Favorite (and not so favorite) Dupes

clairebeccaclairebecca
Oct. 19, 2020
Beauty dupes are all over Social Media. Who doesn’t love a cult favorite at a great cost? Some are definitely worth the hype while others...not so much. Let’s talk about a few of my favorite beauty dupes and the ones I don’t think live up to the hype. 
Moisturizers
My first favorite is the Neutrogena Hydroboost Moisturizer. This hyaluronic acid-packed gel is identical in texture to Clinique’s Moisture Surge and almost identical in ingredients.
For less than $15 you can pick up this product at any drugstore.
A cult favorite for skin in need of a shot of moisture, Clinique's Moisture Surge is about double the price of its dupe!
I've used both products and can honestly say I've switched to Neutrogena's moisturizer. I love it's texture and even the fragrance and can't justify the price of Clinique's when this one is just as good!
Chemical Peels
Drunk Elephant is one of the leading new skincare brands known for their expertly-crafted products with actives that drastically improve the skin without a prescription.
At around $80, their babyfacial mask is an AHA/BHA peeling solution used once a week for drastic, overnight results.
For around $10 you can buy The Ordinary's version.
Personally find that with this dupe, you get what you pay for. Not all ingredients are created with the same quality.
While others have had great results with The Ordinary’s peeling solution, I find the quality of the ingredients in Drunk Elephants products just can’t be beat!
Makeup
Last but not least is everybody's favorite blush in Orgasm from NARS.
$40 is a lot for a blush, but NARS never fails to disappoint. I have had my NARS blush for several years now and can honestly say it’s my go-to.
Wet N Wild's blush in Pearlescent Pink is a dupe for just under $5. While I love Wet N Wild and like this blush, it just doesn't look as good as NARS.
The biggest advantage to Wet N Wild over Nars, however, is that all of their products are cruelty-free.
Have you tried any of these? Share some of your favorite dupes in the comments!
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