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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.

1. You can literally get 14 Wendy's value menu nuggets with the price difference between Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and Beauty Blender.

"Try Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge rather than a Beauty Blender." —17limk
realtechniques.com / beautyblender.com

"Try Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge rather than a Beauty Blender." —17limk

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
elfcosmetics.com / smashbox.com

"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

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3. Never know when you're gonna need $21.51, so try Milani's Luminoso Baked Blush instead of NARS Orgasm.

"Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso is a great dupe for NARS Orgasm blush." —Erika Giovanetti, Facebook
milanicosmetics.com / narscosmetics.com

"Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso is a great dupe for NARS Orgasm blush." —Erika Giovanetti, 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
milanicosmetics.com / toofaced.com

"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
sleekhair.com / sephora.com

"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
nyxcosmetics.com / jeffreestarcosmetics.com

"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

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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
drugstore.com / maccosmetics.com

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

8. Laura Mercier Face Illuminator is the T-R-U-T-H, but so is this $35 saving with Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer.

"A good dupe for the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator ($44) is the Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki ($9)!" —hallejade
walmart.com / lauramercier.com

"A good dupe for the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator ($44) is the Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki ($9)!" —hallejade

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
milanicosmetics.com / maccosmetics.com

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

10. You literally can't tell the difference so why spend the extra $13.00? NYX Soft-Spoken > Kat Von D Lolita II.

"KVD Lolita II's dupe is NYX Liquid Suede in Soft-Spoken. Exactly the same color! KVD is $22, NYX is $7." —valeriej42e194f41
nyxcosmetics.com / katvondbeauty.com

"KVD Lolita II's dupe is NYX Liquid Suede in Soft-Spoken. Exactly the same color! KVD is $22, NYX is $7." —valeriej42e194f41

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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
wetnwildbeauty.com / stilacosmetics.com

"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
colourpop.com / maccosmetics.com

"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
target.com / benefitcosmetics.com

"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
bhcosmetics.com / narscosmetics.com

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

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15. Get the same slay as MAC Rebel with Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy for $13.31 cheaper.

"Some Wet n Wild cheap lipsticks are pretty good dupes of popular MAC shades. Cherry Bomb is a good dupe for Diva, and Sugar Plum Fairy for Rebel." —grimlock13
amazon.com / maccosmetics.com

"Some Wet n Wild cheap lipsticks are pretty good dupes of popular MAC shades. Cherry Bomb is a good dupe for Diva, and Sugar Plum Fairy for Rebel." —grimlock13

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
ulta.com / yslbeautyus.com

"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

17. Conceal those dark circles with Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix versus Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick, and save $18.37.

"The Revlon Photoready stick is the perfect dupe for the Bobbi Brown concealer stick." —meghang4d20b3ba3
walmart.com / bobbibrowncosmetics.com

"The Revlon Photoready stick is the perfect dupe for the Bobbi Brown concealer stick." —meghang4d20b3ba3

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