Save 15% or More with this Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe | Get the Look for Less $$

Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette Dupe

Leave it to Melt to make beauty lovers worldwide lust after pukey shades of green and brown. The color scheme in the Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette is the perfect combination of warm browns and grungy greens.

If you love the color story, but want more affordable options please keep reading for a dope Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette dupe.

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 Dupe

Finding Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette dupes was a lot harder than I initially anticipated. Although the palette is comprised of neutral eyeshadows, many of the shades have unique, grungy undertones.

Thankfully, Pinterest holds a wealth of valuable information for anyone looking to dupe a palette. Without Pinterest, I wouldn’t have been able to find Melt Cosmetic Gemini Palette dupe 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. However, we can usually recreate remade palettes with shadows we already own.

Due to the unique undertones 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.

I could have saved more money if I tried to find Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette dupes in my current collection of pre-made palettes. However,  I don’t mind spending money to support indie brands. Plus, 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.

21 thoughts on “Save 15% or More with this 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. 😀

  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!!

  2. I love this, LP! It’s so smart and well-done! I’m inspired! I’ve not used a green shadow in a long, long time, but I remember loving the results when I did. Thanks your hard work on this! ♥️

  3. 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!

  4. 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 ♥

  5. You did a great job! Love the dupe you created. Can’t wait to see more blog posts like this one! And… I maybe need to try this myself to save some money! 🙂

  6. This was so fun!! I’d definitely be interested in seeing you dupe more palettes in the future. I love that you go more for the indie brands & not the drugstore ones, too.

    1. Aw thank you girl – I love giving a shoutout to indie brands whenever I can! I may include some drug store in the future though (since I know those are more accessible for some). <3

    1. Always glad to connect with others who love Melt. I’m so stoked that they are now available at Sephora and that they brought back these limited edition palettes! 🙂

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