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35 Great Finds On Amazon That Are 50% Cheaper Than Competitors & Work Just As Well

If you have champagne taste on a beer budget, this list is for you.

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For those of us with champagne taste and beer budgets, finding a cheap equivalent to a high-end product is like hitting the jackpot. It means we can actually afford that cast iron Dutch oven or the facial peel that promises to transform our skin. Even better, these products don't sacrifice quality for cost. They perform just as well as the brand-name versions, but since they forego expensive marketing campaigns, they remain economical for buyers.

All these affordable alternatives will satisfy your desire for the finer things in life without putting your bank account in the red. Read on to learn more.

01
This Eyebrow Pencil That's Five Times Cheaper Than Its Luxury Counterpart

This shockingly inexpensive eyebrow pencil by Korean brand Etude House is a good alternative for a luxury pencil that runs about five times more. The pencil features a precise angled tip that makes it easy to create realistic-looking hairs that fill in sparse areas without looking obviously drawn on. It's enriched with conditioning vitamin E and the formula is temperature-resistant to ensure even, non-mushy application every time. Reviewers write"everyone should own this eyebrow pencil" and that it has "nice staying power" that "does not smudge or become patchy" as the day wears on.

02
This Hydrating Oil That Leaves Lips Feeling Oh-So Smooth

Dry, chapped lips are no match for this oil. Jojoba and argan oil are only a few of the hydrating ingredients you’ll find inside, while vitamin E delivers a nourishing dose of antioxidants to help leave your lips feeling oh-so soft. And unlike some lip oils, this one has a smooth, glossy formula that won’t leave you feeling sticky.

03
A Viral Callus Remover Gel That’s Way Less Expensive Than A Pedicure

“I was skeptical about the product because I’ve tried so many,” one reviewer wrote, but Lee Beauty callus remover is apparently worth every penny. “You just put it on and I use one of those cheese grater things and the dead skin comes right off. It’s the best thing I’ve ever used and so much less expensive than a pedicure.” Its extra-strength gel removes rough, dry skin with ease, which explains why it has over 50,000 reviews.

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A Durable Travel Mug That's Been Engineered To Last For Years

This ultra-durable travel mug is engineered to last for years. Made from premium stainless steel, the interior is electro-polished to prevent rust, and the exterior is powder-coated for a long-lasting finish. Double-walled vacuum insulation keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, and the mug is condensation-resistant, you don't have to worry about setting it down on the coffee table. It comes with a splash-proof lid, two stainless steel straws, and — unlike lots of high-end mugs — all parts are dishwasher-safe. Choose from a variety of colors, like coral and army green.

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These Best-Selling Microfiber Sheets With Nearly 60,000 Ecstatic Reviews

These bestselling microfiber sheets have nearly 60,000 reviews, with buyers writing, "I don't know what unicorn this fabric was harvested from, but it's so incredibly soft," and they're "resistant to wrinkling, lightweight yet durable, and wash beautifully." The set comes with two pillowcases, a flat sheet, and a fitted sheet with elastic all around, instead of just at the corners. Choose from florals, paisleys, stripes, and solids in a variety of colors.

06
A Primer & Setting Spray That Can Hold Makeup In Place For 16 Hours

This makeup primer and setting spray keeps makeup from budging for up to 16 hours. The spray is cruelty-free and resistant to both heat and humidity. One reviewer wrote, “I have EXTREMELY oily skin and nothing worked to contain it... until now. I spray this on my face before and after make-up application and it keeps the shine away the entire work day!”

