High-End Make-Up Dupes For Less Than $20, Approved By YouTubers

Whenever we need a break throughout the day, we pull up YouTube and check out a video by our favorite beauty vlogger. There are many who make a living sharing the products that they love (and the ones that aren't worth the money or don't work at all).

In a perfect world, we would be able to spend tons of money every month on beauty products... but that's not reality. When we do shop, we have to pinch our pennies and make sure that when we do buy some new lipstick or foundation, we're not overspending. After all, while a $50 lipstick might look awesome, we know we can find something cheaper.

One of the biggest beauty trends right now is to find dupes, AKA products that cost much less than makeup brands that people are always talking about. The best part is that these dupes are available to buy on Amazon and they have been approved by the YouTubers who we all love to follow on a regular basis.

We're going to feel the need to order all of these... and since they're affordable, we're totally fine with that! Here are 20 high-end makeup dupes for less than $20, approved by the YouTubers we know and trust.

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20 NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette


YouTuber Jamie Page approves this blush palette, and we're really excited to get it because it's only $9.99. There are eight blushes in the palette which is so cool. We would have been totally fine with just a few shades of blush, which is why this is a superior product and such a good value. What's even better is that there are three shades which are "shimmery" and five others that are matte.

One woman even wore them as eyeshadow and really loved the results: she wrote in a review, "Beautiful different colored blushes. I have found that you can also use them as eyeshadows and they look wonderful. I highly recommend this NYX blush set!"

You can find it on Amazon

19 E.L.F. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer

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YouTuber Amy Macedo approved this face primer, which is $14.99. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous which will make us want to use it even more (and we'll definitely want to leave it out in our bathroom 24/7 so we can look at how pretty it is...).

This product is meant to be used before putting on foundation. If you're a pro at putting primer on, then you will be used to doing that, but if you've never tried it before then this is a good product since it's affordable and it comes highly recommended.

As one woman wrote in a review, "Great primer, good price. The company making my previous primer went out of business and a friend suggested this as a good replacement. She was right."

You can find it on Amazon

18 Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick


Liquid lipstick doesn't have to be super pricey, either, and YouTuber Amy Macedo also approved the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. It's also under $20 since it's $18.99.

Let's all agree to branch out and try liquid lipstick if we're massive fans of lipstick and are used to a bold color. We should also give it a try if we're lip gloss fanatics. Basically, any woman who loves lip color will want this liquid lipstick because the color looks gorgeous in the photo. We really can't wait to try it out and see what it looks like on our own lips.

You can find it on Amazon

17 Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette


Contouring may be a Kardashian-Jenner favorite but that doesn't mean that we can't find high-end dupes for these types of products. Thankfully, The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette is approved by JuicyJas and it's $14.08.

You can find the palette on Amazon

One woman even wrote in a review that this product compares to a high-end brand: she said, "love this!!! The bronzer/contour shades are comparable to my favorite bronzer, NARS Laguna, which is soooo much more expensive than this!"

This is great news for those of us who want to contour but really can't imagine spending over $20. Now we can use this product and contour a smile knowing that we saved money and got a good deal.

16 Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Face Powder Makeup, True Beige


Maybelline is a wonderful makeup brand that many of us have been buying since we started wearing makeup.

This Maybelline face powder is approved by Nikkia Joy and it costs much less than $20: in fact, it's only $11.98. There is no reason to spend over $20 on a face powder when we can find such an awesome dupe! And since we know that one of our favorite YouTubers loves it, we can purchase it feeling secure that it's going to work really well.

This powder is meant to stay on our faces for 16 hours, and we can put it on after our foundation or just wear it by itself.

You can find it on Amazon

15 L'Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Up To 24HR Pro-Glow Foundation


Nikkia Joy also approves the L'Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Up to 24H4 Pro-Glow Foundation. At $19.17, this is a high-end makeup dupe that is less than $20. This product also has SPF which is definitely good to have.

According to one woman's review, it works better than a particular high-end makeup brand. She wrote, "This foundation is absolutely beautiful. Reminds me so much of NARS Sheer Glow, except better if you can believe it. It is light to medium coverage. It gives a beautiful dewy finish, 'your skin but better' look. I've worn this for 8 or hours and it doesn't move, break down or oxidize. It still looks beautiful, not too oily after a full day."

