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10 excellent, affordable dupes for super expensive makeup products

Get the same look, without breaking the bank.

DO YOU WANT look great for as little money as possible? Of course you do.

1. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara, €12.99

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Dupe for: Diorshow Mascara, €34

Both offer huge lashes, but mascara is meant to be binned after a couple of months, so save your pennies.

2. NYX Micro Brow Pencil, €10.50

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Dupe for: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, €20.90

The NYX pencil is also super skinny, also in a great variety of shades, and also has a handy spoolie on the bottom.

3. Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadow, €10.49

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Dupe for: MAC Paint Pots, €19.50-€22.50

YouTubers rave about MAC Paint Pots in Painterly and Groundwork as bases for eye makeup – but Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo eyeshadows are just as good, and have exact dupes for those MAC shades (Nude Pink and Creamy Beige).

4. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, 7.99

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Dupe for: Beautyblender, €22

This is a matter of preference. Some people will stay loyal to the Beautyblender no matter what, but if you want a cheaper alternative, this sponge is highly rated.

5. Penneys oval makeup brush, €3

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Dupe for: Artis brush, £67

Please do not spend £67 to try out a makeup brush that looks like a toothbrush.

6. Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi, €10.49

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Dupe for: YSL Touche Éclat, €35

Look, it’s never going to match up to YSL in the luxe packaging stakes, but Maybelline’s brightening concealer does the same work for a fraction of the price.

7. L’Oreal Super Liner Slim, €10.49

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Dupe for: Lancome Artliner, €28

These two eyeliners don’t look very similar, but the felt tips are virtually identical, and the pen style makes the cheaper option easier to apply.

8. Essence I <3 Stage eyeshadow base, €2.49

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Dupe for: Urban Decay Primer Potion, €18.90

Eyeshadow clings to this cheap as chips primer, just as it does to its much pricier high end alternative.

9. L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation, €16.49

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Dupe for: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, €46.50

Now, foundation is subjective. But word on the street is if you want the glow of the Armani foundation without the hefty price tag, you could do worse than trying the L’Oreal one. It’s worth noting that both brands are owned by the same parent company.

10. Wet’n'Wild Comfort Zone palette, €6.49

Dupe for: MAC Club eyeshadow, €16

OK, so it’s one shadow out of a whole palette – but it’s a great shadow, with an unusual blue-brown shift. Eight lovely shadows less than the price of one? Sign us up.

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