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This Cozy Quarter Zip You'll Wear Every Weekend Until The End Of Time

Pair this cozy quarter zip with your favorite well-worn pair of sweats for the perfect weekend look. Made from a viscose-nylon blend, it has all the must-have features when searching for loungewear: roomy dropped shoulders, an oversized fit, as well as a stylishly high neckline. The best part? You have more than 25 colors to choose from, including trendy apricot, deep green, and more.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
08
A K-Beauty Face Serum Formulated With Brightening Vitamin C

Indulge in trendsetting K-beauty products like this face serum without draining that lovingly accumulated savings account. It’s formulated with a high 20% dose of vitamin C that lends skin a warm glow as well as hydrating and nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ferulic acid. Citrus stem cells, vitamin E, and Centella asiatica round out this powerful serum that only requires two to three drops a day massaged into clean skin.

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These Gold Eye Masks Designed To Reduce Puffy, Dark Circles

These 24K gold eye masks have reviewers “addicted,” granted they “actually work” to reduce puffiness and brighten under eyes. Buyers also found them “thicker than other brands” and “less expensive.” Just remove a pair from its individual packaging and place it under your eyes while you go about your routine; the serum soaks in, plumping and refreshing skin — and according to reviewers, they’re even more effective when stored in the fridge.

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These Nipple Pasties For Virtually Invisible Coverage

Because they’re made from silicone with a humidity-proof sticky adhesive, these Nippies pasties offer coverage when you’re going braless. They also come in five skin tones so they totally blend in — and they’re washable and reusable. “I've tried so many different nipple covers and these are the absolute best. They fit on smoothly, making them nearly invisible under clothing,” one reviewer raved.

  • Available sizes: A-C — D+
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These No-Show Socks For Loafers, Sneakers & Oxfords

Slip on a pair of these no show socks for a more streamlined look when wearing sneakers, Oxfords, and loafers. Made from breathable cotton and spandex, the ultra-low cut socks feature soft and wide silicone strips at the back to prevent slipping. The socks come in black, white, or a combination of neutral colors.

12
A Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit To Keep Your Dryer Operating Efficiently

If clothes and towels seem to be emerging from the dryer consistently damp instead of crisply warm, don’t think you have to sink a ton of money on a visit from an appliance technician. This dryer vent cleaner kit costs a mere $10 and addresses the buildup of lint that could be the cause of your problems. It comes with a vacuum hose adaptor that works with most vacuums as well as a flat vacuum hose attachment measuring over 3.5 feet that can access tight areas to remove that pesky accumulated lint.

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These Shorts That Could Pass For Lululemon Or FP

Reviewers have called these athletic shorts “just as soft as Lululemon” and “cheaper than FP, but just as good!” Their high waistband is extra-stretchy for comfort, while their split hem and moisture-wicking fabric help to keep you cool. You can get them in tons of colors, with or without a liner, and there’s even a hidden waistband pocket to hold a key or credit card.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 21
14
These Angled Sponges Apply & Blend Makeup Beautifully

Really good applicators — like these makeup sponges — can make it look like you're not wearing foundation at all (in a good way). This set comes with three in different shapes to apply, contour, and blend foundation, concealer, blush, and bronzer on every part of your face. The sponges are made with high-quality, latex-free foam that's resistant to bacterial growth, so you can feel good about using them on your skin. A small contour brush also comes included with every order.

15
A Sleek Box To Hide Unsightly Cables & Power Strips

This cable management box with a sleek wooden cover is your solution to hiding cords and power strips that are ruining the aesthetics of your space. It has one directional outlet for power strips that are shorter than 11.4 inches and three smaller outlets for USB cords. If you have pets and/or children, this box also helps to keep them from directly touching the electrical outlets.

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This Loose Face Powder That'll Give You A Smooth, Airbrushed Look

Set your makeup and give your face a soft and flawless look with this loose face powder. The classic formula is lightweight and works to minimize the appearance of blemishes and pores. The powder is available in several different shades, but if you're not sure which one is right — or opt for translucent to blend into any skin tone.

