Aldi is back at it again with its latest beauty collection inspired by some of the biggest and most popular make-up items currently in stores.

This time looking towards pop sensation Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty, with their new line of liquid blushes and liquid highlights.

If you’re a makeup or beauty fan, there’s no doubt that you would have had your social media pages filled with reviews of Rare Beauty and specifically the viral sell-out liquid blush by the brand.

The highly pigmented and long-lasting product took the internet by storm, and the highlighter followed suit.

But now as Aldi’s Lacura brand takes on another dupe from a popular celebrity brand, it's time to find out how well they compare to the real thing.

Of course, this isn’t the first celebrity brand dupe, with recent weeks seeing the budget-friendly retailer take on the queen of lips, Kylie Jenner.

Aldi vs Rare Beauty, how do they compare?

Aldi’s liquid blushers come in three shades, Pink Lace inspired by Rare’s Happy, Orchid Pink, a dupe of Encourage and Peachy Pink.

The Leader: The four products.The four products. (Image: Newsquest)

As someone who regularly uses Rare’s Happy, I tested out Aldi’s Pink Lace and on first impression, I noticed that Aldi’s blush was a lot smaller than Selena Gomez’s brand.

But I didn’t see that as a bad sign as its simple compact design would make for the perfect travel size.

Coming in at 4.6ml compared to Rare’s 7.5ml, there is quite a large difference in the product but at an 82% saving with Aldi’s costing £3.99 instead of £22, the size difference is understandable.

Much like Rare, Aldi’s liquid blush goes a very long way, and you really do only need a dot depending on your preferred amount.

Using a flat buffer brush, I found that the blush blended across my skin perfectly without making any move to my foundation and gave me the perfect healthy glowing look.

Moving onto Aldi’s Lacura’s Stay Illuminated Highlighter inspired by Rare’s Liquid Luminizer, they come in two shades, Aldi’s Champagne vs Enlighten and Radiant Rose, a dupe of Mesmerise.

I have always struggled with liquid highlighters, often finding that they break up my makeup or don’t blend the way I would like.

But, keeping previous experience to one side, I gave the Aldi highlighter a go with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised.

The Leader: Swatches of the products.Swatches of the products. (Image: Newsquest)

Trying out Aldi’s Champagne first, the highlighter is glowy without having a glittery or overpowering look, instead a more subtle shiny look.


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At first use, I dotted the highlighter on my cheekbones before blending it out but found that it didn’t go as far.

Taking that into account, on my second go I placed some on the back of my hand and used my highlighter brush to blend it out, making the blend much easier and no sign of movement.

Aldi’s highlighter retails for £3.99, saving you £20.01 compared to Rare Beauty's highlighter that's available for £24.

Aldi’s Rare Beauty dupes will be in stores only nationwide from Thursday, May 9.