Myth: top-notch skincare, makeup and hair care must be expensive. Today, we’re showing you a huge roundup of our favorite affordable beauty alternatives to Sephora’s bestselling products that will provide the same gorgeous finish without breaking the bank. On this list, you’ll find a few skincare essentials that will make you fall back in love with your complexion, the beauty products that are currently in our makeup bag, and some hair care items that will change the way you feel about your strands. Best yet, all 23 of these affordable items are under $20 and ideal for the welcome of a sunny spring season. Stay beautiful and keep your wallet happy with these affordable alternatives to Sephora’s bestsellers!

Affordable Beauty Alternatives

SKINCARE

Cleanser

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Both of these products are made to work with normal, oily and combination skin types to promote visibly clearer skin without drying. They clear acne and blemishes, draw out impurities and target congested pores. The Kate Sommerville cleanser is $38 while the Mario Badescu option is just $15. Image: Sephora/Nordstrom

Both of these products are made to work with normal, oily and combination skin types to promote visibly clearer skin without drying. They clear acne and blemishes, draw out impurities and target congested pores. The Kate Somerville EradiKate Daily Cleanser is $38, while the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser is just $15. Image: Sephora/Nordstrom

Toner

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Toner is a necessary step for removing all of the day's makeup, dirt and bacteria. To apply, wet a cotton pad and smooth over face after cleanser and before moisturizer. Both of these products are made for all skin types, tone down pores, provide intense hydration and remove impurities while leaving a fresh rose scent. The FRESH Rose Hydration toner is $44 while the Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner is just $15. Image: Nordstrom/Body Shop

Toner is a necessary step for removing all of the day’s makeup, dirt and bacteria. To apply, wet a cotton pad and smooth over your face after cleanser and before moisturizer. Both of these products are made for all skin types, and they tone down pores, provide intense hydration and remove impurities while leaving a fresh rose scent. The FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is $44, while The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner is just $15. Image: Nordstrom/Body Shop

Eye cream

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — These products are meant for those of us struggling with dry, aging or wrinkled under eyes. Both of these products brighten under eyes by targeting signs of aging while reducing the appearance of dark circles and improving concealer application and wear. The OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Creme is $38 while the elf Illuminating eye cream is just $10. Image: Sephora/Target

These products are meant for those of us struggling with dry, aging or wrinkled under-eyes. Both of these products brighten under-eyes by targeting signs of aging while reducing the appearance of dark circles and improving concealer application and wear. The OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Creme is $38, while the e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream is just $10. Image: Sephora/Target

Face oil

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — For those on the hunt for a good nighttime face oil, here is your solution! Both of these products work to plump skin and reduce the appearance of aging, pore size, wrinkles, fine lines and uneven texture. The Sunday Riley Luna oil is $105 while the Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil is just $19.99. Image: Cult Beauty/Allure

For those on the hunt for a good nighttime face oil, here is your solution! Both of these products work to plump skin and reduce the appearance of aging, pore size, wrinkles, fine lines and uneven texture. The Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil is $105, while the Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil is just $19.99. Image: Cult Beauty/Allure

Moisturizer

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Struggling with dry skin? These products are a lifesaver. Both provide intense, nutrient-rich hydration through a unique water gel formula. This will hydrate, clarify and refine skin. The Tatcha Water Cream is $68 while the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is just $19.99. Image: Sephora/Neutrogena

Struggling with dry skin? These products are a lifesaver. Both provide intense, nutrient-rich hydration through a unique water gel formula, and they will hydrate, clarify and refine skin. The Tatcha Water Cream is $68, while the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is just $19.99. Image: Sephora/Neutrogena

Face sunscreen

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — For all of the upcoming Spring vacations and general time spent under the sun, a facial SPF is a must. Both of these facial sunscreens will deliver powerful broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection through a lightweight formula that won't leave a white cast on skin or result in excessive oil under makeup. The Drunk Elephant Daily Defense Sunscreen is $36 while the CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion with SPF is just $17.99. Image: Morada Pure/CeraVe

For all of the upcoming spring vacations and general time spent in the sun, a facial SPF is a must. Both of these facial sunscreens deliver powerful broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection through a lightweight formula that won’t leave a white cast on skin or result in excessive oil under makeup. The Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense Sunscreen is $34, while the CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion with SPF is just $17.99. Image: Morada Pure/CeraVe

Mask

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — And for those days when you need some "me" time, both of these clarifying mud masks will work under the surface to bring up deep bacteria to the surface to clarify and detox the skin resulting in a radiant, glowing, youthful complexion. The GLAMGLOW Super-clearing Mud Mask is $59 while the Loreal Pure-Clay Mask is just $12.99 Image: Sephora/Walmart

And for those days when you need some “me” time, both of these clarifying mud masks work to bring bacteria that is deep in the skin up to the surface and then clarify and detox. The result is a radiant, glowing, youthful complexion. The GLAMGLOW Super-Clearing Mud Mask is $59, while the L’Oréal Pure-Clay Mask is just $12.99. Image: Cosmopolitan/Walmart

