The Best Affordable Dupes For Popular Glossier Products

It's no secret we're obsessed with all things beauty. We were the ones crimping our hair à la Lizzie McGuire in the early aughts, and you can bet we got our contour skills down when the Kardashian-esque "Instagram makeup" showed up. Name a makeup or skincare trick, and we've probably tried it. Scrolling through TikTok, we've mastered "slugging," or covering our face in Vaseline for über-hydrated skin, and we've even used spare cash to create a cat-eye (via Vogue). You can find us making our lashes pop by applying mascara just on the tips and blending out our blush before foundation for a "hidden" glow (via Every Girl).

If we're talking beauty, chances are we're on it. But lately, we've found ourselves veering away from shimmery eyeshadow and over-lined lips. While we'll always have a soft spot for nighttime glam, cool-girl brand Glossier makes a bid for happy-in-your-skin, natural cosmetics. Consider us downright obsessed. 

Founded and run by ex-Vogue fashion assistant and Into the Gloss creator Emily Weiss (per CNBC), Glossier has evolved into a billion-dollar company with a signature ethos of sheer, easy-to-apply skincare and makeup. While their millennial-pink packaging and fun names like "Birthday Balm Dotcom" have created a cult following, as Byrdie editors explain, their moisturizing, good-for-your-skin products are phenomenal, too. That being said, Glossier isn't cheap, with the tiny 0.33 oz Cloud Paint blush rounding out at almost $20. If you want Glossier's French-girl vibes for less, here are our favorite dupes on the market right now.

The best Cloud Paint dupes

First up, we have the aforementioned Cloud Paint ($18), designed by Glossier as a "seamless, buildable" gel-to-cream blush you can swipe on your cheeks whenever you need a refresh. This product is incredibly moisturizing and is formulated with collagen to lock in hydration all day. Plus, it goes on like butter, with "blurring powder pigments" that seemingly airbrush your complexion. Yes, Cloud Paint is pretty awesome — but these dupes are just as good.

Us Weekly revealed one of the best Cloud Paint dupes out there, at almost half the price. Per the outlet, INC.redible's For The First Time Bounce Blush in Be My First Kiss ($10) is a surefire makeup twin, designed "to give your cheeks that same inner radiance." You'll look like you just got back from a run on a crisp morning (in the best way possible!). You might like Glossier's squeezable tube, but we also love the convenience of a small pot that fits in even the tiniest of baguette bags. According to the product page, this has a "whipped" texture and is meant to give you a gorgeous "soft focus" look.

Similar to Glossier's blush with even more benefits for less, Pixi's Sheer Cheek Gel in Natural ($14) is a winner. Revelist recommends this as a near-perfect dupe, citing it for its buildable liquid formula and similarity to Cloud Paint's Dusk shade. Plus, this hypoallergenic, oil-free, fragrance-free formula combines calming aloe vera and mica for a shimmery effect.

Love Balm Dotcom? These options are just as good

You might already be a lover of Glossier's Balm Dotcom ($12) and want to expand your horizons, or maybe you've been meaning to try it but are held back by the price tag — especially for just half-an-ounce of product. Either way, we've found some incredible dupes for the brand's "cult-favorite, do-everything lip balm," which brings together antioxidants, castor oil, lanolin, and beeswax for ultimate moisture. Sure, this is a great balm to keep on hand for dryness (this works for everything from elbows to eyelids), and shades like cherry and mango are seriously appetizing. That being said, our dupes might be even better.

As per Grazia, now-deactivated Twitter user and former Glossier ambassador @saintdyana gave the inside scoop on the brand to all her followers — dupes included. When it comes to Balm Dotcom, she revealed that Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm ($6.69) is basically the same formula for much less. Both products have a petroleum jelly base, and @saintdyana says the difference between them is "minimal." Revelist echoes this, noting that Vaseline's "Rosy" shade is just like Glossier's Rose iteration. Sure, you don't get Balm Dotcom's omega-6-rich cupuacu fruit extract or rosemary leaf, but Vaseline is a classic go-to for a reason: It works.