You can see the foundation on Amazon

14 L'Oreal Paris Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner, Blackest Black, 0.09 Fluid Ounce


YouTuber Nikkia Joy also approves another L'Oreal product: this time, it's the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner. This is another high-end dupe and it's $9.95. This particular shade is called "Blackest Black."

L'Oreal is an amazing brand and it's nice to know that there are so many different (and quality) products within this company that we can get, from foundation to liner.

As one woman shared in a review, she swears by it: "My holy grail gel eyeliner!! I sometimes lose my better judgment and stray from this liner, try another brand, only to be disappointed. I always come back to this one."

You can find it on Amazon

13 Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer And Brightener


Are you looking for an eye primer and brightener that is a high-end makeup dupe that is less than $20? We've found it with the Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer and Brightener, thanks to YouTuber Lisa J, who approved it on her channel.

At $14.49, this product doesn't have any parabens and, as the official description says, "it can be used anywhere on the face."

If you haven't used this type of product before, we should know that eye brighteners are applied right under our eyes, and this is often so we can look like we got more sleep than we actually did. Yup, this will totally be one of our new fave products!

You can find the product on Amazon

12 Benefit High Brow Pencil Creamy Brow Highlighting Pencil


The Benefit High Brow Pencil Creamy Brow Highlighting Pencil is also approved by Lisa J. It's an amazing price at $17.95, making it another high-end makeup dupe that is under $20.

The pencil is beautiful, too, and the design is silver and pink.


A woman shared in a review that she saw this on YouTube and had to try it, writing "I don't use that much eye makeup but saw in a YouTube video that this will help to open and brighten "mature eyes." I'm 46 and need all the help I can get although I wouldn't call my eyes "mature" yet. This pink-like color is perfect and the product is so creamy. It blends nicely, too. I'll buy this again and again. I found my new go to... Thanks Benefit!"

You can find the pencil on Amazon

11 Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish


Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish is another high-end dupe approved by Lisa J, and it's $19.73.

According to one woman's review, it does leave lips shiny and it's a great product to use: "I naturally have larger lips... I am apprehensive of gloss usually. This gloss is incredible! It's got great pigment and it's the perfect accent. It is a [natural] pink .... not too shiny and doesn't get 'gummy.' I am never without a few tubes in handbags or within arm's reach!!"

We can tell that we're going to enjoy using this product, too, and we definitely are already fans of the price tag.

You can find the lip polish on Amazon

10 L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick


YouTuber Lisa J also approved this L'Oreal lipstick. And we approve of the price: it's only $7.19.

Finding a good lipstick is serious business. We totally get searching for a high-end product since it seems like that would be the best way to get a solid, long-lasting lipstick. But we're happy to hear about L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick. It'll be amazing on days when we want to wear a little something but aren't up for a bright red lip.

As one woman wrote in a review, "I tried at least 3 different brands with promises of the perfect matte lipstick that will last all day without flaking. This is the only one that delivered and it's cheaper than any other option I tried."

You can find the product on Amazon

9 Maybelline New York Color Sensational Purple Lipstick Matte Lipstick, Violet Vixen


This lipstick from Maybelline is an amazing deal at $6.93, making it much less than $20, and it's a good high-end makeup dupe.

YouTuber Belinda Selene likes the "Raw Chocolate" shade so it's good to know that she approves of this brand. This particular shade is called "Violet Vixen" and it's a truly gorgeous color.

As this woman shared in a review, "I gotta say, I absolutely love these Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks! They feel amazing on my lips. Glides on smoothly, can be built up easily by adding more and more layers, smells like sweet vanilla, and lasts hours longer on my lips than a typical balm or creamy lip product."

You can find it on Amazon

8 NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, Soft Spoken


Want lipstick that is less than $20? How about a lipstick that is actually less than $5?

That's right... NYX Professional MakeUp Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick is only $3.98. This high-end makeup dupe is also approved by the Youtubers Ladylike. It has Vitamin E and avocado oil, which is really unique for lipstick and which we totally love—and it's also waterproof.

