirl Spellbound

Lancome Bi-Facil vs. Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover

Don’t forget that beauty box subscriptions are a great way to try out some of these luxury items on the cheap before making them a regular part of your routine. And we keep a running list of available monthly subscription box coupons to ensure you get the best deal when you buy.


What are your favorite drugstore makeup dupes?


  1. Amy Hoeh says

    Hi. Thanks for the list. A lot are super close. Unless my colors are off on my ipad, the MAC Girl About Town and the CoverGirl Spellbound look nothing alike. Are you comparing the texture/finish as opposed to the color?

  2. Marylee Bruneau says

    I have tried both the Lancôme eye-makeup remover and the Nutrogena . Neutrogena does not perform as well as the Lancôme. However for the price difference, I have continued to use the Nutrogena.

  3. Shona says

    I absolutely love the Maybelline Falsies mascara. Although I do have a couple of other Lancome products, I have never used the Lancome brand of mascara. As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” :)

    • Angie Nelson says

      Have you tried any of the following, Julia?

      Hard Candy’s Glamoflage Heavy Duty Concealer
      KAT VON D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer
      Maybelline Fit Me (may not have the same lasting powder, but a good drugstore dupe)
      SEPHORA 8 HR Wear Perfect Cover Concealer
      Rimmel’s Wake Me Up concealer

  4. elena rowe says

    My solution for makeup remover is the cheapest of all…use a baby wipe. It even removes stubborn waterproof mascara.

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