The affordable alternatives to Tarte

Author: Danielle Cauchi   Date Posted: 19 November 2019 

Are you looking for a product as good as Tarte but without the price tag? These brands have what you're looking for!


The beloved beauty brand Tarte has been adored by many since it made its way onto the makeup scene in September of 2000.

They’ve always believed in breaking down beauty boundaries with their A-grade products and preference for natural ingredients.

Tarte is a recognised leader in high-performance naturals and prove once and for all that glamour really can be good for you with their inclusion of plant and fruit extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients.

The only downfall to Tarte is that they aren’t the most affordable makeup brand. But thankfully we have access to a great selection of budget-friendly beauty brands who are constantly creating new and improved products and formulas.

Whilst these brands won’t provide carbon copy dupes, here are the brands you should consider checking out if you’re heart is singing ‘Tarte’.



Nude by Nature


Like Tarte, Nude by Nature has made it their mission to show Australian makeup-lovers that you can still look your best without suffocating your skin with harmful chemicals.

They enable you to make conscious lifestyle choices with their naturally-nourishing formulas that are free of harsh synthetic ingredients including talc, silicon, phthalates, sulphates and parabens.

Nude by Nature also pride themselves on having a makeup range that is 100% cruelty-free and PETA certified aligning with both health-centred and ethical values. 



Physicians Formula


Physicians Formula has been focused on the idea of “healthy beauty” since 1937.

Each of their products are carefully created and thoroughly tested to ensure that they meet the highest restrictions and standards.

Their products are cruelty-free, hypoallergenic and safe for those with sensitive skin and eyes with formulas that are void of the 150+ known harsh ingredients and irritants that are commonly found in cosmetic items.



LA Girl


Although LA Girl is a much more affordable option than Tarte, they’ve still managed to earn a cult-following from social influencers. They prove that price doesn’t always correlate with quality with their impressive formulations and exquisite colour selection.

Even though the $37 Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is undeniably famous and made Tarte America’s #1 concealer brand, the $7.95 LA Girl HD Pro Conceal doesn’t fall far behind.

The LA Girl HD Pro Conceal has impressed the likes of Tati, Kathleen Lights, Shalom Blac and Jackie Aina with its opaque full coverage, long-wearing formula and amazing affordability.

LA Girl’s HD Pro Conceal also comes in a wide variety of all-inclusive shades which has unfortunately been a massive issue in the beauty community for quite some time. Now everyone can enjoy full coverage beauty without breaking the bank.



You can shop Nude by Nature, Physicians Formula, LA Girl and more now and pay later with AfterPay and zipPay at Cosmetic Capital

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