The best Glossier dupes so you can nail that clean girl aesthetic

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by Jade Moscrop |
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If you're a fan of beauty dupes to save you some of your hard-earned cash, then you'll love the best Glossier dupes. While we love Glossier's simple beauty aesthetic when stocking up skincare arsenal, a full basket of Glossier beauty booty can get pretty pricey. Thankfully, these dupes have been revealed by a former employee so you can get the clean girl look for less...


Erin, aka Twitter user @saintdyana, claims to be a former brand ambassador for the much-loved American makeup and skincare brand, so has an inside perspective on what it is that makes Glossier products so sought after. Although her Twitter account is now suspended, the beauty saint came to the rescue with her recommendations for the best Glossier dupes.

While they may be worth every penny, not all of us can afford to pay £20 for Glossier's cream blush, Cloud Paint. Or, £22 for Rare Beauty's liquid blush for that matter - which is why we're also loving Rare Beauty blush dupes at the moment. Believe us, if your bank account is wincing this month, a dupe could be the answer. Then you can save the really good stuff for those special occasions.

The best Glossier dupes at a glance:

Best Glossier eyebrow gel dupe: e.l.f. Wow Brow, £6 at Boots

Best Glossier lipgloss dupe: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm Red Dahlia, £6.97 at Holland & Barrett

Best Glossier blush dupe: Makeup Obsession Liquid Blush, £5.30 at Notino

We've gotten pretty good at this, especially with nailing the best Estee Lauder Double Wear dupes for those cheaper alternatives. So, we've also quizzed our beauty team to find out their recommendations too. Here are the best Glossier dupes as told by a former Glossier employee as well as the heat beauty team. Happy shopping.

SHOP: The best Glossier dupes

Best Glossier eyebrow gel dupe

The secret to Boy Brow's natural but durable effect is its waxy texture. Inspired by the flexible formula of grooming wax, Glossier's brow pomade creates a fab fluffy brow. However, we can't exactly say that e.lf.'s Wow Brow won't do the exact same thing... just for a lot less.


  • A popular eyebrow gel
  • Wax-gel hybrid formula adheres to brow hairs
  • Four different shades are available


  • More shades in Glossier's range

Best Glossier lipgloss dupe

Glossier Ultralip in Ember may be the perfect Clinique Black Honey dupe, but what's the dupe for the Glossier lipstick? Well, we have to say that Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia offers the same barely-there burgundy effect that the Glossier lipgloss is so famous for.


  • A sheer yet pigmented finish
  • Made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Super nourishing


  • Glossier's has a higher shine

Best Glossier blush dupe

Revolution is no stranger to a dupe, and its Makeup Obsession Liquid Blush is a brilliant, purse-friendly alternative to Cloud Paint. Highly pigmented with a great colour payoff, it's selling quickly as it's more affordable than ever.


  • Soft, lightweight texture
  • Highly buildable
  • Vegan friendly


  • Most shades are out of stock

Best Glossier foundation dupe

Glossier's Skin Tint is a breathable, ultra-thin formula that evens out skin’s appearance for a smooth, dewy finish. Lottie London's Velvet Skin Tint creates the same lightweight base for half the price, gliding on effortlessly and blending out easily for the desired effect.


  • Gives a natural look
  • Highly buildable
  • Lightweight on the skin


  • Has a mattifying texture while Glossier's is dewy

Best Glossier concealer dupe

The clue is in the name with this one, and Glossier's Stretch Concealer has some competition with Collection's Lasting Perfection Stretch Concealer. Both come in a pot with a creamy consistency, designed to move with your skin rather than simply laying on top of it. However, the Collection concealer is half the price of Glossier, so we might just have to consider it as an alternative.


  • Creamy, stretchable formula
  • A high-coverage concealer
  • Vegan-friendly


  • Some shades out of stock

Best Glossier highlighter dupe

Glossier's Haloscope is fab at creating the perfect glow on top of your foundation. Creamy and blendable for a natural dewy finish, it's easily matched by L'Oreal for a lot less. Able to add a radiant look to your foundation, we're super impressed by the Infallible Strobe Highlight Stick.


  • Similar colour swatches
  • Same creamy consistency
  • High impact highlight


  • Not as blendable as Glossier's original

Best Glossier hyaluronic acid serum dupe

Glossier will charge you over twenty quid for Super Bounce, while The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 will only set you back £7.90. With thousands of glowing reviews, this one just has to be a no-brainer.


  • A highly rated product
  • Keeps skin hydrated
  • Enhanced with a boost of vitamin B5


  • May not leave skin as bouncy as Glossier's

Best Glossier lip balm dupe

Hold your scepticism. Petroleum is a key ingredient in Balm Dotcom and Erin suggests the differences between the products are minimal. Aside from Glossier's more stunning packaging, you might be better off sticking with the classic Vaseline Cocoa Butter. Just sayin'.


  • Highly affordable
  • Different scents available
  • Great smell


  • Some of Glossier's balms have a slight tint while Vaseline doesn't

Best Glossier serum dupe

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If your skin is prone to breakouts, niacinamide serums like Glossier's Super Pure Serum can help to clear up redness and calm your skin. Erin recommends The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% Solution. The beauty guru claimed that their serums are more effective and of course, cheaper.


  • Uses similar niacinamide and zinc formula
  • Smoother skin in eight weeks
  • Best for acne-prone skin


  • One size is out of stock

Best Glossier toner dupe

Some By Mi's 30 Days Miracle Toner also contains an AHA, BHA and PHA to unclog pores and refine the skin’s surface, like Glossier's Solution . It also contains niacinamide and tea tree oil to soothe and cleanse the skin as an added bonus.


  • Uses similar niacinamide and tea tree formula
  • Removes dead skin cells and impurities
  • Also contains AHA, BHA and PHA


  • Glossier's toner is higher-rated

Best Glossier moisturiser dupe

Non-comedogenic and ultra-hydrating, CeraVe's Moisturising Cream has that same laminating feel as After Baume. Hailed as a cult must-have beauty product, CeraVe is used by celebs and skincare enthusiasts alike. It contains hyaluronic acid to help keep the skin hydrated and essential ceramides to protect the skin’s natural barrier.


  • Contains essential ceramides
  • Delivers up to 24 hours of hydration
  • Perfect for dry and sensitive skin


  • May be too rich for frequent application


Does Glossier ship to the UK?

It does indeed, and not only that, but it also has its own store right in the middle of London. While it might be hard to find Glossier in the usual high street and department stores (would you believe us if we told you there are some of the best make-up dupes at Aldi?) thankfully, the Glossier website is shoppable in GBP so you can spend those hard-earned pennies in the right places.

Where to find the best Glossier dupes?

As it can be hard to get hold of Glossier products, finding alternatives is like second nature to us at heat. Just take a look at how we found the best Dior lip oil dupes, for example. It may come as no surprise, but TikTok is often the best place to keep an eye on upcoming dupes. While we can only hope for the return of the appropriately named Twitter user, @saintdyana, we'll just be keeping our eyes peeled on our FYPs until then.

Jade Moscrop is the Commercial Content Editor for heat, specialising in lifestyle topics. When she’s not writing about moisturisers, lipstick dupes and gym leggings, you’ll usually find her on a hot girl walk, buying houseplants or listening to female-fronted rock bands.

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