The term dupe by definition refers to an act of deception and trickery.
But as far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing suspect about wanting to buy a more affordable product (or score free domestic shipping for that matter).
There comes a time when we all have to abandon attachments to a brand’s cache for a pick that offers a similar result. Expensive options are a special treat, but drugstore makeup dupes make up the meat of our makeup collections.
However, we’re the first to admit, finding believable dupes takes time and energy, so if you’re short on both, breathe easy.
We’ve scoured a host of TikTok reviews to find dupes for the viral Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation so you don’t have to.
Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation review
The Haus Labs foundation has garnered a lot of attention for its formula.
Packed with over 20 different skin care ingredients, the Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation ($73 at Haus Labs) aims to simultaneously treat the skin and perfect one’s complexion.
The weightless, medium-coverage, serum foundation is buildable and infused with proprietary fermented arnica, which helps to minimise redness, even skin tone and protect against environmental aggressors.
The inkey list also boasts BioFerment 7 Complex; an anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing and antioxidant-rich complex that protects against oxidative and environmental stress. And, according to the Haus Labs website, “a proprietary blend of medicinal herbs [known as IntelliZen 7 Complex] that work synergistically to promote skin healing and calming”.
While the formulation alone is exciting, it’s the finish that’s caught the attention of so many that have been lucky enough to try the foundation.
The base product blends seamlessly, blurring imperfections (including texture) and leaves the complexion with a natural radiant finish that’s glowy, but not dewy.
The foundation’s shade range is also impressive and was conceived utilising scientific colour theory.
The brand’s 51 shades can be divided into six shade families that are based on skin depth and undertone; are you warm, cool or neutral?
Where to buy the Haus Labs foundation
The great news is Lady Gaga’s go-to foundation is available in Australia, so long as you’re willing to pay a little bit extra and wait a little bit longer for international shipping.
The Haus Labs website offers a flat rate of $12.95 for standard shipping and they also recommend allowing up to 15 business days for international shipping, and an additional four days in order to process your order.
If you were hoping to gift yourself a Gaga-approved foundation for Christmas — think again.
If you’re not afraid of a challenge, and happy to wait 14 days (give or take) to get your hands on the Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation ($73 at Haus Labs) — we suggest you add to cart immediately.
If you’d like to consider your options carefully and shop a little closer to home, we’ve got you too…
The best Haus Labs foundation dupes to buy in Australia
1/ L'Oreal Paris True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum ($39.95 at Adore Beauty)
Considered the Haus Labs foundation’s truest match, this skin care-infused foundation is an elevated take on the drugstore foundation you relied on through high school.
The serum formula is just as lightweight, blendable and blurring as Haus Labs, and boasts the same luminescent glow that’s flattering on all skin types, even oilier complexions.
2/ SEPHORA COLLECTION Best Skin Ever Perfect Natural Finish Longwear Foundation ($33 at Sephora)
Sephora’s Best Skin Ever foundation has a cult-following all it’s own and still manages to snake some of Haus Labs’ territory too.
The natural-finish foundation looks like ‘your skin but better’ blurring texture, pores and imperfections with ease, making it a favourite of those with acne-prone skin.
The formula is also enriched with a few recognisable skin care ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and algae, that simultaneously hydrate and protect the skin.
3/ Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint ($63 at MECCA)
You’re not going to get as much coverage as the Haus Labs foundation with this pick. Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint is technically a skin care product and markets itself as such.
Instead, the Haus Labs ‘Lite’ tint offers a no-makeup makeup sheer base that perfects while also looking undetectable on the skin.
Haus Labs and Summer Fridays also share almost half of the same ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, squalane and a blend of botanical oils, just to name a few.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.