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    22 Products That Work Just As Well As Their Pricier Counterparts

    Basically the same stuff for less!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A two-pack of glass phone screen protectors anyone can easily DIY (I did!) for less than a third of the cost of having someone apply one at the Apple store.

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    Each of the protectors that come in a pack have lasted me about six months! Check out my review here (#2).

    Promising review: "I never post reviews, but this is a unique circumstance. I bought these screen protectors because they were cheap and came in a pack β€” probably not the best approach when trying to protect an $800 device. But, at the end of the day, these did exactly what they were supposed to do when a 15 lbs. dumbbell slipped out of my wife's hand and fell directly onto the screen. After telling my wife there was no way her screen didn't crack, I pulled back the cover to reveal a crack-free, fully intact screen. And that's why you buy screen protectors in packs!" β€”Geoffrey Forman

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. Stila eyeliner to help you draw on your preferred swoop with smudgeproof wear (versus the slightly more versatile action of the double-tipped Tom Ford).

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    Read up on why we picked the Stila as our mid-price pick and the Tom Ford as our splurge-y pick for the top liquid eyeliners on BuzzFeed Reviews. Stila is my current fave and I wear contacts, have eye allergies, and constantly rub my eyes!

    Get the Stila from Amazon for $22 (12 colors) or the Tom Ford from Sephora for $58.

    3. An Instant Pot that'll stand in for one of seven kitchen appliances, one of which is a rice cooker, like a pricey Zojirushi one.

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    Serves as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sautΓ©, yogurt maker, and warmer.

    Promising review: "For the price, this kitchen marvel is an unbeatable cooking monster! You can chop cooking times down to a fraction of what traditional cooking requires, and the features of this machine are almost intimidating. As for the rice cooking feature, which was a big part of my motivation behind this purchase, it was refreshing to know that it uses a stainless steel bowl (refreshing after finding out that those $30 rice cookers have coatings that can come off onto your food (that has to be healthy, right?). Also interesting to note is that Zojirushi, a Japanese brand that specializes in super fancy rice cookers that start around $140 and go up to $440, has their top-of-the-line rice cooker as a pressure cooker and many reviewers claiming that pressure cooking is the best way to make the fluffiest rice. So while this unit doesn't have induction cooking, or the magical ability to count how many times or for how many minutes the lid has been open in order to determine how much heat is required to keep the rice at the ideal temperature, this unit is less than a fourth of the price, but still shares the same pressure-cooking feature as their best model. For people like me not sleeping on piles of money, that's not nothing!" β€”K. Malley

    Get them from Amazon: Instant Pot for $79.95+ (three sizes) or Zojirushi rice cooker for $148.91

    4. A Target candle dupe as a much cheaper expense to burn through than that Anthropologie candle burning in every store.

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    Read about how a BuzzFeeder found this product dupe thanks to a friend.

    Get the Bella candle from Target for $10.99 and the Capri Blue volcano candle from Anthropologie for $30.

    5. A bamboo Benir Kitchen cutting board with juice grooves and most of the bells and whistles that makes the sturdy OXO cutting board perfect for everyday tasks.

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    Promising review: "What to say? This is a very nice cutting board. Has a nice thickness. I've had heavier, thicker solid wood boards, but this one is a good value for the price. I had a set of thick maple boards that came with my house and they all broke and warped from the dishwasher, so I will wash this by hand. Also have a couple plastic ones that warped. Very hard to chop on a warped board" β€”papillonmom

    Get them from Amazon: Benir Kitchen board for $15.95 or OXO Good Grips board for $49.99

    6. A highly rated teardrop sponge that'll do the gorgeous deed like the pricier original BeautyBlender.

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    Promising review: "Cute, cheap, and works great to blend out foundation/concealer. It's not dense and expands when wet. It also washes easily, thank god, which I didn't think would be the case with my pale foundation on a black sponge. I only need to use normal Dove bar soap. I think I'll stick to this brand for Beautyblender dupes in the future. Their sponges work perfectly and are much prettier, (I'm not a bright fuschia kind of girl)." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon: Zenda Naturals sponge for $6.49 or BeautyBlender for $20 (available in five colors)

    7. A Cuisinart stainless-steel cooking set to shine just as bright in your kitchen as an All-Clad cookware set while whipping up all sorts of delish meals.

