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Looking for top-of-the-line beauty products on a budget? Well, look no further! We’ve reviewed some of the best beauty dupes to tell you if it’s worth it to splurge or if you’d be better off saving.
There are no two ways about it, beauty products can be super expensive. From high-end brands with luxury price tags to how quickly products can be used up or, even worse, expire, we are constantly going through tubes of mascara, bottles of primer and palettes of eyeshadow.
Luckily for us, there are a few major beauty dupes (aka more affordable duplicates of pricey products) that all savvy shoppers should know about. Keep scrolling to find out which beauty essentials you can save big bucks on and see them all in action in the video above.
Highlighter: Dior vs wet n wild
- DIORSKIN Nude Luminizer Shimmering Glow Powder in #05 Rose Glow, $59.99
- wet n wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Metals, $4.12
We are big fans of anything that can give us that glowy, summer sun-kissed look all year round, hence our love for a great highlighter. The DIORSKIN Nude Luminizer Shimmering Glow Powder has a gorgeous rose gold sheen that is perfect for any daytime or nighttime look where you want to shine (no glitter needed). However, if your budget is a little tighter, the Megaglo Highlighting Powder from wet n wild is a great alternative. It’s more yellow gold in hue, but just as pretty on your skin.
Primer: Smashbox vs E.L.F.
A great makeup primer can help your beauty look last for hours without caking or flaking off. Beauty gurus have been fans of this primer from Smashbox for years, thanks to its soft consistency and blurring abilities, but we can’t forget to shout out this primer from E.L.F. With a $9 price tag and a gel-like feel, this dupe (that is great for all skin types) is a winner in our book.
Moisturizer: La Mer vs Mario Badescu
Finding a moisturizer that works for your skin is critical. Hydrated skin not only looks and feels healthy, but it also makes the best canvas for makeup. Crème de la Mer is famous for its decadent texture — as well as its hefty price tag. But you won’t want to sleep on Mario Badescu’s Seawood Night Cream, because it’s oil-free, super hydrating and only $22!
Lip Liner: Charlotte Tilbury vs NYX Cosmetics
- Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk, $22
- NYX Cosmetics Slim Lip Pencil in Peekaboo, $4
Lip liners are often overlooked in makeup routines because they take a little bit of precision and a steady hand. But, the payoff of using one is amazing; it can keep your lipstick from feathering or spreading and it can make your lips look fuller too. Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk liner is a pinky nude that is flattering on almost every skin shade, but NYX’s Peekaboo liner is super similar and five times less.
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