Monday, 19 November 2012

Alternative products....

We all know high end products are rather expensive, and I guess you do get what you pay for. However many people stay away from the less expensive brands because they don't think that they'll be any good. One of my favourite brands is, yes you've guessed it, MUA. I waffle on about them all of the time and I'm always telling friends to go out and buy some things.
So, the other day I was going through my MAC palettes and realised that I have some similar eyeshadow's in my MUA collection. I'm not saying they're exactly the same, however I am saying that if you're after a cheaper alternative then check these out:

* First up MAC Mystery on top and MUA shade 19 on bottom

The MUA shade looks slightly warmer on this picture, but it's actually very similar to 'Mystery' Such a great matte brown

* MAC Carbon on top and MUA shade 20 on bottom

In my opinion, MUA blows MAC's 'Carbon' out of the water on this one. I find 'Carbon' to be very hard to work with, it doesn't blend all that well and the pigmentation is pretty pants compared to MUA

* MAC 'Satin Taupe' on top and MUA shade 11 on bottom

Again not an exact dupe, but a great alternative eyeshadow. Both of these blend easy and are extremely pigmented

* Last eyeshadow alternative MAC 'Silver ring' on top and MUA Shade 3 on bottom

I find these to be very similar, but I've noticed the MUA has slightly more shimmer in it and is a little more pigmented

* Now for an eye primer. Urban Decay primer potion and MUA eyeshadow primer

I prefer MUA eyeshadow primer by a mile. Sorry Urban Decay but the MUA primer is a little thicker which I prefer and it's £2.00!!

MUA eyeshadow's are only £1.00 compared to MAC at £12.00, pretty big price difference!

Have you found any alternatives to any high end products?

Thanks for reading :)

S xx


  1. Great post! I love finding cheaper alternatives!! X

  2. Thank you :) Me too! I'm a total bargain hunter haha

    S xx