NYX Natural Palette
Hi there! Kat Von D is one of my favorite foundations, I hate that they’re discontinuing some of the shades (that never seems like a smart business move in my opinion).
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation - $36
What I did was I took your shade number into Sephora’s Color IQ (on Sephora.com - if you haven’t had a Color IQ done in store, do it! It’s fun!) and your Color IQ number came back as 1Y01… the rest of your color matches include Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet in #15, which is the closest thing that I could call a “dupe” for KVD. However they’re still offering your shade in the Tattoo Foundation, so I recommend stocking up online if you can’t find any in-store!
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet - $36
I also recommend checking out Temptalia’s foundation matrix! (Temptalia.com) There you can actually look at swatches of different foundations that are close to your color as well!
Hope that helps you and other beauties who have a hard time finding color matches between brands! :)
L”Oreal One Sweep Blush vs MAC Rihanna Hibiscus Kiss
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners - $18 each
[DUPED by NYX Liquid Crystal Eyeliners - $4.50 each]
Review: Spa Sonic Skin Care System
What it Does: Motorized cleansing device deep cleans skin on face and body beyond the ability of traditional methods
What it Costs: $70
Similar To: Clarisonic Skincare Systems, $125-$200
Quick Verdict: Thumbs Up!
As many of you have heard me discuss before, I have always had terrible skin. It has an uneven texture, is severely oily and yet has dry patches at the same time, and I have had acne since I was eleven years old. I’ve tried almost everything out there - cleansers, lotions, pills, diets, treatments - and not much has significantly made a difference in my skin. After years of aggravation, I now know that most of my issues are caused by hormonal imbalances, and spend most of my skincare focus on prevention and overall health in the hopes that I’ll at least have great skin when I’m old!
I have spoken about the coveted Clarisonic before, and I can’t really say anything substantial about it. Yes, it deep cleans the skin nicely, gently exfoliates without irritating, and is fun to use, but the cost is a huge negative. After being exposed to this system, I have to say that I can truly enjoy the benefits of a cleansing device without feeling guilty about the hefty price tag. Yes, it still costs more than a washcloth, but compared to it’s expensive cousin, this product is a bargain!
MAC “Syrup” (Lustre) - $14
A couple similar lipsticks at a fraction of the cost are:
Revlon Superlustrous “Sassy Mauve” - $6
Maybelline ColorSensational “Make Me Pink” - $6
Both of these dupes have similar color and texture. Maybelline’s is a little thicker.
Sure thing! I have one damn-near-exact dupe, actually, and a couple others that will still give you that airbrushed look.
Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer - $30
This foundation primer does a lot of things all at once… it not only blurs the look of pores & fine lines by kind of “filling them in” to help makeup glide flawlessly over top, but it contains special ingredients, like Retinol, that help promote healthy skin. It’s designed to be worn alone or under makeup. There is also a “Pure” version, which is oil-free and has a gel texture, in addition to the powder version.
L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur - $25
I know that this probably doesn’t sound like much of a dupe when it’s still a whopping $25, but this stuff works. AND, because it’s a drugstore product, you will ALWAYS be able to get it on some type of sale (there are also slightly smaller bottles that cost only $20). This also has anti-aging ingredients, but has SPF as well (which could be a good or bad thing depending on the occasion). This is a bit thicker in consistency compared to Too Faced (think Benefit PoreFessional) but does an amazing job at filling in wrinkles, creases, and pores (better than the TF in my opinion!) It also has a slight tint that blends away as you apply it, like the Too Faced one does.
NYX Pore Filler - $13
This is another good flawless-finish primer. It is very thick, to the point where it’s kind of stiff when you first squeeze it out of the tube, but it melts onto the skin easily once you warm it up by rubbing it between your fingers. I find that you need to rub this in a little bit more to get the totally poreless look, but it does a good job, and is less than half the cost of Too Faced or Benefit!
Monistat Soothing Care Anti-Chafe Gel - $5
Although the texture of this is much different from Too Faced Primed & Poreless (this is a gel, so it’s much more similar to the TFPP Pure), this product fills in pores and won’t break the bank. No, it’s not a makeup product, but it works really well and gives you a truly flawless makeup look!