Another option? Us Weekly recommends Jack Black's Intense Therapy Lip Balm ($8), explaining how both products are formulated with beeswax and lanolin. Jack Black's balm has the added benefit of SPF 25 and shea butter to boot.

Get the perfect Boy Brow with these identical dupes

A few years back, "Instagram brows" reigned supreme, a trend that inspired millions to book microblading sessions for super-thick, perfectly angular eyebrows. While we still love the style for glamorous night looks, especially to complement shimmery shadows, we have a whole new perspective on brows for our day-to-day. The reason behind the change? It might just be Glossier's Boy Brow ($16), a product that made waves for putting natural, slightly fluffy eyebrows on the map. This product is good (more than 4,000 reviews agree!), but you don't have to spend that much for a great brow gel.

We love Tweezerman's Browmousse ($11.70), suggested by Us Weekly as the best Boy Brow dupe out there. According to the outlet, it's eerily similar to Glossier's product, with the same kind of brow spoolie brush and pomade-like formula. A "flake-free" gel that will hold your eyebrows in place from dusk 'til dawn, Tweezerman's gel is transparent and doesn't have a tinted version. Still, the universal shade works for everyone and is fragrance-free, making it perfect for super-sensitive skin.

An even cheaper buy, Essence's 3-Pack Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara ($8.97) gives you three tinted brow gels for under $10 — we call that a major steal. Smart Family Money named this product the best Boy Brow dupe, and almost-1,000 reviews say this is a "great," "natural-looking," and "buildable" formula for a "great price." In five shades similar to Glossier's, this is a fantastic option.

Refresh your skin with Soothing Face Mist lookalikes

You know that feeling after a sweltering summer afternoon when you just want to dip your face in ice water and call it a day? Or when you're almost done working your nine-to-five and feel your complexion becoming slightly pasty, and just not nearly hydrated enough from all that A/C? Well, that's where facial mists come into play, and they're amazing. As per Healthline, skincare mists are seriously underrated, with dermatopathologist Dr. Gretchen Frieling explaining that they "can be used ... to prepare the skin for maximum absorption of subsequently-applied serums, moisturizers, and oils." Plus, they can set your makeup and provide aromatherapy. We love Glossier's rose and aloe-based Soothing Face Mist, but we're not totally sold on the $15 price tag. 

Grazia recommends the Heritage Store Rosewater Spray ($9.99) as a perfect Glossier face mist dupe, deeming it a beauty blogger fave. Revelist agrees, citing the more-affordable product for its similarities to Glossier's version. Both mists contain skin-calming rosewater and glycerin, which locks in moisture. As per the product page, this spray is perfect for dry to combination skin, and thousands of reviewers say it's "revolutionary."

If you want the biggest possible bang for your buck, check out Trader Joe's Rose Water Facial Toner ($3.99) the next time you're picking up some cookie butter. Cheap and effective, the TJ's product is made with Damask rose water, rose oil, and witch hazel, bringing moisture and toning all-in-one.

Perfecting Skin Tint is $26 — these dupes are way cheaper

The perfect foundation doesn't exi–– okay, maybe it does, and lots of beauty lovers swear it's Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint ($26). Just take it from a Glamour UK beauty editor, who says this product was a "perfect" shade match for her, evened out her complexion, and is the epitome of "your skin, only better." If you love the idea of light coverage, you might already be thinking about this foundation, which includes diamond powder for a soft glow. This skin tint is great, but so are the ah-mazing cheaper dupes we found.

First up, we have The Ordinary's Serum Foundation ($6.70), a lookalike that rounds out at almost one-fourth the price of Glossier's version. Wallet-friendly as can be, The Ordinary is a brand that takes the mystique and red-tape out of skincare, pioneering "integrity" in beauty. While keeping their prices low, the products are seriously high quality: this foundation is formulated with a "pigment suspension system" that prevents it from digging into fine lines or looking cakey. Revelist recommends this as a great dupe, describing it as a "fuller-coverage version" of Glossier's iteration, scoring a "diehard fan club." It comes in 21 shades, too!

Another cost-effective option is Hylamide's Photography Foundation Transparent ($14), suggested by Grazia as a perfect "filter" for skin. This high-tech foundation is completely clear, containing "prismatic hue correctors" that blur out pores and blemishes. As per Revelist, this also works when applied along with traditional color foundation.

