5 Affordable Dupes for High End Makeup

5 Affordable Dupes for High End Makeup

Who doesn’t love high-end makeup? The luxurious packaging, the high-quality ingredients, and the prestige of a luxury brand can make us feel like we’re pampering ourselves with the very best. Makeup can be expensive, and not everyone has the budget to splurge. Luckily, plenty of affordable dupes on the market can give you the same stunning results without breaking the bank. In this post, I will introduce you to five affordable dupe favorites for high-end makeup that will help you save while still looking fabulous.

Looking for a great dupe for NARS Air Matte Blush in Freedom? Milani Cheek Kiss Cream Blush in Nude Kiss is a fantastic option! With a creamier formula, this blush blends out seamlessly without any patchiness. Plus, it’s almost an exact shade match and has the same long-lasting wear as the NARS blush. Say goodbye to uneven blending and hello to flawless, natural-looking cheeks with Milani’s Nude Kiss!

dupe bronzer

Get a sun-kissed glow without breaking the bank with L’Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Fresh Wear Bronzer. At an affordable price point, this bronzer is a perfect dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush bronzer, which can cost up to $56. With its long-lasting wear and effortless application, the Charlotte Tilbury bronzer is a cult favorite. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve a luxurious look. L’Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Fresh Wear Bronzer offers similar results at half the price, making it a perfect alternative for all skin types.

If you’re a fan of Giorgio Armani Foundation (I wear shade 5.75) you know how perfect it is for your skin. But did you know you can find a great dupe at a much more affordable price point? L’Oreal True Match Nude Serum Foundation (in shade 4-5) is an excellent alternative that provides a similar consistency, finish, and wear as the Armani foundation. If you’re interested in more of my foundation shade matches, I have a ton listed for you HERE.

dupe highlighter

BECCA Opal is a classic highlighter that’s not only discontinued but also hard to beat with its award-winning formula and creamy texture that melts into your skin to create a radiant glow. BareMinerals Endless Glow Highlighter in Free ($29) is a great dupe if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative. Although it’s not technically drugstore priced, it’s still much less expensive and has insane quality with that gorgeous pale golden sheen that’s hard to tell apart when applied to your face. 

dupe mascara

If you’re searching for a volumizing, lengthening, waterproof mascara that won’t budge, look no further than Urban Decay Perversion and Covergirl Exhibitionist. These mascaras from both brands are equally impressive with lasting powder. I’ve swam in both, and neither mascara ran, smudged, or flaked. Plus, they both offer an intense, bold black shade that will make your lashes pop. Whether you’re looking for a high-end option or a drugstore alternative, Urban Decay Perversion and Covergirl Exhibitionist are both top-notch choices for a waterproof, long-lasting mascara that delivers bold, dramatic lashes.

I hope this post has given you some insight into finding affordable dupes for your favorite high-end makeup products. With so many great options, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for price. From foundation and blush to highlighter and bronzer, plenty of affordable alternatives will help you achieve the same stunning looks as the high-end brands. By choosing these dupes, you can save without sacrificing quality. So go ahead and experiment with these affordable options and discover some new favorite products!



  1. Anto1965
    January 22, 2024 / 9:42 pm

    High-end makeup is tempting, but sometimes it’s just not realistic for the budget. Thankfully, the world of dupes is vast and wonderful, offering similar quality and performance at a fraction of the price. I’m excited to see your top five picks! Any chance you could give us a sneak peek at the dupes you’ll be featuring? Maybe a high-end product and its corresponding dupe side-by-side? That would be amazing! When playing house of hazards, you need to be agile and avoid obstacles like an exploding toaster and turn everyday objects into weapons to protect your life.

  2. Louise Sharpy
    June 6, 2023 / 1:42 pm

    I love when you do affordable finds that are just as nice. I , sadly, have to budget and shop smart. These are the best vidoes for me. Thank you 🌸🌺🪷💐🌷🌹🌼

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