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Cruelty-Free Drugstore Dupes

Cruelty-Free Drugstore Dupes

For anyone who is a beauty novice or on budget, these inexpensive drugstore dupes are highly rated in the beauty blogosphere and beyond. I love that you can achieve similar looks without breaking the bank. I was inspired by noveaucheap’s posts on dupes for Urban Decay’s famous Naked palette and have started to build a little collection of neutral drugstore eyeshadows.

Wet'n'Wild Eyeshadow
(my own small WNW collection)


(source: noveaucheap)

You can find great, highly-pigmented eyeshadow dupes for Mac and Urban Decay at the drugstore. Here are a few of my favorites (as found by noveaucheap and emilynoel83):

-Urban Decay – Naked palette dupes (by color):
1. Half Baked: Wet’n’Wild- 3rd shade in “I’m Getting Sunburned” Trio.
2. Gun Metal: Wet’n’Wild – 6th shade in “Lust” 6-pan.
3. Toasted: Wet’n’Wild – 2nd shade in “Comfort Zone”.
4. Sin: Wet’n’Wild – 1st shade in “Gilded Age” trio (Similar to Mac Champagne).
5. Sidecar: Wet’n’ Wild – “Gilded Age” trio – 1st Shade, “Walking On Eggshells” trio – 3rd Shade, “Silent Treatment” trio (Similar to Mac’s Naked Lunch/All That Glitters/Woodwinked eyeshadows).
6. Smog: Wet’n’Wild – 3rd shade in “Comfort Zone”.
7. Virgin: Wet’n’Wild – 4th shade in “Lust” 6-pan (Also, similar to Mac’s Shroom).
8. Creep: Wet’n’Wild – 8th shade in “Petal Pusher”.
9. Darkhorse: Wet’Wild – 8th shade in “Comfort Zone”.
10. Hustle: Wet’n’Wild – “Vanity” 6 pan, “Nude Awakening” 8-pan.
11. Naked/ Buck: Wet’n’Wild – 2nd shade on the left in the “Vanity” 6-pan.

-Mac Satin Taupe – Wet’n’wild “Nutty” single eyeshadow, $1.99

source: emilynoel83
source: emilynoel83

-Urban Decay Basics Palette Dupes (by color):

1) Venus: Milani “Pearl” Powder Eyeshadow, $5.99

2) Foxy & Naked 2: NYX”Nude” Trio (Labeled Nude & Dark Brown), $5.99

3) Faint: Rimmel Glam Eyes in “Dusk” $3, * ; NYX – Soft Brown

4) Crave: Wet’n’Wild “Panther”, $1.99

5) Walk of Shame: Wet’n’ Wild “Brulee”. $1.99

As you can see from emilynoel83’s swatches of Urban Decay’s Basics and her drugstore dupes, they look pretty spot on when seen side-by-side.

What are you favorite drugstore dupes?

*This may not be cruelty-free 😦

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