We've found the perfect "Solutions" to all your cheaper toner needs

If you're a skincare buff, Glossier's Solution ($24), which promises to completely "transform the look of skin in four weeks," might already be part of your beauty arsenal. While that's a hefty claim, almost-3,000 reviewers say it does just that, with one saying this is their "holy grail." This toner exfoliates your skin day-in and day-out, using 10% glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acid, along with aloe. This will make your pores look teeny-tiny and can eventually get rid of blackheads and pimples with continued use. Still, the price isn't ideal, so we scoured for equally fantastic dupes.

Pixi's Glow Tonic ($15) is a great alternative to Glossier's "skin perfector," also containing 5% glycolic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation that will make your complexion look incredible in no time. As per the brand, this toner "accelerates cell renewal" and is proven to even out the skin and make it glow. Paraben-free, it contains blood-pumping ginseng and aloe vera, making it an unbeatable dupe. Revelist calls this tonic a "beloved drugstore toner," explaining it's even better for sensitive skin because of its lower exfoliating acid content.

Similar to Glossier's toner, The Ordinary's Lactic Acid 5% + HA ($6.50) is an amazing option if you prefer a mix of lactic acid and hyaluronic acid instead. This will offer great exfoliation, with some Tasmanian pepperberry thrown in for a dose of moisture. Grazia says this one is perfect for easily irritated skin.

These buys are even better than Glossier's cult-fave Lip Gloss

The early 2000s called, and they're definitely back. It's no secret Y2K fashion is taking over catwalks, while early-millennium vibes are dominating everything from rock-tinged music to "The Hills: New Beginnings." So it's no surprise that the era's makeup is also back — and that includes impossibly slick lip gloss that reminds us of the Clinique's Juicy Tubes found in every style maven's handbag. Of course, Glossier's Lip Gloss ($14) is the perfect revamp, with a "glassy" finish through its vitamin E and jojoba oil. While we love it, we just had to find lower-priced lookalikes.

As per Us Weekly, the NYX Professional Makeup #thisiseverything Lip Oil ($6) is literally everything we didn't know we needed in a gloss. In four candy-colored shades including sky blue, berry, and bubblegum-esque blush, this lippie is a perfect dupe. Just like Glossier's version, this vanilla-scented formula proves gloss doesn't have to be sticky, also combining moisturizing oils like jojoba and rosehip. At half the price of Glossier's gloss, this is a must-have. 

If you want to go even cheaper (and just as cute), try Elf Cosmetics' Lip Lacquer ($3). Revelist says this is "identical" to Glossier's product, and we have to agree. While most of the shades are on the neutral side, the shimmery "Bubbles" colorway is a dead ringer for Glossier's "Holographic" gloss. Even more, it's also vitamin-enriched and super moisturizing, with vitamins A and E for hydration. No chapped lips here!

Wash your face to perfection with these Milky Jelly Cleanser dupes

When your makeup is said and done for the day, it's time for a good cleanse. That being said, you don't want a cleanser that's too harsh, which can do more harm than good. As per Derm Collective, mild face washes are best for anyone with sensitive skin, as they generally don't cause irritation or mess with your complexion's natural oils. Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser ($18) is an option that's much-lauded by users for its pH-balanced formula, its soothing effects, and for feeling "amazing" on the skin. It brings together rose water, allantoin, and vitamin B5 for utmost hydration, so it's pretty fantastic. However, if you don't want to spend almost $20 on a cleanser, we've uncovered some effective dupes.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser ($14.99) is a great, cost-effective option, containing more than double the amount of product for an even lower price. Us Weekly recommends it as a perfect Milky Jelly dupe, perfect for skin that's easily irritated. Made for skin prone to dryness, it brings together ceramides, glycerin, and niacinamide to lock in all the possible hydration. Totally oil-free with zero fragrances, this cleanser is just as light and balancing as Glossier's face wash.

You can also go for e.l.f. Bounce Back Jelly Cleanser ($5.97), which comes in at an unbeatable price and does the same as Glossier's iteration. Smart Family Money recommends this product as a phenomenal dupe, also bringing vitamin B5 for moisture.

