These days, we’re on the lookout for makeup products that are, as usual, high quality but still cause significantly less damage to our wallets.

The good news is that TikTok creators have let us in on their budget-friendly makeup must-haves and shared with us the perfect (or, at least, near-perfect) dupes for high-end makeup products, including Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter Foundation and Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

Compare the products on the face, side-by-side, and, really, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

Read on, because we’ve rounded up the best affordable dupes to get in Singapore, featuring everything from cushiony foundations to seriously solid setting sprays!

Best foundation dupes

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-in-1 Glow

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Foundation (Original) vs. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-in-1 Glow (Dupe)

Touted as a dupe for the fan-favourite Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Foundation (S$76), the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-in-1 Glow is formulated to be a primer, concealer, highlighter and BB cream all in one.

TikTok beauty influencer @mikaylanogueira tested the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-in-1 Glow to see how closely it replicated the results of the filter-worthy, flawless finish of the Charlotte Tilbury foundation. The final look? Exactly the same.

@mikaylanogueira

A DUPE for the Flawless Filter? 🤔🤯 #makeup #beauty #makeupdupe #TakisTransformation #SimlishSessions #CompleteMyLook

♬ original sound – Mikayla Nogueira

The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-in-1 Glow goes onto the skin in a darker shade, but because of its colour-shifting properties, transforms into a lighter colour as it blends on the skin.

It also gives a similar texture and consistency as the “original” Charlotte Tilbury foundation, making it a makeup must-have on our list.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Perfector 4-in-1 Glow retails in Medium for S$30.50 on Shopee. You can also get it in Fair for S$24.50 on Shopee.

E.L.F Halo Glow Liquid Filter

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Foundation (Original) vs. E.L.F Halo Glow Liquid Filter (Dupe)

Another TikTok-favourite dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Foundation, the E.L.F Halo Glow is a “liquid glow booster” that can be worn alone, mixed in with foundation, or even as a highlighter to give a subtle shine to your cheekbones.

@maggieanne.n

First impressions of @elfcosmetics halo glow liquid filter 👀 #flawlessfilterdupe #elfhaloglowliquidfilter #elfhaloglow

♬ original sound – MaggieA

But, TikTokers are using the E.L.F Halo Glow Liquid Filter alone on their skin as a foundation, and the results look just about flawless. The formula blends easily on the complexion to give a natural skin-like finish, as well as gives a dewy glow sans the shimmer.

For reference, TikTok creator @maggieanne.n uses Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Foundation in shade 2 and the E.L.F dupe in shade 1 Fair.

E.L.F Halo Glow Liquid Filter retails for S$34.90 on Shopee.

Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation

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NARS Light Reflecting Foundation (Original) vs. Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation (Dupe)

There’s no contesting how the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation (S$78) gives a perfectly blurred, smooth, natural-skin finish.

However, it does seem like TikTok creator @kellyrosesarno has found a dupe that is nearly just as great, if not (she claims) better: the Essence’s Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation.

@kellyrosesarno

$7 dupe for @narsissist Light Reflecting! I say @essence cosmetics Pretty Natural! #30mascaras #NYX #Essence #dupe #makeupdupe #highenddupe

♬ original sound – Kelly Rose Sarno

Applying the foundation to her skin, she noted that it gave the same instant coverage as the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation; she even did a 10-hour wear test and the Essence foundation actually lasted better on her skin.

You should note that the Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation also has a thicker consistency than the NARS product, so if you’re looking for a formula that’s really thin and lightweight, you might want to look elsewhere.

But, for a product that’s almost one-sixth the price, we say the Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation makes a worthy wallet-friendly dupe.

Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation retails for S$12.99 on Shopee.

Best lip product dupes

Clarins Lip Comfort Oil

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Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil (Original) vs. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil

If you’re thinking about getting the popular Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil (S$57), maybe save some bucks and get the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil instead.

Both lip oils glide on oh-so-effortlessly, giving the lips a totally kissable quality that makes them this sought-after.

