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10 Makeup Dupes You Can Actually Afford

10 Makeup Dupes You Can Actually Afford

If you’re a makeup lover, chances are that you love splurging on high-end products whenever you get the chance. The problem is, once you “hit pan” on your favourite bronzer, you’re tempted to walk into Sephora and repurchase it at its crazy expensive price again. In an attempt to save your wallet from any more pain, keep reading to find out our ten favourite high-end products and their drugstore dupes that you need to get your hands on:

1.  Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer ($68) VS. NYX Honey Dew Me Up ($19)

Both of these primers are lightweight, non-greasy, and smoothing. They blur imperfections for a flawless base and can be worn under makeup or alone for a luminous finish.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($28) VS. L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist ($11)

These $28 and $11 retractable brow pencils both feature an ultra-fine tip that will not only define your brows, but will last ALL day. Formulated with smudge-proof properties, these pencils make it easy to  create full, natural-looking brows that stay “on fleek.” 
Pro Tip: Opt for light, small strokes when filling in your brows to create a natural, and hair-like effect.

3. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($60) VS. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation ($18)

Medium to full coverage, buildable, extremely lightweight AND long lasting … need I go on?

4. Benefit Roller Lash ($33) VS. Maybelline Lash Sensational ($10)

Both of these mascaras provide a voluminous, wide-eyed look that enhances your natural lashes. Both these products feature a similar curved brush, both filled with tiny bristles and a thick formula. These award-winning mascaras have been praised by the masses and although they are both fabulous in their own right … some might even say the $10 option ranks higher.

5. Tarte Shape Tape ($27) VS e.l.f Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer ($5)

I know what you’re thinking. The infamous Tarte Shape Tape can’t be beaten. Well, think again. This e.l.f concealer priced at only $5 will make your jaw drop. The creamy formula doesn’t crease and provides full coverage that lasts all day.

6. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ($28) VS. Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner ($16)

Pigmented, smudge-proof, lasts all day, and features a fine tip for application – that’s all you need in a go-to liner, right?

7. CHANEL Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer ($54) VS. Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer ($9)

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I know, I know. CHANEL is irreplaceable. But if you’re not willing to pay the price, this Sonia Kashuk bronzer comes in a close second. With its creamy formula, the dupe bronzer blends well and provides a similar shade to its designer counterpart.

8. BECCA Shimmer Skin Perfectors ($50) VS. Colourpop SuperShock Highlighter ($8)

A powder vs. cream highlighter – these highlighters may be applied and worn slightly different, BUT if you’re looking for a similar soft gold shade and a buildable product that will make you GLOW – look no further.

9. NARS Blush in Orgasm ($39) VS. e.l.f Cosmetics Blush in Candid Coral ($3)

Both of these warm coral shades are easily buildable, provide a smooth application, and are extremely pigmented. 

10. HOOLA Matte Bronzer ($40) VS. NYC Smooth Skin in Sunny ($3)

Get a sunkissed look with cult-fav, HOOLA Bronzer, or opt for the $3 drugstore dupe by NYC. Buildable, smooth, and easy to apply, both of these bronzers will bring the perfect amount of warmth to your look.

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