Hi hon! Coquette is a really pale nude with very slight warm pink undertones. It is a gorgeous color, but there are a lot of other lipsticks that come very close.
Lime Crime “Coquette” - $16
ELF Essential Lipstick “Nostalgic” - $1
This is a very creamy lipstick that has good pigment but is not as opaque as Coquette. Still, the color is very similar. Cancel out the pigment of your lips with a bit of foundation before applying and it will look perfect!
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick “Soft Nude” - xx
This line of lipsticks has been *cry* discontinued this year, so you won’t be able to find it in stores, unless they have a clearance section or something. But you can still find it online on various sites… (allcosmeticswholesale.com, amazon & ebay) This is very similary to ELF’s Nostalgic lipstick in that it is creamier and just slightly less opaque than Coquette, but the color is very close!
MAC “Myth” - $14
I personally think that MAC “Myth” lipstick looks similar to Coquette. Both are very pale and opaque, and if you’re going to shell out the money anyway, you might as well get this MAC staple.
Hopefully this helps you! Waiting for colors to come in stock can be agonizing, I feel your pain. Good luck!
Hi there! I have a couple very close dupes, but nothing exactly perfect. Both of my “dupes” are a bit more sheer, but the color is really similar!
Clinique ::: “Mightiest Maraschino” ::: $16
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ::: “Romantic” ::: $7
Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Gloss Stain ::: “Red Mix” ::: $5
No, they aren’t the same at all… beyond the fact that they are both “stick” products. Firstly, one is a foundation and one is a concealer… so one is for your entire face, and one is just for spot coverage.
The Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation is a satin matte, medium coverage foundation. It is very blendable, but although it is marketed towards people with normal-to-oily skin, it doesn’t have the needed longevity or oil control. It covers most imperfections well, but is difficult to build up and I find that It looks kind of unnatural on the skin. You could certainly use it as a concealer, but it’s not my favorite for all over the face.
Benefit’s Fake-Up Concealer is a hydrating, creamy, brightening concealer for under the eyes and dry patches. It provides medium to full coverage and is very blendable as well, but I wouldn’t apply this all over the face as foundation.
So depending on what you plan on using them for, either could work, but they are definitely different. I wouldn’t use either of them as all-over foundation, and they have different levels of coverage in my opinion, as well as different finishes. Hope this helps you figure it out! :)
Review: L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation
What it Does: A lightweight “no-makeup” looking liquid foundation for all skin types
What it Costs: $10-$13
Where to Get It: Drugstores, superstores, Ulta, online
Similar To: Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup
Quick Verdict: THUMBS UP!
I bought this for the sole reason of reviewing it for all of you, because I just knew that everyone would be asking about it! I thought I was going to hate it, and I kept my receipt just in case! But right now I’m really loving just about everything about it.
Hi hon, thank you so much! I’m so happy you like my blog :D
I don’t own Rinse Charming so unfortunately I can’t give you a perfect dupe for consistency and opacity. All I can tell you are two colors that look really similar to me… one has a thinner formula and one is thicker, but the color is really close. Hopefully that helps!
OPI “Rinse Charming”
Orly “Dazzle” (thinner)
Sally Hansen “Silver Sweep” (thick)
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer - $32
MUFE’s concealer is awesome.. super full coverage with a matte finish, and it comes in lots of different shades. However the price is really high! A really good alternative is:
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer - $6
This can be found at Walmart. It is also insanely full coverage, oil-free, and “waterproof”. There aren’t quite as many shades to choose from, but the price makes up for the possibility of a not-so-perfect match!
If you’re not necessarily a fan of the matte finish of MUFE’s, then this is a good similar product, but with a creamy, natural finish:
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx - $8
This has just a little less coverage, but I attribute that to the more hydrating formula. :)
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Review: Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Powder Foundation
What it Is: A full coverage mineral powder with SPF 15
What it Costs: $27
Similar To: Bare Minerals Ready Foundation Pressed Powder
Quick Verdict: THUMBS UP
As I mentioned in my latest Hits and Misses post, for the past month or so I’ve been obsessed with powder! My main objective was to find a full coverage powder that I could use in place of liquid as my foundation for the hot summer months. I happened to pick up this powder on a whim through a Pur Minerals Hautelook sale, and it’s been a staple in my routine ever since! Keep reading to find out why!