Post by Hannah Tyrrell

When it comes to beauty, splashing out on the cult products is sometimes the only way! 1) They’re cult for a reason and 2) you just got to see what all the fuss is about, right? Well, we’re not so sure anymore. Last month you loved our post featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills dupes! So, being the thrifty beauty buffs we are, we’ve done a little snooping to find a few more beauty best bits for an even better price. Check out what we found…


When you think of cult beauty products, NARS Blush in Orgasm is right up there in the top 10! An iconic shade, it’s super popular for providing just the right amount of subtle and sexy colour. But what if we told you you could get all that NARS loveliness for just £4.99 (instead of £23)? Yep, say hello to Sleek Makeup – a cheap makeup brand that packs a punch! Sleek’s Rose Gold shade is almost exactly the same as this NARS hero and we love the price just as much as the stunning colour. This dupe is also one of our Drugstore Beauty Products Makeup Artists Love – bravo!



Heard great things about Dior’s Diorshow Mascara? Us too! But we’ve also heard that L’Oreal Paris Voluminous x5 Carbon Black Mascara is a dead ringer for it. Those in the know suggest it might even be better than Dior’s counterpart, which has been known to be flakey at times. Avoid this major mascara mistake by plumping for L’Oreal’s counterpart which is not only up to £16 cheaper, but boasts a seriously similar brush and a smoother formula, for more even application. Yaaas, L’Oreal!

Makeup Brushes

Any makeup lover knows that you can spend as much as you like on new makeup brushes – and paying a premium can be worth it. SUQQU Face Brush is one such brush. A cult powder applicator, it’s been hailed by magazines as one of the best makeup brushes on the planet! Priced at a handsome £168, though, we reckon we can take your SUQQU brush and raise you EcoTools dupes for less than a tenner. Boasting over 70,000 bristles, their Full Powder brush is designed to provide flawless matte coverage. The best bit? You can get it in our #ShineBright Edit now, for a mere 20 credits!

Glitter Lips

Popular since AW16, glitter lips are getting an update to take them from festive to the festival season. Fancy embracing the look at Glasto this year? You could invest in an original Pat McGrath cult labs 004 set, priced at $60 for two colours… Or, you could look a little closer to home and get a fab Topshop dupes for a mere £18. Choose from six killer colours – including pink, purple, red and nude – and join the glitterati for a fraction of the price this summer!


Eye Primer

Never heard of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion? Yeah right! Who hasn’t? It’s a genuine top grade premium makeup product that gives your stunning eyeshadow look some real staying-power! Priced at £17, though, we’re not sure splurging on this product is totally worth it unless you wear eyeshadow everyday. Instead, why not pick up NYX Professional’s HD Eyeshadow Base for just £5.50? Doing the same job as Urban Decay’s hero product, it’ll prime your lid for better pay-off and longer all day wear. Perfect!

Can't go wrong with the OG Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Tap to make it yours. #UrbanDecay

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