Dupes are associated with 'hauls' and, while fun to watch, they promote the ethos of a 'more is more' unbridled consumption that is bad for the planet.
Are beauty dupes bad for the environment?
A less expensive item can mean that ingredient sourcing and production practices are more likely to feed into the same ills as fast fashion.
Are beauty dupes really ethical?
Aim to shop responsibly. While it's difficult not to be swayed by mesmerising dupe hauls and buzzy products gone viral on TikTok, being mindful is a good first step.