Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

The Splurge vs Steal section in women magazines, has grown very popular in the last few years.  It shows readers how they can get the same effect, of a relatively expensive beauty product without breaking the bank. While it is not illegal in the cosmetic industry to replicate a non patented product, it is clear that these products below are exact replicas of other more high end ones.

ORIGINAL                             vs                              COPYCAT

Physicians Formula Pearls of Perfection
Guerlain Les Meteorites Powder
Shue Uemura Rouge Unlimited
Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick
Nars The Multiple Orgasm Duo
ELF Bronzer Compact
Guerlain- Terracotta Loose Powder Kohl Eyeliner
L'Oreal Hip Kohl Liner in Sheer Gold
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Revlon photo Ready
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Brush
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster
Stila Make Me Blush
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Bronzing powder
Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Powder
Physicians Formula Mineral Pearls Light Bronze Powder
Givenchy Phenomen' Eye
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion

2 thoughts on “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

  1. i think i can understand the point of “soft copying” when it comes to the lack of the inspiration…those products really have similar touches but still even if i hate copy cats i find it ok here!:)

  2. I agree with you. It is, after all, good to have options especially in this economy! It just strikes me how unoriginal the ‘creative’ team at Physicians Formula is 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your opinion

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