Makeup Dupes to add to your bag NOW!

Although we love having our favorite products in our make-up stash, but it’s good to switch things around every now and then. Whether it’s budget that you’re concerned about or simply looking to experiment, finding good and effective product alternatives always makes life easier. Team Karachista picks out the best make-up dupes that can be used to achieve the same looks but in a much economical price.

1. Concealer 

Nars Creamy Concealer vs Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

An everyday make-up essential used to hide those blemishes, marks and dark circles. Every make-up enthusiast understands the importance of this product because of its ability to give us a more evened out complexion. While we swear by brands like Nars that give excellent coverage, Maybelline Fit Me Concealers are just as effective if not more in terms of color correction and staying power. For a basic everyday look, this concealer is all you need with a bit of matte powder to complete your look.

2. Eye-shadow Palettes

Urban Decay Naked vs Luscious I Love Eye Shadow Palettes


Nothing makes a statement like a smoldering smokey eye or a nicely done eye with winged liner. While we’re hooked to the Urban Decay Naked Palettes for both, basic and dramatic looks, we can’t get enough of Luscious Cosmetic’s I love Eye Shadow Palettes as its replacement. Providing somewhat similar tones in 3 different palettes, you can create both, neutral and bold looks with these ultra-pigmented shades in matte and shimmery textures.


3. Foundation

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk vs Mussarat Misbah Silk Foundation



The most important part of your makeup routine, foundations can make or break your look. Apart from picking the right shade, it’s also important to know the kind of texture and level of coverage you want. While Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation tops the list for us, we found a more economical and effective alternative making us ditch the prior for some time. It has not been that long since its launch but Mussarat Misbah Silk Foundation has impressed us mightily with its dewy finish and effective coverage. For a matte look, you can top it off with your favorite setting powder to make it last longer.

4. Lipsticks

MAC Cosmetics vs Atiqa Odho 


If there’s one item that you can play around the most in makeup, it is definitely lipsticks and glosses. While we’re a huge fan of MAC Cosmetics’ signature shades, we’re ready for an intervention and we found just the right product. Local brand, Atiqa Odho Cosmetics has a range of rich lip colors that can be used for both neutral and dramatic looks. As a fan of medium browns, we’re loving the shade ‘beauty’ as a dupe for MAC’s bestselling shade ‘Retro’.

5. Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel liner vs Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel liner

Bobbi Brown - eye liner gel

If like us you’re excessively particular about your eyeliner and just can’t stop trying different ways of using it, then this item definitely means a lot to you. For a prominent and neat winged look, you can never go wrong with a brand like Bobbi Brown with its ever popular Long-wear Gel liner but if you’re looking for something less pricey yet just as effective, then Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner is just the right pick.

6. Blush

Nars Orgasm vs Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink 

Nars orgasm kit

Another makeup essential that we need for those flushed cheeks and that fresh complexion. Obsessed with the cult favorite Nars Orgasm, we took the challenge to find its best alternative available in the market. After swatches and swatches of pink, Wet n Wild’s Pearlescent Pink caught our eye with the same coral pink tone to it and a super economical price. Definitely a win-win if you want something affordable yet the same lovely tone as orgasm.

Karachista Staff
Karachista Staff
Team Karachista - keeping you up-to-date with the best of Pakistani Fashion & Lifestyle

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