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I'm incredibly happy to have received some of the highest quality beauty products on the market that I can try as part of my job. I had the opportunity to test some of the most luxurious formulations and beauty tools in the UK to find out what the hype is worth. So is expensive always the best? In a word: no. Despite access to extravagant products and high-end beauty brands, there are countless affordable options that can compete with the more expensive ones. In fact, there are many who can not tell even the most experienced beauty editors once they have been applied to the skin.
Whether you're trying to stick to a budget or just do not want to spend a lot of money on expensive products, here are 10 high-end products that I love
and their affordable alternatives that will do the trick as well. This Foundation Dupe has long been a beauty insider secret. Both are available in about 30 shades and give the skin a velvety opacity with a subtle radiance. Celebrity fans like Meghan Markle, allegedly obsessed with the Giorgio Armani Foundation, certainly have their own beauty gravita. But the price and the results of the L & #; Orel Foundation simply can not be dealt with. It almost feels like sacrilege to make a dizziness on the revered Liz Earle cleaner, but I really could not resist. Both are enriched with nourishing cocoa butter to moisturize the skin and remove make-up and impurities. I have to say that when it comes to fragrances, Liz Earle pampers them with the spa-like aromas. But if you're looking for a purse-friendly method of cleaning and peeling, this drugstore is a really good choice. YSL's famous Touche Éclat is described by the brand as "one-hour beauty sleep". "For years I was not sure how to use it (was it a concealer or a highlighter?), But now I love I was pleasantly surprised at how similar this whitening yellow-based formula by Maybelline is to the beauty icon the only drawback is that the affordable version is not available in so many colors. A dozen amber-inspired eyeshadows in metallic, matte and shimmer shades, but with a huge price difference. Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of Urban Decay and I think his eyeshadows are really among the best in the business. However, if you are not an ordinary eyeshadow wearer or just immersed in the fiery trend, this affordable range from Rimmel offers an amazing value for money – and the shadows are pigmented, miscible and long lasting. You've probably discovered Sand & Sky's iconic pink packaging in your Instagram feed last year. His pink skincare products have been put on big waiting lists and rave reviews, and his mask happens to be one of my favorites in the treatment of acne. L & # 39; Oréal, however, is now making a clay based exfoliant that offers similar matting benefits. Trust me – the brand images do not do justice to the color fidelity of these IRL blushes. Both have a slightly shimmering, peachy tinge on the cheeks and are intensely pigmented. In fact, I would even say that the smooth blush may be the most pigmented cheek product I've ever come across – high-end or high-street products. The shift towards shine means that liquid lipsticks have taken a back seat this year. But for me, a good, dull, liquid lip is a staple in my make-up bag. The YSL always feel extremely luxurious, but these L & # 39; Oréal offer similar pigments, opacity and longevity for a quarter of the price. I'm a big fan of these two water based foundations as they are light and have a dewy finish. In fact, the Bourjois formula must be one of my favorite drugstore basics. If you are looking for a lightening base that resembles your skin, but is better, both offer opportunities for energy. I love a red lipstick – and MAC's Ruby Woo is as iconic as they come. However, I have to say that this $ 9 fraudster from Barry M can certainly compete. Our social media editor rated the best red lipsticks 10/10. It is matte, Pillarbox red and is enough for a pret sandwich. What do you want more? Ask anyone who is obsessed with eyeliner and has the possibility that he has tried Kat Von D's cult tattoo liner before. It's black, ultra-precise and smudge-proof. This product by Maybelline offers a similarly long-lasting formula and easy-to-use feather that even eyeliner newbies (like me) should get into.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. Next, I replaced my expensive under-eye concealers with drugstore dupes