Apr 27

Splurge and Steal: Kat Von D vs NYX Cosmetics

Spending a good amount on high-end makeups once in awhile feels good, especially when it is from a really good brand. But the time comes when you will run out of this product, and it suddenly happens while you are in a tight budget. This is when makeup dupes come in. There are tons of good replacements out there, or maybe in your nearest drugstores!

If you are a big fan of Kat Von D’s high quality, cruelty-free, and vegan makeup products but want to replace or just get a cheaper alternative, NYX Professional Makeup is the one. Both can be bought from Sephora and you can also find NYX Professional Makeup products from your local department store.

Eyeliners: Tattoo Liner ($32.00) vs The Curve Liner ($24.00)
Both these eyeliners are highly pigmented, and stays for a long time. The advantage with NYX’s The Curve Liner is that it has an ergonomic design that fits snugly to your hand to make eyeliner application easier.

Eyeshadow, Contour: Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette ($73.00), and Shade + Light Contour Palette ($73.00) vs Love Contours All Palette ($38.00)

I have to merge Kat Von D’s eyeshadow and contour palettes with this one because for $38.00, you can get eyeshadows, contour swatches, and highlights in one palette! NYX’s Love Contours All Palette is an all-around beauty gem. It’s not only for contouring, but you can also use its colors for eyeshadows and highlights. It’s even convenient for travelling because you do not need to bring around two palettes (in this case, Kat Von D’s eye contour and contour palette). Love Contours All Palette is also highly pigmented as with Kat Von D’s. You can really say that it’s worth it!

Foundation: Lock-It Liquid Foundation ($56.00) vs Total Control Drop Foundation ($26.00)
For half the price, you can get the mattifying effect of KVD’s Lock-It Liquid Foundation through NYX’s Total Control Drop Foundation. It’s blendable and could adapt to Singapore’s humid weather. It is creamy so it is good for oily and combination skin. Its glass packaging is also ritzy for a drugstore makeup brand.

Powder: Lock-It Blotting Powder Compact ($45.00) vs No Filter Finishing Powder ($28.00)
NYX’s No Filter Finishing Powder can also deliver the matte, flawless finish you get from Kat Von D’s Lock-It Blotting Powder Compact. It makes your face so flawless that you wouldn’t need to edit your selfies. The good thing is, if you are too lazy to use foundation on some days, you can just use this as is and you are good to go!

Lips: Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick ($30.00) vs Soft Matte Lip Creme ($14.00), Cosmic Metals Lip Creme ($20.00), Butter Lipstick ($13.00)
KVD’s Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick is a collection of satin-matte, metallic, and shimmering lipsticks. If you are looking for a matte alternative, NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creme is a favourite since it is non-drying and it would not transfer to glasses or to anything. If you want for a metallic lip creme, the Cosmic Metals Lip Creme can be a good alternative. For a creamy alternative for KVD’s glimmer, NYX’s Butter Lipstick is the go-to type.

NYX Professional Makeup has boutiques in Bugis Junction (#01-111), Plaza Singapura (#B1-36), and Westgate (#02-21).

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