5 Awesome Dupes for High End Beauty Essentials
When it comes to beauty, sometimes it’s difficult to know what to splurge on and what to save on — especially when it comes to products that you use on the regular. Luckily, I’m here to share five life changing dupes to high end products that are just as good, if not better!
All five products featured on this list are used daily, so their turnover rate in your beauty bag is high, meaning that having to repurchase them consistently adds up in a big way.
You’ll be incorporating these five staples into your routine in no time! Keep reading to start saving…
1. Cleansing Water
Cleansing water is trending and I am about it. I used to be a heavy user of makeup removing wipes, but not after this magic water came into my life. It’s a non-harsh way to remove all makeup — your whole face, and even waterproof mascara. I have used both of these cleansing waters, and they both achieve the same end result. Your wallet and skin will thank you.
High End: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution Cleansing Water, $24.90 for 500 mL at Beauty Boutique by Shoppers Drugmart
Dupe: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover, $7.97 for 400 mL at Walmart.ca
2. Beauty Blender
This beauty blender dupe gets into all the crevices of your face while matching your foundation to the colour of your neck. I personally wash my beauty blender daily, and like to replace it each month. I can’t afford to be spending $30 on this beauty tool (from the actual beautyblender brand) when I can get the same quality for under $10, and neither should you! Both blenders allow you to achieve a dewy look, just remember to use the sponge damp as it creates a much smoother and more natural complexion.
This mascara dupe will have people asking you if you’re wearing falsies — no lie! The brush is almost identical to Too Faced’s “Better Than Sex” mascara, whose name says it all. Make your eyes pop with lashes thinner and longer than Kendall Jenner’s legs. We appreciate you L’Oreal.
There’s no denying that Kylie Jenner launched lips (and lip injections) into popularity, so it was only natural that she launched her own lip kit line. NYX’s Lip Lingerie formula is almost identical to Kylie Jenner’s lip kit, and it’s half the price. If you’re looking for a matte lip, seek out NYX’s Lip Lingerie. Or if you’re down to order online, ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lip formula is made by the same manufacturer and way more affordable.
5. Setting Spray
The final step to perfecting your face is making sure it stays on all night long. Hello, setting spray. I’m never sure if this stuff really works but I’d like to think so, considering I practically bathe my face in it post foundation. I’ve used both products and there are no noticeable differences in their performance. The one thing I did notice was how I went through my NYX bottle significantly quicker than Urban Decay’s “De Slick”, but if you were to purchase two bottles of NYX, you’d still be saving!
What other beauty dupes are on your radar? Share them with us in the comment section!
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