6 Beauty Dupes That Are Better Than Their Expensive Counterparts

I’ll admit that I sometimes fall victim to the hype of the newest beauty booty on the market that promises to revolutionize the way I look/feel/apply my makeup. $28 lip gloss? Tried it. Mascara that cost 4x the drugstore price? I was fathful to it for a couple years before finally realizing that the results weren’t actually 4x better than its cheaper counterpart.

Whether you’re like me and have fallen into the habit of buying a few overpriced beauty products just because you’re used to them, or you’re looking to trim your beauty budget, there are a few products that I simply can’t live without that cost way less than their department store counterparts. Not only do they cost less, but they actually perform better.

Nix your played out products in favor of these six super-affordable essentials that will streamline your morning routine.  Check them out in the slideshow.

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