Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe | Get the Look for Less $$

Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe

I can’t lie – I am bummed that I missed out the Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette. The color scheme is the perfect combination of warm browns and grungy greens. Leave it to Melt to make beauty lovers worldwide lust after pukey shades of green and brown.

The Gemini Palette helped to start the wave of green-hued palettes that we’re currently seeing in the market. As a result, there are quite a few ways to dupe this palette with single shadows or shadows in other pre-made palettes… for less! Please keep reading to see how I created a dupe palette for the Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette.

Melt Cosmetics – Gemini Palette

The Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette is a 10-pan eyeshadow palette comprised of a mix of yellow, brown, and green-toned shadows. The palette consists of eight matte shadows and two shimmer shadows. Melt Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free and many of their products are vegan, too.

Melt Cosmetics Gemini Eyeshadow Palette
Melt Cosmetics Gemini Eyeshadow Palette
  • Luna | Honey Beige Matte Shadow
  • Gemini | Vermillion Duochrome Shimmer Shadow
  • Lorelei | Mustard Matte Shadow
  • Polkadot | Tawny Brown Matte Shadow
  • Cupcake | “True Brown” Matte Shadow
  • Bonnie | Dark Black Matte Shadow
  • Leo | Army Green Matte Shadow
  • Goalz | Lime Green Metallic Shimmer Shadow
  • Fire OG | Olive Green Matte Shadow
  • Mochi | Olive Mustard Matte Shadow
  • Fire OG | Olive Green Matte Shadow

Retail Value: $58.00 USD (Currently Sold Out)

*Note: Image above is sourced from the Melt Cosmetics Website. I do not own the rights to this image. 

Melt Cosmetics – Gemini Palette Dupes

Although the Gemini Palette is comprised of fairly neutral eyeshadows, finding exact dupes for each shade was trickier than I anticipated due to the unique, grungy-olive undertones. Thankfully, Pinterest holds a wealth of valuable information that I was able to reference when trying to find dupes for some of the more unique shades.

Duping the Melt Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette with Indie Brand Single Shadows
Duping the Melt Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette with Indie Brand Single Shadows

The below dupe list consists of mainly indie brands who make bomb single shadows.  For a few shades I’ve included alternatives, too. In some cases, certain shadows are truer color matches than others, but provide an overall similar vibe to the Melt Gemini Palette color scheme.

  • Luna Dupe| Honey Beige Matte Shadow
    • Makeup Geek – Creme Brûlée ($6.50 USD)
  • Gemini Dupe| Vermillion Duochrome Shimmer Shadow
    • ColourPop – 20 Something ($4.00 USD)
  • Lorelei Dupe| Mustard Matte Shadow
    • ColourPop – Paper Tiger ($4.00 USD)
    • Alternatives: Devinah Cosmetics – Darena ($5.00 USD)
  • Polkadot Dupe| Tawny Brown Matte Shadow
    • Makeup Geek – Tan Lines ($6.50 USD)
  • Cupcake Dupe| “True Brown” Matte Shadow
    • Makeup Geek – Mocha ($6.50 USD)
  • Bonnie Dupe| Dark Black Matte Shadow
    • ColourPop – Let’s Do It ($4.00 USD)
  • Leo Dupe| Army Green Matte Shadow
    • Devinah Cosmetics – Thisbe ($5.00 USD)
  • Goalz Dupe| Lime Green Metallic Shimmer Shadow
    • ColorPop – Rose All Day ($4.00 USD) 
  • Fire OG Dupe| Olive Green Matte Shadow
    • Looxi – Socialite ($5.00 USD)
    • Alternatives: Team Captain ($4.00 USD)
  • Mochi Dupe| Olive Mustard Matte Shadow
    • Devinah Cosmetics – Freya ($5.00 USD)
    • Alternatives: Devinah Cosmetics – Courtney ($5.00 USD)

Dupe Value: $49.50 USD (15% less expensive than the original)

Finger Swatches of my Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe
Finger Swatches of my Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe

Will I Try to Dupe Another Palette?

I will definitely attempt to dupe another eyeshadow palette because (1) this was fun and (2) why not save money if I can?! I love that pre-made palettes can serve major creative inspiration and usher in color trends in the market, but many times we can recreate these palettes with items we already own. Also, I loved that in my pursuit to dupe this palette, I was able to support three other dope indie beauty brands!

Due to the unique colors in this palette, I had to buy many of these single shadows. Although there are nuances to each shade in the Melt Cosmetics’ Gemini Palette, colors often look less differentiated on the eye than they do when swatched. Knowing this, I could have saved additional money if I did not purchase any new shades. I don’t mind spending money to support indie brands and I like having the single shadows organized similarly to the actual layout of the real Gemini Palette.

What will I try to dupe next? The palettes that come to mind currently are the Huda Beauty Obsessions Palettes and the Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions Palette. What would you dupe if you could? Are there any palettes you’d like to see duped?

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Have you tried anything from Melt Cosmetics? Do you own the Gemini Palette or would you rock these grungy green and brown shadows? Let me know in the comments below.

19 thoughts on “Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe | Get the Look for Less $$

    1. omg thank you, Alex!!! I think I’m going to try turning this into a series since I really need to cut back on spending and so many of us beauty addicts already own similar shades OR could just buy a few of the unique ones as singles. 😀

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  1. I’ve never tried any of these but I do want too! I usually hit ulta or Sephora and even CVS and find similar things that I really like or that I’ve seen YouTubers or bloggers rave over that are cheaper but do the same or in some cases even better.
    I really love 💕 your blog by the way! I so enjoy it!!

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  2. That is such a great idea and the colours look fantastic!! I don’t usually wear eyeshadow often anymore but when I do it is usually neutral, smokey/dark or metallic.
    Thank you for sharing!


  3. Oooh, the Gemini Palette looks gorgeous! The texture looks amazing and the color range is interesting. Big plus that they are a cruelty-free brand. It is great that there are some dupes out there and oh man, the price speaks loud! I like trying out dupes for different reasons, and as long as they work and don’t give you skin irritation, I am all in! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥


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