Considering doing your own wedding makeup? Even if you're leaving it to the pros, you'll want to have the right tools at hand for top ups and day after festivities. We know that some of the best products can run quite expensive, so we've sourced some pretty sweet beauty dupes for you to recreate a bridal beauty look worthy of a film star.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk vs L'Oreál True Match
Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk is a lightweight liquid foundation that glides on seamlessly giving you a glowing, dewy finish that lasts all day. (Very popular with 2016 brides-to-be) However, the L'Oreál True Match foundation is lightweight and also allows for buildable, long-lasting coverage without that caked on feeling for less than half the price - hurrah!
M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish vs Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
This dupe is definitely one of our favourite finds - cult favourite M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish provides the perfect light coverage with a natural looking matte finish. Cue, Rimmel's Stay Matte pressed powder that provides an even, long-lasting and natural-looking matte finish. It's perfect for keeping your wedding makeup on all day and keeping the unwanted shine at bay.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick vs Seventeen Shimmer Brick
This Instant Glow Shimmer Brick from Seventeen in the shade Pink Bronze is almost an identical dupe for the Bobbi Brown counterpart in Pink Quartz and at a fraction of the price - Kerching! Mix the shades and sweep onto the high points of your face; cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of your nose and your cupids bow for a pearlised glow. Alternatively these shimmer bricks can be used as eyeshadow, so you're really getting value for money here - woohoo!
Benefit Hoola Bronzer vs Flormar Bronzing Powder
Benefit's Hoola bronzer is another cult fave, there's no sparkle involved here, it's all matte colour - aka the dream bronzer. Let's bring Flormar's gorge bronzing powder into the mix and present to you another dream matte bronzer. Did we mention it's almost three times the size and has a mirror? If you're looking for a subtle warm glow on your wedding day, this is just the ticket. Flormar is available in pharmacies nationwide.
Nars 'Orgasm' vs NYX 'Pinched'
We're taking the term 'blushing bride' literally here with these two gorgeous shades for the perfectly flushed cheeks. Turning to NYX again with their 'Pinched' blush for an awesome dupe of Nars 'Orgasm' blush - both are a gorgeous rose colour and have a pretty sheen.
Benefit High Beam vs Seventeen Skin Wow! Primer
We're very much on team strobing, so it's only natural that we included this little dupe gem. Benefit's High Beam is a firm fave of ours, so when we discovered that we could get the same dewy glow from Seventeen's Skin Wow! Primer, our eyes lit up. Top tip: it works really well mixed in with your foundation to give you an all over healthy glow.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer vs No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil
Your eyebrows frame your face, so it's important to have them looking spick and span. U.S. brand Anastasia of Beverly Hills' Brow Definer glides across the brow easily, ensuring great colour coverage. Whether a strong brow or more natural look is what you're looking for, the triangular tip allows you to achieve either. Also the case for No7's Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil, with a similar triangular tip and spoolie on the other end - but this will leave you with an extra nine quid in your pocket - yay!
M.A.C 'Brave' vs NYX 'Whipped Caviar'
We love this dusty rose colour for wedding makeup; its subtle but never bland. Beauty budget faves, NYX have answered our prayers with their matte lippy in 'Whipped Caviar' being very similar to M.A.C's 'Brave' which is also a matte shade and it's incredibly flattering on almost every skin tone.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray vs L'Oreál Infallible Fixing Mist
And last, but by no means least, to set your wedding makeup in place so it won't budge, use a setting spray. Urban Decay's All Nighter definitely practices what it preaches, and allows you to party all night, without your makeup moving an inch. But, we've found a cheaper alternative at a third of the price. L'Oreál's Infallible Fixing Mist will set your makeup in place and extend it so you won't have to touch it up - good news for our brides who want to dance the night away!