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This Classic Moisturizing Cream That Has The Same Ingredients As One That's 26 Times The Price

You're probably pretty familiar with Nivea, even if you've never tried it yourself. But what you're probably not familiar with is the fact that it's shockingly similar to a moisturizing cream that's nearly 26 times the price. (No joke.) Made with vitamin B5, the intensely hydrating cream inside that humble blue tin can be used just about anywhere on the body: the face, hands, elbows, and legs. Reviewers say the "extremely creamy and luxurious" formula is "easily absorbed and doesn't leave a film"... just like its more expensive counterpart.

18
A Lactic Acid Peel That Goes Easy On Sensitive Skin

Give your face a gentle, at-home chemical peel with this lactic acid peel solution by The Ordinary. Made with 5% lactic acid, the formula resurfaces skin by stimulating its natural exfoliating process. This results in softer skin, a brighter complexion, more even texture, and less visible pores. The solution is balanced out by Tasmanian pepperberry, which reduces redness and irritation, so it's suitable for sensitive skin.

19
An Automatic Curling Iron Hair That Makes Styling A Breeze

Unlike styling wands and traditional curling irons, this automatic curling iron, essentially does your hair for you. Just place the barrel behind a section of hair and press the button — the barrel will rotate, smoothly gathering your hair (the prongs help prevent tangles) and holding it in place. After you hear the beep, gently guide the barrel down and away from hair to reveal a natural-looking curl. The bi-directional curling iron operates on two heat settings and features a 90-minute automatic shut-off function.

20
An Electric Makeup Brush Cleaning Station

The Luxe makeup brush cleaner is a machine that makes the otherwise tedious chore of cleaning makeup brushes practically effortless. Best of all, everything you need is included. Attach one of the eight brush collars to your makeup brush and connect it to the rechargeable electric spinner. Then, dunk it into the break-resistant cleaning bowl filled with cleaning solution. Within seconds, you'll have a clean and hygienic makeup brush.

21
A Stand Mixer That Pulls Out All The Stops Without Making A Dent In Your Wallet

A cookware organizer is something every kitchen needs. This pick is made of durable chrome metal that looks sleek enough to display on your counter. Lay it flat on its side or stand it straight up. It’s adjustable to fit pots, pans, and trays of all sizes and can hold up to five pieces of cookware. If you need to store more than that, you’ll feel at ease stocking up on more than one of these racks at such an affordable price.

22
These Bluetooth Earbuds For Cable-Free Listening

If you've been dreaming of upgrading your standard earbuds to a wireless pair — but are wary of the price point — these Bluetooth earbuds are for you. The noise-canceling earbuds deliver pristine sound and stereo bass, and they feature touch controls for seamless use. One full charge gives you six hours of continuous music play or conversation, and the combination carrying case/charging box delivers an additional 24 hours before needing to be recharged itself.

23
An Eyelid Primer That Works Just As Well As High-End Brands

According to reviewers, this Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later eye primer is a “great replacement for Too Face” and “Urban Decay” that’s significantly “less expensive,” even though it “works so well.” Not only does it prime your eyelids to combat oil and creasing for hours on end, but it also enhances the pigment, helping your eyeshadow to look brighter and more vivid. It’s paraben- and cruelty-free, too.

24
An Efficient Pet Hair Remover For Fur-Free Upholstery

You don’t need to invest in fancy pants upholstery cleaners or endless refills of sticky paper — simply spend less than $30 on this popular pet hair remover to clean up pet hair quickly and thoroughly. Roll it back and forth over your sofa, for example, to generate static electricity which will pick up every last bit of hair. A built-in receptacle collects said hair which is easily emptied into the trash.

25
A Fitness Tracker That's An Incredibly Great Price

This fitness tracker pulls out all the stops without breaking the bank. It monitors steps, heart rate, sleep quality, and the GPS function displays stats like pace, distance, and a map of your running route. Toggle between the 16 exercise modes to understand how different types of workouts — like yoga, hiking, running, walking, and tennis — effect activity levels. The tracker also displays call, text, and social media notifications. Choose from colors like green, black, and pink.

