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    Posted on Jun 11, 2020

    11 Affordable Beauty Dupes That Are Just As Good As Their Fancy AF Counterparts

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    1. If you love Sand & Sky's Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask then why not try Sun Prive's Australian Pink Clay Mask for less than half the price?

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    The original: It has gained a cult status on Instagram for a reason! The powerful pink clay formula is tough on spots but gentle on sensitive, acne-prone skin.

    Price: £39.90

    The affordable dupe: With a 4.6-star average rating and over 700 reviews this mask is also a firm customer favourite – it works to minimise pores, balance the oils in your skin, and fight breakouts. You only need a small amount to cover your entire face so the pot should last you ages too!

    Price: £16.99

    2. If you love Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream then why not try Ponds' Triple Action Day and Night Cream which is 93% cheaper?

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    The Original: This ~magic~ cream is undoubtedly a star among skincare and makeup lovers – it creates the perfect glowy base for your foundation to glide over smoothly.

    Price: £75.00

    The affordable dupe: Ponds is the affordable skincare brand your gran probably swears by – and for good reason! This nourishing cream is of a similar consistency to its high-end alternative, is packed full of anti-ageing ingredients, and sinks in easily while leaving a luminous (but not greasy) finish.

    Price: £4.98

    3. If you love Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum then why not try The Ordinary's AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution for a fraction of the price?

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    The Original: This serum contains a high concentration of both alpha and beta hydroxy acids, which work to gently exfoliate your skin overnight so that you'll wake up to smoother, more glowing complexion in the morning!

    Price: £76.00

    The affordable dupe: This solution has a higher concentration of acids, meaning it works as a 10-minute mask to provide even quicker smoothing results – and at a fraction of the price!

    Price: £12.99

    4. If you love Murad's Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Serum then why not try The Inkey List's retinol serum which is 86% cheaper?

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    The original: This serum has powerful skin-renewing properties – the Retinol Tri-Active Technology helps to reduce fine lines and promotes smoother, more radiant skin.

    Price: £75.00

    The affordable dupe: No prizes for guessing the key ingredient in this bad boy! The entire Inkey List range highlights one active ingredient in each product – the high concentration of retinol in this serum has an impressive smoothing effect on fine lines, making your skin look more even.

    Price: £9.99

    5. If you love Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser then why not try Cosrx's Low-pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser for 60% less money?

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    The original: It's a super-gentle cleanser with a pH-balanced gel formula that's perfect for sensitive skin! It lifts away makeup and the daily buildup of dirt with minimal irritation.

    Price: £30.00

    The affordable dupe: It has a similar gentle gel-based formula and also works to keep your skin's pH level balanced.

    Price: £12.00

    6. If you love Mario Badescu's facial spray, why not try Garnier's Soothing Face Mist for half the price?

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    The original: It's infused with aloe, herbs, and rosewater to create a refreshing mist that can be used to hydrate the skin under or over makeup.

    Price: £12.00

    The affordable dupe: The vegan formula is made from 96% natural ingredients including rosewater to hydrate, refresh, and nourish your skin.

    Price: £5.99

    7. If you love Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara then why not try Essence's Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara for a whopping 85% less?!

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    The original: The formula is infused with collagen to really take your lashes to the next level – and the hourglass-shaped wand helps to coat each lash for a dramatic effect.

    Price: £22.00

    The affordable dupe: This mascara builds on your individual lashes, giving them volume and length without making them clump together! At under a fiver, you can't really go wrong!

    Price: £3.30

    8. If you love NARS' All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation then why not try e.l.f Cosmetics' Flawless Finish Foundation which is 78% less?!

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    The original: This formula is highly pigmented, so you only need a small amount to build up a full coverage effect. The result looks super natural and feels – you guessed it – weightless.

    Price: £35.00

    The affordable dupe: With an inclusive range of 40 shades, this foundation also feels super lightweight on the skin with a natural-looking full-coverage finish.

    Price: £7.50

    9. If you love Sigma's flat top kabuki brush then why not try Lamora's foundation brush for 66% less?

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    The original: The densely-packed synthetic bristles are perfect for blending in both liquid and powder products seamlessly into the skin.

    Price: £20.60

    The affordable dupe: With a 4.8-star average rating from over 5,000 reviewers, this effective brush is clearly a customer favourite – the high-quality bristles and ~luxe~ looking packaging definitely don't reflect the lower price point!

    Price: £6.95

    10. If you love Sacha's Buttercup Setting Powder then why not try Makeup Revolution's Mattifying Luxury Banana Powder for 64% less?

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    The original: It's perfect for setting your makeup and is praised for not creating an ashy cast or white flashback in bright lighting, selfies, and photos.

    Price: £24.95

    The affordable dupe: It's been positively compared to much pricier baking powders – it reduces shine and makeup transfer, and creates a ~flawless~ finish whether you're using it over foundation or by itself!

    Price: £8.98

    11. If you love Stila's Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadow then why not try e.l.f Cosmetics' liquid glitter eyeshadow that's 79% cheaper?

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    The original: The shadows are loaded with glitter to make a real impact on your eyes. They glide on smoothly and claim to last all day.

    Price: £24.00

    The affordable dupe: The long-lasting formula is just as easy to swipe on and layer over other eyeshadows, plus it's quick-drying so you won't have to worry about it smudging!

    Price: £5.00