All The Ultimate Guide To TikTok-Approved Beauty Dupes You’ll Ever Need

Need cheap (but decent) alternatives to top beauty brands? We’ve got you.

There are tons of beauty hacks and trends to be found; from the Benefit Hula Dupe from Aldi to using lube as a primer (please don’t). Ultimately, we’re all after the best for less, and who better than your favourite TikTokers telling us about the best beauty dupes to luxury brands?

We’ve rounded up tons of TikTok-approved beauty dupes that won’t break your student budget. Seen another TikTok beauty dupe you want to add to our growing list? Tweet or DM us your favourite beauty TikTok dupes to get them featured in our series. We’ll tag you too!

We’ll keep adding to this list too, so bookmark it for later.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream Dupe: Revolution Pro Miracle Cream


Youth-boosting. Glow-giving. Meet the £10 Revolution PRO Miracle Cream!glowyskin, #dewyskin #miraclecream #revolutionpro

♬ original sound – Revolution Pro

The Revolution Pro Miracle Cream is just £10 and has a very similar ingredients list to Charlotte’s Magic Cream and is designed to transform tired and dull complexions in just four weeks. Read more about the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream dupe.

Get a student discount at Revolution Beauty 

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Dupe


THE SECRET’S OUT…🤫 It’s Glow Time with our ✨NEW✨ Gorgeous Glow Filter Finish, WE’RE OBSESSED🌟 #gorgeousglowfilterfinish #viralmakeup #glowingskin #fyp #makeuphacks #swatches #waitaminute

♬ original sound – Niana Guerrero – Niana Guerrero

Collection Cosmetics Gorgeous Glow Filter Finish comes in 4 shades, each covering a variety of different skin tones and is just £6.99 (compared to a whopping £36!). You can also get Collection Cosmetics from Superdrug and get a 10% student discount on top of this, making it a total bargain.

Get a Superdrug student discount.

YSL Black Opium Dupe: Zara Gardenia

TikTok user Ada_o08 believes that Zara’s Gardenia (which retails for £14.99) is a dupe for YSL Black Opium (which retails for around £80). See for yourself:


Reply to @aynurr.t just some dupes at zara. I don’t have a lot of dupes 🙈 #zaraperfume #perfumedupes #perfumetiktok #perfumetok #perfumer #fragrance

♬ original sound – Adaobi

But if there’s no comparing it to the OG, you can get Black Opium with a LOOKFANTASTIC student discount on us!

Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand Dupe: Makeup Revolution Eye Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer

We talked about this £8 concealer that went viral on TikTok as a Charlotte Tilbury dupe and for good reason.

Save extra cash and get Makeup Revolution discounts with Student Beans.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream Dupe: The Inkey List Peptide Moisturiser

If you’re a skincare fanatic then you’ll have heard about the Protini cream by Drunk Elephant. If you need a student budget-friendly alternative that still works wonders for your skin, then The Inkey List’s Peptide Moisturizer is a fantastic alternative.

Get Inkey List discounts from Boots here.

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser Dupe: E.L.F Holy Hydration Daily Cleanser

The Cerave cleanser is one of the best out there, we can’t deny that. But it’s not the best in terms of sticking to a budget-friendly skincare routine.

Not only is this the closest dupe to the famous Cerave cleanser the E.L.F Holy Hydration Daily Cleanser, but the brand itself is cruelty free too.

Get ELF student discounts here.

Tarte Form Tape Concealer Dupe: E.L.F Camo Concealer


This is my all time favourite and it’s sooo affordable! #makeupdupes #viralmakeup #elfcosmetics @elfyeah

♬ universe – Thuy

You’ll know already that E.L.F has a ton of alternatives to popular OG’s out there, that’ll be pretty evident in our guide. But ff you need concealer with thick coverage, then this Tarte alternative won’t break the bank.

Get ELF discounts here.

Milk Hydro Grip Primer Dupe: E.L.F Jelly Pop Dew Primer


Save your coins and get the @elfcosmetics Jelly pop primer 🥰 #makeupdupes #milkmakeup #elfcosmetics #fyp

♬ original sound – destinyrichiemua

Tons of TikTok creators won’t stop raving about the Elf Jelly Pop Dew Primer as a dupe to the Milk Hydro Grip Primer. The latter is pretty pricey as we all know. Plus, the E.L.F dupe has a sweet fruity scent that makes it a dream to apply every single time.

