So I’m a drugstore addict. We’ve established that by now, I’m pretty sure. But sometimes, SOME times, I just couldn’t help but notice the hate… I know the drugstore has the tendency to ‘be inspired’ by the big guys at Sephora and all that, but you know what? I think they do pretty well for us, the non-$80-for-a-palette type of girls. I mean, who’s with me?

I personally am not crazy about palettes. Again, probably because the drugstore doesn’t have that many good quality palettes either. I’m also just not a heavy, hard core eye-shadow type of person too. I don’t do full glammed up eye looks and I don’t think I need to, so I just keep a couple of high endΒ eyeshadow palettes and a few drugstore ones to mix things up.

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My drugstore dupes eyeshadow palettes

There are some palettes that I own that are known for being drugstore dupes of high end palettes eyeshadow palettes, including my Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette (dupe for Naked 3), Make Up Revolution I Heart Chocolate (dupe for Urban Decay Chocolate Bar) and Make Up Revolution I Heart Pink Fizz (can’t remember which dupe this was for but I solely got it because of the cute packaging and sure enough, I don’t even use it at all now).

Make Up Revolution Chocolate Bar Dupe

Make Up Revolution’s I Heart Chocolate palette, an (almost exact) dupe for the Too Faced Chocolate Bar

Drugstore Dupes for High End Make Up Palettes

Honestly bought this one because it reminds me of my childhood make up toys! Doesn’t it look like it belongs in a Barbie house or something?

I mean, they’re okay. The Revealed 2 palette in particular is one that I actually reach to a lot. For the price tag that it comes with, why not? It has a good colour pay off and it stays on my eyelids the whole day. And again, I personally don’t see any justification for me to buy an $80 palette (a Naked palette is about $80 here in Singapore) since I won’t use it that much any way.

Drugstore Dupes for High End Make Up Palettes

My obviously well-loved Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette, a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. You guys, I didn’t even know about this brand before but this palette changed everything. The colour payoffs are really good, it’s super affordable and the texture… What’s the YouTube word for it again? Oh, so buttery!

I think drugstore dupes are great options for those that aren’t willing to spend the bucks on high end dupes. Plus, I think some of them are actually pretty good. So I really don’t see the need for all the hate… Sure, they can be a little bit more creative with packaging and coming up with their own concept. But hey, what do you expect out of a $20 palette anyway?

So, yay or nay? Are you for or against drugstore dupes of high end palettes?

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