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7 High-End Makeup Dupes You (and Your Wallet) Will Love

There’s a reason why some beauty products get cult-classic status. Maybe it’s because it’s a super flattering color or the product has a quirky skin ingredient that promises big benefits. But most important, they’re effective. But while these holy-grail products are great, there are a bunch of other beauty products out there that are cheaper than your designer favorites but feel just as luxurious (definitely an upgrade from your typical drugstore finds). Sure their names may not be as cheeky as Nars’ “orgasm,” but their color payoff and quality of ingredients are strong enough to rival the bestsellers. Not to mention, they’re so much more wallet-friendly than their pricier counterparts! Next time you’re shopping for makeup, consider one of the high-end dupes below. (Keep scrolling to learn more about each product.)

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  1. If you love TOM FORD FOUNDATION, try: Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation
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    If you love TOM FORD FOUNDATION, try: Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation

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  2. If you love NARS ORGASM, try: Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Glisten
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    If you love NARS ORGASM, try: Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Glisten

    Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush enhances and improves your complexion with solar-baked pigments for natural-looking color. Formulated with Amazonian clay and mineral pigments, this powder blush intuitively adapts to your skin type to provide hydration, balance oil production, reduce redness or even texture.Key Ingredients: * Amazonian Clay: nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear * Mineral Pigments: soothe and soften skin Glisten is a shimmering peachy pink
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  3. If you love YSL’s TOUCHE ECLAT RADIANCE PERFECTING PEN, try: Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Liquid Highlighter

  4. If you love CHANEL LIP COLOR IN PIRATE, try: Lipstick Queen Sinner Collection Lipstick in Scarlet Red

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  5. If you love DIORSHOW MASCARA, try: Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara - Black
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    If you love DIORSHOW MASCARA, try: Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara - Black

    Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara features a specially designed 360° magniLASH wand that coats each lash with a cocoon of nourishing moisture. Lashes appear lengthy and more voluminous after only one application and may be layered for added thickness and lift.Key Ingredients: * Olive Esters: conditions and protects lashes * Rice Bran Wax: natural wax that boosts lash length * Provitamin B5: hydrates and promotes healthy-looking lashesKey Benefits: * Adds volume and length to lashes * Nourishes and conditions * Vegan Black is a glossy black
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  6. If you like LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER, try: Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint

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  7. If you love CREME DE LA MER, try: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore
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    If you love CREME DE LA MER, try: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore

    Replenish your nutrients and bring your skin back to life with SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. As you age, your complexion creates less of certain lipids, resulting in a loss of facial fullness, an uneven texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with these essential lipids, this treatment’s fast-absorbing formula has antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients to fight free-radical damage and smooth skin texture. The result is an improvement in elasticity, moisture levels and radiance, leaving your skin supple, healthy and radiant.Key Ingredients: * Essential
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Bianca Mendez

Bianca Mendez is a writer and editor living in New York City. Her work has appeared in Woman’s Health, Bustle, Latina, Refinery29, and many other publications. When she’s not writing, you can find her trying out the latest fitness classes, eating (and drinking) her way through NY, and planning her next adventure.  Check out more of her work at biancammendez.com, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.