@mxchellezhang

it smells exactly like the Dairy Queen cotton candy blizzard ngl #diorlipglow #dior #clarinslipoil #shoppersdrugmartbeauty

♬ Tomboy – J.I.M.I.N

Since the Clarins lip oil is the OG for an irresistibly juicy, plump pout, we wouldn’t exactly call it a dupe. However, we’d certainly be carting out this OG product if we’re looking for a more affordable option for a lovely lip glow.

Clarins Lip Comfort Oil retails for S$40 on Clarins.

Nivea Blackberry Lip Care

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Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (Original) vs. Nivea Blackberry Lip Care (Dupe)

Scroll your TikTok For You Page (FYP) and it’s almost certain that you would have stumbled upon the trending deep cherry shade lippie, Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

Great news, because even though this lipstick is viral on TikTok, there are other popular budget-friendly options that let you cut down on your cash spending for the month.

@_alyssa_lorraine_

Replying to @danabanana1998 #labello #nivealipbalm #blackberryshine #blackhoneydupe #blackhoneylipstick #cliniqueblackhoney #tintedlipbalm #makeupdupes

♬ fergalicious – 🍪

Enter: the Nivea Blackberry Lip Care. Priced at S$8.58 for a two-pack, this tinted lip balm gives a delicious cherry-tone colour that’s exactly the same as the US$22 (approximately S$31) Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

Nivea Blackberry Lip Care (two-pack) retails for S$8.58 on iHerb.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss Lip Gloss in Bit Of Honey

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Fenty Beauty’s Cream Gloss Bombs in Fenty Glow (Original) vs. NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss Lip Gloss in Bit Of Honey (Dupe)

Fenty Beauty’s Cream Gloss Bombs in Fenty Glow (S$34) effortlessly plumps up the lips with its summery peachy pink gloss formula, but it is a little on the pricier end.

It’s a good thing that TikTok users have found the exact colour match with NYX’s Professional Makeup Butter Gloss Lip Gloss – in the shade Bit Of Honey.

@mangomoniica

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♬ original sound – Sean Anthony 🌟

This formula also glides on like a dream, letting you flaunt an ultra-kissable pout all day long.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss Lip Gloss in Bit Of Honey retails for S$13.99 on ASOS.

Best contour dupes

Revolution Eye Bright Concealer in Deep Caramel

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand (Original) vs. Revolution Eye Bright Concealer in Deep Caramel (Dupe)

Besides the seriously sculpted cheekbones that we get from using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand (S$62), we also love the little cushion applicator at the tip of the product, which is why we’re so glad to swap the high-end contour wand for this particular drugstore dupe.

@makeupbykatarina

You need to try the @REVOLUTION eye bright concealer in shade “deep caramel” as your contour! 👀 #dupe #charlottetilbury #charlottetilburycontourwand #charlottetilburydupe #fyp #makeup

♬ Material Girl – Madonna

The Revolution Eye Bright Concealer in Deep Caramel also has a sponge-tip applicator, and it matches the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand in shade Light/Medium.

Revolution Eye Bright Concealer in Deep Caramel retails for S$17.86 on Amazon. You can also find this dupe in other shades for S$16.99 on ASOS, and S$10.50 on Lookfantastic.

Best concealer dupes

E.L.F Hydrating Camo Concealer

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Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer (Original) vs. E.L.F Hydrating Camo Concealer (Dupe)

Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer (S$47) easily takes first place when it comes to cushiony concealers that don’t cake on or dry out the skin. Close in second place, however, is the E.L.F Hydrating Camo Concealer, which TikTokers are hailing as Tarte’s creamy dupe.

The E.L.F Hydrating Camo Concealer has a smooth, satin feel on the skin, offers long-lasting coverage, and is crease-proof – ideal for covering up those blemishes and pesky under-eye circles.

