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9 Drugstore Dupes for Your Favorite High-End Products


Holy grails, cult favorites, desert-island musts-whatever you call them, these are the products that are celebrated for being effective, high-end and covet-worthy (think:В NarsВ Orgasm blush, DiorShow mascara, and ClГ© de Peau concealer). But sometimes a girl's gotta save before she can splurge. And that's where drugstore dupes come in. Whether you can't afford the originals or want to stock up on some knock-around alternatives to the real thingВ for travel and life, there's a dupe for that, and today, we're sharing the best!В Keep scrolling to save!В В

SmashboxВ Photo Finish Foundation PrimerВ ($36) is a gold standard when it comes to makeup primers, andВ NYXВ Studio Perfect PrimerВ ($13) carries the same cachetВ in theВ drugstore world. It glides on like silk and leaves a smooth, even, plumped-up canvas for perfected makeup.В

Beauty and bronzer devotees worship EstГ©e Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer ($37) for the natural, luminous glow it provides, perfectly balancing pigmentation with shimmer. Rimmel Natural Bronzer ($5) creates the same sun-kissed effect with an easily-blendable matte finish that, most importantly, is far from orange.В

Make Up For EverВ HD Invisible Cover FoundationВ ($43) blows people away with its ability to blur imperfections for a flawless, soft-focus finish that looks airbrushed. RevlonВ PhotoReady Airbrush Effect MakeupВ ($12) is a full-coverage liquid foundation with light-reflecting particles that give skin a similar poreless, flawless appearance.В

Mention dark circles and there isn't a makeup artist, beauty editor, or product junkie around who won't immediately recommendВ Yves Saint LaurentВ Touche Г‰clat Radiant TouchВ ($42). Unfortunately the high-performer comes with a hefty price tag, andВ MaybellineВ Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting ConcealerВ ($8) is the reigning drugstore dupe for concealing and brightening the under-eye area like the magicВ retoucher that isВ Touche Г‰clat.В

It's the universally flattering peachy-pink hue that makes NarsВ Blush in OrgasmВ ($30) such a power player, andВ MilaniВ Baked Powder Blush in LuminosoВ ($6) is a close copy that errs slightly more on the peach than pink side.В

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Orseman (otherwise known as the woman behind Emma Roberts' always next-level looks) let us in on this little secret. Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara ($9) has a similar fat, bristly brush to that of Dior Diorshow Mascara ($25), to coat lashes with insane amounts of lush volume.

LancГґmeВ Artliner Precision Point EyelinerВ ($31) has a soft, foam tip that makes achieving a saturated, crisp cat-eye a cinch.В L'OrГ©alВ Infallible The Super Slim Liquid EyelinerВ ($9) has a similar fine-point felt tip that glides seamlessly and enables comparable precision.В

We've heard many a makeup artist proclaim Cle De Peau Beaute Concealer ($70) one of the best (if not the best) concealer they've ever come across. At $70, you definitely get the quality you're paying for (and who can really put a price on making dark spots and blemishes disappear?). But if it's not in the cards, Boots No7 Stay Perfect Blemish Cover ($12) is an affordable favorite with a creamy texture and the ability to hide imperfections.В

В CliniqueВ Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour BalmВ ($17) offers moisturizing color withВ subtle sheen, making it a favorite among beauty insiders.В RevlonВ ColorBurst Balm StainВ ($7) delivers a similarly soft, stained color in an emollient balm.В

Keep scrolling to shop all of the individual products-dupes and originals-below!

NYX Studio Perfect Primer $13ShopSmashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36ShopMilani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso $6ShopNars Blush in Orgasm $30ShopMake Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation $43ShopRevlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup $12ShopMaybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer $8ShopYves Saint Laurent Touche Г‰clat Radiant Touch $42ShopNeutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara $9ShopDior Diorshow Mascara $25ShopRimmel Natural Bronzer $5ShopEstee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer $37ShopL'OrГ©al Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner $9ShopLancГґme Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner $31ShopBoots No7 Stay Perfect Blemish Cover $12ShopCle De Peau Beaute Concealer $70ShopRevlon ColorBurst Balm Stain $7ShopClinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm $17Shop