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LEARN FROM THE PROS
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
$129 at Sephora
Natasha, we love you, but $129 for an eyeshadow palette is… Awful. These sunset-inspired colors, though? Gorgeous.
Vinyle Luminous Ink Liner
$75 at Saks Fifth Avenue
If we’re going to buy Louboutins, we’ll save up our money for a pair of red-bottomed pumps. $75 for (albeit prettily packaged) liner is steep.
Shock Volumizing Mascara
$29 at Nordstrom
This YSL mascara promises major volume with just one coat, and no clumps. Great… But pricy. We’ve gotta be able to do better, right?
Blush Box O’ Powder
$30 at Nordstrom
Benefit’s blushes are always top notch, but paying $30 for one pan of color makes us cringe and go pale.
Gloss in Rose Crush
$48 at Beautylish
Tom Ford makeup is perfection, but it comes with a high price tag. We love the slightly gilded nude finish of this one, though, and HAD to dupe it.
$27 at Tarte Cosmetics
This is the concealer that broke the internet: It’s insanely high-coverage, creamy, and long-wearing, but somewhat expensive.
Powder Shadow Palette
$16 at Colour Pop
Now THIS is more like it. $1.33 per pan (vs. $7.16 per pan with Natasha Denona), with the same rich payoff. Sold.
$7.50 at Macy’s
Priced at 90% less than the Louboutin liner, this beauty guru-approved liquid liner offers precise application and all day wear.
$9.99 at Ulta
Many beauty YouTubers swear this drugstore mascara is a dead dupe not only for the YSL, but for Too Faced’s Better than Sex Mascara.
in Berry Amore
$6.99 at Target
Many Milani Baked Blushes are comparable to higher-end ones. When swatched side by side to the Benefit, they’re indistinguishable.
Gloss in Dream in Nude
$7.99 at Target
In the tube, this shade looks a little cooler than the Tom Ford Rose Crush, but once swatched or worn side-by-side, they’re identical. Revlon, we heart you.
$5 at E.L.F. Cosmetics
E.L.F. has done it again, creating a near-perfect replica of Tarte’s Shape Tape, only with an 82% lower price tag.