Do You Have Any Dupes in Your Stash?

Sedona Lace FB 05 Dome Contour MAC 109 Small Contour Brush

When I first got into makeup, I was just buying and trying some of everything. I didn’t really have any direction or a sense of what I liked yet. Now that I’ve got the hang of things I noticed I tend to buy similar products now. Lots of golden highlights. Pink lipsticks. And occasionally brushes too.

Sedona Lace FB 05 Dome Contour MAC 109 Small Contour Brush

Years ago, I ordered the Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Set and fell in love with Dome Contour Brush. It’s a small, round dense fluffy cheek brush that’s great for contouring, highlighting and applying blush. Basically it’s the perfect cheek brush for my small face.

Maybe a year after using my Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Set I picked up the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush. I knew it was similar to my Sedona Lace Dome Contour Brush but I figured the quality would be a little better since it’s MAC and twice the price.

Sedona Lace FB 05 Dome Contour MAC 109 Small Contour Brush

Not quite. The quality is pretty much the same. Honestly, some days I can’t even tell them apart. Unless I’m looking really close at the brush head. The Sedona Lace Dome Contour Brush is slightly more dense and a little wider than the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush. But other than some minor differences they’re nearly identical. Except the Sedona Lace Dome Contour Brush is much lighter on your pockets. It’s regularly $17 but it’s currently on sale for $14. Even at full price, it’s considerably cheaper than the MAC version which will set you back $35. You can literally get 2 Dome Contour Brushes for the price of one Small Contour Brush! Needless to say, when it comes time to buy another one (because I can never have too many) I’ll be sticking with Sedona Lace.

Do you have any dupes in your stash?