BEAUTY is an area we love to splurge on, but for those feeling the pinch, you’re in luck as some high street labels have created more affordable alternatives to shop.
Beauty expert, Nadine Baggott, shared the skincare dupes on This Morning to swap out for the expensive counterparts to save your purse strings.
Speaking on the show, Nadine said: “It is naughty for the smaller companies or bigger companies to dupe the designers.
“But we have to be practical. We are in a cost of living crisis, we know beauty gives us a big hit of happiness, but we don’t want to break the bank doing it.”
Nadine has found cheaper alternatives to big brands such as Estee Lauder, Chanel, Clinique and more, across make-up, fragrance and skincare.
1. Estee Lauder Vs L’Oreal Paris
Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum has long been a firm favourite skincare must-have found in many beauty cupboards, as it works to hydrate the skin, and fight any signs of ageing.
But L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Cell Renew Midnight Serum works in a similar way, as it aims to tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also nourishing your skin. Plus it could save you £30.
- Advanced Night Repair Serum Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, £60, Estee Lauder – buy here
- L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renew Midnight Serum, £29.99, from Boots – buy here
2. Chanel Vs Revolution
Chanel’s Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is a creamy blendable bronzer, which helps to achieve that sun-kissed glow.
Revolution has released the Ultra Cream Bronzer to rival Chanel. Not only does it come in more colourways to suit all skin tones than the designer version, it also has an impressive price tag to boot.
- Chanel Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, £43, from John Lewis – buy here
- Revolution Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Bronzer, £6, from Revolution – buy here
3. Urban Decay Vs Elf
Urban Decay is one of the go-to beauty brands to shop when in search for a high pigmented eye shadow palettes.
However, E.L.F Cosmetics has released the Rose Gold eyeshadow palette and it is a great budget-friendly dupe for the iconic Urban Decay version.
It has a very similar shade range and the shadows are great quality and long-wearing.
- Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, £46, from Urban Decay – buy here
- Rose Gold eyeshadow palette in Sunset, £8 (Was £10), from E.L.F Cosmetics – buy here
4. Benefit Vs W7
Benefit’s Hoola bronzer has long been a cult-favourite for many shoppers.
But for those looking for a purse-friendly alternative, W7 has you covered.
The brand’s blendable bronzer, which comes in a powder formula, has a great finish and is priced under £5.
- Hoola Matte Bronzer, £28.50, from Benefit – buy here
- Honolulu Bronzing Powder, £4.95, from W7 – buy here
5. Jo Malone Vs Aldi
Jo Malone’s Lime, Basil and Mandarin fragrance is one of the brand’s bestselling scents.
But for those not so fond of the £108 price tag, Aldi may have the perfect solution.
The budget chain has created a very similar scent, titled No1, which has the same fresh and citrus notes as Jo Malone.
However, Nadine did note Jo Malone has more longevity, whereas Aldi’s perfume may not last all day – but that’s nothing a few extra spritz to top up can fix.
- Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, £108, from Jo Malone – buy here
- Hotel Collection No. 1 Lime, Basil & Mandarin, £5.99, from Aldi – buy here
6. Clinique Vs Superdrug
Clinique is a firm favourite skincare brand, which has stood the test of time.
With many looking for an alternative make-up remover to wipes, a decent cleansing balm that melts away any make-up is a must buy.
For under £10 Superdrug’s own brand B. has released a very similar creation to Clinique’s Take The Day Off cleanings balm.
The glossy texture remove the remnants of the most stubborn eye make-up with ease, while leaving a nourishing smooth feel after.
- Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm, £28 from Clinique – buy here
- B. Melting Cleansing Balm, £9.99, from Superdrug – buy here
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