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If you are on TikTok you’ll know that influencers are always looking to find dupes for expensive makeup products. It isn’t always easy to find makeup dupes but TikTok makes it easy because creators are always searching for dupes to make good content and go viral!
Here are the best makeup dupes that are trending in 2021 from TikTok so that you can save your pennies!
Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand ($50) vs. Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer ($8.99)
It was Mikayla Nogeuria who first discovered that the Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand has an exact dupe which is the Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer in a much darker shade. Of course, the Makeup Revolution Under Eye Concealer is not meant to be a contour product – you can basically use any darker concealer to act as your contour.
The reason why the Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer is an exact dupe is because of the applicator tip being a sponge. The only main difference is that the Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand has more of a sheer glow to it when it is applied and blends out seamlessly.
In terms of price, the Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand retails for $50 CAD at Sephora or CharlotteTilbury.com and the Makeup Revolution Eye Brightening Illuminating Under Eye Concealer goes for $14 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart. Also, because the Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand has gone viral on TikTok, it has been sold out at Sephora for a long time.
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer ($22) vs. ELF Mint Melt Cooling Primer ($8)
The Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer is one of the best primers for a full face of makeup. It is also backed by Mikayla Nogueira as one of the best face primers on the market right now. The Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer is also vegan and cruelty free so this makes it a top contender a clean beauty primer.
Conversely, the ELF Mint Melt Cooling Primer is very similar and only a fraction of the price at $8 CAD. If you are familiar with ELF products, you’ll know that they are always extremely affordable and the quality is PRETTY good. The ELF Primer is supposed to grip your makeup in the same way that the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer does because it is a gel consistency.
Both primers have hyaluronic acid in them which allows moisture to be retained by the skin while still giving your makeup lasting staying power.
Becca Under Eye Brightener ($42) vs. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Colour Corrector ($7.99)
The Becca Under Eye Brightener is my favourite under eye colour corrector for dark circles. You can read my full review here and don’t forget if you want to purchase this product Becca Cosmetics will no longer exist after September 2021.
The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Colour Corrector is one of the best under eye colour correctors you can get at the drugstore. The applicator is amazing because it is a sponge tip so it gets the whole under eye area. The colour also works to brighten and correct without it creasing or being too cake-y. And yes colour correctors are peach because the light peach cancels out the blue in our dark under eye circles.
Overall, out of any expensive under eye brightener or concealers I’ve tried, the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is the best for both colour correcting and the concealer version as well.
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum ($190) vs. Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum ($45) and Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster ($49)
The SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Vitamin C Serum is one of the best vitamin C serums out on the market right now. TikTok is obsessed with SkinCeuticals because they are skincare products that just work so well for glowing skin and combats fine lines and wrinkles. The best place to buy SkinCeuticals in Canada is from Skinstore because they are an authorized retailer. They always have coupon codes and you can use code: NEWBIE for your first purchase to save 20% (you’re welcome!). If you’re looking for a discount code for SkinCeuticals this is probably the only place you can find SkinCeuticals on sale.
Specifically, the CE Ferulic Vitamin C Serum contains 15% vitamin C so if you are going to find a dupe you’ll need at least that level of Vitamin C. Also, the CE Ferulic Serum has 1% Vitamin E and 0.5% Ferulic Acid. The Ferulic Acid is what helps protect your skin against UV rays and pollution. Vitamin E helps to soothe skin from redness and other aggressors. The cost is $190 USD for 30 mL which is $6.33 per mL.
SkinCeuticals is one of the most expensive skincare lines and as you can see there is a lot of research that goes into their products. It is possible to get a close dupe of SkinCeuticals Products so keep reading to find out two dupes of the CE Ferulic Serum.
The first dupe of the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic is the LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid by Vichy. The LiftActiv is a 15% Vitamin C formula which is perfect for brightening. I’m comfortable recommending this dupe because of the 15% Vitamin C in the ingredients. It also contains Vitamin E similar to the CE Ferulic as well as Vichy volcanic water which is known for being rich in minerals to help with glowing skin. The price of the Vichy LiftActiv is $45 for 10 mL which is $4.50 per mL and significantly cheaper than SkinCeuticals.
The second dupe of the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum is Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster. This is probably the best dupe of the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum because it has all THREE ingredients: Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E. For a fraction of the cost you can get the exact replica of the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum.
You can also use this alone or add it to your moisturizer to combat the appearance of fine lines and brighten overall skin tone. The price of the Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster is $49 USD for 20 mL which equates to $2.45 per mL which is the most affordable Vitamin C choice.
Both of these options are some of the best makeup dupes from TikTok so which ever Vitamin C Serum you pick will save you money.
If you aren’t sure about purchasing from Paula’s Choice directly, please read my Paula’s Choice Buying Guide here.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner ($22) vs NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner Whipped Caviar ($8.99)
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner is one of the best lip liners for making your lips seem bigger. It is also one of the best neutral shades that works well on most skin tones. The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner is a bit pricey at $25.
The best dupe is the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in the shade Whipped Caviar. You can see from the photos that these two products are almost identical in terms of shade. Formula wise, they are both matte and glide on the lips evenly.
The NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner is only $9 so you can get 2 for the price of only one Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat.
Many people also prefer the NYX lip liner and say that the formula works better for them.
Click here to read more about Charlotte Tilbury Dupes that I have found.
Fenty Gloss Bomb in $weetmouth ($25) vs. Milani Keep it Full Nourishing Lip Plumper in Sparkling Pink($7.99)
The Fenty Gloss Bomb is well known for its comfortable formula. It isn’t sticky and lasts a long time for a lip gloss. If you want to read my full review of the Fenty Gloss Bomb you can read it here.
The glitter shine and in the Fenty Gloss Bomb is very similar to the Milani Keep it Full Nourishing Lip Plumper. Both also have a thick doe foot applicator. The main difference between the two is that Fenty Gloss Bomb doesn’t have plumping properties. The Milani Lip Plumper does tingle and it gives off a slight plumping effect but it isn’t too extreme.
It is also note worthy that the Milani Keep It Full Nourishing Lip Plumper in Luminoso is a dupe for the NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss.
Either way, the Milani Lip Plumper is one of the best drugstore lip glosses with a plumper on the market right now.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($26) vs. Milani Rose Butter Lip Mask ($8.99)
I swear by the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask and have written a rave review about it here. It is one of the best overnight lip balms I have ever tried. The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask can also be used as an everyday lip balm during the daytime hours. I have both the Original and Gummy Bear flavours and find that they both make my lips look fuller and plumper.
The Milani Rose Butter Lip Mask has rose oil infused as well as Hyaluronic acid to nourish and hydrate the lips overnight. It also has Shea Cupuacu to help with healing and cracked lips. The reviews say that people have bought this over again and have given the Milani Rose Butter Lip Mask as gifts. It really is the perfect dupe for the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.
This list is the best makeup dupes from TikTok that I have found. Of course there are a lot more makeup dupes from TikTok so this list will keep growing as more dupes become viral.