Makeup Dupes ft. Beauty Base

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Back in the early days of blogging there were certain posts that everyone published including monthly favourites, OOTDs, empties, week in photographs posts and of course, dupe posts. If you don't know, a dupe is a product that is similar to another (in terms of shade, formula, packaging etc) but dupes are usually cheaper. I haven't seen any dupes posts for so long and I also haven't seen many favourites posts but I'll be bringing you both this month!

Today's post is all about three dupes that I've found recently via Beauty Base who kindly sent me these products to try out. Beauty Base has a great range of makeup from brands such as Milani, LA Girl, Eylure (which is a brand you already know that I adore) and many others, all at great prices.

*Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme (£9.95)
I have tried one of these before and liked it but this one is even better! I have the shade '10 adorable' which is a perfect 90's nude shade that's great of everyday. I have tried a lot of liquid lipsticks from Crown Brushes, TheBalm, Colorpop, The Body Shop and so many other brands and it can be very hit or miss. Some can be flaky, dry and very matte and others can be sticky, patchy or oily feeling but this one is fantastic.

The shade is gorgeous, it applies like a dream and it lasts really well so I can't recommend it enough. I think it's better than the The Body Shop options, in my opinion. I didn't like the other shade I tried as it was flaky but the shade '10 adorable's is perfection. I also think that even though they are cheaper, they are comparable to TheBalm liquid lipsticks too.
*W7 Mighty Mattes Palette (£6.99 - sale)
I've tried a couple of products from W7 previously and I liked them for the price but this palette has to be my favourite product from W7! I'm all about matte eyeshadows, I don't like shimmery shades or metallic shades so an all matte palette is just perfect. I like the packaging as it isn't cardboard, it's a metal tin and the shades aren't too dark - there are a lot of lighter shades.

I have quite a few matte palettes and while I adore them all, particularly TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Ador and TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude palettes (they are definitely worth checking out), I think this palette is almost just as good! The pigmentation is fantastic, they apply well and for less than £10, you really can't go wrong!
*Milani Prep + Set + Go Powder (£12.95)
We all know how much I love the Vichy Dermablend Powder and don't get me wrong I still do and I'll continue to use it but I find it being a loose powder a bit annoying so this Milani pressed powder is a great dupe. It has the same mattifying and setting abilities as the Vichy powder but it is in a pressed powder compact which makes it easier and quicker to use! I do think the Vichy powder is a little better but for the convenience of the Milani powder, I'll be using it more and it's cheaper too.

I cannot recommend these products enough, they were all fantastic and turned out to be very similar and great dupes for some more expensive or harder to find products! Now onto my quick video which features swatches of all of the products from Beauty Base and a mini tutorial for a quick, everyday makeup look.



Have you tried any of these products or brands? Do you have any great dupes? 

22 comments

  1. I would like to try more Milano products. The W7 palettes are also good for the price. Http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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  2. w7 is a pretty good brand, although they flat out copy products haha they have a bronzer which is similar to hoola and I quite like it :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. Ah I love dupe posts too and agree that they aren't too popular anymore. These are so good though, I love the look of that W7 palette!

    The Makeup Directory

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  4. That Milani lip creme looks so pretty, I love that shade

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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  5. I really want to try Milani!! Heard such good things x

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  6. That Milani lipstick looks and sounds so good!! Need to pick some up!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  7. Love the shades in the w7 palette! x

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  8. I really like the milani powder x

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  9. That Milani lipstick looks beautiful & sounds amazing! xx

    Beautylymin

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  10. I haven't tried any, but seriously dying to try Milani. X

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  11. I want to give Milani a try and I am already a fan of W7 x

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  12. I am all for makeup dupes like this! Milani is such an underrated brand!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  13. I've seen a few w7 palettes which look amazing I think I need to invest!!! Thank you xxx

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  14. I've never tried any of these products (nor the brands actually!) but as I do love a good dupe I might have to give these a go! I need a new powder soon anyway, and the Milani one could be just the right one :) xx

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  15. I love Milani! That lip colour looks gorgeous x

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  16. There are so many Milani products that want to try and I'll definitely add these to my wishlist.

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  17. Milani is one brand I am still to try! I really want to though it sounds so good!

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  18. I'm not a huge fan of Milani or W7 but these look great

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  19. W7 palettes are great fun and such amazing value!! Love your photos too!

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  20. I think I need to delve into W7 some more! x

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  21. Milani are a fabulous brand, love their products xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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