Friday, February 7th, 2014

Ever fall in love with a product only to realize it’s too expensive or no longer available? The Dupe List makes life just a little easier whenever you’re looking for an alternative option, whether the original has long been discontinued, sold out in a hot minute, or you just want something a little easier on your wallet. Or maybe you just want to find out if something you own is close enough to the latest and greatest hyped up red lipstick. We’re here for you–constantly adding dupes that we find as we test and review new products–to make your beauty stash the best it can be!

The Dupe Listย 2.0 is jam-packed with features to make it easier than ever to find the dupes you’re looking for!

  • FASTER: Just start typing the product you’re looking for, and if we have it in our database, it’ll show up in a drop down for you to choose
  • COMPARE: If we have the swatches, see the original product and its dupe side-by-side so you can compare for yourself!
  • VOTE: Add your two cents (and then some!) and rate dupes on similarity and how they differ
  • LEGEND: At a glance, find out whether products are discontinued, limited edition, or permanent
  • VERIFIED: Temptalia Verified dupes are ones I’ve swatched, tested, and seen for myself, while Community Verified dupes are ones vetted and voted on by the community at large
  • REFINE RESULTS: Browse eyeshadow dupes generally, see dupes for red lipsticks, or filter the dupes for a particular shade by price and availability to find just what you’re looking for
  • SAVE FOR LATER: Add products you see easily to your Vanity or Wish List!
  • POSSIBLE DUPES: ย Using our algorithm, we’ve created a list of products that may also be dupes but need to be formally submitted!

Check it out here!

Just start typing the shade you’re looking for!

And then watch the dupes appear!

Check out possible dupes and add them to the list!

Faster submission process!

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

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79 thoughts on “The Dupe List 2.0 Launches!

  1. Awesome! This will be so useful for the future!
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  2. Michelle Reece

    WOW! You just saved me incalculable amount of time and lots of tab space! Thanks so much! No, seriously, I almost don’t know what to type, but thanks again for all your time and effort! (Wow again, how long did it take you to update the list?)

    • We have been working on The Dupe List since early December, with some groundwork done in May/June (we switched to The Foundation Matrix and completed that upgrade!). Took about 40 hours on my end to add the last 9 months’ worth of dupes! The boys did the majority of the work here.

      Thank you! :)

  3. PA

    Wow, this is super cool! Thanks for being so resourceful, Christine! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Barbie

    That is so cool!!

  5. Emily

    Whoaaaaaaaa this is AWESOME! Thank you so much!!

  6. OMG this is absolutely amazing! I can’t imagine the amount of work you three put into it. THANK YOU. I love you guys. <3

  7. Christine, this is awesome! Thank you. FYI, the Submit Dupe link is broken (Page Not Found error).

  8. This is fantastic! Thanks Team Temptalia!

  9. Allie

    Honestly only speaking for lipstick and lipstick only my Mac dupes as spot on as
    They all are don’t compare to mac… For example Milani sangria to mac rebel..Milani sweet nectar to Mac morange… Exact dupes, and I love Milani there nude lipstick is my holy grail but I just always go for the Mac no matter how legit the dupe is

    • Sometimes you just want the original! Nothing wrong with that! I know that when a brand innovates, sometimes I prefer buying the original than the knock off :)

  10. grlnxdor

    This is just plain incredible! Thank you so much, Christine!

  11. Varika

    Wow! This is amazing, Christine! Now you can just click on the picture! This is great- you can actually see how it differs and it’s so easy! These features, along with the Foundation Matrix, make your blog really unique!

  12. Impressive! This will help out a lot; thanks.

  13. This is amazing. It must have taken so much time and effort to put together!
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  14. I love this! So convenient and easy to use. Thanks a lot!

  15. Sarah

    SERIOUSLY?! All I need to access on the internet is your website. This is truly amazing; I’m so impressed by your team’s innovative services for its users. I appreciate you so much! THANK YOU, CHRISTINE & TEAM TEMPTALIA!!!!!

  16. I’m very impressed! Thanks Christine!

  17. ShannonE

    Amazing work!! I know I will use it far more, as it is loading light-years faster for me! Thank you SO much for all you do!

