Budget busting beauty dupes

As my spending ban progresses (not as well as it should be, I might add) I've been making it my mission to track down some budget-friendly dupes for some of my favourite high end products. It's amazing what the high street has to offer - there really are some amazing dupes out there! So many in fact, that I might have to do a second post on a few more to stop this one becoming an essay...

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains - dupe for Clinique Chubby Sticks
Stick style lip products are super easy to use and definitely a handbag hero. Revlon's version is very similar to the Clinique Chubby Stick although with slightly fewer shades to choose from. They're both hydrating and easy to wear plus can be customised in terms of pigmentation - they can be built up to a deeper shade by applying several layers.

The Body Shop Waterproof eye makeup remover - dupe for Lancome Bi Facil
The Body Shop's Chamomile waterproof eye makeup remover is pretty amazing. It will dissolve even the blackest of mascaras in seconds and won't leave a greasy residue behind after use. As much as I loved LancĂ´me's Bi Facil remover, there was no going back for me once I found The Body Shop alternative. The £13 price difference is also an extra incentive!  

Max Factor Creme Puff blusher - dupe for Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
I know I keep harping on about these Max Factor blushers, but they really are fantastic. They give the same ethereal glow to your skin as Hourglass' cult Ambient Lighting Blush, with just the right hint of colour. The fact that you can buy three Max Factor blushers for the price of just one Hourglass one is also an added bonus!

I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate palette - dupe for Too Faced's Chocolate Bar palette
Makeup Revolution/I Heart Makeup have quickly become the 'dupe queens' of the makeup world. You want a budget friendly dupe for something, they've probably got one. Their dupe for Too Faced's iconic Chocolate Bar palette might be lacking in the delicious cocoa smell, but the shadow selection is incredibly similar. The quality of many of the shadows seems pretty identical, although there are one or two where I think Too Faced still comes out on top. That said, at £7.99 this is a much more purse-friendly option!

Barry M Gelly nail polish - dupe for Nails Inc gel effect polishes
Both of these polishes give a high shine, plumped up effect designed to mimic gel nails but Barry M definitely wins for me on shade range and price. At just £3.99 each you could buy 4 of these for the price of one Nails Inc polish.  The Barry M ones also seem to chip less quickly than the more expensive version making it a bit of a no brainer.

Kiko Long Lasting Eye Shadow Sticks - dupe for By Terry Ombre Blackstar eye shadow sticks
Eye shadow sticks are the perfect solution for anyone who wants an easy life when it comes to their eye makeup. Give your lids a quick swipe with the stick, blend a little and you're good to go. Kiko's version doesn't have the fancy gold packaging that By Terry does, but the formula inside is just as good. Maybe slightly better if I'm being honest! There are 32 shades to choose from in the Kiko range, including a few matte options and at just £6.90 I'd highly recommend ordering yourself a few of these.

What are your favourite beauty dupes?

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