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Each and every woman goes about a beauty regiment in a different manner. It varies on your skin type, hair type, and even their budget. It’s no secret that it’s easy to walk into Ulta and have the urge to drop hundreds of dollars to keep up with the best trends. But with a little research, it’s so very easy to discover products that work just the same (sometimes even better!) than the higher marked items. Here are some of the best swaps to make if you’re wanting to save a little cash while looking and feeling your most beautiful.


Sonia Kashuk Velvet lip crayons at $7.99 a piece are an easy dupe for the NARS Velvet matte lip pencils which are about $26 a piece.

lip crayons

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a 7.99 exchange for the Kat Von D $20 Liquid Lipstick.

liquid lipsticks


Revlon PhotoReady Foundation Stick ($11.19) for Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick ($46).

foundation sticks

ULTA Peach Pop Blush Palette ($19.99) vs. NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette ($55.00).

blush palettes

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Contour  (12.99) for Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Contract ($108.00).

blush contour


e.l.f Eyeshadow Palette Nude Rose Gold ($9.99) for Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00).

eyeshadow palettes

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel ($4.49) for Tom Ford Fiber Brow Gel ($49.00).

brow gel

ULTA Brand Feathered Lashes Mascara ($10.50) for Too Faced Better than False Lashes Extreme! ($35.00).


Now, this all being said, these are basic swaps to look into, it requires some time to look at the different options available for your specific needs! It’s a process, because you’ll need to try different products to see what actually works for you, and what does not. With the constantly changing makeup empire, there are bountiful options to test. While those high-end products might be fun to have every now and then, there are lesser-known products that might completely surprise you. So get started on mixing up your makeup bag!