TikTok has given us many things; the revival of diss tracks, the iconic Renegade dance and the fastest growing social media star in history, Charli D’Amelio. But arguably one of the best parts of the app for us beauty junkies is learning about budget alternatives for cult beauty products.
While it’s nice to treat yourself to an extra bougie purchase from time to time, these products are sometimes out of budget and often not available in Australia…which is exactly why we love a dupe!
Here’s our roundup the best of dupes (according to TikTok) that are half the price, but don’t compromise on quality. Clear some space on your vanity…
M.A.C Studio Fix Powder vs Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder
MAC’s Studio Fix Powder has been a cult favourite for as long as we can remember. With an inclusive shade range and buildable coverage, this beauty staple will set you back roughly $55.
Alternatively, TikTok user @rocio.roses has found a near perfect dupe for only $26.99. The Conceal + Perfect Smooth Finish Powder Foundation by Milani is made with lily extract and bamboo powder, to help absorb oil, tighten pores and keep you looking fresh.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner vs NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Liner is iconic for a reason. Believed to be the perfect shade of nude for a huge range of skin tones, the cult product and matching lipstick is a best seller across the board.
However, if the cult product seems a little out of your price range, try opting for the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner for only $8.95. This is a great dupe, and comes in a variety of shades if you feel like trying something new.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial vs The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Known for highly effective formulas, Drunk Elephant has shot to skincare stardom in recent years… hero product, Sukari Babyfacial well and truly reaching icon status. An at-home mask that promises to thoroughly yet gently exfoliate, it leaves skin feeling smoother, whilst minimising fine lines, pores and wrinkles.
According to TikToker @gennifer_h The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution can give you the same result. Just keep in mind to always patch test products before use (and always use SPF during the day), as The Ordinary often boasts high percentages of active ingredients.
Milk Hydro Grip Primer vs Elf Jelly Pop Dew Primer
The Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer is loved by all! Formulated with highly-effective ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe water, this primer promises to keep your foundation in place all day. While it’s no surprise that it’s fast become one of the most popular primers on the market, for just under $60 it’s on the pricier side. Plus, in Australia, getting your hands on certain brands, like Milk is more difficult than you may expect.
If you’re looking for a primer that will give you the same result but that’s much easier to get your hands on, try the E.L.F Jelly Pop Dew Primer. Coming in at under $30, this limited edition primer glides on to the skin easily, keeps your foundation in place all day and is full of hydrating ingredients.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion vs Bye Bye Blemish
Whether you suffer from acne, the occasional breakout or have seen celebrities like Kylie Jenner raving about it, chances are you have heard about or used the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. This overnight spot treatment helps reduce the size and inflammation of any nasty spots, whilst also minimising the risk of acne scarring.
However, thanks to TikTok user @ariellecalimquim, you can now be blemish free and save a little bit of money. Coming in at $20, the Bye Bye Blemish Drying Lotion is said to be a great dupe, allowing you to wake up with a brighter and smoother complexion.
Do you have a favourite beauty dupe? Send us a DM on Instagram @centennialbeauty to let us know!