21 Affordable Beauty Products That Are Just as Good as These Expensive Ones

I'm incredibly lucky that I get sent some of the most premium beauty products on the market to try out as part of my job. From £205 moisturisers to £109 facial steamers, I've had the chance to test some of the most luxurious formulations and beauty tools in the UK to find out what's worth the hype. But does expensive always equal best? In a word, no. Despite having access to extravagant products and high-end beauty brands, I've found that there are tons of affordable options that rival their more expensive counterparts. In fact, there are plenty even the most experienced beauty editors would struggle to differentiate between once applied to the skin.


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So whether you're trying to stick to a budget or you just don't want to spend excessively on a pricier counterpart when you don't have to, here are the 19 best high-street beauty dupes to buy now that rival their expensive counterparts.


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1. If You Love… Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Try… E.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter

2. If You Love... SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum

Try... Beauty Pie Superdose C- Suite Rapid Action Power Brightener

3. If You Love... Dr Barbara Strum Super Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Try... Temple Spa Windows of the Soul Hydrating Eye Treatment

4. If You Love… Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector 

Try… Revolution Haircare Plex 3 Bond Restore Treatment

5. If You Love… Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 

Try… L'Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation

6. If You Love… The Beautyblender Original

Try… Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

7. If You Love… Dior Huille Apricot Nail Treatment

Try… Templespa From Strength To Strength Nail & Cuticle Treatment Serum

8. If You Love… Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Highlighter

Try… Revolution Pro Brightening and Tightening Under Eye Concealer Wand

9. If You Love… Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment

Try… Revolution Skincare Pink Clay Detoxifying Face Mask

10. If You Love… Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

Try… E.l.f Power Grip Primer

11. If You Love… Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk Original 

Try… L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Satin Smooth Lipstick in 360 Beige A Nu

12. If You Love… Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup

Try… Nyx Professional Makeup Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation

13. If You Love… MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Try… Barry M's Lip Paint in Bombshell

14. If You Love… KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner

Try… Maybelline Hyper Precise All Day Wear Liquid Eyeliner

15. If You Love… Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Try… Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 

16. If You Love… Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Try… W7 Socialite Eyeshadow Palette

17. If You Love… Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

Try… Zara Red Tempation

18. If You Love… Bouclème Super Hold Styler 

Try… Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly Scrunching Jelly

19. If You Love… Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Blusher

Try… Made By Mitchell Blursh

20. If You Love...Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Try...e.l.f Halo Glow Setting Powder

21. If You Love... Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 30

Try... E.l.f. Suntouchable Who Glow SPF 30

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Mica Ricketts