I tested out Aldi’s new beauty dupe range – here’s what to snap up and the buys to leave on the shelves | The Sun

WITH Aldi’s new beauty range set to hit shelves this Thursday, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and dash out to buy it all. 

But it’s hard to know which of the products are actually worth the hype, and which you’d probably be better off dodging or forking out on the higher-priced inspiration. 

Luckily, a savvy influencer has started a helpful series reviewing the different products and weighing in on which of them she’d recommend. 

And the insight might just save you a small fortune. 

Make-up whizz Molly Hopkins, who posts on social media using the handle @Unpakked, regularly shares her reviews of viral dupes to save her viewers the hassle. 

Her latest mission is working through the Aldi range to separate the wheat from the chaff. 

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First up, she tried the £5 Lacura Luminous Filter – a dupe of the £40 Flawless Filter by Charlotte Tilbury, a fav of celebs and make-up artists alike. 

“I normally do get quite a tan shade,” she told viewers as she applied the product, “but this did look quite dark. It was blending and giving patchiness at first".

After a little more work with the beauty blender, Molly thought she’d got it to a “nice place” and thought her skin looked “glowy”. 

But she pointed out that the foundation offered “minimal coverage” – so if you’re looking for something that hides blemishes, this might not be for you. 

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Next up is the lip kit, which comes in at almost £25 cheaper than the Kylie Jenner product it was inspired by. 

The cosmetics aficionado tried out the ‘Velvet Sugar’ shade, and was immediately shocked by how pigmented the lip liner is. 

“I actually quite like that colour,” she told viewers. “It’s actually really creamy.” 

After applying the liquid lipstick on top, the product got a huge seal of approval from Molly.  

“Success,” she told viewers, miming a tick. 

The Lacura Illuminating Pen, a £4 version of Yves Saint Laurent’s £27 Touch Éclat, is one you’re probably better to pass on. 

While Molly found that it was nice to apply and creamy, she’d rank it pretty low compared to the other dupes she tested, with her adding it didn’t really stand out. 

But there are two Aldi products that the thrifty influencer swears by. 

Molly hugely recommends the dupe of Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Powder, which will set you back just £5 compared to £34. 

Testing it on half her face, she showed off the “really nice, blurring difference” that Aldi’s product makes. 

She ranks the powder as her second-favourite product from the line. 

But her top dupe is Aldi's Vitamin Face Primer, a £6 take on Bobbi Brown’s £52 Face Base. 

“It feels scarily similar” to the Bobbi Brown offering, the make-up fanatic tells viewers. “Really smooth on the skin.” 

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According to Molly, it even has the exact same lemony smell as its higher-priced rival. 

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