​​Get ELF discounts here.

Fenty Good looks Gloss Bomb Dupe: Maybelline Lifter Gloss In Heat


@pamelapedrozaa shared a dupe for the Gloss Bomb Heat and needed to try 😍😍😍 #fentybeauty #maybelline #makeupdupes

♬ TWINNEM – Coi Leray

This Fenty lipgloss dupe is formulated with additional Hylauronic acid to keep your lips moist and looking just as fab. Get it for a fraction of the price!

Get Maybelline student discounts at Superdrug here.

L.A. Mer Moisturizing Cream Dupe: Nivea Face Creme

Can you believe the Nivea Creme has most of the ingredients in the L.A Mer moisturising cream? They have serious audacity to charge over £100 for the latter. Get the Nivea Face Cream for just mere pounds from your local boots instead!

Get Maybelline student discounts at Superdrug here.

NARS Air Matte Blush Dupe: E.L.F Putty Blushes

Both NARS and E.L.F blushes have the same cream-to-matte formula, making them great for combination and oily skin. Get the latter for less.

Get ELF student discounts here.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Dupe: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer has been a staple in many of our makeup kits, so we aren’t surprised to see TikTokers recommend it still. Get the same coverage as the NARS Radiant concealer with Maybelline instead.

Get Maybelline discounts from Boots here.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick Dupe: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Les Nus Satin Lipstick Shade 173

The Pillow Talk Lipsticks are the talk of the town for nude-shade fans. Get a cheaper alternative with TikTok’s recommended dupe; the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche which comes in multiple shades. @ssimonett recommends shade 173 as its closest match.

Get Loreal discounts from Boots here.

Glossier Brow Flick Dupe: Essence Tiny Tip Precise Brow Pen

We’ve all heard of the Brow Flick pen which has helped tons of us fill in those gaps we overplucked a little. Fortunately, you won’t need to spend anywhere near as much with the Essense Tiny Tip Brown Pen which is miles cheaper from Wilko.

Get Wilko discounts here.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Dupe: NYX The Brow Glue

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Glue has a serious reputation in the community. We all know brow glue is necessary for that fluffy brow look to stay in place, but why not get it for over half price off with the NYX The Brow Glue instead?

Get NYX discounts from Boots here.

Clinique Black Honey Lipstick Dupe: E.L.F Hydrating Core Lip Shine in Ecstatic

This dark and sultry shade by Clinique, which was worn by Liv Tyler during the Lord of the Rings movies (yes, really) can be achieved at a fraction of the cost. Get the E.L.F Hydrating Core Lip Shine in Ecstatic instead to look like Arwen for less (or, you know, get it because the colour is simply so pretty).

Get ELF discounts here.

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Dupe: Milani Glow Skin Tint

Milani products are all the craze for dupes at the moment and it’s no wonder when you see @leanne_page’s TikTok on the super popular Flawless Filter foundation. Get your hands on it when you shop on Beauty Bay!

Get Beauty Bay discount codes here.

Tom Ford Soleil Lipstick Dupe: Ciate London Glitter Storm Lipstick


#stitch with @jjaddeyyy TOM FORD DUPE! @Hank & Henry LIP LUST Luxe Lipsticks 👀✨ WHAT DO WE THINK?? #makeuphacks #makeupdupes #tomford #makeup

♬ original sound – lauren elizabeth

Wait…that TikToker is talking about a completely different dupe!? We know! And unfortunately, we can’t get you a discount on it. It’s not as easy to get ahold of either. So why not get the Ciate London Glitter Flip Lipstick instead? It’s not an official dupe, but look how pretty it is!


Since y’all loved the other one! Ciate London Glitter Storm Lipstick in Apollo #shecandoit #UltraSmoothMoves #notapro #fyp

♬ they wanna see if its true – wenlambo

Get Ciate student discounts here.

We hope this growing list of beauty dupes makes your skincare routine that little bit cheaper. Don’t forget, you can submit your own tip to us via Twitter or Instagram!