Makeup Dupes


Julia Steele, Staff Writer

$22 for a tinted lip balm? Try $5. Makeup trends are always changing, and with that, products. So why spend all that money on expensive companies such as Tarte, Anastasia, Chanel when our favorite drug store brands like Elf and Covergirl got our backs? 

According to current makeup trends, cream based products are in. People want a glowy finish rather than the infamous 2016 matte style. Cream blushes, bronzers, replace the sculpted contour and shimmering highlight. Different types of glow base primers have also taken over. As  the trends change, makeup brands frantically fight to keep up, and so do those with empty wallets. 

A good dupe can be hard to find, but this cheap guru has your back. Let’s do a natural full face with each. 


Product Boujee  Cheap
Primer Charlotte Tilbury Flawless filter


Elf Halo Glow


Foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear


L’Oreal Infalliable 


Concealer Tarte Shape Tape


Elf Camo Concealer


Bronzer Fenty Beauty Match Stix


Nyx Cream Highlight and Contour Stick


Blush Nars Air Matt Blush


Elf Putty Bronzer


Powder Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Powder


Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Powder


Lips Clinique Almost Lipstick (Black Honey)


Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm

(Bliss You Berry)


Eyeliner Tattoo Liner Vegan Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner


Essence Lash Princess Eyeliner 


Mascara  Benefit BADgal Bang 


Maybelline Sky High


Total $297 $91


It’s easy to be cheap if you look hard enough, and personally I won’t be spending $22 on a lip balm anytime soon.