Make no mistake: we know there’s no out-glamming Fenty Beauty. But sometimes, you just want to rock what Rihanna’s rockin’ and your wallet won’t let you. If that’s where you’re at, do the responsible thing and turn to these budget-friendly dupes to tide yourself over. While some of these are closer to the real deal than others, they all work beautifully as makeup. Ready to look as moneyed as Riri without blowing your entire paycheck? Scroll!
If you want the Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette…
TRY: Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eyeshadow Palette in 1 & 2, P699
One of the newest and most hotly anticipated additions to the Fenty Beauty family, this palette features a mix of 16 matte and shimmer shades. The colors range from spicy reds to sea foam blues, no doubt inspired by the sultriness of a Moroccan summer. Our dupe? The Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eyeshadow Palettes in 1 and 2. The first palette has your sleet greys and ceruleans, while the second has some bright peaches, golds, and plummy wine. Sure, they’re not an exact match. But with the $$$ you’ll save and the myriad of looks you’ll still be able to cop? It’s a pretty sweet deal!
If you want the Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner…
TRY: K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner 24H Waterproof, P795
A certified Rihanna favorite, the Flyliner comes with a super-flex tip and a user-friendly grip that makes eyeliner application totally seamless. But if the Flyliner keeps flying off the shelves before you could get your hands on it, give our K-Palette alternative a try. This J-Beauty cult classic boasts an easy-to-use tip and budge-proof color, too—and you can get it whenever you want.
If you want the Matchstix Shimmer Skinsticks…
TRY: NYX Professional Makeup Bright Idea Stick, P520
For that on-the-go bronze and highlight, there’s the ultra light Matchstix. Packaged in magnetized hexagons that slot together, these are so easy to throw into your purse and swipe on whenever. While our NYX pick isn’t as cute, it’ll still let you play with color in the same easy, breezy way. With 12 highlighters, bronzers, and blushes to choose from, we’re sure there’s a glow-giving Bright Idea Stick for anyone who wants to shine bright like a diamond. For a fraction of the cost!
If you want the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation…
TRY: Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Liquid Foundation, P399
With its boundary-breaking range of 40 shades, Fenty certainly left beauty lovers spoilt for choice with the Pro Filt’r Foundation. But for a bottle of base, it is still a pretty penny—especially if you’re the type to go through foundation like water. Enter drugstore darling Maybelline and their ever-reliable Fit Me foundation. Incredibly lightweight, blendable, and pore-minimizing, this stuff gives you that perfect soft matte finish that the Fenty top-seller is known for. Plus, its color range is a little wider now, too, so there’s bound to be one that fits you just right.
If you want the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer…
TRY: BeYu Lip Lights, P550
When the Gloss Bomb dropped, we knew that lipgloss was back in a big way. It comes in a single rose nude shade, “Fenty Glow,” that’s supposed to be universally flattering. Enticing, huh? But if you’re still on the fence about gloss, maybe test the waters with something less pricey. Like, say, these Lip Lights by BeYu. They may not be able to make the same bold claims, but they’re shiny, raspberry-scented, and they’ll definitely make your lips pop. And hey, isn’t that all we really need from a lipgloss?
Cover photos via Instagram: @fentybeauty, @maybelline
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