Today I have a very interesting post for you, it’s FULL FACE of makeup must haves / essentials for this party season. These makeup products will make you look like a million bucks throughout the day and night ❤️ I have listed my favourite high end makeup products as well as their affordable alternatives / dupes . Let’s get started…
Face primer – Smash Box Photo Finish
The smash box photo finish primer is my fave when it comes to smooth application of makeup and amazing wear time. It will ensure that your makeup stays put and flawless !
Dupe : The Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
This was the closest dupe for the smashbox one that I found. I have personally used these both and love them equally . This primer will make your face smooth for application of makeup.
Eyeshadow primer – Mac Paint Pot
I absolutely love the Mac paint pot in the shade painterly to prime my lids before I go in with the eyeshadows. It does and Amazing job at bringing out the colours and making your eye makeup last for the longest time possible !!
Dupe : The Inglot Eye Makeup Base
This is an amazing eye primer too and makes my eyes makeup last for a really long time.
Lip Balm – Burts Bees pomegranate Moisturising lip balm
It’s winter & you need that extra moisturising specially for your lips. I love to apply the Burts Bees pomegranate lip balm before I go in with my matte lipsticks , it prevents my lips from becoming dry due to all the matte liquid lipstick applications 😓 . I also love love love to apply this balm on its own on daily basis , its my current fave ❤️
Available at all Sephora Stores
Dupe – The Maybelline BabyLips lip balm in Berry Crush
This is an amazing alternative to the Burts Bees one . I have used these lips balms by maybelline for a long time and love them . They will do the same job as the Burts Bees one .
Foundation – Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation
This foundation is seriously sent by the makeup gods 🙇🏻♀️ It’s full coverage , long lasting , matte and looks absolutely stunning when on. It’s the most ideal foundation for those long party nights or for those daytime outings .
Dupe – Revlon color stay makeup
The closest dupe I could find for this foundation is the Revlon Colorstay Makeup , it’s medium – full coverage, matte and looks great on the skin. It’s not as super long lasting as the Estée Lauder one but will stay on for a decent amount of time without any issues
Concealer / Cream highlighter – Mac ProLong Wear Concealer
This concealer is one of the best concealers I’ve used (& trust me I’ve used a lot of concealers). It’s super long wearing as the name suggests and will not crease on you or settle into fine lines. It’s matte and gives my full coverage but if u have major dark circles then u can easily build up the coverage with worrying about it looking cakey.
Dupe : Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer Stick
I love this concealer just as much as I love the Mac one. It gives me a gorgeous finish, it’s not as super full coverage as the Mac one but it’s still pretty damn good quality , wear time & texture wise.
Setting powder – Laura Mercier setting powder
This setting powder is genius, it’s perfect for setting under eyes and even full face. It makes the makeup lash longer and makes my undereyes look smooth and amazing in pictures.
Dupe : Natio loose powder
To be honest, I have not used this powder to set my makeup but I’ve heard so many good things about it . It’s suppose to make your makeup last longer and make it look smooth without creasing
Contour – Smashbox step by step contour sticks
I love these contour sticks, they are super blend able and look very natural.
Available at all Sephora Stores
Dupe : Maybelline Duo Contour Stick
I have used this one a lot and love it specially the contour (dark side) side . It’s smooth and easy to blend.
Highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in OPAL
This is my all time fave highlighter. I use this most of the times cause it’s soooooo beautiful. This shade flaunts all Indian skin tones and it has the perfect amount of shimmer and reflection .
Available at all Sephora Stores
Dupe : Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petal –
This highlighter is almost identical to the Becca one. It’s beautiful and has almost the same finish .
Setting spray – Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
My fave Setting spray when I know I’m going to be out partying for hours. It’s truly long lasting and doesn’t interfere with my makeup as in it doesn’t move my makeup at all .
Dupe : L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender
This setting spray costs way less than the UD one and helps extend wear time of makeup to quite an extent . This was the closest dupe for the UD one I could find performance-wise.
Eyeshadow palette – Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
This is one of the best products ABH has made. The shades in this palette are absolutely stunning and has the perfect combination of mattes & shimmers. This is my go to eyeshadow palette for any occasion cause it’s so versatile! You will also see me using this palette in most of my instagram tutorials.
Dupe(nearly) – Nyx Ultimate Shadow palette in Warm Neutral
This palette has a lot of similar shades as the ABH one and even the others are beautiful. It has very pretty shimmers and mattes just like the ABH one. I had a hard time finding a palette that was so close to the ABH one shades & quality-wise. It’s a total steal.
Eyeliner – Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen
The most expensive eyeliner out there and once u use it you’ll know why.
It’s super precise and is double ended, it’s the perfect liner to get the perfect wing .
Dupe – L’Oreal Paris Super Liner
The slimmest eyeliner pen around , it has a super precise tip and glides on like magic . This was the best affordable dupe I could find got the infamous Tom Ford liner.
Mascara – Benefit Roller Lash
This is my favourite Mascara of all times. When I’m not in the mood to put on false lashes, this is what I use to get an almost unreal effect. It makes my lashes look curled to the gods and give the right amount of volume for a glam look.
Dupe : Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara
This is a great mascara for curling the lashes as well as giving them length and volume. A very close dupe for the Benefit Roller Lash
Eyebrows – ABH dip brow pomade & Brow Wiz
These are my two holy grail brow products apart from the Benefit Cosmetics ones. The pomade has just the right amount of wax and pigments and the brow wiz is the most ideal eyebrow pencil for precision.
Dupes – Nyx Tame & Frame brow pomade & Nyx Micro Brow pencil
These eyebrow products work just as well as the ABH ones. It great quality for what you pay. A total steal.
Available at NYX Stores
Best Option for Winter that are suitable for this party season
ABH Liquid Lipstick in Heathers
Dupe : NYX Soft Creme Lipstick in Copenhagen
HUDA BEAUTY Liquid Lipstick in Bombshell
Dupe : Wet n Wild Lipstick in Bare it All
Jeffree Star’s Redrum OR Kat Von D’s Outlaw
Dupe : NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Kitten Heels
PS – Hope you all enjoyed reading this post, it took me quite some time to test and gather these dupes for you guys. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and if you know of better dupes of the mentioned products. Cheers : )