You don't need pricey Haloscope to look downright glowy

If you're in the market for a creamy highlighter, you might already be thinking about Glossier's Haloscope Highlighter ($22), a must-have product on every beauty editor's list. The Strategist recommends it as a top highlighter for dry winter skin, saying it leaves a "natural" sheen that brings real hydration. Haloscope is a cult favorite for a reason, and as a POPSUGAR reviewer explained, it's perfect if you want a "silky" glow. Still, two products do the same job for a fraction of the price.

Burt's Bees is the kind of brand that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside every time we pass their products in the drugstore, and we're obsessed with their All Aglow Bronze & Highlighter Stick ($12.99). Coming in similar tube packaging to Glossier's version, it's perfect for swiping on cheekbones, your nose, or even as eyeshadow. Just like Glossier's Haloscope, it brings together super-soothing ingredients like jojoba and coconut oil, plus cupuacu butter. Smart Family Money named it the best Haloscope dupe out there, with the "Opal Mist" shade looking like a clear twin for Glossier's "Quartz."

Or, try the slightly-pricier Tower 28 SuperDew Shimmer-Free Highlighter Balm ($18), which still comes in at less than Glossier's price point. Us Weekly says this is the best Haloscope lookalike, prizing it for its clear formula that works on virtually everyone. While Glossier's highlighter contains nourishing castor and sweet almond oil, this adorable compact makes use of calming chamomile.

Calm your complexion with these Super Pure Serum dupes

While Glossier is best known for its fun, colorful makeup-meets-skincare like the Cloud Paint or never-sticky, disco ball-esque lip gloss, the brand's skincare rivals any other dermatologist-approved brand. No smoke and mirrors here: Glossier makes use of gentle exfoliants like AHA's and BHA's, plus tons of vitamins that are proven to work overtime to make skin smooth and blemish-free. And in true Glossier fashion, the Super Pure Serum ($28) is effective while looking absolutely gorgeous on any vanity. If you want a similar niacinamide-based purifying product, we've found the best dupes.

Want the Super Pure effects without the price tag? Say hello to The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ($5.90), a product with near-identical ingredients — really. While Glossier's version brings together 5% niacinamide to soothe skin, moisturize, and improve texture, The Ordinary takes it a step further with a higher content that still isn't likely to irritate sensitive skin. This cheaper product is just as clarifying, with zinc working overtime to balance face oils and clear out blemishes. You'll see a visible difference in skin glowiness when used consistently. As per Grazia, @saintdyana says The Ordinary's formula is even more effective than Glossier.

COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid ($22) is another great option, coming in at a bit less than Glossier. Us Weekly recommends it as a perfect skincare twin to Super Pure, citing its "anti-inflammatory" and exfoliating properties through niacinamide and pimple-fighting glycolic acid. It's super-moisturizing, too.

Get Super Bounce-y skin with these affordable buys

Another top-rated skincare formula Glossier devotees can't live without? The brand's Super Bounce Serum ($28). Prompting more than 500 reviewers to rave about how "this product is amazing" and how it "doesn't inflame" irritation-prone skin, this product is moisturizing yet never greasy. Formulated with 2% hyaluronic acid and pro-vitamin B5, it injects your complexion with a bomb of hydration akin to jumping into a turquoise pool in the summer. We're obsessed with this — just not so in love with the price.

If you want an HA-based serum that's just as smooth, look no further than The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum ($7.99). At an incredible price point, this clean, cruelty-free formula is water-based, bringing in glycerin to lock in moisture. Its "multimolecular" 2% hyaluronic acid makes it a perfect Glossier lookalike, while its Matrixyl 3000™ gives your skin a "plumping" effect to make more collagen. More than a thousand reviewers say this really "works" and keeps "skin hydrated" throughout the day, and Volumes of Beauty recommends this as a great dupe for being just as "lightweight."

When in doubt, The Ordinary does no wrong, and the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($6.80) is no exception. This formula also contains 2% HA, bringing in a dose of vitamin B5 just like Glossier's version. This water-based product works just like Super Bounce at a fraction of the price. As per Grazia, the two products are basically the same.