Body lotion

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — For all over hydration that will leave a delicious coconut fragrance, these are your go-to products. Both will deliver deep hydration while working to brighten and firm skin for an overall toned appearance. The Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is $32 while the SheaMoisture Brightening Coconut & Hibiscus Body Lotion is just $10.99 Image: Sephora/SheaMoisture

For all-over hydration that leaves a delicious coconut fragrance, these are your go-to products. Both will deliver deep hydration while working to brighten and firm skin for an overall toned appearance. The Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is $45, while the SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Brightening Body Lotion is just $10.99 Image: Sephora/SheaMoisture

MAKEUP

Primer

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Using a primer before applying your foundation is an important step that often goes overlooked. Both of these products will fill large pores and even the skin's surface for flawless makeup application. The Benefit Porefessional primer is $31 while the NYX Pore FIller primer is just $13.99. Image: Sephora/NYX

Using a primer before applying your foundation is an important step that often goes overlooked. Both of these products will fill large pores and even the skin’s surface for flawless makeup application. The Benefit POREfessional Primer is $31, while the NYX Pore Filler Primer is just $13.99. Image: Sephora/NYX

Foundation

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Spring is the perfect time for radiant, glowing skin with a naturally flawless finish. These are the best foundations to accomplish that. They will both provide medium-full coverage with an overall dewy and radiant finish that leaves a youthful, glowing finish. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is $64 while the L'oreal Infallible Pro-Glow is just $12.99. Image: Sephora/Shape

Spring is the time for radiant, glowing skin with a naturally flawless finish. These are the best foundations to accomplish that. They both provide medium-full coverage with an overall dewy finish that leaves you youthful and glowing. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is $64, while the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow is just $12.99. Image: Sephora/Shape

Concealer

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — For covering blemishes, age spots or dark under eye circles, concealer is your best friend. Both of these products give a full coverage finish through creamy, easy-to-apply, lightweight formulas. The NARS Radiant Creamy concealer is $30 while the Maybelline Fit Me concealer is just $6.99. Image: NARS/Maybelline

For covering blemishes, age spots or dark under-eye circles, concealer is your best friend. Both of these products give a full coverage finish through creamy, easy-to-apply, lightweight formulas. The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is $30, while the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is just $6.99. Image: NARS/Maybelline

Translucent powder

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — And to set that concealer or accomplish the "Baking" technique popular in the beauty world, use a translucent powder. Both of these will set concealer in place while smoothing skin and resulting in a flawless, natural and youthful finish. The Laura Mercier translucent powder is $38 while the elf HD powder is just $6. Image: Sephora/elf

To set that concealer or accomplish the “baking” technique popular in the beauty world, use a translucent powder. Both of these will set concealer in place while smoothing skin and resulting in a flawless finish. The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is $38, while the e.l.f. High Definition Powder is just $6. Image: Sephora/e.l.f.

Bronzer

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Bronzer is necessary for adding warmth and definition to the face. Both of these bronzer options provide a natural looking, matte shade to define cheekbones and structure the face. The Benefit Hoola bronzer is $29 while the Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer is just $14.99 Image: Benefit/Amazon

Bronzer is necessary for adding warmth and definition to the face. Both of these bronzers provide a natural matte shade that will define cheekbones and structure the face. The Benefit Hoola Bronzer is $29, while the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer is just $14.99. Image: Benefit/Amazon

Blush

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — To continue adding depth and structure to the face, blush is a must for adding a pop of color and a bit of flush to the cheeks. These products are meant to last 12+ hours and will give the ideal amount of color— too much blush is never a good thing! The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush is $29 while the NYX HD Blush is just $6.99. Image: Tarte/NYX

Blush is a must for adding a pop of color and a bit of flush to the cheeks. These products are meant to last 12+ hours and will give the ideal amount of color — too much blush is never a good thing! The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush is $29, while the NYX HD Blush is just $6.99. Image: Tarte/NYX

Highlight

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — The biggest (and brightest) latest makeup trend is definitely highlighter. We love to lightly apply this to the tops of our cheekbones, above the eyebrow, down to bridge and on the top of the nose and on the cupid's bow for an added touch of radiance and shine. Both of these products have a flattering champagne gold color that will make skin look radiant and youthful without emphasizing skin's texture. The Becca Skin Perfecting highlight in Champagne Pop is $38 while the Maybelline Master Chrome highlight in Molten Gold is just $9.99. Image: Temptalia/Maybelline

The biggest (and brightest) makeup trend lately is definitely highlighter. We love to lightly apply this to the tops of our cheekbones, above the eyebrow, down the bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow for an added touch of radiance and shine. Both of these products have a flattering champagne gold color that will make skin look radiant and youthful without emphasizing skin’s texture. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop is $38, while the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold is just $9.99. Image: Temptalia/Maybelline

Spring eyeshadow palette 

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Welcome Spring with warm browns and rosey tones. These are great for making eyes stand out and look especially beautiful on tanned skin. Both of these palettes have plenty of versatile, natural colors with pops of fun warm tones. The Naked Heat palette by Urban Decay is $54 while the NYX Ultimate Warm Nudes palette is just $17.99. Image: Sephora/NYX

