Being the beauty enthusiasts that we are, we cannot help but want to experiment with all the beauty launches that catch our eyes. Though it’s a very fun way to spend our time but not our money for obvious reasons. Since we are always on the lookout for effective beauty products and since we, like everyone else, appreciate a budget-friendly product when we see one… we bring you a few cult-favorite beauty products and their just-as-effective budget-friendly swaps. Enjoy.
1 || If you like La Mer’s Creme De La Mer you will love Mario Badescu’s Seaweed Night Cream
Since La Mer’s cream is made with deep sea kelp it would make sense to replace with Mario Badescu’s Seaweed cream. The steep price of La Mer’s is only due to the fact that the sea kelp is harvested off the coast of Vancouver and takes up to four months to ferment. But both creams do a perfect job of restoring skin’s elasticity and healing dry skin.
2 || If you like Nars Orgasm Blush, you will love Wet n’ Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink
Nars Orgasm is the one universally flattering blush that looks great on everyone, however if you would much rather pay a fraction of that price for something very close in color but with a bit less pigment then you will love Wet n’ Wild. Build up the layers for more pigment.
3 || If you like Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup, you will love L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
If spending $43 on a daily foundation sounds a bit much for you then you will love to be spending a fraction of that amount when both foundations give you the same finish and have the same texture and shades. L’Oréal’s option is demi-finish, lightweight, and doesn’t cake.
4 || If you like Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Baby Facial you will love The Ordinary Peeling Solution
Again, when an exfoliating agent cost you an arm and a leg, you would be willing to sacrifice a small degree of effectiveness in an effort to save some. The Ordinary’s Peeling Solution does wonders for dull tired skin with its potent hydroxy acid mix.
5 || If you like Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation you will love L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation
Considered as a long-held beauty secret, these two foundations come in 30 shades, will give you velvety coverage and a subtle radiance. And for the price point of L’Oréal there really is no comparison.
6 || If you like SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum, you will love Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Serum
If you’re unwilling to part with $166 worth of brightening agents we don’t blame you. This is why Vichy’s version contains 15% pure vitamin C extract which is the same percentage as the SkinCeuticals, in addition to vitamin E so what could be better than that!
7 || If you like Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat All-Over Brightening Pen, you will love Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer
YSL’s iconic pen is described as having “eight hours of beauty sleep in a click.” A hybrid between a concealer and a highlighter, the only downside is that the affordable version doesn’t come in as many shades.
8 || If you like Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner you will love Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Those obsessed with eyeliners will surely be familiar with Kat Von D’s cult tattoo liner. It is highly pigmented, very precise and doesn’t smudge. Well, those obsessed will be pleased to know that Maybelline offers a similar number with a fraction of the price.
9 || If you like Dior Addict Lip Glow you will love L’Oréal Colour Riche Balm
Hydrate your lips and leave them glowing with the tiniest hint of pink with both of these products. Of course one costs a whole chunk less than the other.
10 || If you like Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer, you will love NYC Bronzer in Sunny
Matte? Check. Taupe-y? Check. Guerlain’s cult-favorite Terracotta bronzer has some very serious competition from this NYC bronzer.