10 Clean Beauty Dupes for not-so-clean Cult Classics


"Bye-bye toxins."

Hello clean beauty! 


The idea of swapping your beloved (but not-so-good-for-you) beauty staples to cleaner products can be daunting. So many new labels to read. so many toxic ingredients to avoid. so many new products to test. and hey - saying goodbye to some of your favorite products of the past can be a bit sad.

We know, we’ve been there.

But we’re here to help make the transition a little bit easier. Grab all your bottles of your favorite beauty cult classics and get ready to find it’s clean beauty twin. 

1 / Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation - Swap it for Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation is to die for. However, leaving this cult classic behind is worth it. The Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation makes your beauty routine a little bit easier - and cleaner. It’s lightweight, buildable and leaves a flawless finish. Who doesn’t love a multivitamin for their face?

2 / Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Swap it for Couleur Caramel Smoothing Velvet Primer

Silicone is used across beauty products to achieve that smooth, silky finish on your skin - it’s even in your beloved Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Yikes! What’s a girl to do? Swap it for the Couleur Caramel Smoothing Velvet Primer - it’s made of good stuff like organic plant oils that diminish the appearance of pores while controlling excess sebum.

3 / Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen - Swap it for Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen

YSL - the ultimate brand for luxury. Unfortunately, it’s not the best for your skin. Keep the luxury and ditch the harsh the chemicals by swapping it for the Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer Pen. It’s literally it’s clean twin. It covers up under eye darkness with a simple push of a pen and it’s formulated with ingredients that actually improves your skin. Gotta love it!

4/ NARS Blush in Orgasm - Swap it for Korres Zea Mays Blush in 18 Peach

Forget parabens, preservatives and color additives. The Korres Zea Mays blush in 18 Peach applies smooth and buttery just like your NARS blush - while staying pigmented.

5 / Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo - Swap it for Nudus Lipstick in Ruby Rose

Every girl needs a classic red lipstick in her beauty cabinet. It’s a fact. The Nudus Lipstick in Ruby Rose is an amazing alternative to the well-known Ruby Woo lipstick by MAC. It’s full of organic ingredients while packing a punch with it’s runway-ready red color.

6 / Urban Decay Naked Palettes 3 - Swap it for Bare Necessities Set 3 by Silk Naturals

Do you own every single Urban Decay Naked palette? We might have been a little guilty too - until we found this clean dupe. The Bare Necessities Set 3 by Silk Naturals is cleaner, cheaper and skips the talc. Beauty YouTubers like The Green Bunny love it too!

7 / Makeup Forever HD finishing powder  - Swap it for RMS Un-Powder

Did we say skip the talc? Switch to RMS Un-Powder for minimal clean ingredients while keeping your skin soft and under control.

8 / NARS Velvet Lip Pencil - Swap it for Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil

We love NARS, but their ingredients? Not so much. Treat your lips to the Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil. No parabens and sulfates, yet keep all the creaminess and intensity of your favorite lip pencil. P. S. - It’s on sale right now on Sephora for only $10. You’re welcome!

9 / Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Swap it for Lily Lolo Black Mascara

Clumpy mascara that falls into your eyes is never a fun moment. That’s why we suggest swapping to the the black mascara by Lily Lolo. It’s formulated without dyes or chemicals, and it's perfect for even the most sensitive eyes.

10 / YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick - Swap it for Honest Beauty Lip Crayon in Coral Kiss

We’re ending with one of THE ultimate cult classics you should leave behind on your clean beauty journey. We love YSL - but the ingredients in their Rouge Pur Couture lipstick isn’t passing our clean beauty test. Swap it for it’s clean dupe - the Honest Beauty Lip Crayon in Coral Kiss. It’s lightweight texture glides on your lips just like YSL - and no one will ever know.

The journey to clean beauty and tossing those beauty cult classics has never been easier.

We hope you love these clean dupes just as much as we do. If you have a favorite clean dupe - let us know in the comments!


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