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    Updated on Feb 1, 2019. Posted on Jun 20, 2018

    23 Product Dupes That Are Just As Good As The Real Thing

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the product dupes they love as much as the real thing. From makeup products to shoes to accessories, here are their product substitution faves that come super close to the real thing!

    Note: Not all submissions are from Community users.

    1. A Steven Madden backpack for carrying your most treasured belongings, aka your technology. Plus, don't forget about packing all the money you're gonna save by purchasing a backpack that's less than half the cost of a Herschel Supply Co. one.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    "The classic Herschel backpacks are so expensive! Steve Madden makes ones that look basically the same for more than half the price!" —megans4284ec0dd

    Get the Steve Madden backpack from Amazon for $45.96 (available in three colors), and the Herschel Supply Co. backpack from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 23 colors).

    2. A L'Oréal mascara to elongate your lashes and your bank account, rather than purchasing the pricier, similar, Too Faced better Than Sex mascara. Even their rosy pink tubes are comparable!

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    "L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara is an awesome dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara! It is my favorite mascara of all time now!" —kaciw442696495

    Get L'Oréal Lash Paradise from Amazon for $8.99, and Too Faced Better Than Sex from Amazon for $23.

    3. A Takeya water bottle that'll keep your cold beverages cold, and your hot beverages hot at a fraction of the price of the beloved Hydro Flask.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    Both bottles are made with food-grade stainless steel and BPA-free plastics, and can keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours. The Tayeka can keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours, while the Hydro Flask can keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours.

    "This is a complete dupe for the Hydro Flask. As an added bonus, the Hydro Flask straw top fits on the dupe if you prefer that straw," —corrined

    Get the Takeya insulated water bottle from Amazon for $30.94 (available in 20 colors), and the Hydro Flask for $42.95 (available in 19 colors).

    4. A Fossil watch for treating yourself to a gorgeous, crystal-studded, rose gold piece...and then treating yourself again with all the money you might've spent on a Michael Kors watch.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    "They're basically the same thing." —karlak4ae3080e1

    Get the Fossil watch from Amazon for $72.98, and the Michael Kors watch from Amazon for $132.

    5. A Zenda Naturals blending sponge to blend in your makeup for a much cheaper price than you would with the beautyblender — they do the same thing, promise.

    amazon.com / Via bit.ly

    "This blending sponge works just as well as the original beautyblender, but is only $5.95! It lasts a long time, as long as you wash it, and blends your makeup BEAUTIFULLY. If you don't believe me, there are tons and tons of gorgeous reviewer selfies to prove it." —Emma McAnaw

    Get the Zenda Naturals blending sponge from Amazon for $5.95, and the original beautyblender from Sephora for $20.

    6. A Hush Smoothie palette that'll make those gorgeous eyelids really pop with shades and pigments basically identical to the Too Faced White Peach palette.

    shophush.com / Via bit.ly

    "The shades are virtually the same. They’re both very pigmented and blend well, but the smoothie palette is about $30 less." —sam23461

    Get the Hush Smoothie palette from Hush for $12, and the Too Faced White Peach palette from Sephora for $45.

    7. An OuterEQ hammock for starting your next camping trip off on the right foot with an item more than half the cost of the reputable ENO hammock.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    "They’re basically the same as ENO hammocks, only for a fraction of the price. They also come with their own basic straps and carabiners so you can start chillaxing ASAP. "—erikas9

    Get the OuterEQ hammock from Amazon for $28 (available in nine colors, and the ENO hammock from Amazon for $69.95 (available in 38 colors).

    8. A Walmart sneaker to run your computer mouse to buy immediately, so you can pretend you're wearing some boujee Nike sneaks, but really you spent less than $10 you champ, you.

    bit.ly / Via amazon.com

    "They can be purchased for under $10 and they feel like you are wearing slippers, (who doesn't love slippers?) Still not convinced? I have continuously been complimented on my pristine Nike tennis shoes. Little do they know..." —megs5280

    Get the Athletics Work mesh trainers from Walmart for $7 (available in four colors, and sizes 6–11), and the NIKE Tanjun sneakers from Amazon for $48.17+ (available in various colors, and sizes 5–12).

