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Monday, the 5th of April, by Joely Harvey

5 Affordable Makeup Dupes

Everyone loves a good dupe for high end products, whether it be for concealer, foundation or lipstick. Finding a product almost identical to your favourite for a fraction of the price is a win-win.

Everyone loves a good dupe for high end products, whether it be for concealer, foundation or lipstick. Finding a product almost identical to your favourite for a fraction of the price is a win-win. Here’s some of the best affordable dupes for cult favourite high-end products.

 

Kat Von D Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner vs NYX Epic Ink Liner

£18 for 0.55ml.                                                        £9 for 1ml.

 

Kat Von D Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner

NYX Epic Ink Liner

Both with brush-tips, these eyeliners have been cult favourites for many years. Both are also available in black or brown to suit all eye colours and occasions. The KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner has a high-pigment, satin finish and is cruelty free and vegan. The NYX Epic Ink Liner has a waterproof, matte finish and is also cruelty free and vegan but is half the price of the KVD one with almost double the product!

 

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer vs L’Oréal Infallible Concealer

   £24 for 10ml.                                               £9.99 for 10ml.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

L’Oréal Infallible Concealer

With large doe-foot applicators, both concealers offer full-coverage with natural-matte finishes. Tarte Shape Tape is available in 35 shades and offers 16 hours of waterproof, flawless wear time with a crease-proof formula. L’Oréal Infallible offers 20 shade options with a long-lasting, weightless, high-pigment formula that remains crease-proof throughout its wear time. So, they sound basically identical but the L’Oréal Infallible is less than half the price of Tarte’s for the same amount of product.

 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara

 

£22 For 8ml.                                                      £11.99 for 6.4ml.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex and L’Oréal Infallible Mascara’s both offer hourglass shaped bristle brushes, to ensure maximum volume and length. Better Than Sex has been a cult favourite since its release and is enriched with film-forming polymers and collagen to provide smudge-proof, all-day wear. As well as acacia Senegal tree extract to nourish and thicken the lashes. L’Oréal Infallible is enriched with castor oil to help condition and lengthen the lashes whilst providing intense, volumised lashes for all-day wear with a flake-free formula. L’Oréal Infallible is a fraction of the price of Too Faced’s but is almost identical!

 

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Primer vs Elf Poreless Putty Primer

$52 for 20g.                                                           £8 for 21g.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Primer

Elf Poreless Putty Primer

These primers provide poreless, filter-finish skin with silky formulas. Tatcha the Silk Canvas has been fan-favourite since its release and is ideal for all skin types, with a non-comedogenic, non-irritating, cruelty free formula that is dermatologist tested. It is also formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances and mineral oils. It instantly diminishes the look of pores, fine lines and imperfections to create an even canvas before makeup. Elf Poreless Putty is suitable for all skin types and is cruelty free and vegan. Elf also offer 3 different formulas of this product, the poreless, matte and luminous for every skin need. It is infused with squalene for optimal hydration with a smooth, velvety formula, and it is massively cheaper than Tatcha’s.

 

Becca Sunlit Bronzer vs Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

£27 for 7.1g.                                                     £12.95 for 11g.

Becca Sunlit Bronzer

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

With both bronzers providing a subtle, natural sheen it’s difficult to tell the 2 apart. The Becca Sunlit bronzer is cruelty free and offers 5 shade options for different skin tones to impart a healthy, natural warmth without the orange base. It has a silky texture, with finely milled pigments for easy blending and buildable coverage. The Butter Bronzer from Physicians Formula is cruelty free and hypoallergenic as well as paraben free, with 4 shade options. Formulated with a blend of nutrient-rich Amazonian butters, this bronzer has a super creamy, ultra-soft, buildable and ultra-blendable formula. The Butter Bronzer has been a cult favourite for many years and is less than half the cost of Becca’s.

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