Call us obsessed, but when a beauty product gets hailed as a “cult-fave,” we just have to have it. Of course, this behavior isn’t always the most practical—especially if it’s hurting your savings. The fix? Find a look-alike! Tons of products out there perform just like famous (and expensive) formulas without breaking the bank. Find the right ones, and trust us—no one will even notice the difference! Below, see 7 pocket-friendly alternatives that prove exactly what we mean.
If you love Laura Mercier Translucent Powder…
TRY: Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
Loved by Hollywood stars and beauty civilians alike, Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder is a staple in most makeup kits. It’s light, silky, cake-proof—and really expensive. If you want to save some bucks, try the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder. This world-famous dupe is made with microspun powder particles that set, smoothen, and seal in makeup just like Laura’s does. What a steal!
If you love HUDA Beauty Rose Gold Palette…
TRY: Beauty Creations Tease Me Eyeshadow Palette
A beauty blogger favorite, the HUDA Beauty Rose Gold Palette has definitely earned its HG status. With 18 ultra-wearable shades in 3 different finishes, it’s considered a “complete wardrobe” by many women. But let’s face it—HUDA’s hard to come by on our side of the world. So why not try the Tease Me Eyeshadow Palette by Beauty Creations? It features 18 similar shades that range from sultry to subtle. Combine that with the finely-milled powder formula and intense staying power, and you’ve got more than a worthy substitute.
If you love Make Up For Ever HD Foundation…
TRY: The Ordinary Coverage Foundation
When our skin looks less than perfect (which is often), a good foundation will save the day. Take Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation, for example! This seamless formula is a perennial fave among MUAs and beauty enthusiasts alike. But this cult product doesn’t come cheap—so, it’s a good thing we have The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. It provides the same smooth, semi-matte finish, non-oily texture, and all-day staying power. Just like the rest of the brand’s assortment, this stuff is anything but ordinary.
If you love Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sun Dipped… TRY: Beauty Creations Angel Glow Highlighting Palette
What makes the Beauty Creations Angel Glow so awesome? It’s an ABH Glow Kit twin! Made with the same buttery formula and sun-kissed shimmers as the Sun Dipped variant, this P550 palette will make you look (and feel) like a million bucks. Sweep it along your cheek bones, nose, and collarbones for an instant glow. Just in time for summer!
If you love Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush…
TRY: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
More than just a witty name, Tarte’s Papa Don’t Peach creates a warm, sexy glow that suits most complexions. But if the steep price alone has you flushed, here’s a lovely dupe: Milani’s Baked Blush in Luminoso. This customer fave is a similar golden peach with the slightest touch of shimmer. With its super-creamy texture, you’ll enjoy every single swipe of this baby.
If you love Urban Decay’s Color Correctors…
TRY: L.A. Girl Color Correctors in Orange and Green
Dealing with redness or dark circles? Hide them in plain sight with Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Color Correctors. They cancel out common discolorations, so there’s no trace of ‘em under your concealer. But if you’re really scrounging for pennies, LA Girl’s Color Correctors in Orange and Green do just as well. A social media sensation when they first launched, these humble tubes give the same opaque coverage without any creasing or heaviness. For just P349, that’s pretty impressive.
If you love Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette… TRY: Beauty Creations Irresistable Eyeshadow Palette
You’d have to be living under a rock not to know about the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette. This all-star collection is filled with romantic berries and warm neutrals—meaning, it’s a go-to for makeup lovers worldwide. Too expensive? Opt for Beauty Creations’ Irresistable Eyeshadow Palette instead. It features the same versatile shade range and buildable formula as ABH’s. All that jazz, and it won’t even make a dent in your bank account.
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Credits: Video and photos by Kat Austria.
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