Because who doesn’t love a good bargain?
Quite clearly, these two are not dupes for the shade range. I purchased the Maybelline Fit Me absolutely ages ago in the shade ‘Light 10’ which is way way, WAY too dark for my skin tone. However, when I’m tanned it’s a pretty good shade for me! I’ve been tanned for a few weeks now so I’ve been reaching for this a lot. I think I should start off by saying that most bloggers say that this concealer is a dupe for the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, and I have to disagree. The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, to me, is just like the UD Naked Skin Concealer. First off, the NARS concealer is really thick and creamy and the Maybelline Fit Me is really liquidy and runny, just like the UD Naked. The coverage from the UD Naked is pretty good but not the best, and I find I get the exact same finish from the Maybelline Fit Me. I use both of these to cover up blemishes and redness as the formula is perfect for blending seamlessly into my skin underneath my foundation, without leaving any patchiness or dryness. I’m yet to find a dupe for the NARS which gives me that little bit more coverage, but I only reach for it if my dark under eye circles are ridiculously bad these days, so these two bad boys are my go-to’s. If Maybelline did a shade as light as the UD shade, I’d definitely save so much money!
I’ve been after the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Nude for ages but every time I go to buy it, it’s out of stock everywhere. I eventually found it on Amazon for a pound cheaper than SuperDrug and with Prime (winning!) so I grabbed it. The link is above if anyone else can’t find it in stock anywhere! I bought this without knowing that it was a dupe for my beloved UD Eyeshadow Primer in Eden, but I mean, it’s pretty close! They’re both nude toned eyeshadow bases that intensify my eyeshadow as well as keeping it in place all day without any creasing. The UD Eyeshadow Primer is more creamy but that usually means I have to use it more sparingly and blend it in more, so the Maybelline Colour Tattoo is a lot better for a rushed morning. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo is a lot thicker and more matte, and it’s actually a lot harder to budge than the UD Eyeshadow Primer which is perfect for longer days and nights. I’m actually considering just using the Maybelline one from now on and no longer purchasing my UD. It’s been my holy grail for absolutely years but I don’t see the point in purchasing it again if the Maybelline one gives me just as good, if not better results for a fraction of the price!
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita (£20.00) vs. Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 610 High Flyer (£6.99)
How identical are these two, there’s practically nothing in it?! I really, really love my NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita, I really do, but Rimmel High Flyer lasts so much longer on my lips. These both have a creamy formula, a matte finish and are the same dusky pink in tone. This is one of my favourite shades to wear on my lips that just goes with every makeup look and is a little bit more bold than your average nude. NARS Dolce Vita is absolutely lovely, and I love it in pencil form as it’s so effortless to apply, but I just don’t find it lasts that long on me. They both have a really creamy formula, but NARS Dolce Vita is a lot creamier which means it doesn’t stay put as well as Rimmel High Flyer. If you prefer a creamier formula and a pencil form then the NARS one is absolutely perfect, but if you’re all about a creamy formula with a longer lasting finish, then I really recommend you pick up Rimmel High Flyer. I mean honestly, there’s not an awful lot in it so really, the sensible thing to do is to go for the £6.99 version over the £20 version, but then again, NARS packaging is to die for right? So yeah, there’s pro’s and cons to both. If you have the money, go for NARS, if you want this shade but want to save, go for Rimmel!