2nd Left Shadow Dupe = MAC's Fig. 1, Nars "Electric Aubergine" from the Eurydice eyeshadow duo
3rd Left Shadow Dupe = MAC's Blackberry
Top Right Shadow Dupe = MAC's Vanilla
2nd Right Shadow Dupe = MAC's Silvering, Nars "Graphite" from the Eurydice eyeshadow duo
3rd Right Shadow Dupe = MAC's Beauty Marked (this one is similar, but Beauty Marked is definitely more pigmented and the glitter is a lot more noticable in it once swatched)
All of these, with the exception of the one that resembles Beauty Marked, are practically identical to the more expensive version. In fact, the one that resembles Blackberry is actually smoother and easier to blend than Blackberry is.
MAC eyeshadows are $14.50 each, and the NARS eyeshadow duos are $33.00 each ($23.00 for the single eyeshadows). I got these Wet n' Wild eyeshadow palettes for $3.99 each on sale at Target! That's 4 bucks for six high quality eyeshadows, less than a third of the cost of ONE single MAC or NARS shadow! Not on sale they're about 5 or 6 dollars each, depending on where you get them, which is still a crazypants bargain. If you're just starting out with make-up, and you don't have a lot of money to spend, these are the best palettes you can get. I want all four, right now I'm missing Greed =/. Let me know if you want me to post dupes for Pride or Vanity!
What drugstore beauty product do you think is actually better than the more expensive brands'?