PARTY season is not too far away, with many of us looking get glammed up in the coming weeks.
Whilst bargain beauty items might be tempting, one influencer tried Temu’s make dupes and instantly regretted it.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the new online store.
Similarly to Shein, the brand has gone viral for its heavily discount items and low cost dupes for well-known brands.
The ecommerce giant has come under fire for some of it’s less than impressive items though, with some shoppers complaining of poor quality products and long delivery times.
Others claim to have bagged a bargain, with thrifty consumers purchasing everything from wedding dresses to cleaning products.
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Like millions of others, TikToker Ash was eager to test the site out and filled her basket with dupes for brands like ELF and NYX cosmetics.
Sharing her haul with her 411,000 followers, the budget beauty guru demonstrated just how similar the products looked compare to the real version.
However, she took things one step further by testing out the look-a-like make up and almost immediately regretted it.
As with any makeover, she started with primer (roughly £5 from Temu) comparing it to the ELF Power Grip Primer (which retails for £10).
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Though the items looked nearly identical, with the same blue and black packaging, the TikToker was clearly unimpressed with the cheaper alternative’s staying power.
She even demonstrated how the Temu primer struggled to stay tacky, hilariously trying to stick the box it came into her face.
Ash was soon left even more red-faced though, she attempted to Temu's contour stick – meant to be a dupe for NYX cosmetics' Wonder Stick (£11).
Not only was the packaging totally different but so was the shade – with the discounted version giving her an orangey hue compared to the cool toned original.
After seeing her video, you might want to skip this product – despite similar items only being £1.08 on Temu.
Even adding blush couldn’t disguise this, with the Temu alternative to Rare Beauty’s blush and lip oil (£42) looking more rusty than rosy.
Though the discount version will only cost you £1.98, Ash also noticed how little product you got for almost £2.
Taking a moment to powder her face, the influencer was shocked to discover just how cakey the finish was.
While the Maybelline Fit Me powder (£6.99) seemed to melt into her skin, Ash was left with a heavy residue under her right eye from the Temu version (£2.69) – not ideal for a night out.
Finishing the look with lip gloss, the TikToker also came unstuck with the Temu brand considerably which was less pigmented than the NYX Fat Oil original (£7.49).
This is despite it looking virtually identical for a fraction of the price (£1.98).
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Sadly, it seem she isn’t the only one to have fallen foul a bad beauty bargain, with another person commenting: “lol I tried with Temu bc the prices are unbelievable but nope not for me lol.”
Here’s hoping the influencer was able to get her money back.
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