We all want those cult-favourite beauty products, you know, the ones beauty bloggers and YouTubers talk about. Sure, they look amazing and seem like everything you could hope for in a tube, but in almost all cases they come with a hefty price tag. One that might have us leaving Sephora with our wallets hurting.
Dupes are the best way to achieve the look without spending a fortune because lets face it, not all of us can drop hundreds of dollars at Sephora (looking at you Kylie Jenner). And whether you are aware of it or not, there are actually a ton of drugstore beauty products out there that can work the same, or even sometimes better than those holy grail Sephora products.
So if your ready to look fly on a budget, we've nailed down the top dupes for your favourite beauty products:
This W7 palette is the perfect dupe for Urban Decay's Naked Palette. Not only are the colors almost identical, but the texture and wear of them are essentially the same. The one major difference? The price. The Naked Palette retails for $66.00 where as the W7 Naked Nudes Eye Color Palette in Lightly Toasted is $7.80, talk about a steal.
Prepping your face has never been so affordable with MAC's Prep and Prime Fix Plus's dupe! NYX Matte Finish retails at around $10.00, compared to the whopping $28.00 MAC charges.
I'm a huge fan of NARS's blush in Orgasm, the color applies so naturally and has a pinch of shimmer, perfect for an everyday look. Today, it retails for $38.00, which I personally think is a lot for the amount of product you get. The dupe we found, is not only more reasonably priced but is pretty much a steal: E.L.F cosmetics in the shade "Pinch" retails at $4.00.
I'm a sucker for a good bronzer, so this is near and dear to my heart. Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer is a coveted product by many beauty gurus. Found at Sephora it retails for $30.00 a mid priced bronzer if you ask me. But if you're looking for a less expensive alternative, try Rimmel London Natural Bronzer which retails for $4.50 - $6.00. What's nice about this dupe, is you get almost the same amount of product for a lesser price. In addition it doesn't come out orange or chalky.
Mac's Velvet Teddy has been the perfect nude for a while, however with the plethora of cosmetic brands coming out with their own unique lippies it was easy to find a dupe. Mac's perfect dupe is Wet N' Wild's lipstick in Bare it All and it retails for only $4.00.
This is probably the most iconic translucent powder on the market. It doesn't leave you looking cakey and leaves virtually no streaks with flash photography. So naturally, finding a dupe was hard. Although not as perfect as Laura Mercier, our dupe is NYX Set It Don't Fret It and it retails for $12.00. It's light and when blended well, leaves you streak free.
This dupe I use on a regular, not because it's cheaper but because I actually believe it works better. Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer, has almost the same consistency, it is just a tad lighter (which I prefer). I also find that it doesn't crease as much as the NARS Concealer. At Shoppers it retails for about $12.00 compared to $37.00 for the Creamy Concealer.
Everyone raves about this mascara, so like the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder it was hard to find a dupe. The dupe we found for this one is Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retroglam Mascara which retails for $5.29 compared to the $23.00 Two Faced product.