More Money More Makeup: Cheaper Dupe for NARS Mekong?

Let’s hear it for Mekong! Hip hip hoo- wait a moment, what’s this?

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone just showed up. It claims to have a clone of Mekong!

Whaaaa? Stayed tuned for more makeup drama!

I swatched these two in an attempt to investigate Comfort Zone’s claim:

L-R: WnW Comfort Zone; NARS Mekong

With flash:

L-R: WnW Comfort Zone; NARS Mekong

Having completed our investigation, here’s what we found:

  • Mekong has more glitter, and is easier to apply. It’s smoother and glides onto skin easily.
  • WnW Comfort Zone’s dupe is powdery and as a result, appears less pigmented. It’s pigmented, but because there’s more fallout, less of the eyeshadow stays on the skin.

Otherwise, it’s a dupe! The tradeoff here is that if you get the $5 Comfort Zone palette, you’ll miss out on the smooth application of Mekong. However, Mekong is rather pricey, so if you’re on a beauty budget, Comfort Zone might appeal to you. I did a post on some dupes Comfort Zone has for other shades.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone: available at
NARS Mekong: available at


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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2 Responses to More Money More Makeup: Cheaper Dupe for NARS Mekong?

  1. Vijaya says:

    DEFINITELY a great find. It’s too bad about the fallout/adhesion issues, though!

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