If you’ve been on TikTok in the past couple of months, then you’ve heard of the “clean girl aesthetic.” It’s the look of the effortlessly chic girl with minimal makeup, sleek hair, and a simple yet sophisticated outfit. It has become extremely popular with new age corporate women in their early 20s wanting to look stylish but still professional.
The problem with the trend is that it often seems to cater to a certain demographic, with not so affordable products being the bulk of the recommendations. Whether you want to call it the “clean girl aesthetic” or just a glowy makeup look, it seems to be here to stay. Even though it’s trendy it doesn’t have to be pricey. Anyone can get the perfect makeup look, and do so while using drugstore products. These dupes for popular high end items will help you glow without breaking the bank.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil Dupe
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
The Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil ($38) took over everyones TikTok for you pages these past couple of months. With the promise to bring out the natural color of your lips while also nourishing them, this lip product quickly became a fan favorite. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil ($27) provides the same benefits with a very similar shade range as the Dior lip product. Both products can be worn alone, as primer, or on top of another lip product. NYX Clear Butter Gloss ($5) and the Milani Fruit Fetish Lip Oil ($11) are even more affordable alternatives.
Milk Hydro Grip Primer Dupe
E.l.f. Power Grip Primer
E.l.f. is a beauty brand many people grew up using. They have hits and misses, but lately they’ve been making nothing but hits. The e.l.f. power grip primer ($10) is a dupe for the cult favorite Milk Hydro Grip Primer ($18). They’re both hydrating gel-based primers that allow your makeup to last longer with the strong hold they provide.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Oil-Free Foundation Dupe
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup Foundation
As far as foundations go, the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Oil-Free Foundation ($65) will always be a standout. It gives a natural glow and the coverage is buildable. If you’re looking for a less pricey pick, the L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup Foundation ($14) if for you. This dupe provides SPF 20 and buildable coverage for all skin types. Get the same luminous look for less.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Dupe
E.l.f. 16HR Camo Concealer
The beloved Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($30) has also been on the market for awhile now. E.l.f. becoming a master of dupes made the 16HR Camo Concealer ($7), which is a fraction of the price. Both products claim to be crease-proof and also have moisterizing sister concealers, the Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer ($30) and the e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer ($7) for the peeps with dry skin. If you’re looking for another affordable option, the L’Oreal Full Wear Concealer ($14) is also a great option.
Charlotte Tilbury Pinkgasm Blush Dupe
Wet N Wild Megaglo Makeup Stick – Peach Bums
The Pinkgasm blush ($40) from Charlotte Tilbury is another viral product from the brand. It’s a light pink shade that provides an amazing glow. The Wet N Wild Megaglo Makeup Stick in Peach Bums ($5) is a cream blush, but it still gives off a stunning glowy look. For only $5, you can’t beat it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Dupe
E.l.f. Brow Lift
Anastasia Beverly Hills changed the brow game. The 2016 brow craze was fueled by its dip brow and brow gel. Now, the Anastasia obsession is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze ($23). The E.l.f. Brow lift ($6) is a fraction of the price and just as good. Your brows will stay all day with this product. If you want another alternative, the NYX Brow Glue ($9) has a brush and has a glue-like consistency to keep your brows in place.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Dupe
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara
Long luscious lashes add to the natural glowy summer makeup look. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($28) gives volume and length. The L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara ($12) does the same for more than half the price. A long wearing mascara like this is a must for those fun summer nights.
Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Dupe
E.l.f. Glow Liquid Filter
Charlotte Tilbury is the must-have “clean girl aesthetic” makeup brand. It’s iconic Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter ($44) is well known as the holy grail glow product. However, e.l.f. being the drugstore dupe go-to has made the perfect alternative. The e.l.f. Glow Liquid Filter ($14) looks so similar it’s scary. Since the e.l.f. has almost completely sold out, other options for a cheaper glow is the L’Oreal Glow Lotion ($16) and the Maybelline Perfecter 4-in-1 Glow Makeup ($13).
You don’t need to use high end makeup to get a great summer makeup look. These dupes will give you a nice glow and your bank account will thank you.