NYX Natural Palette
Benefit High Beam & Sun Beam Highlighters - $26 each
ELF Shimmering Facial Whip “Lilac Petal” - $1
High Beam dupe [Buy]
NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminators - $8 each
"Sunbeam" is a High Beam dupe; "Gleam" is a Sun Beam dupe [Buy]
Hard Candy Glow All The Way Luminizers - $8 each
"Glamazon Bronze" is a Sun Beam dupe; "Doll Face" is a High Beam dupe [Buy]
These are just some of the many dupes for these two cult favorite highlighters! You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a lot of glow! :)
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Actually yes, I do!
Philosophy Hope in a Jar Moisturizer - $42 for 2oz
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion - $12 for 2.5oz
I was testing this the other day and it reminded me of something that I’d used before on my skin. It actually wasn’t until I read this question that I realized - d’oh! This is just like Hope in a Jar! Hope is a very popular moisturizer with a cult-like following behind it. It’s really a very basic moisturizer, and its only special ingredient is Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which helps speed up cell turnover and keeps pores clear. It’s meant to be an anti-aging moisturizer for all ages.
The Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion has AHA as well as vitamin B5 and E for added moisture. This moisturizer also has SPF 15. I prefer the pump packaging of the Neutrogena lotion to Hope in a Jar’s jar, and I obviously prefer the tiny price point as well.
Hope that helps!
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The only one available currently (that happens to be really good quality) is Wet n Wild “Pagan Angel”, from the Fergie collection. It’s one of their Perfect Pout lipsticks, so it has amazing pigmentation and opacity, and it’s actually a true black, unlike so many others!
Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Color “Pagan Angel” - $3
I love that this lipstick has a comfortable cream finish that isn’t overly glossy, because I feel like I don’t always have to wear a lip liner with it (although with dark colors you probably should. I just use eyeliner.) It’s very nearly a dupe for Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artiste Intense lipstick #50!
Hello! There are a couple of types of liner that would work well for a smoked-out, winged-out, cat-eye type of eye! This is one of my favorite looks to rock at work, because it takes almost no time to do when I’m getting ready, and looks fantastic!
Your first option is to use a creamy pencil. Kohl pencils tend to work really well, as do “gel-like” pencils, because they are very easy to blend, but still set in place so they won’t smear down your face during the day. You will also need to have a separate brush to smudge the liner outwards, but if you don’t have one handy a Q-tip works just as well!
My recommendations for these would be:
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils - $19 - Found Here
These are super creamy, and set really well after applying a couple layers.
Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner Pencil - $6 - Found Here
Formerly known as “Liquif’eye”, this is my holy grail black eyeliner pencil from the drugstore, and the black shade is actually a great dupe for Urban Decay’s “Perversion” pencil, the blackest black ever!
You could also use a gel eyeliner to create that type of eye! Gel eyeliner is very creamy and opaque, and smudges to sultry perfection. My favorite:
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner - $6 - Found Here
This liner is pigmented, easy to apply, comes with a brush, and is just as good quality as any gel liner four times the price. You will need a different kind of brush to smoke it out on your eyes, but it’s nice that it comes with a proper tool!
Hi hon! I sure do! Because this palette is so basic (as the name implies), it’s actually pretty easy to find TONS of dupes for the colors inside. I don’t have any singlular palette that has each shade exactly, but I have some singles and very similar palettes that will get you the same looks for WAY less!
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette - $27
(All are matte shades except for the first color, Venus, which is a pearly white.)
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]
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!
NYX Natural Palette
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!