The best dupes for those cult beauty items you can’t bring yourself to splurge on

A quarter of the price, almost zero difference.

When it comes to the world of beauty there are a number of products that have achieved cult status.

Whether it be Yves Saint Laurent’s Touch Éclat concealer or NARS’ blush in the colour way ‘Orgasm’ these coveted items have garnered a reputable name for themselves, and for good reason.

Their high standing, more often than not, comes with an equally high price tag.

While we’re all for the occasional (or weekly) splurge, filling our entire beauty bags with these luxury items can lead to a hefty bill that’s hard to justify.

Thankfully, in an industry overflowing with products, there are a number of very impressive dupes that not only match cult favourites but shine in their own right.

We’re rounding up some of the best, below.

The best cult beauty dupes in Australia


XtendLash Mascara

$28 at MCoBeauty

Not only has MCoBeauty’s XTendLash Mascara been dubbed the perfect dupe for Kevyn Aucoin’s Tubular Mascara, but it’s also a fave of celebs like Jules Sebastian and Celeste Barber.

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Revolution Pro Cream Face Wand

$22.40 at Revolution Beauty

Said to be “as good as the Charlotte Tilbury, but a quarter the price” by rave reviewers, this trio of wands work to contour, blush and glow – everything you need to elevate your look.


NYX Lip Lingerie

$11.70 (usually $19.99) at Oz Hair & Beauty

No one knows how to nail the perfect pout quite like Kylie Jenner, but the creators at NYX certainly give the makeup mogul a run for her money with their offerings.

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NYX Professional Makeup Make Up Setting Spray

$16.99 at Adore Beauty

NYX’s setting spray went viral for its stay-power thanks to a review by a woman who claims the spray lasted through a car accident and hospital stay. If that doesn’t rival the likes of Urban Decay Setting Spray, we don’t know what will.

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Revolution Bright Light Face Glow

$14 at Revolution Beauty

This illuminating skin tint from Revolution Beauty is near identical to Charlotte Tilbury’s glowy Flawless Filter foundation but for a fraction of the price.


Maybelline Hyper Precise Liner

$19.99 at Priceline

If there’s one guarantee you want from a liquid eyeliner it’s that it will last all day long, and this replica of Stila Stay All Day liquid liner promises to deliver..

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Designer Brands Make ‘Em Blush Pressed Mineral Blush

$14.99 at Adore Beauty

This perfectly pinky peach shade has been so popular that NARS has developed a whole range in the colourway, which is a delight for fans, but not nearly as delightful as discovering Designer Brands’ blush is nearly identical in colour.

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