Can everyone share any skin care or makeup dupes they have heard of, know of, used or seen on the net.
I know of a few but would like ppl to share more... And help with cutting the budget!!!
Thanks for the info, RJ. I am ok with taking supplements once a day, but more than that I often forget
Just saw this video on YouTube about Aldis dupes for nip fab glycolic, pixie glow tonic etc. not promoting the video for any personal agenda, don’t know the lady just thought it was interesting
Sadly a lot of Lacura products are not available in Aldi Australia :( I believe this is one of them.
They are listed as special buys on Aldi UK website. I've never seen them in Australia (normal or special buys).
Aldi UK has so much more skin care/make-up than Aldi AU. If I ever go as a visitor I'm planning to raid their Aldi stores!
Interesting share duality. I do work for Pixi so I might have to raise that dupe in your screenshot to see if they'll do anything about it.
Do you think there’s enough of a concern to get them legally spanked? I’d be interested in your ideas about the laws on duping because it’s so obvious and blatant with some brands but they seem to skate.
Aldi's entire business model is essentially private label dupes of leading brand products. I know of a few companies that have tried to go after them but were unsuccessful, because ultimately Aldi is incredibly savvy about what it is doing. So no, they've done enough to get by.
What's being copied is the overall look of Glow Tonic, not the branding (i.e. trade marks), which is what is normally protected (at least at first). However, I know for a fact that Pixi does not have a registered trade mark for Glow Tonic in this country yet. They've applied but there are issues. I can't reveal anything further than what is already publicly available on that point.
A lot of brands have little understanding, let alone foresight, when it comes to protecting the layout and get-up of some of their products, especially products that have an iconic design. If they did, this would be a different story and a third party like Aldi would have less brand reputations to appropriate. Unfortunately, I rarely come across a client who is that savvy.
I think one of the most persuasive arguments as to why you can't really accuse Aldi of misleading consumers, even under consumer protection laws, is because most consumers are likely not misled. When you shop in Aldi, you know Aldi only stocks Aldi-branded goods.
That’s really interesting ethelinde thanks for that information. I’m going to post in the suggestion thread something that is relevant to this.
This was many years ago, but I remember the Maltessers case has disposed of this issue (if it is still authoritive). Aldi has the "Malt Balls" or something like that, looks exactly like the Maltessers. Basically the judgment was that Maltessers is so famous that consumers are not going to confuse the aldi dupe with the Mars brand maltessers.
Reputation was one aspect of that decision but they were also unable to prove that Aldi set out to appropriate the Maltesers brand. The "Malt Balls" label wasn't similar to the Maltesers branding - it didn't use the same/similar script or style. That case was also decided under the previous Trade Practices Act.
Moroccanoil Israel is the latest company to go after Aldi (for trade mark infringement, breaches of ACL and passing off) and they were partially successful: Aldi is not allowed to market its Moroccan Argan Oil product as "natural" and they paid costs to Moroccanoil on this basis. However, infringement/passing off was not made out because, as I discussed earlier, Moroccanoil did not protect its overall get-up of its Moroccanoil products so Aldi's dupe wasn't considered deceptively similar as Moroccanoil only has exclusivity in its Moroccanoil logos.
This is still decided on a case-by-case basis but I think if a company has protection of its overall of get-up of its products (i.e. via trade mark registration), and Aldi tries to sell a dupe, it would be a BETTER case, but still subject to my caveat earlier that consumers know when purchasing from Aldi stores that Aldi only stocks Aldi-branded goods, and I would expect this point to be raised (and likely succeed) in defence of an ACL/passing off case, but it would not easily get around a trade mark infringement claim. However, given that Aldi knows this, I don't expect it to slip up like this but perhaps one day...
Thanks for sharing, Duality. These do look like copies off the big brand's unfortunately I haven't seen any of these one's in my Aldi- store but then again I haven't gone for the day's they are on special-advertising to try them out, these product's must be new one's when they upgraded their new packaging for all their product's. If they do the same job or even better then the other brand's your definitely saving a couple of buck's there but if they don't better of getting the other brand's. Aldi should stick with their own label & product's & make a name for themselves & not copy the big brand's or lower their price because that is just lowering the brand name.
Wow, they look so similar to the branded products. I would have thought they were the actual products at a glance!
Really?? Ah bummer, these do look interesting! I am guessing the pink clay mask is a dupe for the sand & sky mask?
Oops replied in the wrong spot. See my second reply above.
They are listed on eBay, not sure if it’s worth it given there would be postage costs but that toner with ginseng sounds nice :)
I am now seeing this thread and loving all the dupes. I am always hesitant to buy expensive products I case I don't like them. However, I am all for dupes. In my experience besides the hefty price point and fancy packaging, some dupes are really good.
Sometimes I think twice before forking out so much money on a product just incase it doesn't work for me. There are times when there have been products which work so well, but at the same time, I have seen dupes that do the exact same job and cost less.
Revolution Makeup conceal and define full coverage matte foundation VS Tarte Shape Tape Matte foundation. I’ve used the MR for about a week now and the Tarte for a long time. Can review if anyone wants me to.
I love to hear your thoughts Duality, I was thinking of buying tarte one.
I would also love to know your thoughts, Duality (surprise, surprise!)
OK :) for indie and brown beauty
swatch shows l-r Makeup Revolution in shade F2 (fair skin yellow undertones but really pulls more neutral than yellow) then Tarte shade Fair Neutral (clearly not, it has a pink tinge) and Fair Sand (yellow undertone). I am fair with neutral to warm undertones so can use the MR or Fair Sand equally as well.
The doe foot applicators are pretty much the same however the MR has a little well in the middle which picks up product a little better than the Tarte. MR is 23ml Tarte is 30ml.
Finish - MR is a satin matte (says demi matte) but I find it has a nice natural finish to it, similar to Estee Lauder Double Wear. Tarte is more clearly and definitely matte, bordering on powdery matte so it suits oilier skin more than the MR. The Tarte looks better as the day progresses and your natural oils build (I am normal-dry so this only very gradually happens).
I haven't found Fair Sand or F2 to oxidize but Fair Neutral does a little, especially if you use powder, almost to an orangey colour. Speaking of powder all of them dry down and you don't need powder if you don't want to use it (I just lightly do t-zone).
Check reviews out online as there are clear divides between the lovers and haters of both products. If I had to choose, given my skin is normal-dry I'd say the MR wins as the finish is more natural, however as summer hits I'd say I'd prefer the Tarte as it holds up better in heat and humidity. Both are equally full overage, Tarte seems slightly higher but both build well.
Scent - MR smells ever so faintly of orange blossom, barely there but I can smell it when applying but it disappears quickly. Tarte kinda smells like makeup, that basic foundation smell, like clay?
Hope that covers it, if not please ask me and I'll do my best. (btw I don't have dry patches, texture or pores, so can't help with that but both work with fine lines if you wear a suitable primer)
ray_jay here’s the pics for the Essence brow gel vs the Benefit Gimme Brow,
The Essence shade 02 browny brows is the same as Benefits no.3, both a natural ashy brown.
Like I said apart from the wand they are identical in performance, Essence is very slightly wetter and the brush is a little more scratchy than the Benefit.
thanks so much duality- really looks great.
Didn’t know whether to put this here or new products, but clearly dupes of the Huda Beauty Obsessions palettes
Having read all the reviews on BH about Ulta3 products, I just had to check them out for myself.
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