I #didmorework to compile yet another master list of ALL dupes with Face Candy Makeup palettes (as seen on Shop Hush)… including a $10 dupe for the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette & two $12 dupes for ABH glow kits!
If you’ve been here for awhile, you might know that I have a particular fascination with the debacle that was the ABH Subculture palette launch (this palette is actually what inspired my whole Makeup Hype series). In fact, my preoccupation with what transpired is akin to Ronnie’s ever-lingering obsession with Sammi in Jersey Shore Family Vacation and my equivalent of him bringing a life-sized doll replica of her to the house was writing a post about the whole launch itself, finding a dupe for the palette, and then subsequently trying out the dupe for myself. #RahnStahp
If you’re not up to snuff on the forced drama that is my life, let me enlighten you on the dupe itself: around late March/early February, I started to become aware of a brand called Bad Habit Beauty that’s primarily sold on the website/app Shop Hush thanks to a surge of YouTube videos comparing the Bad Habit Retro Love palette to the original Subculture palette side-by-side. After watching a bunch of these videos, I did more investigation on the brand itself, as well as what Shop Hush was, and compiled a master list of all the high-end palettes that Bad Habit Beauty dupes. That post actually did really well and people seemed to like it, so I’m back for a part 2!
Today I’ll be talking about the brand Face Candy, which is on the list of the many brands that Shop Hush carries. I noticed that similar to Bad Habit, this brand carries a lot of eyeshadow palettes that look to be pretty obvious dupes of already-existing higher end palettes on the market. This post will be in somewhat of the same format as my previous post in that I’ll be talking a little bit about what I could find of the brand itself before launching into the list – I’m going to skip the info on Shop Hush this time because I already covered that last time!
According to their About page, Face Candy is located in downtown LA and is “dedicated to creating beauty products that speak to the fun and fearless. We want to be part of the brighter, don’t-take-things-so-seriously, HELL YES!! parts of life.” The page also says that the brand is cruelty-free, which is also repeated on their FAQ page, although I don’t see any of the typical cruelty-free logos on the site (if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, I’ve already written a post on what it means to be cruelty-free!). The FAQ’s say that the products are available at “select boutique retailers through the US and online at Hush,” which is basically identical to what it said on the Bad Habit Beauty website. All in all, the two brands seem very similar to me so far.
Face Candy has 26.7k followers on its Instagram as compared to Bad Habit, which had 46.1k followers when I wrote the original post back in early February, but now has grown to 67.4k followers – wowza! Face Candy’s first post on Instagram was June 1, 2017, but it didn’t start posting about makeup until September 18, 2017 as seen in the post above when it introduced its highlight palette, which would be made available at Shop Hush. This is also very similar to Bad Habit’s story – when it first posted on May 25, 2017, but it didn’t actually start posting anything makeup-related until June 5, 2017, when it announced the launch of its first palette, also available on Hush. Hmm…
Something new to me since writing my original post is Social Blade, which is a website that tracks and projects followers for different social platforms and accounts. According to this website, the Face Candy Instagram account gained just under 6k followers in the last 30 days and uploaded 11 photos in the same timeframe.
Since the website doesn’t really provide much info about the company itself, I did some ~sleuthing~ and was able to find a picture of the back of one of its highlight palettes on a Poshmark listing, as seen above. From the information listed on the back, you can see that the full name of the company is Face Candy, LLC., which means it’s a Limited Liability Company, similar to Bad Habit. Additionally, if you take a look at the symbols by the bar code on the lower right, you can see that it’s cruelty-free certified by PETA, has a PAO (period after opening) length of 12 months (for more info on expiration dates, check out this post!), and should be recycled.
Potential Dupes List
This is the section you’ve all been waiting for – the actual list of dupes! I’ve never actually tried these palettes for myself so I can’t personally vouch for them, but I’m going to list and link all the videos where YouTubers compare the Face Candy version to another palette already on the market. I’m not here to judge how good of a dupe one is for the other, just to provide a list of possible dupes in case anybody wants to try it out for themselves!
4.) Wild ($16) → Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Palette ($62 – DISCONTINUED) // FaceCandy Wild Palette vs Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Palette | Is it a DUPE or just a waste of money | Hot Mess Momma MD
*Note: I couldn’t find a video comparing the Face Candy versions to the Lime Crime originals, but I found a lot of videos comparing dupes by a brand called Okalan, which is also listed on Shop Hush. These palettes by Face Candy look IDENTICAL to the ones by Okalan to me, so if the Okalan palettes dupe the Lime Crime palettes and if the Face Candy palettes look the same as the Okalan palettes, by the transitive property, the Face Candy palettes should also dupe the Lime Crime ones!
TBH, it was a tad more difficult to compile this list for Face Candy than it was for Bad Habit since I think Bad Habit has a bigger presence on YouTube, so some of these dupes might be a lot less obvious, but I think it was still a pretty good list!
In my original post, I talked about the “ethics” of purchasing palettes like these when they’re much less expensive and very obviously dupes for the more expensive originals as some people don’t think this is necessary a good thing to do. I’m just going to copy and paste my original statement below on my personal view because my stance hasn’t changed and at this point I’m feeling a bit ~lazy~
At the end of the day, I think it’s kind of cool to have the option to “try out” these dupes to at least see if the color scheme is something you’re into before purchasing the more expensive “legit” version. This is especially true (for me at least) when it comes to palettes like Subculture, which has a color scheme that’s completely out of my comfort zone. Formula differences and performance aside, I would consider getting the Retro Love palette first and just seeing if I reach for it because of the colors before splurging and investing more $$ in the actual ABH palette itself.
I’m also going to pose the same question(s) since I’m still curious: Have you tried any of these palettes? Does that fact that there are companies that only release dupes instead of “original” configurations bother you?
- Christina Molina // Face Candy Smoothie VS Too Faced White Peach | Is it a Dupe? | YASS or PASS | Palette Review
- SistaSista Lifestyle & Beauty // $12 KYLIE NAUGHTY AND NICE DUPES! FACE CANDY SAHARA AND AMAZONIA PALETTES
- sanela mari // DUPE! for KYLIE COSMETICS “The Purple Palette” AMAZING!!
- Hot Mess Momma MD // FaceCandy Wild Palette vs Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Palette | Is it a DUPE or just a waste of money
- The Glamour Index // $12 DUPE for TOO FACED JUST PEACHY MATTES PALETTE??
- Kim Nuzzolo // BEST $10 TOO FACED SWEET PEACH DUPE EVER?! FACECANDY SUGAR PALETTE!
- SlayParis // MAKE UP HAUL ! | SHOPHUSH.COM
- Brenda Couture // Haul – Shop Hush – Face Candy Mermaid & Unicorn Glow Highlighters with swatches
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