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A woman tried on drugstore makeup and $1,000-worth of luxury brand products — can you spot the difference?

INSIDER logoINSIDER 6 days ago tlakritz@businessinsider.com (Talia Lakritz)

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Shannon Harris, also known as Shaanxo on YouTube, is a beauty vlogger who uses both high-end luxury makeup and drugstore brands to create tutorials for over 3.1 million subscribers.

As a recent Daily Mail article pointed out, Harris recently shared two makeup tutorials of similar looks — but one set of products cost nearly eight times as much.

For one tutorial, she used all of her most expensive luxury products at once, including $74 Guerlain Meteorites primer, $85 Tom Ford foundation, and $239 Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette.

"This is the kind of video I would have dreamed of doing as a 16-year-old," she said, adding that it took years before she could afford expensive makeup. In total, all of the products added up to $1,064.

She then uploaded another video creating a similar look — this time sponsored by Covergirl makeup available at drugstores. None of the products she used, including Katy Kat lipstick, gloss, and Hot Kat and Cool Kat eyeshadow palettes from Katy Perry's Covergirl line, cost more than $21, with a grand total of $140.

Can you tell the finished looks apart?

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Both feature shimmery highlighter, pink eyeshadow, a rosy pink lip color, and winged eyeliner. But which one cost over $1,000 to create?

The look on the left is the high-end luxury products, and the drugstore makeup is on the right.

"Duping" pricey products and finding more affordable substitutes is a common practice among makeup enthusiasts. And in Harris' case, it seems to have paid off. You can find more of her makeup tutorials on her YouTube channel and watch the full videos below.



To read more about the similarities between Harris' high-end and drugstore makeup looks, read the full article on the Daily Mail.


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