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When it comes to your skincare and makeup regime, you shouldn’t be afraid to spend good money on quality products. I’m a firm believer that when it comes to makeup and skincare, you get what you pay for. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t love a makeup dupe as much as the next beauty-lover.
Sure, some makeup dupes may be hit and miss, but there are a few internet favourites (thank you, TikTok) that are equally as good, if not better than their luxury counterparts (ahem e.l.f. cosmetics!) and are up to less than half the price tag.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best skincare and makeup dupes (there’s even a La Mer dupe) so you can get the best value for money.
If you like: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, $49
Try: Maybelline Color Sensational The Mattes Lipstick in Naked Coral, $10
If there’s one lipstick colour everyone should own, it’s Charlotte Tilbury’s cult-hue Pillow Talk. And if you can’t own it, you can certainly try Maybelline’s near-perfect dupe. It promises to be long-lasting, non-drying and deliciously creamy. Thanks to its nourishing oils, it’s also formulated to nourish your lips while you wear them.
If you like: Tarte Tape Shape Concealer $60
Try: e.l.f cosmetics 16hr Camo Concealer $9.71
Tarte Cosmetics Tape Shape Concealer has long been every beauty lover’s favourite crease-proof concealer. However, it does come at a pretty hefty price tag. Cue: e.l.f cosmetics 16hr Camo Concealer. According to TikTok, the e.l.f Camo Concealer is an almost exact dupe for the Tarte Shape concealer since it offers that same crease-free matte finish and long-term coverage as the Tarte concealer (and will only set you back $10). It’s also got the doe-foot applicator, so you can still maintain that precision application.
If you like: Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation $105
Try: L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, $11.58
While Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation is famous for its silky, weightless texture and buildable coverage, L’Oreal Paris’ True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation is equally as lush and less than a quarter of the price. It’s also formulated with Antioxidants and Vitamins C and E to keep your skin glowing and hydrated all day long.