3 Beauty Dupes You Need This Summer

Have we mentioned how much we love a good dupe? If not, let us say it again—we love a good dupe! Forget spending hundreds of dollars on those high-end products when these do the job just as well. 

Hair Care

Summer means a lot more time spent in the pool. Sadly, chlorine can have a nasty effect on your hair as it alters the pH levels which leads to frizz and breakage. A citric-acid-infused treatment like Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector can help, but it comes with a price tag of $30. Instead, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Bond Strengthening Concentrate works just as well for around $10. 


Yes, we love summer heat; but our makeup, not so much. High temperatures can leave your face looking greasy, which is just not the look we’re going for. The best thing to use is a mattifying primer, but not everyone has $35 to spend on Tarte Clean Slate Blur Balm. Luckily, e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Putty Primer is just under $9.


Humidity and mascara are not friends. The moisture in the air can make mascara smudge, leaving black marks around your eyes. Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara has won awards, but costs $32. For $5, you can keep the smudges at bay with Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara.

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