Makeup

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

A quarter of the price, almost zero difference.

By Maddison Hockey
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.
Get the look for less has never been so literal.
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.
Kevyn Aucoin Tubular mascara
Not only has MCoBeauty's XTendLash Mascara been dubbed the perfect dupe for Kevyn Aucoin's Tubular Mascara, it's a fave of celebs like Jules Sebastian and Celeste Barber.
Kylie Cosmetics Lipstick
No one knows how to nail the perfect pout quite like Kylie, but the creators at NYX certainly give the makeup mogul a run for her money with their offerings.
SHOP: NYX Lip Lingerie, $14.95
Urban Decay Naked palette
When it comes to nude eye shadow palettes the OG will always be considered as Urban Decay's Naked palette, which is sadly now discontinued. BYS' 12pc set is near identical for a fraction of the price at $14.95.
Urban Decay All nighter setting spray
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.
Stila Stay all day liquid eyeliner
If there's one guarantee you want from a liquid eyeliner it's that it will last all day long, on that promise both of these brand deliver.
NARS Blush in Orgasm
This perfectly pinky peach shade has been so popular the brand 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.