  18. That is SO amazing!


  20. This is going to be so epic! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I know I can’t be the only person who is fascinated by going through the dupe list, even when I’m not actively looking for a dupe! It’s just mesmerising…

    Thanks for all the work that you do with the dupe stuff, Christine. It really, REALLY makes it easier for those of us in lands where not every brand is available, and most prices are unfriendly!
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    • I’m hoping it will just be fun to sift through now as well, since you can look at all the pretty pictures :)

      There are a couple more features we’ll be adding going forward – like sorting by most votes, most similar, etc. so even if you aren’t looking for anything in particular, there’ll be interesting ways to view all the results!

  21. This is really really great! Thank you Christine this will make finding dupes for products not available here in Germany or cheaper alternatives so much easier! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  22. I’m so excited for this!! Thank you for having such a lovely and helpful site Christine! I can’t wait to check it out!
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  23. Thanks for this! I always seem to get lured by limited edition shadesโ€ฆthen can’t duplicate them!!! I love it!

  24. lauren

    This is super cool, but I’m wondering if I’m doing something wrong… I search and select Wet n Wild under brand, it tells me no dupes found (I was curious what, if any, high end products it matched to). I searched bareMinerals shortly after, and it showed me two WnW dupes on the first page alone. I hit NYC Cosmetics by accident instead of NYX, and same thing, no dupes found, although I’m guessing they have dupes for the HE items as well.
    Am I doing something wrong? Not meant to be a starting point? Programming? Regardless, your dupe list (hell, the entire site) is pretty awesome. So glad I found it! Have a good weekend, and keep up the awesome work!

    • Hi Lauren!

      I’m not sure why Wet ‘n’ Wild isn’t working when you select that, so we’ll have to look into that. They definitely exist if you are searching by a particular shade. I know that we made last minute changes so that if you type in “wet n wild” or “Wet ‘n’ Wild” (with apostrophes), you’ll still get results, and maybe that bungled the drop down. I will have the boys look at it on Monday morning.

      We might not have any dupes for NYC Cosmetics at the moment. We have about 300 dupes we need to add back manually (we already did the rest!), so there might be a few left there – but on my end, I haven’t reviewed much in the way of NYC, so that one might just not have any dupes at the moment!

      Thank you for letting me know!

  25. Wwendalynne

    These are the features of Temptalia that differentiate it from the rest. Wickedly helpful tools!!!!

  26. Lina

    Hi Christine you are going to be saving me and other people a lot of money Thank You Thank You!!! :)

  27. Yay! So excited. You are the best!
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  28. Love this, especially for those LE colors. *runs off to play*

  29. Christine you are the best!! Very thanks dear for this hard work =) You and your hub =)

  30. Jen

    Thank you so much for putting this together! Unfortunately, I didn’t find a dupe for my beloved Benefit Sugar Cookie lipstick that is no longer available. Do you have any ideas?

  31. beka

    this is ridiculously awesome! i love it! your blog is already my favorite, but you just blew EVERYBODY else out of the water with this one. i don’t know of anything else like it. i think its going to be a real game-changer. you are a smart woman (your team must be pretty darn smart too)!

  32. are

    Was so excited when I saw this, but I just tried ten different products and came up zero on all of them.

    • We won’t have dupes for everything (it is an ongoing, continuous project) but that’s definitely something we’d love to have in the future! We have just under 12,000 dupes right now, and more being added every day (by me, and as time goes forward, the community as well). There are 10,000 more dupes than we had in the 1.0 version, actually (these were ones I contributed myself), up from about 2,000 [unique] dupes from the community and readers :)

      I’m happy to double check to make sure it’s working properly, if you share with me what shades you tried to find dupes for!

  33. Amalia

    Bravo Christine!!! This will go to the first place on my Bookmarks! Wish you always success in your life! Big hugs hugs from Greece

  34. This is amazing!!! This is hands down the best beauty site. Although, you’re making me poor because I keep buying things I read about on here. So now I’m prettier but broke ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep up the great work!!

  35. Rachel P.

    I’m so excited about this!!