If there’s one thing makeup junkies look forward to during overseas trips — it’s all the makeup waiting to be discovered. Entering a foreign drugstore is a little daunting, especially with shelves upon shelves of lesser known brands.
But don’t get too overwhelmed! Here are 7 European drugstore dupes for high end cult-faves.
Kiko Water Eyeshadow in Light Gold vs ABH Illuminator in So Hollywood
This instagram favorite brand may have fazed out their So Hollywood highlighter, but you can get the same golden glow with this Kiko eyeshadow and it’s buttery soft formula.
Essence Camouflage Concealer vs Tarte Shape Tape
Only a few concealers can hold a candle to Tarte’s Shape Tape. It’s known for its full-coverage, non-creasing formula, and many claim that the Essence Camouflage Concealer does the same!
Rimmel Natural Bronzer vs Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer
It’s always summer in the Philippines, so we at least have to pretend we’re at the beach every other weekend. Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer has a smooth satin finish with gold flakes for that extra punch.
Essence Cool Nude vs MAC Faux
If you’re in for a new nude, skip the high end lippy for the much more affordable Essence lipstick.
But if you’re looking for an affordable nude, check out these 16 nude lipsticks that were made for every Filipina!
Essence lipstick in Cool Nude, P700
MAC lipstick in Faux, P1,100
Kiko Smart Color Blush in Peach vs NARS orgasm
The name for Kiko’s dupe for this NARS staple won’t make you blush, but it does make a great color dupe!
Essence Make Me Brow vs Benefit Give Me Brow
Brow-nie points for Essence for coming out with a gel that gives this Benefit product a run for it’s money!
P2 Pure Color Lipstick in Coro Osmo vs MAC Diva
Vampy girls, this is for you! MAC Diva if a must in any maven’s kit, but if you wanna save some coin, opt for this P2 dupe!
P2 Pure Color Lipstick in Corso Como, P150
MAC lipstick in Diva, P1,100