Six reasons why you should try dupes for makeup or skincare Dupe is short for duplicate. Dupes are sort of like the generic of the makeup and skincare world. What is a dupe? A skincare or makeup dupe isn’t an exact carbon copy but a close similar. You can find products that are very similar in color and formulation. Dupes have the same active ingredients as the original. It is important to note that most dupes are never going to…