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 $260 face creams to $150 facial steamers, I've had the chance to test some of the most luxurious formulations and beauty tools 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, I have found there are tons of affordable options that rival their more expensive counterparts. In fact, there are plenty even the most experienced 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 10 high-end products that I love and their affordable alternatives that will do the trick just as well.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK and has since been updated.