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    Promising review: "Performs like the expensive All-Clad version for a great price. Because this is a sauce pan, not a deep fryer, fish skillet, stock pot or Dutch oven, I use it to make sauces and it is excellent in that role. Note that many of the less happy reviews are by people using it for everything from candle making to lead bullet casting to baking cookies and boiling whiskey malt. This pan, or any other clad, multi-metal, sandwiched saucer needs to be heated not too much and not too fast and kept centered over the heat. See that rim near the bottom? If flames lap up past that line, bad things happen. Meanwhile, if you make thick sauces with cream or sweeteners or butter, the gentle even heating and tightly fitted lid will make you smile. I make a scratch BBQ sauce featuring caramelized, minced onion, sorghum syrup, and red pepper that will make enemies forgive and forget. This pan is the perfect batch size to serve 6-8 people a great sauce. The whole line of Cuisinart sauce pans are a steal." β€”Al Nelson

    Get them from Amazon: Cuisinart set for $70.42 or All-Clad set for $349.95

    8. Wet N Wild Catsuit Lipstick for delivering long-lasting color similar to Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick.

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    Get the Wet N Wild from Amazon for $2.99+ (nine colors) and the Kat Von D from Sephora for $20 (34 colors).

    9. A Shark hand vac that's actually meant for pet owners, but can still handle detail cleaning like a Dyson hand vac can.

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    Promising review: "I almost didn't buy this because of my poor experience with earlier hand-held vacs, but this little sucker rocks! The 18V operation coupled with the powered pet attachment actually do a better job than a full sized vacuum getting pet hair off of upholstered furniture β€” yes, better than Dyson, Hoover, etc." β€”Michael Allen

    Get them from Amazon: Shark for $48 or Dyson for $228.99

    10. An RTIC tumbler that'll keep liquids as hot or as frigid as you like, just as the cult-status Yeti does.

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    Promising review: "Who needs a Yeti when you can have a RTIC?!? Pour a glass of iced tea, and it will still have ice in it at the end of the day; hot coffee will see be warm as well! I couldn’t ask for a better product!" β€”Terri Nelson

    Get the RTIC tumbler from Amazon for $9.47+ (18 colors and three sizes) or Yeti 20 oz. stainless-steel tumbler from Amazon for $49.99.

    11. An Oral-B rechargeable toothbrush with lean, mean cleaning power akin to a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush for the best dental visit yet!

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    This was our mid-priced pick for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Promising review: "My dentist β€” while cleaning my teeth last week β€” kept drilling me, 'YOU HAVE TO GET AN ELECTRIC TOOTH BRUSH TO FIGHT OFF YOUR PLAQUE BUILD-UP YOU ALWAYS GET!' So, I decided to follow her advice. I saw the ratings on this and was very skeptical because of the bargain price. This is the best toothbrush I have ever used! It gets the job done, it notifies you via vibration when you've completed two minutes of brushing, and it's very sensitive on the teeth. I've never had cleaner teeth every morning and night like this. Must buy and try!" β€”Josesph

    Get them from Amazon: Oral-B White Pro 1000 for $39.94 or Philips Sonicare DiamondClean for $199.99+ (four colors).

    12. A WorkPro 100-piece tool kit as a better budget-friendly home-improvement starter kit than the Stanley 65-piece one.

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    Promising review: "I bought this because I was moving into my first apartment alone, and I knew I'd need to assemble some furniture. This is a great set and it has saved me many times when the necessary tools weren't provided with the furniture!" β€”Nicole R.

    Get them from Amazon: WorkPro kit for $27.99 or Stanley kit for $42.24

    13. A KitchenIQ sharpener that'll handle dull kitchen knives for change when compared to the Chef's Choice sharpener.

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    I own this beaut and it's transformed my hand-me-down kitchen knives. Read my full review here (#4).

    Promising review: "This cheap knife sharpener is great. It works better than my Chef's Choice sharpener. The Chef's Choice worked great for the first year. After that, it wasn't worth much. I figure I can buy three of these for something that lasts more than one year. Great for stocking stuffers at Christmas." β€”Ruth M.

    Get them from Amazon: KitchenIQ for $5.95+ (three colors) or Chef's Choice for $43.95

    14. A Ucanbe eyeshadow palette with a range of colors to add some sizzle to any look, much like the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette.

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    Promising review: "This is a really outstanding duplicate! The colors are very pigmented and butter smooth. I'm in love, and the price totally can't be beaten! I admit that I was pretty skeptical, but I couldn't be happier. Definitely worth the buy!" β€”LW

    Get the Ucanbe Molten Rock Heat palette from Amazon for $8.99 or the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette from Sephora for $54.

    15. A set of cloth diaper fasteners that could turn you into a cloth diaper convert, finally ditching the disposables.

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    Promising review: "Snappis are amazing! I'm new to the cloth diapering world and wanted to try every style of diaper to see what I liked best for my baby. So I bought these to hold together my flour sack towels and they work perfectly. They stay in place even when the it is soaked!! For the price and the quality you couldn't get any better than the Snappis. I would recommend this product to anyone interested in the more 'old school' style cloth diapering system." β€”victoria88

    Get them from Amazon: 5-pack of Snappi fasteners for $13.95 and 10-pack of Gerber cloth diapers for $13.99

    16. An InnoGear ultrasonic diffuser that'll rival the essential oil-diffusing effect of the super sexy (but much more expensive) MUJI one.

