Affordable Makeup/Skincare Product Dupes!

Hiya everyone, I hope that you’re all well!

Today I thought I’d share with you all a selection of the best and most affordable makeup and skincare products that are currently available on the high street.

These awesome little beauty buys are not only more purse-friendly than their high end equivalents, but they’re also considerably more accessible and readily available too!

You might find this post particularly useful if you’re a new student living in a small town like me, especially if you’ve found that local shopping facilities just don’t have quite the range that you’re used to!

And so, without further adieu, here is my holy grail (top 5) list of affordable, great quality beauty gems…

  • Boots No7 ‘Beautiful Skin’ Hot Cloth Cleanser – the best dupe I’ve found for Liz Earle’s infamous ‘Cleanse and Polish’ Hot Cloth Cleanser. At £9.95, (or just £4.95 with a £5 off No7 skincare voucher!)  you will receive 200ml worth of cleanser, compared with just 100ml of the Liz Earle cleansing equivalent, which carries the more expensive price tag of £13.25.
  • Rimmel ‘Stay Matte’ Long Lasting Pressed Powder – a way cheaper alternative for MAC’s ‘Studio Fix’ Powder Plus Foundation, which is currently priced at £21.50. I use shade 001 in ‘Transparent’ as I’m super pale, which works brilliantly and best of all, it doesn’t break the bank at just £3.99 per compact!
  • Collection ‘Lasting Perfection’ Concealer – a fantastic dupe for Nars ‘Radiant’ Creamy Concealer – this little tube provides amazing coverage, which really does last all day, as the name suggests. An absolute staple of mine and a long running firm favourite at £3.99, rather than £22.00 for the NARS alternative. Surely a must-have for any girl’s makeup kit!
  • Rimmel ‘Lasting Finish’ Mono Blush in ‘Pink Rose’ – a lovely and slightly more subtle alternative to Benefit’s £23.50 ‘Rockateur’ Famously Provocative Cheek Powder, and a steal at just £3.99!
  • The Body Shop ‘Honey Bronze’ Bronzing Powder – a beautiful and matte looking bronzer, which is a brilliant dupe for Benefit’s notorious ‘Hoola’ Bronzing Powder and a fraction of the price at £13.00, instead of £23.50. Fantastic whether you want to use it for contouring, or if you simply want to give your complexion an overall healthy glow!

So there you have it! Those were my top 5 picks in terms of high street dupes for high end cult beauty classics. I really do hope that you’ve found this post helpful, if not somewhat eye-opening! It’s amazing what great quality items you can find on the high street, if you simply know where to look!


Thanks so much for reading and I wish you the best of luck in your bargain hunting!


Alice x



Have you tried any of the items mentioned in this post – and if so – what did you make of them? Or perhaps you know of some more fantastic dupes for premium makeup or skincare items? Please do share your ideas and suggestions in the comments below – that way we can all help each other out!

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