Can Beauty Dupes Compare with Originals?

Skincare products can be costly, but are beauty dupes a viable alternative? We discuss the differences and advantages.

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Any makeup artist or beauty enthusiast will tell you that shopping for cosmetics and skincare products doesn’t come cheap. Despite the cost, it doesn't hinder the sales of expensive and luxury brands. With the industry booming, makeup artists, and cosmetic and skincare lovers have firm favourites that are purchased repeatedly. However, we’ve seen a growing amount of ‘Dupes’ hit the market and those who love beauty on a budget are filling their baskets.

What is a dupe?

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Original Beauty ProductDupe Beauty Product
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (£30, Boots)Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser (£8.99, Superdrug)
Midnight Recovery Concentrate (£47, Kheils)Revolution Overnight Concentrate (£14, ASOS)
Vitamin Enriched Face Base (£49, Bobbi Brown)Vitamin Enriched Moisturing Primer (£4.50, Primark)
Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner (£18, Pixi)The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution (£11.50, Boots)
Moisturising Cream (£230, Creme de la Mer)Liz Earle Skin Repair Rich Cream (£23, Liz Earle)
Sarah-Jane Outten

Hi, I’m SJ. I’m an editor and content executive here at MyVoucherCodes. I started my journey here as a deals expert which gave me the skills to become a money-saving expert. You can find my tips and recommendations in various publications including The Sun, The Mirror, and The Telegraph.