Save some money when you make the switch to these budget beauty buys.
by Ana Barrett
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Natasha Denona Star Eyeshadow Palette Vs. Morphe 35 Color Warm Eyeshadow Palette
Any beauty pro knows that a great eyeshadow palette completes a makeup collection. Palettes with many hues allow you to get the most bang for your buck, not to mention all the fun you'll have trying out different looks. However, not all eyeshadow palettes are a good value. With varying prices and quality, it's difficult to figure out what's worth dropping some serious cash for. If you're a fan of the Natasha Denona Star Palette, you will love this palette from Morphe. With over 35 shades at a fraction of the price, you can experiment endlessly without breaking the bank.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Vs. Milani Make It Last Makeup Setting Spray
Nothing is worse than smudging or sweating off a full face of gorgeous makeup. Make sure all that time and effort doesn't go to waste by keeping your glam look all day and night with a quality setting spray. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is a great go-to when you're willing to spend a little bit more. It even holds up on hot, humid days and in cold, windy weather. If you're looking for something similar at a cheaper price, you won't be disappointed by the 16-hour staying power of Milani's Make It Last Setting Spray. Both formulas will keep you looking fresh-faced and flawless.
For a shimmery summer glow and some subtle color, you can't go wrong with a great blush. Apply a light dusting to cheeks, top of the hairline, and tip of the nose for an all-over, natural-looking flush. A long-time cult favorite and award-winning product is NARS Orgasm Blush. The shimmer and color look amazing on literally every complexion. If you're a fan of NARS and want to experiment with a truly similar dupe, check out Luminoso Baked Blush from Milani. The pigment is gorgeous and easy to build up depending on how dramatic you want your look to be.
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara Vs. Rimmel London Wonder'Lash Lift Me Up Mascara
Finding the perfect mascara can feel like a daunting and frustrating task. You want something to separate, condition, and lift your lashes that won't clump or smudge and is easy to remove. (Is that really so much to ask?) Benefits Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara is a beauty favorite among makeup lovers because it creates truly enviable lashes. The innovative wand allows you to lift lashes with one side and curl them with the other. (Brilliant!) For about one-third of the price, Rimmel London Wonder'Lash Lift Me Up Mascara will restore your faith in mascara and make you feel red-carpet ready.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Vs. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips
Attention, fellow beauty lovers—the glow up is real with these shimmer bricks. When you're on a budget and trying to conserve precious counter space, opt for a product that can do double duty. Both of these palettes are formulated to be used on your eyelids and cheeks. The Bobbi Brown product is stunning, but here's a tip if you're pinching pennies: You can get an almost identical product from Physicians Formula for much less. Highlight and contour to your heart's content or layer individual shades for some glam eyeshadow.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Loose Setting Powder Vs. Maybelline Master Fix Loose Setting Powder
Not all setting powders are created equal. The last thing you want to do after spending so much time concealing, contouring, and highlighting is apply a setting powder that makes your face look chalky. Designed for film and TV, Make Up For Ever's Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder leaves your skin with a smooth, matte, and translucent finish. For the same luxurious look for half the price, try our favorite dupe: Maybelline's FaceStudio Master Fix Setting & Perfecting Loose Powder. Now you're ready for your close-up.
Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Face Primer vs. NYX Pore Filler Primer
The first step in any beauty regimen is a fresh base. To ensure that your makeup goes on smoothly, start with a primer to even out your texture and fill in any wrinkles, fine lines, or enlarged pores. It's a small step that will make a big difference, no matter how natural or bold you prefer to apply your makeup. Many beauty gurus reach for Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer when they start their makeup routine, but if you're not ready to splurge, try NYX Pore Filler Primer. Both products are oil-free and have fantastic reviews.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick vs. ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
There's nothing worse than wearing a dark lipstick that bleeds or transfers on everything you eat and drink. Matte lipsticks are ideal for all-day-long wear, but they tend to dry out your lips. The solution? ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. Remarkably similar to the beauty fave Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks from Kat Von D, these dupe liquid lipsticks will give your lips some serious pigment while maintaining a transfer-proof finish. If you prefer a glossy finish, top off with a clear lip gloss.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz vs. NYX Micro Brow Pencil
The secret to full, beautiful brows is using a fine-tip eyebrow pencil. To begin, find a shade that matches the natural color of your eyebrows. If you want to look photo-shoot-ready in no time at all, you'll want to use the NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil. It's almost identical to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. One side is a brush, and the other is a retractable, thin-tip pencil that will make the tiniest strokes to fill in sparse brows. Buildable and natural-looking, these brow pencils allow you to experiment with different densities for flawless eyebrows.