I’m incredibly lucky that I get sent some of the most premium beauty products on the market to try out as part of my job. From £205 moisturisers to £109 facial steamers, I’ve had the chance to test some of the most luxurious formulations and beauty tools in the UK to find out what’s worth the hype. So does expensive always equal best? In a word, no. Despite having access to extravagant products and high-end beauty brands, there are tons of affordable options out there that rival there more expensive counterparts. In fact, there are plenty even the most experienced of beauty editors would struggle to differentiate between once applied to the skin.
So whether you’re trying to stick to a budget or you just don’t want to spend excessively on a pricier counterpart when you don’t have to, here are 16 high-end products that I love and their affordable alternatives that will do the trick just as well.