Does this lipstick have staying power? That's always a big question. According to this review, it does: "stays on for at least a couple of hours even after drinking water." This sounds like a really good addition to our beauty stash.

You can find it on Amazon

7 Milani Powder Blush Luminous


When you're looking at blushes, what do you like: cream or powder? Chances are, we lean more toward powder since that is a more traditional and common option. Cream blushes don't always look like they even work and that can be a not-so-fun feeling since no one wants to waste cash on a pricey beauty product.

YouTube duo Ladylike really likes the Milani Powder Blush Luminous, and we really like that it costs $11.99.

You can find it on Amazon

According to a woman's review, she likes that it's a good dupe: "I got these because it's a lovely shade and it's a dupe for Benefit's Coralista. I'm glad I got it. I have worn it almost every day!"

6 Rimmel Fix And Perfect Pro Primer, Foundation Primer


YouTuber Sylvia Gani approved this product by Rimmel. It's $7.90 and will come in really handy as the purpose of this product is to make our foundation stay put longer.

It's especially great to find a high-end makeup dupe that costs under $10 since we can stock up our makeup bags with quite a few products. When we think about it, we could literally pay what we would on one or two higher-end products and end up getting a whole variety!

Reviews confirm that this is great for the price: "Affordable and effective. Will not spend a lot of money on any other brand."

You can see the primer on Amazon

5 L'Oreal Paris Makeup True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops


This product can be used by itself or with some of our daily favorites. According to the official description, "Apply the highlight drops alone or add a drop into your favorite skincare, foundation, and makeup products to customize your glow complexion."

YouTuber Sylvia Gani approves this product, and we're glad to see that it's a bargain at $8.99.

You can see the product on Amazon

If we're wondering if our face really will look shiny and dewy after applying this product, it really will: one woman reviewed it saying, "I really love this highlighter... It comes in a small bottle and I wasn't sure about it when I saw it... It has a dropper and I swear you only need a very small amount... I love, love, love it!!! Great buy and it really does give you a healthy glow...."

4 Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara


For many women, Maybelline is basically THE brand to buy mascara from. It might have been the mascara that we bought when we first started wearing it, maybe as pre-teens or when we were halfway through high school. This is a very trusted brand and so it's cool to hear that it's also YouTuber approved.

YouTuber Sylvia Gani approves Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara as a high-end makeup dupe. Awesome news: it's $19.48 which makes it under $20. It might not be quite as cheap as some of the other products on this list but it's still very affordable. The tube is a really pretty pink color, too.

You can find the mascara on Amazon

3 Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush, Apri-Cot In The Middle


YouTuber Jamie Page approves this wet n wild Color Icon Blush, Apri-Cot in the Middle. The absolute best part (besides the fun name of the product)? It's $4.99. Can you even imagine paying so little for such a great blush?!

You can find it on Amazon

According to this woman's review, this blush is also really long-lasting, which is always a big relief to hear. She wrote, "The color is awesome! My favorite thing about this blush is that the color does not change during the day. What you see is what you get! My new favorite blush!"

2 Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer


For some of us, summer calls for bronzer. But instead of going for a high-end brand, we should totally find an affordable makeup dupe. Thanks to Jamie Page, we know that she approves Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer, and it's $9.41 so this is another great product that is under $20.

The bronzer has Murumuru Butter, which definitely sets it apart from other products. As one woman shared in a review, she loves it as much as higher-end products: she wrote, "Wow! This is beautiful, blends into skin like no other, buildable, the color will fit many skin types, so much better than expensive brands!!!!"

You can find the bronzer on Amazon

1 Kokie Professional Kissable Liquid Lipstick


YouTuber JuicyJas also approved this brand of liquid lipstick, and the Kokie Professional Kissable Liquid Lipstick is a great price at $14.59. What's cool about this product is that it has a "matte finish" and "dries quickly and is never sticky." That's all amazing news.

According to one review, the color is nice: "The color is really gorgeous—a deep blue-based red, and it lasts for hours." It's good to hear that this is a product with staying power.

You can find the liquid lipstick on Amazon 

We can't wait to add these 2o high-end beauty dupes to our bathroom makeup stashes and purses.

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