I am SO excited — I’ve been planning this new series for weeks now and have been nearly bursting at the seams in my enthusiasm to share this idea with you all! *happy dance*
Dupe or Dud is where I’ll be comparing two products that are very similar — one high end and one drugstore — and seeing if the cheaper product is a dupe for the more expensive one or if it’s a dud. Because who doesn’t like to save a little money, right?!
So let’s get right down to business! And tell me in the comments below what you think about this new series!
So for my very first comparison I’m taking the It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length mascara and seeing if NYX’s new, more affordable, The Skinny Mascara is a dupe for it or not.
It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Mascara…
Tightline Full Lash Length Black Eyelash Primer is a true game-changer in mascara and eyeliner technology. This multi-tasking beauty must-have utilizes an ultra-skinny wand, allowing you to start coating your lashes at their actual root, so you coat black along your entire lash length (unlike most mascara brushes that are too large to get to the root, leaving the first 1/3 of your lash roots bare!). This gives you ultimate length and volume.
|Sorry, I didn’t have a non-waterproof version of the IT Cosmetic Tightline :-/|
NYX Cosmetics The Skinny Mascara…
NYX Cosmetics ultra Skinny Mascara brush is perfect for coating every lash from root to tip – even along the bottom lash line! Finally, the smallest, thinnest lashes can get extra special attention too. The water resistant formula and micro brush work together to create long, beautifully defined lashes.
They both are packaged in the exact same kind of tube, except that the It Cosmetics tube is almost twice as thick as the NYX one.
Tiny Mascara Wand
This is the aspect that sets it apart from other mascaras — the teeny, tiny wand. And they both have the same tiny wand that gets right against the lash line and is able to coat every hair. People who have tiny, baby lashes on their lower lashes (LIKE ME!!) will love this!
They both applied the mascara the exact same way. No clumping in any way, and yet coats the lashes with just the perfect amount of mascara to make your lashes much more noticeable.
They both are a very intense matte black color. There’s nothing grayish about either of these!
Longevity of Wear
I’ve tested these out on very long days — wearing one on my right eye and the other on my left — and neither of them faded or smudged. I don’t have watery eyes, so I wasn’t really able to test them on that, unfortunately. But if it’s just a normal, long day, they work beautifully!
The It Cosmetic mascara has 0.118 fl oz (3.5 ml) of product in the tube, whereas the NYX mascara has 0.09 fl oz (2.8 ml). While they aren’t the same size, there isn’t that much difference and both tubes will probably feel like they last the same amount of time.
Different Formula Options
The It Cosmetics mascara comes in both a regular formula and waterproof, along with a travel size mini of the regular formula for only $10 (0.067 ml). The NYX Skinny mascara only comes in a regular, black formula.
So, Is it a Dupe?
I say that NYX’s The Skinny Mascara is a definite dupe!
As you can see from the pictures, they look almost identical to each other, and I didn’t notice any difference between them during the multiple wear tests I did.
If you don’t care for waterproof formula’s, than I would say definitely save $17 and purchase NYX’s The Skinny Mascara. 🙂
The products mentioned above were purchased with my own personal funds. I was not compensated in any way for writing this post — I do it because I love it! 🙂 All thoughts are 100% my own.