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Summer spending stressing you out? Discover affordable beauty with vegan-friendly and cruelty-free budget beauty brands essence and Catrice Cosmetics. From MAC to Charlotte Tilbury, Flipside PR has found the die-hard dupes of some of your favourite high street makeup staples. Currently available at,, and

essence Jelly Grip Hydrating Primer (£3.48)

DUPE OF: Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Primer (£35)

Does your makeup need to get a grip? Introducing Jelly Grip Hydrating Primer from essence Cosmetics. The refreshing and revitalising formula has a grippy texture that helps to lock in your makeup from AM to PM. Infused with hydrating ingredients and a unique jelly like texture, this primer grips onto your makeup leaving you stress free about foundation fading or eyeshadow creasing! For fans of Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Primer (£35), essence’s Jelly Grip Hydrating Primer (£3.48) is the budget-friendly beauty base which belongs in everyone’s makeup bag.


Catrice Cosmetics’ Cheek Lover Marbled Blusher (£4.99)

DUPE OF: Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Blush (£44) 

With a highly-pigmented texture and a fine, pink two-toned shimmer, Catrice Cosmetics’ Cheek Lover Marbled Blusher ensures radiant cheeks with a natural finish. Easy to apply, this blusher flawlessly highlights the facial contours, builds a rosy radiance, and guarantees a gorgeous complexion full of vitality and freshness. What’s more, for fans of Hourglass’s AmbientLighting Blush (£44), Catrice Cosmetics’ Cheek Lover Marbled Blusher (£4.99) is the budget-friendly beauty essential belongs in everyone’s makeup bag.

Baby Got Glow Liquid Highlighter (£3.50) 

DUPE OF: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand (£30)

The easy-to-use lightweight formula allows for effortless application, blending, and building, enabling you to achieve your desired look at a fraction of the cost of the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand. With its sponge-tip applicator, Baby Got Glow Liquid Highlighter effortlessly dispenses the ideal amount of product, ensuring that your makeup bag stays protected from spills. Available in 3 shades, ranging from golden to bronze. Additionally, this affordable essential will leave you with a luminous base if applied underneath foundation. Alternatively, it will leave you perfectly glowing if added to the high points of your face.

essence Slim Stick (£2.99)

DUPE OF: MAC Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick (£28)

With its creamy texture and matt-velvet finish, the essence Slim Stick is the must-have buy for those seeking a money-saving alternative to the MAC Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick. For just £2.99, this nourishing lipstick is formulated with jojoba oil, macadamia oil, coconut oil and Vitamin E. It therefore feels just as good on the lips, without compromising comfort and care! It is available in 10 colours and lasts for up to 6 hours.

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