@seananthonyv

DUPE ALERT!!🚨🚨 #seananthony #dupe #beauty #makeup #viralmakeup #beautytips

♬ original sound – Sean Anthony 🌟

Still, there’s some TikTok debate about whether the E.L.F Hydrating Camo Concealer is really a successful dupe. Users are saying that the E.L.F formula is much more drying on the skin, oxidises more (you can try purchasing your concealer in a lighter shade), and doesn’t feel quite as great on the skin.

So, dupe or not, you’ll have to see for yourself!

E.L.F Hydrating Camo Concealer retails for S$12.30 on Amazon.

L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Liquid Concealer

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Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer (Original) vs. L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Liquid Concealer (Dupe)

Another contested dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer is the L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Liquid Concealer.

Some TikTokers disagree, saying that L’Oreal’s concealer dries quickly, making it slightly harder to blend, as well as creases more easily on the skin.

@shafiasohail

@tarte cosmetics @L’Oréal Paris @SephoraMiddleEast

♬ SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY – Remix – Amaarae & Kali Uchis

Others give the L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Liquid Concealer a bigger thumbs up in comparison to Tarte’s.

But one thing’s for sure: L’Oreal’s concealer is at least 50% more affordable than Tarte’s. If you never try it, then you’ll never know just how great it’ll work on your complexion!

L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Liquid Concealer retails for S$18.60 on Watsons.

Best setting spray dupes

Makeup Revolution Conceal and Definite Infinite Setting Spray

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (Original) vs. Makeup Revolution Conceal and Definite Infinite Setting Spray (Dupe)

TikTokers have discovered a true match to Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (S$55), and it’s the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Definite Infinite Setting Spray.

@gmartistry

SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! @makeuprevolution for the WIN!!! #dupe #makeupdupes #makeupdupe #makeup #ilovemakeup #makeupobsessed #save #iloveit #thebest #fyp

♬ original sound – 🖤 GMARTISTRY 🖤

Creators like @gmartistry have done the legwork for us by sweeping eyeshadow powders onto their arms in two lines, and then spraying the Makeup Revolution and Charlotte Tilbury setting sprays onto each swatch, separately.

Even after rubbing their fingers over the eyeshadow powders, voilà – they remain smudge-free!

@pamelapedrozaa

Reply to @markieyager so true 😳 #makeuprevolution #dupe #settingspray #fypシ

♬ original sound – Johnny Sibilly

The Makeup Revolution Conceal and Definite Infinite Setting Spray retails for S$10.50 on Lookfantastic.

Sephora Collection Makeup Setting Spray

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (Original) vs. Sephora Collection Makeup Setting Spray (Dupe)

Surprise, because the Sephora Collection S$24 Makeup Setting Spray has emerged hot on the heels of Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray too.

Besides the long-lastingness (both products claim 16-hour wear), the Sephora Collection Makeup Setting Spray has also been tried and tested to be almost just as powerful at locking in makeup and keeping it budge-proof.

@ssimonett

$12 setting spray FTW! #makeupinspo #makeuptiktok #makeupreview #settingspray #charlottetilbury #sephora #makeupdupes #beautyreview #makeuphacks

♬ original sound – SIMONET – PRO MAKEUP ARTIST

TikTok creator @ssimonett used a piece of tissue to test whether the Sephora setting spray would prove just as effective as the Charlotte Tilbury one, and – true enough, only a teeny tiny bit of powder turned up with the Sephora setting spray.

The Sephora Collection Makeup Setting Spray retails for S$24 on Sephora.

Milani Make It Last Setting Spray

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (Original) vs. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray (Dupe)

One more worthy contestant is the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray. Also dubbed a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, this highly-affordable setting spray primes, corrects, and sets your makeup.

@sollpenamakeup

Que opinas? Yo quede en shooookk #parati #fyp #maquillaje #dupes #makeupdupes #charlottetilbury #belleza #dupesdemaquillaje #makeup #makeuptutoroial

♬ original sound – SOL PENA

You’ll be hard-pressed to find any creasing or smudging – no need to touch up your makeup before heading out for dinner, even after a long day of work.

Milani Make It Last Setting Spray retails for S$21.70 on Watsons.