Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lipstick Dupes : Dangers Of Chinese Fake Cosmetics

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I recently watched a video on youtube where the vlogger knowingly bought Kylie Lip Kit Fakes on a site similar to ebay.   As she tried them on, she raved about them, but she also noted how they stung her lips.

What's scary is that she didn't find that odd or a red flag to stop using the product.  Sadly there are many people who think this is okay and they are perfectly safe to do.

However many companies as well as individual people have sent off various chinese dupes of many various types of well known brands off to independent labs for testing.  The results were not good and were down right scary at the number of ingredients that were found in these products that are quite frankly hazardous to your health.

There are also quite a number of reports of serious irritation after applying lip and mostly eye products.   Such as swelling, unusual unexpected tingling or stinging feelings.   Others experienced blurred vision after applying eyeshadow.  Others experienced chemical burns after using fake cosmetics from China.  You would think there would be more information out there but you need to look it up.  It also doesn't help that some beauty guru's purchase and suggest their followers save money and buy the...... for example fake naked eyeshadow palette instead of buying the real thing or even a dupe made by a well known brand that is safe to use.

There are still a lot of great reads out there if you are willing to do a search for them.
I made a quick google search of "Fake Chinese Cosmetics" and found these specific ingredients were found in independent lab findings.
Lead
Bacteria
Arsenic
E.Coli
Mercury
Cadmium
Cyanide
Aluminum
Rat Poop
Paint Stripper
Human Urine (Pee)
High Levels Of Heavy Metals

Just to name a few of them.  Do these sound like ingredients you want on your skin, let alone around your mouth or eyes?  

There are many companies that are considered "drugstore" brands or mid-range that are coming out with dupes of the higher end, higher price tag cosmetics.

Some are more or less exact dupes color wise and others are exact in texture and function.  While others are close enough that can be enjoyed and would be hard pressed to notice the difference.   Other beauty guru's actually prefer the dupe to the higher end item for various reasons.


These are some pictures that I found on pinterest.  It gives you some ideas if you like the colors of the high end products that just don't fit in your budget.

Here are just a few affordable options... ... ...
There are plenty more out there if you just look for them.  

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Kylie Lip Kit ~ Exposed
Dupes
... ... ... ColourPop ~ Magic Wand
... ... ... Revlon ~ Seduction
... ... ... NYX ~ London
... ... ... LA Splash ~ Innocent Vixen
... ... ... ABH ~ Naked

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Kylie Lip Kit ~ Kourt K
Dupes
... ... ... NYX ~ Transylvania
... ... ... Maybelline ~ Possessed Plum
... ... ... BH Cosmetics ~ Icon
... ... ... Stila ~ Chianti
... ... ... ABH ~ Sad Girl

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Anastasia ~ Trust Issues
Dupe
... ... ... NYX ~ Vintage

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NARS ~ Anita
Dupe
... ... ... NYX ~ Pops

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MAC ~ Spirit
Dupe
... ... ... ELF Cosmetics ~ Praline

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MAC ~ Velvet Teddy
Dupes
... ... ... Revlon ~ Mauve It Over
... ... ... Wet N Wild ~ Bare It All

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MAC ~ Verve
Dupe
... ... ... Maybelline ~ Untainted Spice

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MAC ~ Blankety
Dupes
... ... ... L'Oreal ~ Fairest Nude
... ... ... Wet N Wild ~ Fergie Daily

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TheBalm ~ Committed
Dupe
... ... ... Wet N Wild ~ In The Flesh

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NARS ~ Bahama
Dupe
... ... ... Wet N Wild ~ Timeless Chick

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Kat Von D ~ Lolita
Dupe
... ... ... NYX ~ Soft-Spoken

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MAC ~ Russian Red
Dupe
... ... ... Milani ~ Confident

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Too Faced ~ Melted Nude
Dupe
... ... ... Maybelline ~ Stormy Sahara

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MAC ~ Enchanted One
Dupe
... ... ... Wet N Wild ~ Sweet Cream

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MAC ~ Viva Glam 1
Dupe
... ... ... NYX ~ Alabama

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Kat Von D ~ Mother
Jeffree Star Cosmetics ~ Doll Parts
Dupe
... ... ... CoverGirl ~ Ultra Violet


There are so many great lipsticks out there, and when you think of how many drugstore companies are putting out dupes.  You can either select "dupes" of high end products, or you can just select lipstick colors in price ranges that you love and look good on you.  Rather than based on hoping to be noticed wearing a high end brand, knowing it's just a dupe.  Not all colors will look good on everyone.






 








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