Monday, August 11, 2014

Awesome Benefit Dupes

I love Korean cosmetics! The products are good quality, prices are reasonable and their packaging is to die for. At a time when I was obsessed with finding Korean cosmetics online, I discovered W2Beauty - a fantastic beauty and makeup web store that has a gazillion products by top Korean brands. I got two products from them and then realized that I had unintentionally bought dupes of two Benefit products I own. Now as much as Benefit products are amazing, there is no denying that they are amazingly pricey too. After using all the products in conjunction, I can confidently conclude that I prefer the dupes over the originals any day. 


The first product I got is Peri's Tint Water by a brand called Peripera. As you can see, the packaging is really cute and its artwork was done by Mari Kim who drew the animated versions of 2NE1 for their "I Hate You" video. The shade I got is #1 Cherry Juice. Even though this is a lip tint, I prefer using it on my cheeks.


I've placed it next to my Benetint and as you can see, the colors are pretty similar. When it comes to consistency, Peri's tint is just as watery and runny as Benetint but its color is slightly more pigmented so a smaller amount is required. Also, when it comes to the applicator, I find Benetint's brush applicator annoying as it can give you streaks at times while Peri's tint has a doe foot applicator which dispenses a decent amount of product. Its staining power is just as good as Benetint and it costs only $9 compared to Benetint's $30 so this product wins hands down for me. 


Even when it comes to packaging, you can't deny that Benetint looks boring next to the adorable Peri's tint. You can see the swatches below and decide for yourself. You can buy Peri's tint here


The second product I got is Tony Moly Crystal Light Pink Beam, an illuminator/highlighter that provides a gleaming shine to the skin and can be used to accentuate one's brow bone, nose bridge and cheekbones. Usage is easy, just dab three small dots on your cheekbones or wherever you need some highlighting and blend, and you're good to go.


I've held it next to my Benefit's High Beam and as you can see below, both products look exactly like each other. Pink Beam uses a wand applicator which I prefer over High Beam's brush. Both products are very pigmented but when it comes to consistency, High Beam dries up faster leaving blotches of extra shimmery skin while Pink Beam doesn't, giving you time to blend the product. 


You can see the swatches of both products below, which shows how similar they are. And although the product isn't available on W2Beauty at present, it retails at less than half of the $26 Benefit High Beam.


From personal use, I have noticed that reasonable products are often just as good as premium ones. Just like how my super creamy and long lasting Colorbar lipstick which I'm wearing here costs almost ten times less than my YSL Rouge Volupte that totally dries out my lips and lasts for barely an hour, these two amazing dupes from W2Beauty prove that you can get fantastic quality at reasonable prices too.

Have you used any of these products? When it comes to cosmetics, what is your opinion about originals vs dupes ?

52 comments:

  1. Tonymoly and Peripera are official brands I´m not sure why you call that brands dupes? o_o Because are very similar? I have not had the opportunity to use Benefit because it is a little more complicated and expensive to acquire than peripera and tonymoly.

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  2. The packaging I love and the swatch comes so close great review.
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  3. Nice review! I love W2Beauty! That shop has a vast array of Korean beauty products and what I love more is that they offer free shipping. I'm having a collaboration with them, I will announce it on my blog soon :)

    STYLE VANITY

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  4. Hello from Spain: they are identical. Keep in touch

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  5. Look like is great products! never tried it before , but really love your review :)
    Kisses
    Svetlana
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  6. I would prefer dupes any day if i dont have to compromise on quality.. These dupes look so cute when compared to benefit one :D

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  7. Cute packaging on those dupes.=) www.kashayas.se

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  8. those both look like great dupes and the packaging is amazing!!

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  9. Super review doll, I love the packaging on the dupes the best :) xx

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  10. Nice products!
    xx

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  11. There are a few products I will spring for the high brands for, but most of the time I find drugstore products work just as well. Good review!

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  12. Great review June. I wish they would deliver to Nigeria but maybe it is a good thing they don't deliver to Nigeria. I am a recovering make up product junkie. I don't want any temptation for a while.

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  13. i have this cheek tint too and it works just as good as the benefits one
    need to get the hilight now
    have a great week
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  14. Great review!

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  15. Those products are fabulous :) I love korean cosmetics also and yeah I tried pink beam before when I used to do marketing for that brand <3

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  16. I might be a little bias because I'm from Korea, but the cosmetics are to die for! Check out Etude House and Innisfree. If you ever want anything, let me know, I can totally send some goodies to you. x

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  17. Oh the package is so cute, I can´t stop looking at it. The products and prices look great. :)
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  18. very nice!!!!
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  19. Great review June, Those products are fabulous :) I love Korean cosmetics, they are great in quality with very cute packaging! I would love to try out pink beam! Have a nice day, kisses <3

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  20. Great dupes!! They look the same!!! Love Tony Moly!!

    xoxo
    Style and Paper
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  21. The packaging looks amazing. Great dupes! & please check out my new
    post!

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  22. Awesome haul you grabbed some great goodies.
    Beautetude

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  23. Awesome review! I'd love to try the highlighter!
    XOXO
    Jeanne
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  24. great posts! i used both products from benefit... and it's nice to see what other products like theirs are out there x
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  25. Wow looks like amazing products! Great review, dear! :)

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  26. Bene Tint is a marvelous product ! I love this brand and packaging are always so cute :)

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  27. this is really interesting! i use benetint occasionally and i'm not the biggest fan of the brush either. i'll have to check this out, asian cosmetics are so underrated!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  28. Wow...the shades are sooo similar!!!! And I feel that it's much easier to get korean products nowadays (oh the hype!) than an international brand! :) Great review sweetheart!

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  29. Lovely colors!

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  30. Great review, June, this online shop seems so interesting... :)

    xoxo
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  31. OMG! Love those products so much. The shades are very beautiful too.
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  32. Beautiful Colors :0

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    Kisses

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  33. Very nice Inspirations

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  34. Muy interesante!
    Estos creo que son labiales con efecto natura no? me encanta el post.
    Besos mil guapa.

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  35. Hi June,
    great jobs babe
    Sounds like good ones. Good shop
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  36. the first oneis the best! i love it!
    you ask aboyut fallow eatch other gfc and i say yes! whay not!
    i fallow you as lexy now
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  37. I love Korean cosmetics - their quality is good and packages are always so cute! :)
    Muilo Burbulai

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  38. Great review i m very curious to try these products!
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Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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