As much as we’d love to invest in designer brands, sometimes we simply can’t afford it. Lucky for everyone, a drop in price doesn’t always have to mean a drop in quality—at least, not where lipstick is concerned. Start with these 5 stunning look-alikes for luxury tubes! They go for P500 or less but look like a million bucks. Swear.

If you like Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Very Victoria
TRY: Nicole Cosmetics Nicole Creamy Matte Lipstick in Hypnotized, now on sale at P268 (limited time only)

Very Victoria is a gorgeous warm brown with a matte finish. In other words, it’s a great MLBB for all skin tones. If you can’t afford it, find a close match in Hypnotized. Although its undertones are less pink, Hypnotized is a similar nudey matte with a decadent vibe.

If you like like NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Give it Up
TRY: Hello Gorgeous Velveteen Liquid Lipstick in #4 Shookt, P350

Give It Up is a bright berry shade that’s sure to turn heads. Shookt is a touch more purple, but if you really pack it on, the difference is minimal. As an added bonus, this look-alike is super long-lasting as well!

If you like MAC Ruby Woo
TRY: Maybelline Creamy Matte Lip Color in Siren in Scarlet, now on sale at P224 (limited time only)

The smile-brightening Ruby Woo is the gold standard for reds, so you’ll be glad to find a doppelgänger in Siren in Scarlet. Same cool undertones, same sexy attitude! The difference lies in the formula, since MAC’s is a flat matte and Maybelline’s a more creamy one.

If you like YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Stiletto
TRY: L’Oreal Paris Moist Matte Lipstick in Sheer Plum, now on sale at P300 (limited time only)

Ultra creamy and pigmented, Rose Stiletto is medium roseberry that exudes effortless polish. The same goes for Sheer Plum: a close match in both color, formula, and romance.

If you like Tom Ford Lip Colour Matte in Black Dahlia
TRY: Maybelline Creamy Matte Brown Nude in Burgundy Blush, now on sale at P224 (limited time only)

Black Dahlia is a cool burgundy that’s sophisticated with a capital S. It’s favored for its come-hither look and soft matte finish. To snag the same look for less, try Burgundy Blush. While slightly warmer in tone, this bold red is sure to wine you over (wink).

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