It seems like every time I step into a Sephora I can't walk out without instantly becoming at least $100 poorer. And nowadays, with beauty vloggers teaching us how to properly do our makeup, it's natural to want to buy all the products they recommend. The only problem? These products tend to be very expensive. Enter beauty dupes.
Dupes are nearly identical alternatives to high-end products, but for a fraction of the price. Want to try a cleansing balm without paying 30 bucks a jar? There's one on Amazon for half the price. Need to upgrade your makeup brushes but can't afford the ridiculous $370 price tag? Here's the same set for under $15.
I've been experimenting with makeup for the past 15 years, and have tried both the expensive luxury items and their affordable counterparts. Keep scrolling to discover the "cheap" items that I can't live without.