Beauty On A Budget

With summer plans about to kick in, some of us can feel ourselves going into panic saving mode! With this in mind, we wanted to share some of our favourite product dupes with you all - same quality products for a fraction of the price. Aimee our Fashion and Beauty Editor works as a makeup artist also so has these products sussed!


1) Topshop 'Polished' Glow Pot €12;

This pot of magic has featured here before and will always remain one of my favourite products. It lasts such a long time, only a tiny bit is needed for an application and gives the most radiant glow. Make sure to apply in tapping motions onto the skin as it’s a creamy consistency! I think it’s a definite summer must-have for that luminous look on your holidays.


 MAC Hush Cream Colour Base €19.50;

This is a great product although when you can find a dupe like the Topshop's for a fraction of the price - it really is a no brainer. This is also a creamy texture and is worked into the skin as a highlight. It’s a tighter consistency than the Topshop Glow, more of a thick cream.


2) Essence Maximum Definition Mascara €3.49;

This mascara is absolutely brilliant! I have it as a dupe for Benefit's They’re Real as it has a similar stiff-fibered brush which really works in between the lashes. I find a zig-zagging motion from the root to tip is best for volume and definition.



They're Real Benefit €25.00

This is definitely one of Benefit's best products but can tend to dry up quicker than other mascaras. The essence mascara however is literally a fraction of the price - a 7th to be exact, so perfect for when you're on a tight budget as summer holidays are fast approaching!