How to spot a FAKE Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Trophy Wife

How to spot a FAKE Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Trophy Wife

Hiya bellas,

Sorry for being so quiet on the blog front recently. Myself and the kids were rottenly sick in bed the last few days but we’re thankfully almost 100% better now. This post, along with my NYX lippie comparison was supposed to have been up already but sleeping was number one on my priority list. Secondly, I was playing with the gorgeous new Huda Beauty Rose palette. I’ve done three different looks with it thus far so I’ll post my first impressions tomorrow. Today though, let’s get to the elephant in the room and talk about fake makeup, AGAIN.

I receive a lot of requests to do these kind of posts but I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, I really enjoy being educated on what to spot when buying products. I’d hate to receive a fake unknowingly so sharing this information with you could prevent that. On the other hand though, it’s quite hard to source replicas in the same shades I’ve bought and it’s costing me a pretty penny just for the items to be left sitting in a drawer never to be used or thrown away. So let me know if you’d like me to continue doing these posts or just stick to reviews and beauty posts.

After purchasing the original Huda Liquid Lipsticks from the Glamorise Brands store, I went in search of fakes. Because it is a fairly new product, fake Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipsticks were easy to find. I ordered one of the same shades I already owned but had to wait two weeks for delivery. It finally arrived and I was so glad it’s much easier to spot the difference because the real and fake Kylie lip kit comparisons I did here and here were so similar. Let me show you.


At first glance, the front of the box looks the same except for the size and lipstick shade difference.

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However, once you slide the outer cover off, you’ll know immediately. The original sleeve is made from plastic whereas the fake is cardboard. The real sleeve is see through which means you can see the actual tube of lipstick before opening it. The fake Huda Beauty Liquid Matte box is just a picture of the tube printed on the cardboard.

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The real packaging has two front teeth visible under the top lip whereas the fake box has four teeth showing.

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If you turn the packaging around, the fake box text is upside-down.

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The original formula shows the size as 5ml and made in Italy while the fake box shows 2.5ml and made in Germany. They both have barcodes and a list of ingredients but the real box includes instructions on application.

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On the bottom of the packaging, the social media information is the same except for the size and font difference.

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On the top is completely different.

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The white cardboard inside of the original Huda packaging can be lifted out whereas the fake box is one piece folded to shape.

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The text on the side indicating the shade name is smaller on the original product. The fake box also has an indentation like a drawer to pull the inner part out.

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Lipstick Tube

The original tube is much longer than the fake Huda Beauty Liquid Matte since it contains more product. There is also more white space visible at the base of the tube.

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The word ‘Beauty’ in Hudabeauty is a deep, reflective pink and purple shade. On the fake tube it is a flat pink with no dimension.

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The sticker on the real tube includes details as well as company information. The fake Huda Beauty Liquid Matte tube is a lot slimmer as well.

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The original Huda Beauty Liquid Matte formula is hydrating and very long lasting. The fake is dry and applies patchy. Original Trophy Wife is a beautiful mauve, rose shade whereas the fake translates more purple.

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The Huda Beauty Liquid Matte has a subtle vanilla scent, not half as strong as the Kylie liquid lipsticks and the fake one reeks of strong chemicals.

I just realised that I did not take pictures of the applicators to compare so I will do that tonight and update my post.

So as you can see there are major differences to spot when purchasing a fake Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipstick. I purchased the fake for R200 which is another indicator that they are not real. The original Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipsticks retail for $20 online which is R285 excluding shipping and customs. Please be careful that you check all these things when purchasing from third party suppliers and don’t be scared to ask for receipts or proof of authenticity. In my post here I mentioned the side effects you could experience from using makeup with harmful ingredients.

Rather purchase directly from the Huda Beauty website with Aramex or check out my authorised reseller listing here. As I mentioned before I purchased my original Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipsticks from Glamorise Brands here. They are currently having a special so you can save big time. The Huda Beauty Liquid Mattes are marked down to R600 and you can get R150 off your order if you use the code ‘belleblushh150’ at checkout. That means you’ll only pay R450 until the sale ends.


I hope this post on fake Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipsticks has been helpful and informative. Always keep a look out and be weary of where and who you are purchasing from. Like I always say, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is”.

  • Brendah

    Oh My! this is scary, the rate at which fakes are being manufactured…and fake beauty products can have harmful ingredients unlike clothing and shoes…please continue with the posts, you can give-away the fakes with a disclaimer (some people don’t mind using fake products).

  • Zeenath Adam

    Gosh this is very informing

  • Chanel

    Wow i didnt even know this brand comes in fake as well thank u so much for this

  • Stephanie

    Love your posts

  • jaqueline pillay

    Thank you so much Nisa for doing this detailed post!! I’m so glad that you’re fearless to upload these real vs fake posts, so that your readers can be more aware and cautious when purchasing makeup

  • Niksafs21 Niks

    What if any seller sells the same product with all original signs as u said above. What if it looks ditto same with all original signs..Can that happen? How to identify?

    • Nisa

      The way they have gotten so close is scary and there’s nothing stopping them from creating exact replicas. If they do I’m afraid there might not be any way to tell the difference except by the smell.

  • MaiHoua Xiong

    Where can I go buy the real product?

    • Nisa

      The best is to order directly from the Kylie website. It works out cheaper and you don’t have a doubt that it’s the original thing

  • Po
  • i am seeing more and more fake products in the market and sold online, more so on Facebook. keeping ethical issues aside, what worries me the most is noone knows under what conditions these products are made in and who makes them and how they are handled in terms of sterilization and hygienically. packaging and looks of the product is quite irrelevant to me if it was safe to use. i have spoken to both sides: those who sell fake makeup say that they dont do it under any wrong pretense and they upfront tell the customers that it is “replica” and the customer chooses to buy it. some people who cannot afford such exorbitant priced makeup wish to have it and buy the fake ones, maybe gives them some gratification to own a name brand, without understanding the consequences of using a product which can have harmful effects on their health. one can also argue that non organic and non chemical free skin care and cosmetics has ingredients which can be harmful to health as well. there are ingredients used in every day brands which carries harmful ingredients which are not monitored through the agencies. unless one uses organic, complete chemical free skin care and cosmetics, no way one is not harming one’s health, big example is conventional nail polishes which can be brands as well. the point is i am meeting more and more people who choose to buy fake “replica” makeup and the customer is no longer being fooled really. people know what actual product cost and what they are paying. customer is aware so both the seller and buyer are to be blamed for this industry to be flourishing as it is now.