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    18 Inexpensive Beauty Products That Are Better Than The Expensive Versions

    Saving money means you can buy *every* shade of lipstick...at least that's what I tell myself.

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite inexpensive beauty dupe that's BETTER than the original version. Here are the beautiful and money-saving results:

    1. Wet n Wild Catsuit Liquid Lipsticks saturate your lips with matte color and last ALL DAY, rivaling Jeffree Star's Velour Lipsticks.

    An assortment of the Wet n Wild lipsticks in various bright and subdued colors, all open and showing the doefoot applicator

    2. NYX Epic Ink Liner delivers the perfect wing every single time — without letting your money 💸 fly 💸 away like other brands.

    3. Try Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer to brighten your under eye without creasing, plus, it'll last even LONGER than Tarte's Shape Tape.

    A reviewer holding the concealer to show the sponge applicator, and a before and after of one eye without the concealer on, with a pronounced dark circle, and another eye with concealer, with barely any dark circle

    4. Blend your makeup to perfection with Eco Tools Perfecting Blender Duo — you get two sponges for less than HALF the price of ONE original Beautyblender.

    A hand with one large bright green sponge and one smaller pale green sponge, both with flat tops and sides for application

    5. Colourpop's Super Shock Highlighter in "Wisp" will help you glow up just the same as the much pricer Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector.

    Three arms in three different skin tones showing swatches of three Colourpop highlighter shades, one of which is "Wisp"

    6. Pregame your makeup with Innis Free No Sebum Blur Primer, which masks pores and fine lines even better than Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer.

    The bottle of Innisfree primer

    7. Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara lengthens, curls, and separates your lashes for a truly clump-free look for a fraction of the price.

    Two tubes of the open mascara, showing the brush, which is long, thin, and very slightly curved

    8. NYX Pore Filler minimizes pores and creates a smooth canvas for makeup — just like the pricier Benefit Porefessional Primer.

    The bottle of NYX pore-filler with a swatch of the product behind

    9. Recreate the look of cult beauty fave Nars Blush in "Orgasm" by swapping it out for The Balm's "Hot Mama!" (for $11 less).

    The Balm powder blush compact, which is in a retro pinup style, with an included mirror

    10. Coty Airspun Translucent Powder never looks cakey and trounces expensive brands' setting powders — looking at you, Laura Mercier and Kat Von D.

    An image of the Coty Airspun powder packaging, plus a list and examples of the shades available

    11. Try Colourpop's Ultra Matte Lips fan-favorite shades so you don't have to wait forever for Kylie Lip Kits to be restocked or shell out for Smashbox's liquid lipsticks.

    12. Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Pencils glide on with no tugging, with a creamy formula that rivals Urban Decay's eye pencils.

    An arm holding an assortment of the Maybelline eyeliner, plus swatches of 10 different shades, including metallic colors and neutrals like black and brown

    13. BH Cosmetics Palettes deliver huge pigment payoffs (even better than the Naked Palettes) for almost $40 less.

    The BH Cosmetics palette, plus swatches of each of the 16 shades (both matte and shimmer) on two arms with different skin tones

    14. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara fans out lashes and curls them just as well as Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara — similar pink packaging, vastly different prices.

    A hand holding the tube of Maybelline mascara

    15. NYX Micro Brow outlasts Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, has the same colors, and will make your brows look better than ever.

    The NYX pencil, which has a spoolie on one end, plus an swatch example of what the pencil looks like when drawn on

    16. Swipe some Colourpop Pressed Blush on your cheeks for a rosy glow similar to Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush.

    Three arms with different skintones, each with six Colourpop blush swatches

    17. E.l.f Shadow Lock Lid Primer will keep your eyeshadow pigmented and crease-free all damn day and is a perfect dupe for Urban Decay's Primer Potion.

    18. Milani Stay Put Brow Color will stop you spending all your cash on Anastasia Dip Brow pomade — it's just as good AND actually comes with the spoolie and brush applicator.

    The Milani brow color, which comes in a gel pot, plus the double-sided applicator (one side angled brush, one side spoolie), plus a fake eyebrow drawn on a surface to show what the strokes of the gel color look like

    When you realize if you buy everything on this list instead of the expensive version, you'd save over $300 total:

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