    9. An NYX eyeliner that'll create the perfect winged effect much like the awesome Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner.

    amazon.com / Via bit.ly

    "Like, it blows KVD out of the water, especially given the $12 price difference. In my humble opinion, Epic Ink is waaaay easier to use and much more pigmented." —Sarah Han

    Get the NYX Epic Ink eyeliner from Amazon for $7.99, and the Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner from Sephora for $20.

    Read more about the NYX Epic Ink Eyeliner awesomeness.

    10. A pair of Target sandals for when you just wanna slip on a comfy pair of shoes and still accept a shit ton of compliments from everyone you encounter on what they think are Birkenstocks.

    http:////goto.target.com / Via amazon.com

    "They look like Birkenstocks, feel like Birkenstocks, and hold together like Birkenstocks. What makes them NOT Birkenstocks?" —megs5280

    Get the Mad Love Keava footbed sandals from Target for $22.99 (available in seven colors, and sizes 5–12), and the Birkenstock Arizona soft footbed suede sandals from Amazon for $120+ (available in various colors, and sizes 5/5.5–11/11.5).

    11. A Colourpop Liquid Lipstick to pucker up your shiny, radiant lips thanks to a bold pop of color with the same formula as Kylie Jenner's lip kits.

    ref.buybuzzfeed.com / Via kyliecosmetics.com

    "Their lipsticks are under $7, and it's the same formula. So, less of a dupe and more of the same thing without the name!" —leftrightwrong

    Get the Colourpop Creeper ultra matte lipstick from Colourpop for $6.50, and the Kylie Cosmetics All Nighter matte lip kit from Kylie Cosmetics for $29.

    12. A three-pack of makeup remover cloths that'll play the important role in getting your makeup off before bed...and technically cost less than $1 each, AND are a much more savvy choice than the MakeUp Eraser.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    "I wear a lot of waterproof eye makeup but don't want to make my washcloths look like I work in a coal mine, so these allow me to dirty up some wash cloths while saving me some money by using neither disposable wipes nor eye makeup remover product. A win-win!" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get the three-pack of makeup remover cloths from Amazon for $2.97, and the MakeUp Eraser from Amazon for $20.

    13. A Maybelline translucent setting powder for helping your cosmetics stay on your face and your money in your bank account, rather than spending it all on the similar, Aesthetica translucent setting powder.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    "I think the Maybelline powder is actually better." —maggiek

    Get the Maybelline New York Fit Me translucent setting powder from Amazon for $5.89, and the Aesthetica translucent setting powder from Amazon for $19.

    14. A LuckyZ lightweight canvas backpack to pack away your belongings for the day in a bag you can rely on to be just as functional, and similar-looking to the Fjällräven Kanken classic backpack.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    "I love the look of the Fjällräven Kanken backpacks, but they’re incredibly expensive for someone on a budget. After a bit of browsing, I found The LuckyZ Casual Style Lightweight Canvas Backpack — looks very similar and is just as functional. It’s super cute and way cheaper!" —sarailopez1028

    Get the LuckyZ backpack from Amazon for $25.85 (available in three colors), and the Fjällräven Kanken backpack from Amazon for $79.95 (available in various colors).

    15. A scented candle from Target that'll bring you on a trip to a paradise filled with palm trees, cold drinks, the sweet sounds of the ocean, and sunshine, without having to book a flight, buy a hotel, or purchase a more expensive Anthropologie candle.

    http:////goto.target.com / Via anthropologie.com

    Promising review: "Recently I decided I wanted a new 'fruity' scent for spring. I had my eye on the Anthropologie candle, but could not justify spending that much on a candle. I found this and it smells EXACTLY the same. I love these candles!" —JMO

    Get the Island Moonlight candle from Target for $10.99, and the Capri Blue candle from Anthropologie for $30.

    16. An AmazonBasics laptop sleeve for storing your child, (am I the only one who refers to my laptop as my child? Ok then). But really, this is just as wonderful as the pricier Incase sleeve.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was going to purchase an Incase protective cover for my laptop, but this one was much cheaper. I took a chance and it paid off. The quality of the sleeve is comparable to Incase, and so far has done its job admirably." —Bjorn Olafsson

    Get the AmazonBasics laptop sleeve from Amazon for $10.49 (available in five colors), and the Incase laptop sleeve from Amazon for $29.95 (available in nine colors).

