Okay, so I’m pretty certain I’ve said before that I’ve fallen out of love with dupes. Mostly for it being an age old tale of – I bought the dupe, then a few weeks later I end up buying the original because “I know I’ll use it”. So in reality, I end up more likely to spend the money and with two remarkably similar products. (Unless you’re talking about my ColourPop Dupe for one of Kylie’s Lip Kits. Because at that time getting hold of them was a right royal pain..) So no one is more shocked than me that today I’m bringing you a post all about a bargain dupe for Lime Crime’s newish Diamond Crusher range.
6 Bargain Lime Crime Diamond Crusher Dupes
I originally said to myself that, despite loving the metallic lipstick trend, picking up something that looks like it’s essentially designed to be a glitter top coat and not being able to swatch first seemed like a risky. Especially at £15 a pop. But when I was browsing Amazon a few weeks ago I spied this set of 6 glitter lipsticks for £6.88 (+ £1.50 UK delivery) that looked remarkably similar to the Lime Crime Diamond Crusher range I popped them straight into my basket and waited patiently for the postie to arrive.
Luxe Focallure Liquid Lipstick
I’ll be honest here, at around £1.40 each I didn’t have the highest of hopes. I was ready to either be pleasantly surprised or put it down to “I guess you get what you pay for”. But, after swatching them (and doing a patch test because I was unfamiliar with the brand) I was excited to try and incorporate them into a look. I was instantly drawn to the glittery finishes and in my mind was busy planning pairings that may work.
Swatches & Comparison
So while they may not be exactly the same hues (and they clearly weren’t shot under the same lighting situation) it’s easy to see the comparison in how they look. Personally, I really like the Luxe Focallure formula over the top of a bold lip liner for a really cool metallic look which, for the majority of shades, doesn’t manage to be too over the top. I know I’m going to be keeping an eye on their Amazon page. Because, well, who knows what other bargains I might be able to find….
Fancy buying a set for yourself? They’re available here and took approximately 10 days to arrive.