A word that is thrown around a lot when it comes to makeup is dupe. If you aren’t sure of what a dupe is, think of it as a duplicate. They’re usually a cheaper version of a more expensive product, or an alternative to a limited edition product. Today’s post is a YSL Couture Kajal Dupe.
As many of you in the makeup world would know, both YSL and Maybelline are owned by L’Oreal. What this means is that in many instances some products that you are paying premium price for are actually already available under other L’Oreal brands, at a much more affordable price.
Packaging wise is literally the only way that these two products differ. YSL has a matte barrel and a gold lid vs Maybelline’s with a glossy barrel and transparent lid. The YSL barrel is also slightly longer in appearance, yet both of these products hold the exact same amount of product.
Application is the exact same for both of them and so is the pigmentation.
They both also claim to be waterproof and trying to remove then both, they showed the same effect. Soap and a light scrub and the lines smudged and faded slightly. They were both fully gone once I used my trusty Garnier 2-in-1 waterproof eye makeup remover.
Oh, and I may have slightly told a fib. Another way that these two products differ is yep you guessed it, the price. Holy moly. The YSL Couture Kajal is $60 AUD vs the Maybelline Master Kajal at $11.95.
What do you guys think about this dupe?
What is one absolute 100% dupe that you have found?
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