Welcome spring with warm browns and rosey tones. These are great for making eyes pop and look especially beautiful on tanned skin. Both of these palettes have plenty of versatile, natural colors with a few bold, warm shadows. The Naked Heat Palette by Urban Decay is $54, while the NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette is just $17.99. Image: Sephora/NYX

Eyebrows

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Second to highlighting, bold eyebrows are the biggest trend in the makeup world today. These products are the exact same in creamy formula, color pay-off and long-lasting quality. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is $21 while the NYX Micro Brow Definer is just $9.99. Image: Anastasia Beverly Hills/NYX

Second to highlighting, bold eyebrows are the biggest trend in the makeup world today. These products are the exact same in creamy formula, color pay-off and long-lasting quality. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is $21, while the NYX Micro Brow Pencil is just $9.99. Image: Anastasia Beverly Hills/NYX

Lip color

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Throughout Spring, plenty of our time is spent out and about and re-applying lip products should not be a concern. This season give liquid lipstick a go. It is ultra-longwearing, meaning it will last through the entire day (including eating and drinking!) without having to retouch. Both of these are fantastic, longlasting options. The Kat Von D liquid lipstick is $20 while the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink is just $9.49. Image: Sephora/Maybelline

In the spring, so much of our time is spent out and about that re-applying lip products should not be a concern. This season, give liquid lipsticks a go. They are ultra long-wearing, meaning they will last through the entire day (including eating and drinking!) without having to retouch. Both of these are fantastic, long-lasting options. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is $20, while the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color is just $9.49. Image: Sephora/Maybelline

HAIRCARE

Conditioning mask

For those dealing with dry and damaged hair or hair that tangles far too much after showering, try a conditioning mask. Both of these products will detangle, strengthen, repair and hydrate hair for a sleek, smooth and tangle-free finish. The Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask is $35, while the SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair Treatment is just $11.49. Image: BeautyBar/Pinterest

For those dealing with dry and damaged hair or hair that tangles far too much after showering, try a conditioning mask. Both of these products will detangle, strengthen, repair and hydrate hair for a sleek, smooth and tangle-free finish. The Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask is $35, while the SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair Treatment is just $11.49. Image: Amazon/Pinterest

Curl control

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — And for our curly girls, frizz-free control is a necessity. Both of these products will smooth and control unruly curls while bringing out the best in curl's texture and shape. The DevaCurl Supercream is $28 while the Paul Mitchell Curls Cream is $19.99. Image: Sephora/Paul Mitchell

And for our curly girls, frizz control is a necessity. Both of these products will smooth and control unruly curls while bringing out the best in the curls’ textures and shapes. The DevaCurl SUPERCREAM Coconut Curl Styler is $28, while the Paul Mitchell Curls Full Circle Leave-In Treatment is $19. Image: Sephora/Paul Mitchell

Dry shampoo

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Sometimes there is just absolutely no time to wash your hair. That is when this product becomes a true lifesaver. Dry shampoo refreshes hair's texture and body while removing excess oils that create that "greasy" look. The Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo is $32 while the Batiste Dry Shampoo is just $7.99. Image: Nordstrom/Ulta

Sometimes there is just absolutely no time to wash your hair — and that is when this product becomes a true lifesaver! Dry shampoo refreshes hair’s texture and body while removing excess oils that create that “greasy” look. The Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo is $23, while the Batiste Dry Shampoo is just $7.99. Image: Nordstrom/Ulta

Texturizing & volumizing spray

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — If your main hair concern is flat, lifeless strands, all you need is a good texturizing and volumizing spray. Both of these products will liven up hair, add volume and texture, which makes hair appear fuller and allows hair to hold heat styling better. The OUAI Texturizing Spray is $26 while the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play is just $16.95. Image: Sephora/Sexy Hair

If your main hair concern is flat, lifeless strands, all you need is a good texturizing and volumizing spray. Both of these products will liven up hair, making it appear fuller and allowing it to hold heat styling better. The OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray is $26, while the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play is just $16.95. Image: Sephora/Sexy Hair

Flexible hairspray

 

Affordable Beauty Alternatives — Lastly, ensure the style you've spent time on stays put all day with a flexible hold hairspray. Both of these products will maintain hair's shape and style throughout the day and night without resulting in a hard, wet finish. These are lightweight formulas that allow for touchable, flexible hair. The Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode is $30 while the Big Sexy hair Soy Touchable Hairspray is just $9.47. Image: Sephora/Sexy Hair

Lastly, ensure the style you’ve spent time on stays put all day with a flexible hold hairspray. Both of these products will maintain hair’s shape and style throughout the day and night without resulting in a hard, wet finish. These are lightweight formulas that allow for touchable, flexible hair. The Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode is $30, while the Big Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Hairspray is just $9.47. Image: Sephora/Sexy Hair

Enjoy shopping these products — and the savings too!

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