Beauty can be pretty high maintenance. Every so often, the perception is to always choose the expensive brands. However, this should not always be the case. Other excellent tried and tested beauty products can be residents of beauty kits, and they are right there along the supermarket or drugstore aisle for make-up and beauty products.

Have you ever heard of beauty and make-up dupes? They’re everywhere, mainstream and niche markets alike.

We did some asking around and lined up these 8 first-rate beauty dupes to keep you looking like a million bucks without spending up to a million bucks. No, really. They’re just as good, or maybe even better. It’s about time you start switching, and saving some moolah.


  1. NYX BB Cream

NYX BB Cream is especially formulated without oil which makes it perfect as both a primer before foundation and a light-weight touch of color. This mineral-infused formula hydrates the skin and helps the complexion appear smoother. It is perfect when achieving the “no make-up” look. It comes on 3 shades of nude, golden, and natural.

NYX BB Cream

NYX BB Cream is a perfect dupe for the Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Primer.

  1. BYS Matte Loose Powder

The super fine formula of BYS Matte Loose Powder combats shine, above all, on the T-zone. The result is perfectly set make-up with a flawless matte finish that lasts all day. It is available in shades of medium beige, natural beige, and sand beige. It can be worn alone for light coverage, too.

BYS Matte Loose Powder

BYS Matte Loose Powder is a perfect dupe for high-end product which is MAC Studio Finish Face Powder.

  1. L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner is a smudge-proof, all-day wear eyeliner. The slanted precision felt tip is angled to allow the most accurate glide-on application. It has a fragrance-free, ophthalmologist- and allergy-tested formulation, which makes it suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner

Application Technique: Shake well before use. Glide tip along outer lash line, using either the angled side for a think line or the pointed side for a thinner line.

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner is a perfect dupe for Hourglass Voyeur’s Waterproof Liquid Liner.

  1. Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara has an exclusive very black, curl-lock formula that keep a fully volumized and flirtier curl from root to tip for up to 18 hours and an Instant Volume-Building Express formula that plumps up eyelashes of up to 4 times the natural volume. The formulation is particularly for Asian eyes and climate, and is tear, sweat, and waterproof.

Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara

Application Technique: Start at the base and slowly drag the patented anti-clump brush upwards in a zig zag motion. Layer as desired.

Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara is a perfect dupe for the Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara.

  1. Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick has a light-weight formula that glides on glossy but transforms into a vivid matte finish. Despite the intense pigmentation, this lip product does not dry the lips.

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick is a perfect dupe for the Kylie Lip Kit.

  1. Nivea Extra White Repair Pore Minimizer Toner

Nivea Extra White Repair Pore Minimizer Toner contains a 3-in-1 formula that refines pores, clears blemishes, and whitens skin through a pearl-whitening complex. Impurities that cause dullness, acne, and enlarged pores are eliminated without thinning the skin.

Nivea Extra White Repair Pore Minimizer Toner

Application Technique: Moisten cotton ball and apply daily after cleansing face with facial wash. Wipe gently using small circular strokes, avoiding the eye area.

Nivea Extra White Repair Pore Minimizer Toner is a perfect dupe for the Perricone MD Firming Facial Toner.

  1. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser is 50% facial cleanser and 50% moisturizer. The mechanism is deep cleaning into pores to remove dirt and make-up residue (waterproof products included) the same time as it infuses vital moisture. The formulation is hypoallergenic with mineral oil and beeswax included as special ingredients.

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser is a perfect dupe for the Eve Lom Cleanser.

8. Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste is a daily anti-cavity fluoride oral care and teeth whitening product with a pleasant mint flavor. It goes beyond surface stain removal to deeply whiten teeth with an enamel-safe formulation of fluoride and only 1% hydrogen peroxide.

The product’s claim is whiter teeth in 4 weeks (with twice a day brushing).

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste is a perfect dupe for the NU Skin AP24 Toothpaste.

It can be hard to trust that there are cheap and good beauty products out there, but worry not, these 8 have been tried and tested and are sure to give you promising results. If you’ve been eyeing any of the high-end products in this list, you now know what to do. No one will be able to tell that you got these products at only a fraction of the price that others spent on them!

Are there more beauty dupes that you swear by? Share them with us!