    17. A wireless bluetooth speaker to jam out to your tunes to even louder, as you do your victory dance over saving money from not buying a hella pricey Bose speaker.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "Inexpensive, lightweight, handy strap, good sound. Was given one for a gift. It was easy to strap onto my boat. Liked it so much I ordered two more. Handy around the house and sounds as good as Bose for a fraction of the price." —Tiny Dancer

    Get the AOMAIS speaker from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two colors), and the Bose speaker from Amazon for $129 (available in four colors).

    18. An Oral-B toothbrush that'll get your pearly whites just as fresh and clean and fly as the Philips Sonicare.

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "All the power of the other Oral-B electric toothbrushes without the bells and whistles, with a much lower price. I have owned this style toothbrush for five years, and I love it. Hands down the best electric toothbrush ever! My checkups are the best ever. They beat the Philips Sonicare by a landslide, which I had used for many years prior." —6R8Dane

    Get the Oral-B toothbrush from Amazon for $39.94, and the Phillips Sonicare toothbrush from Amazon for $184.99.

    19. A digital food thermometer you can buy for SO much cheaper than this great food thermometer. Who needs to spend an absurd amount of money on something they just need to give them a temperature reading?

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the fact that this thermometer reads instantly. With my old thermometers, I was always waiting and wondering how high it was going to go. This one works as it says it will, instantly. I like it very much." —Richard F Stencil

    Get the ThermoPro thermometer from Amazon for $10.99, and the Lavatools thermometer from Amazon for $49.99 (available in six colors).

    20. A pair of Joules rain boots to wear when you wanna dance in the rain, or jump in some puddles — the whole point of rain boots is getting them wet, so why not save $$ and not get Hunter boots?!

    amazon.com / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love these. I had my eye on Hunter boots for a couple of years but hadn't made the splurge. The price of these boots are great for the quality." —Nysha

    Get the Joules rain boots from Amazon for $46.61+ (available in seven colors, and sizes 5–10), and the Hunter rain boots from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in 32 colors, and sizes 5–11).

    21. A magic cleaning pad that'll get your living space in a clean and tidy state the same way a highly loved product like the Mr. Clean magic eraser would, but at a fraction of the cost.

    Tom Vellner / BuzzFeed / Via amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "As good as Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, but for a lower price. They clean so many surfaces better than anything. We use them at the bar and clean our chalkboards, metal sinks and ice wells, beer coolers, FRP backsplash walls, and even graffiti in the bathrooms comes off more easily with these than other cleaning products. I took one home and cleaned my shower faster and more easily than with bottles of shower cleaner. Highly recommended." —Stephen Brandau

    Get a 20-pack of magic cleaning pads from Amazon for $8.95, and an eight-pack of Mr. Clean magic erasers from Amazon for $11.99.

    If you're still not convinced, read more about the magic of this amazing product.

    22. A four-pack of Nivea moisturizing creme for keeping you skin silky smooth a super duper long time, and for WAYYY less than La Mer moisturizing cream.

    amazon.com / Via bit.ly

    "My dad has really, really dry skin, and has been using this for AT LEAST (!!!) 30 years. One time, he used my mom's La Mer because he ran out of Nivea (and yes, she wanted to murder him), and he said his Nivea was significantly better." — AnaMaria Glavan

    Get a four-pack of 6.8 oz. containers of NIVEA moisturizing creme from Amazon for $19.85, and a 1 oz. container of La Mer moisturizing cream from Sephora for $170.

    23. An aromatherapy diffuser to help you truly unwind and relax at the end of a long day, even more so knowing you didn't have to splurge on a similar Muji diffuser.

    amazon.com / Via muji.us

    The InnoGear diffuser is USB-powered and comes in a compact size perfect for bringing-on-the-go! It features two misting modes: continuous and intermittent, has a seven color LED light cycle, and a safe auto shut-off function.

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this product!! I bought two. They auto-shut off, they are multi colored, and they have interval misting or constant misting. I could not be happier." —Margot M.

    Get the InnoGear aromatherapy diffuser from Amazon for $15.95, and the Muji aromatherapy diffuser from Muji for $69.50.

    Because in the end, we can all afford to save some $$.

    Bravo

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