As college students, we are all far too familiar with the Google search term “makeup dupes.” We want the trendy products, but simply do not have the funds to shell out $50 for a Kardashian-approved highlighter. Luckily, there is a NYX counterpart for almost every popular beauty item that you’re missing in your makeup bag. These 20 makeup dupes are drugstore matches for some of the hottest beauty items on the market right now, all at college-friendly prices.
Obviously, the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit is the must-have matte lipstick right now. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream, though, is a perfect alternative for beauty lovers on a budget.
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer is an awesome swap for MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer. Both offer long-term coverage to match any skin tone.
The Studio Photogenic Foundation from NYX is comparable to the cult-fave, Makeup For Ever HD Foundation.
To keep your makeup fresh all day, use the NYX Setting Spray in a matte or dewy finish as a sweet dupe for the pricey Urban Decay product.
NARS Orgasm Blush is a serious favorite among celebrities and beauty lovers alike. To rock this gorgeous pink hue, try NYX’s Powder Blush in “Pinched.”
To prep your face before putting on makeup, start with the NYX Photo Perfect Primer. It is extremely similar to Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer, and comes at a much cheaper price.
If you’re trying to glow like the Kardashians—who isn’t—try a liquid illuminator on your cheekbones. The NYX Born To Glow is a great dupe for the NARS Hot Sand Illuminator.
The NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick is perfect for getting shimmery, out of this world cheekbones at a college girl’s pricetag.
Being #OnFleek doesn’t mean spending major $$$. NYX’s Micro Brow Pencil shapes and fills in your arches for a flawless look.
As an alternative to cult classic, Makeup For Ever Microfinish Powder, use the NYX Studio Finishing Powder to lock in your makeup look.
For this gorgeous beige shade, try NYX Sahara Eye Shadow instead of splurging on MAC’s Rice Paper color.
Color correction is the beauty industry’s favorite buzzword right now. Get a color correcting palette from NYX for the same effect as the high-end products.
Before putting on eye shadow, you definitely should use a base. NYX’s Proof It! holds the color on your lids and prevents any creasing.
This gorgeous pinkish-tan lip color is perfect for everyday wear. Try NYX’s “Perfect” lipstick for a dupe of MAC’s Half’n Half color.
To get an epic cat-eye, use a mousse liner. NYX’s Epic Black Mousse Liner is a perfect match for Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Eyeliner.
Big lips are so in right now. Instead of splurging on Buxom’s Lip Cream, use the NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper to get temporary full lips.
For a dramatic red blush that can be used year-round, this NYX dupe of their powder blush in red is comparable to MAC’s Frankly Scarlet hue.
Go for the glow with NYX’s Matte Bronzer which is a similar product to the NARS Laguna Bronzer.
Get those #BrowGoals going with the NYX Eyebrow Push-Up Bra to highlight and shape your arches.
For enviable complexion, use the NYX Pore Filler in lieu of Benefit’s top-selling POREfessional.
What are your favorite makeup dupes? Let us know in the comments!
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Christina is a member of the class of 2018 at Fordham University. Her favorite things include french toast, concerts and "Sex And The City" re-runs.