Now get the same results at a fraction of the price.
Countless new beauty products are launched every year in a blaze of publicity, stunning models and insane marketing budgets but only a few survive the test of time. Often the ones that last are the ones that are promoted as THE best, but a savvy Nykaa gal knows how to scout around for clever copies that give the same results at a fraction of the cost. Check out our list of ten top-selling pricey beauty must-haves and their less expensive but equally good alternatives, all available right here at Nykaa!
Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks
A modern interpretation of classic crème lip color that pays homage to the rich life and legacy of ‘Coco’ Chanel. The lightweight formula—with full coverage finish—glides on for easy application and the Hydratendre complex softens, soothes and conditions lips. But if your budget doesn’t stretch so far for just one lipstick, try L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick for just Rs. 899.00.! Intense moisture and a velvety matte finish. What more could you want?
Christian Dior, Diorshow Mascara Waterproof
The Diorshow Mascara’s waterproof version effectively thickens, prolongs and curves lashes to give your fringe fullness, length and volume. But you can get create the same magic with the L’Oreal Paris version that comes with a revolutionary brush that stretches and volumizes lashes for a smudge-proof, clump-free finish.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (Pink Oyster)
There are plenty of dupes for this iconic shimmer blush by Bobby Brown but the Rimmel 3 in 1 Multi Tonal Powder Blush gives you the same beautiful all-over shimmering glow. While the Shimmer Brick (hand-made in Italy) features five bars of warm, pearlized shimmer, the super affordable Rimmel blush is an easy to blend collection of three shimmery rosy shades in the same pan which can be used all together or separately.
Sephora Colourful 5 Eye Shadow (Flirty To Intense Purple)
Sure the Sephora palette has five shades versus four in the Maybelline one, but both eye shadow sets offer similar high coverage, and intense color that works beautifully to recreate dramatic everyday eyes. Both palettes offer shimmery pigments for plush performance but the Maybelline offering is significantly less pricey making it recessionista’s dream buy.
Artliner 24H Bold Color Liquid Eyeliner (# 01 Black Diamond)
Lancome’s innovative, long-wearing liquid eyeliner with a precision tip foam applicator will glide on without ever skipping, flaking, fading or smudging. Or you can get equally dramatic graphic eyes with maybelline’s latest offering; a smudge-free, quick-dry formula, fade-proof formula that lasts 12 hours!
Forget about expensive gel nails. It’s time you prettied up your pinkies with the stylish and super convenient nail polish strips. Simply peel, apply and open! Just three easy steps for a dramatic textured finish. What’s more, they’re super easy to remove with nail polish remover.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
You have to be living in a cave if you aren’t familiar with BB creams. But here’s the dilemma; while the Beauty Flash Balm from Clarins is a timeless cosmetic classic that instantly brightens and refreshes a tired complexion, minimizing fine lines and pores, the L’Oreal Paris high performer at a fraction of the cost does the job equally well. It perfectly matches the color and texture of your skin for a flawless finish.
Guerlain Nail Polish Colour Lacquer for Women (64 Gemma)
If you like natural glossy nails you’ll love this glossy pale pink from Guerlain. But if you’re a smart shopper you’ll get the same salon standard polish—in eight different shades for the same price—from Lakme! The chip-resistant formula is infused with an amazing luminescent ingredient that enhances color and overall shine for pretty pinkies in a flash. Now you decide!
MAC Lip Gloss Lustre (Glass Venetian)
Glossy lips are a must this season but if you want the shine and color without splashing out on MAC’s best-selling Lipglass gloss, try the long-lasting budget version from Lakme that’s infused with marine collagen and high shine pigments to create a revolutionary 3D product that will keep your lips full and hydrated.
DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
Rs. 5, 490.72
Everyone’s been raving about this nutritious day cream from Estee Lauder that neutralizes all kinds of skin damage and contains an advanced SPF 15 sunscreen to fight the first signs of aging. Sure, it’s a great way to revitalize skin but you’ll reap the same benefits from ZA’s brightening day cream with inbuilt SPF 20 PA++ and high whitening effect. It reduces dark spots and evens out the skin tone while deeply hydrating skin inside out.
Origins Incredible Spreadable Smoothing Salt Body Scrub
We all know salt scrubs are such a great way to exfoliate. You could opt for Origins rich salt scrub to gently buff away rough, dry skin but if the price tag puts you off give Natio’s skin-smoothing minerals, salt and Orange Blossom formula a try to re-energize and detoxify tired skin.