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This Grout Pen That Paints & Seals Between Tiles

Tiles may be durable, but discolored grout between them makes them look old and dingy. Cue this grout pen, which is filled with a white, non-toxic, water-based formula that paints and seals grout with ease and accuracy. One pen supposedly covers up to 150 feet of thin grout, or you can get it in a wide-tip option for more coverage.

27
This Ceiling Fan Duster With An Extendable Pole

Effortlessly remove years of collected dust with this ceiling fan duster that includes an extendable pole to help address formerly impossible-to-reach spaces. The pole extends up to 100 inches and attaches to a microfiber mop head that traps dust in its many fibers and can even be washed and reused again and again. With this duster, you can say goodbye to unstable stools or unwieldy ladders and still achieve a blissfully dust-free home.

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A Boar Bristle Brush That Leaves Hair Frizz-Free & Shiny

This boar bristle brush is a quarter of the price of its name-brand counterpart and completely free of hair-tugging pins on the ends of the bristles. The cushioned pad makes detangling painless and the boar bristles work to evenly distribute your hair's natural oils for shinier, glossier strands that are better able to resist breakage made worse by dry hair.

29
This Snail Repair Cream That’s A K-Beauty Cult-Favorite

Moisturizing creams can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars. Before you go emptying your pockets, consider this snail repair cream from SeoulCeuticals that’s backed by more than 13,000 five-star ratings and thousands of glowing reviews. Along with a high concrete of snail mucin, this formula contains ingredients that are nourishing for your skin like shea butter, organic aloe, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

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A Gentle & Illuminating Facial Cleansing Oil

Sometimes, less is more — especially when it comes to skincare. This gentle cleansing oil comes at a budget-friendly price and gets the job done and then some. It's the perfect first step in a double-cleansing routine as it works to remove makeup, dirt, and sebum. Meanwhile, ingredients like rice bran, rice water, and Jojoba nourish, brighten, and replenish the skin.

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Some Pimple Patches That Are Both Better & Cheaper Than Other Brands

Put one of these pimple patches on a blemish overnight, and the hydrocolloid will create the ideal healing environment and draw out any moisture. As a result, when you wake up in the morning, it’ll be smaller, less irritated, and less noticeable. “Finally, a patch that's a good balance between effective and a good value,” one reviewer wrote. Another raved, “They work better than the Hero brand and are cheaper!”

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These Reusable Food Lids To Save You From Reaching For Plastic Bags

Not only will these reusable silicone lids replace your plastic wrap, but you can even avoid pulling out a plastic bag for a few leftover berries. Instead, you can keep everything in the bowl it’s already in (or even the pot you cooked it in), and snap these flexible and dishwasher-safe lids on top.

33
These Timeless Canvas Sneakers In White, Black, Or Leopard Print

It doesn't get any more classic than these low top canvas sneakers. The lightweight, washable sneakers feature contrasting stitching, silver eyelets, and extra thick vulcanized rubber soles with red and blue striping. Pair these with your favorite denim or wear them to dress down a skirt or blazer situation. Choose from white, black, or (my favorite) leopard print.

  • Available sizes: 6-11
34
A Cold Compress Eye Mask That Provides Instant Relief

Headaches, hangovers, and puffy eyes have all met their match with this cold compress eye mask. Put this mask into the freezer for up to an hour before moving it to the fridge for storage. When you’re ready to use it, apply directly to the face and secure it around your head with the adjustable velcro steps. Sit back, relax, and indulge in this therapeutic spa-like treatment without paying spa-like prices.

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These Stackable Bins To Hold Your Wine Bottles, Tumblers, & More

If you have no proper place to store your wine but don’t feel like spending tons on a fancy wine rack, this set of wine organizers is just what you need. The set includes four bins made of durable BPA and shatter-resistant plastic. To accommodate for space, stack these bins on top of one another or place them side by side in cabinets, on countertops, and even in the fridge if you prefer your vino chilled. Besides wine bottles, they also work fabulously for holding water bottles, shaker bottles, tumblers, and more.

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