Black Friday 2018's biggest and best beauty deals may be a mere matter of weeks away (November 23 for fact fans) But if you're looking to bag an early bargain or five, then you may want to check out Primark's latest beauty drop...
Scrolling through Primark’s cosmetics range, it’s hard not to first notice how affordable the collection is - as well as how similar some of the products look to cult brands. From their seemingly 'Kylie Jenner inspired' lip kits to their contour sticks that draw comparison to KKW, it’s clear that they've taken their cue from the world's leading make-up must-haves. Now, the high street store has made headlines again for their new Cool Suede eyeshadow palette, that fans are stating reminds them of the Huda Beauty’s infamous Rose Gold palette.
Priced at just £8, the Cool Suede palette contains 20 cool-toned neutral shades, claiming to create a “look as luxe as suede”. Comparing it the £56 Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette, which has 18 shades, beauty lovers were quick to point out the similarity. ‘Am I the only one thinking that this reminds me of the @hudabeauty palettes?’ one comment read, ‘Oh my, looks like the huda palette....’ another added, with many in agreement.
While it’s clear that inspiration has been drawn from the design and packaging of the palette, if we’re completely honest we can’t see similarities with the Rose Gold beyond that. Not only is Huda’s palette half-matte, half-glitter, the colour scheme is entirely different. Cool Suede seems to contain mostly transition shades, for a very neutral and wearable look, whereas Huda’s palette is packed with deep-toned pinks, golds, browns and reds to create a more dramatic look.
Even if we’re comparing it to her new, more cool-toned palette, the New Nude Palette, it still doesn’t bare a resemblance shade wise, which is surely the only point at which products should ever be compared - for it to truly be adupethat is. Either way (as self-confessed palette super fans) we would happily buy both.
Indeed beauty YouTuber’s are often pitting Primark products against their pricier counterparts, with beauty vlogger Patricia Bright creating an entire franchise around so-called 'beauty dupes'.
Making up one side of her face with the original products, costing £219.50 altogether, with the other made up of Primark dupes that cost £30.50 as a whole, she concluded: ‘If you want nice makeup, invest and buy some goodies,’ she said, ‘but if you’re in a rush or if you need some stuff stat go ahead [with Primark]’
What do you think? Would you buy a high street dupe over the real thing?