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    Promising review: "This is a great diffuser. Gives off a steady stream of mist and works better than some of the more expensive diffusers I have bought. I love that it is easy to travel with as I am OK the go frequently for work. Fits in my car cup holder when I am not traveling." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get the InnoGear diffuser from Amazon for $15.99 or the MUJI diffuser from MUJI for $69.50.

    17. An Aeropress β€” it may just become your #1 caffeine bud with the versatility to use on camping trips, at the office, or just on your kitchen countertop β€” unlike a splurge-y Nespresso machine.

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    Promising review: "I bought this based on great reviews and weight. I thought I'd add it to my hiking bag. While it's easy, amazing, and light, it's rather big for that purpose. It does make some of the tastiest coffee though. I've had great results frothing milk and making myself a latte. I have a Nespresso machine and I think this makes just as good of coffee if you get quality beans and grind them fresh." β€”homeschoolmom3

    Get them from Amazon: AeroPress for $29.95 or Nespresso for $174.30+ (four colors)

    18. An AmazonBasics laptop sleeve to lend some extra cushion comparable (in silhouette) to an InCase classic neoprene sleeve.

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    Promising review: "I have a 13-inch Mac book and for two years I had an InCase sleeve. However, both zippers finally broke and I was ready for a new case. I was initially hesitant when I saw the cost (I paid $8.90 compared to $50), but am pleased with my purchase. The sleeve is sturdy and made of high-quality material β€” greater for bringing back and forth to school, and the zipper works well. The only difference is the AmazonBasics has one zipper, instead of two." β€”nikki

    Get them from Amazon: AmazonBasics case for $10.49 (five colors and eight sizes) or MacBook 12" InCase case for $24.95+ (seven colors)

    19. A Zinus mattress foundation for impressing your back without blowing your meager budget on an IKEA bed frame.

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    I own this foundation and it was *incredibly* easy to set up! Several BuzzFeeders have it and brag about it all the time.

    Promising review: "I had an IKEA bed that broke on me, so as a broke college student I needed something sturdy and inexpensive. When you get this bed it takes 15 minutes to assemble and that's it. My boyfriend was skeptical because it's two bases side by side and he was worried that if they move apart the mattress will cave in. So far that has not happened and it can definitely support some weight and movement of you know what I mean. This bed also comes with extra parts if you want to attach a headboard, which is awesome because it is a very plain frame. It also has ample room for under bed storage which is a plus. Overall I'm very happy with this gram it's simple, sturdy, and affordable" β€”Snow

    Get the Zinus SmartBase from Amazon for $54.76+ (six sizes) or IKEA bed frame from IKEA for $119.99 (full/double)

    20. London Fog boots to get you through all sorts of winter slush for less than a pair of L.L. Bean boots.

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    Promising review: "These boots are cute and fit me perfectly. They are comfortable, and keep me warm all the time and I can style them any way I want. They are spectacular and of very good quality. I recommend buying these boots for their good price, comfort and quality." β€”Alexa

    Get London Fog boots from Amazon for $69.95 (three colors and sizes 6–11) or the L.L. Bean boots for $135 (sizes 5–10).

    21. A Ninja blender that'll whirrrr its way into your life and take the place of the buzzy Vitamix in your smoothie-loving heart.

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    FYI, the Ninja won as our budget pick and the Vitamix won as our splurgey pick in our top picks for the best blender on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Promising review: "I love my Ninja Blender. I've used it to make purees, pesto, smoothies, and more. The multi-blade helps blend throughout whatever you are making. It does just as good of a job as a Vitamix, in my opinion. This is such a great deal for a great product. Dishwasher-safe, too!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon: Ninja for $65 or Vitamix for $299.99

    22. A pair of Joules wellies for stomping around in puddles 'til you can shell out the cash for holy grail Hunters.

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    Promising review: "These are fantastic shoes! I bought a pair of Hunter boots and then I got these, I love them so much better than the Hunter boots. Great color, and much more pliable in terms of wearability. I felt the Hunter boots were too thick and at times were a little bit annoying to wear because of the thickness and the fact that I am only 5'3". These boots, though tall, are great to muck around in because they are a bit thinner and the rubber is bendable. Also I love that I can tighten them so much more than I could with the Hunters. I really am excited for this boots." β€”M&R

    Get them from Amazon: Joules welly boots for $35.98+ (seven colors and sizes 5–10) or Hunter boots for $82.50+ (35 colors and sizes 4.5–13)

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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