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17 Makeup Dupes That Are Way Cheaper And Just As Awesome As Other Beauty Products

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us all about the good dupes, and they delivered! Try some of these much more affordable and just as effective alternatives to really popular beauty products.


2. An extra $10 ain't never hurt nobody. Save it and try Elf Mineral Face Primer instead of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. /

"Elf's Mineral Infused Face Primer in Clear ($6 for .47 oz) is a great dupe for Smashbox's Photofinish Foundation Primer ($36 for 1 oz., $16 for .5 oz)." —Christine Lorraine Edmond, Facebook

4. Milani Eyeshadow Primer is $13.01 cheaper than Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and word on the street is it works just as well. /

"Milani Eyeshadow Primer is just as good, if not better, than TooFaced Shadow Insurance, Urban Decay Primer Potion, etc. And it's around $6 to $7 at Walgreens." —Emily June Jensen, Facebook

5. Save your $25 and one cent for a rainy day. Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid is nine times more expensive than L.A. Girl Pro Conceal. /

"LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Corrector in green is definitely one of my holy grail products! It's an incredible dupe of most of those expensive color correctors out there, but most similar to Urban Decay's Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid. The best part? It's literally $2.99! Super pigmented, blends flawlessly, and cheaper than a latte? Yes please!" —Hayley Mulcrone, Facebook

6. Give NYX Kitten Heels liquid lipstick a try for $11 cheaper than Jeffree Star Redrum. /

"The NYX Suede Cream liquid lip in the shade Kitten Heels is a perfect dupe for Kat Von D’s shade Outlaw and Jeffrree Star’s Redrum, and you save $10-$11!" —sisirocks


7. When that "available balance" starts trippin', save $11.51 with Maybelline Touch of Spice instead of MAC So Select. /

"MAC's So Select lipstick ($17) and Maybelline’s Touch of Spice ($6). They’re both matte and exactly the same color :)" —julianag4c264ec1f

9. If you fill your lips with Melani Sugar Plum liner instead of using MAC Ariana Viva Glam, you could pocket $12.01. /

"Milani's lip liner in Sugar Plum is an exact dupe of Mac's Ariana's Viva Glam lipstick." —Caroline Mercedes, Facebook

11. Perfect that wingtip with Wet n Wild's Proline Felt Tip Eyeliner for $18 less than Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. /

"Wet n Wild's Proline Eyeliner felt tip is one of the best I've found. It's super cheap, has a precise applicator, and I actually like it better than Stila and some of the other more expensive felt tips that I've tried." —Catherine Brosha, Facebook


12. Come through, Colourpop, with the $5.00 eyeshadow in Bill. MAC's Quarry is $11 more. /

"Their eyeshadow in Bill is a dead-on dupe for MAC’s Quarry. So much of their makeup resembles MAC products, and they’re so cheap as well." —abbeyh4bbd4a2b3

13. Counting the Krispy Kreme doughnuts I'm gonna buy with the extra $20 I save from Essence Make Me Brow instead of Benefit Gimme Brow. /

"Benefit’s Gimme Brow ($30) and Essence’s Make Me Brow ($3.99)! Such an amazing dupe and you save a lot of money as well!!!" —viotoki

14. Great news for all the college kids who wanna wear lipstick but be broke as hell: B.H. Cosmetics Moody Merlot is similar to NARS Charlotte, and it's $24.00 cheaper! /

"Instead of Nars lipstick in Charlotte for about $30, I get get B.H. Cosmetics almost identical color, Moody Merlot, for about $8." —annalinam

16. So in the event that you're not rollin' in dough and are cursed by student loans, save $32.01 with Rimmel London Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer instead of YSL Touche Éclat. /

"Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer & Highlighter is shockingly close to Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat. You have to use an extra layer, but since it’s about one-tenth of the price it's totally worth it." —kleinung

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