I don’t know about you but I am all about that dupe life! Finding a really great dupe for a super high end product is almost like finding gold at the end of a rainbow. I mean seriously. Don’t get me wrong there is definitely a time to splurge and a time to save, but if you can find a really similar product for way cheaper then save on those items and splurge on other items that don’t have a dupe. You know you wanna keep reading now.
This or That: Creme De Rose Lip Balm Dupe
A few months ago I decided to try out the so coveted Christian Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm. It was definitely the most luxurious lip balm I’ve ever tried. Read my review on it here. I was content on using that until I ran out and really had no reason to search for another lip balm, but one day browsing Ulta like I do I found this lip balm from Nivea (Nivea Lip Butter | Raspberry Rose Kiss) that seemed very similar. After using it a lot I realized it is so similar and I’m pretty much obsessed with it because
a) honestly it feels even better than the Creme De Rose. Super soft and moisturizing.
b) it has raspberry and rose in it so it smells even better
c) it is SO much cheaper so you can buy like 15 of them and keep them in your purse, car, desk at work, room, bathroom… you get it. Unlike Creme De Rose that baby stays in my nightstand because I don’t want to risk loosing it having paid that much for it.
Now I’m sure at this point you are wondering how much they both are right?
Creme De Rose is $27
Nivea Raspberry Rose Kiss is $2.99
That is so much of a difference than I honestly won’t ever repurchase Creme De Rose again. I’m not saying it’s a bad product it’s a really nice product. But I could save myself a lot of money by buying Nivea and spend that $27 on another great product.
What do you typically do when you learn about a dupe? Do you try the dupe or the high end product instead?