Category Archives: DUPES

Getting Naked In November! Urban Decay to Launch Naked 3 Palette

Its true, Urban Decay is launching a Naked 3 palette. It has a rosy theme to it. They released this teaser video to get us pumped!

Hourglass Icon Lipstick Dupe

Ohhhh, do I have some news for you. I have found a dupe for Hourglass’ lipstick in Icon. If you have been reading my blog you already know that I love the color of the Icon lipstick, but I do not love the smell. Its kind of an oily smell. So anyway, I went through my collection and found a lipstick with identical color……and its CHEAP!

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Rimmel by Kate Moss #11 on Left, Hourglass Icon on Right

Nars Hollywood Eyeshadow Pencil Dupe!!!!!

I’ve got some exciting news girlies!!!! If you have been watching my videos you know that I have a love/hate relationship with Nars Hollywood eyeshadow pencil. It made my “August Favorites and What the Heck” video. If you missed it here it is:

Anyway, I love Nars in general, but I hate their Soft Touch Eyeshadow Pencil formula.  The colors are gorgeous, especially Hollywood, which is a golden champagne color. However, the darn thing will not stay! It creases before it ultimately disappears, all within an hour of application. I tried everything, absolutely everything I could think of, to make the shadow pencil work for me. I used it with Nars primer, I topped it with powder eyeshadow, I put it over powder and finally I had some success putting it over wet mineral eyeshadow and topping it with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray. That’s a lot of work for a $24 eyeshadow pencil. Understandably I was on the hunt for a dupe and, I’m happy to report, I found one!!!

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Introducing Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige. Its a dead ringer for Nars Hollywood eyeshadow pencil. Take a look at the swatches.

Dupe Alert!! Buxom Kanani Lipgloss

Its no secret that I’m in love with Buxom’s Kanani lipgloss. Its a beautiful, bright pink.  I Love It!!

I picked up Hibis-kiss, a lipgloss from Drew Barrymore’s new makeup collection at Walmart called Flower Cosmetics.  It looked a whole lot like my beloved Kanani so I could not wait to swatch it.  I’m excited to report that they are almost identical!!!  Woohoo.

Buxom Kanani on the left and Flower Hibis-Kiss on the right

Dupe: Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush

I love Tarte’s Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, but I don’t love the price. At $32, its kind of steep, but I got it with the foundation in a deal on QVC so it wasn’t so bad.

The dupe is very affordable. It is the Eco Tools Bamboo Bronzer brush. Its slightly smaller in width than Tarte’s brush, but it preforms the same. I love the both! The Eco Tools brush is $12.49 at Ulta and if you catch the right sale you can get the Eco Tools brushes buy one, get one 1/2 off. That deal is going on as I type, by the way!

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Christy

I purchased all the items mention and as always, these are my own, honest opinions.

Mac Eyeshadow Dupes

I love Mac. Their eyeshadows are so nice, but if you don’t want to shell out $15 to $20 for one eyeshadow, there are several dupes you might want to check into. NYX makes quite a few Mac dupes and so does Wet and Wild. Here is a list of dupes. If you know of a dupe for any product, please let me know!!
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Christy

DUPE LIST:
MAC Coppering = NYX Copper
MAC Cranberry = NYX Rust
MAC Amber Lights = NYX Golden
MAC Carbon = NYX Black
MAC Juxt or Golden Olive = NYX Springleaf
MAC Girl Meets Boy = NYX Antique Gold
MAC Swish = NYX Spring Flower
MAC Parrot = NYX Ocean
MAC All That Glitters = NYX Champagne
MAC Vellum = NYX Opal
MAC Rose Blanc = NYX Highlight
MAC Heatherette trio 1 (Moodring…green shade): NYX Seafoam green
MAC Beautiful Iris: NYX Frosted Lilac
MAC Electric Eel: NYX Irises
MAC Hepcat: NYX Violet
MAC Humid: NYX Mermaid Green
MAC Nocturnelle: NYX Beauty Queen
MAC Parfait Amour: NYX Purple
MAC Passionate: NYX Cherry or Red Head
MAC Viz A Violet (pigment): NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Purple
MAC Deep Truth or Blue Storm: NYX Atlantic
MAC Mythology: NYX Jazzy Bronze
MAC Expensive Pink: NYX Wildflower or Wet and Wild Penny
MAC Swimming: NYX Kiwi
MAC Kelly Green pigment: NYX Kiwi
MAC Cocoa: NYX Beanie
MAC Rose: NYX Hot Pink
MAC Rose Pigment: NYX Flamingo
MAC Beauty Marked: NYX Lake Moss Trio -Purple shade
MAC Contrast: NYX Lake Moss Trio -Blue shade
MAC Lucky Green: NYX Lime Green
MAC Bright Fushia pigment: NYX Cherry
MAC Easter: NYX Yellow
MAC Beige-ing shadestick: Yogurt NYX Jumbo eye pencil
MAC Steamy: NYX Jungle Fever
MAC Twinks: NYX Walnut Bronze (a little lighter than Twinks)
MAC Mothbrown: NYX Root Beer or NYX Alaska
MAC Golden Olive pigment: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Lime
MAC Satin Taupe: NYX Iced Mocha
MAC Electra: NYX silver
MAC Aquadisiac: NYX Jade (better than the MAC one)
MAC Satellite Dreams: NYX purple
MAC freshwater: NYX Atlantic
MAC Down Brown: NYX Dark Brown
MAC Moodring: NYX Seafoam green
MAC Coco: NYX Beanie
MAC Contrast: NYX Lake Moss Trio- Blue shade
MAC Hepcat: NYX Violet
MAC Mythology: NYX Jazzy Bronze
MAC Naked Lunch: NYX Sahara
MAC Parrot = NYX Ocean
MAC Parfait Amour: NYX Purple
MAC Rose: NYX Hot Pink
MAC Star n’ Rockets: NYX Luxor
MAC Passionate: NYX Cherry or Red Head
MAC Coppering = NYX Copper
MAC Amber Lights = NYX Golden
MAC Steamy: NYX Jungle Fever
MAC Juxt, or Golden Olive = NYX Springleaf
MAC Lucky Green: NYX Lime Green
MAC Twinks: NYX Walnut Bronze
MAC Girl Meets Boy = NYX Antique Gold
MAC Swish = NYX Spring Flower
MAC All That Glitters = NYX Champagne (ES 10)
MAC Rose Blanc = NYX High light (ES07)
MAC Easter: NYX Yellow
MAC Fab and Flashy: NYX Sunset or Hot Orange
MAC Gesso=NYX White
MAC Posion Pen=NYX Space
MAC Bisque= NYX Nude
MAC Moon’s Reflection=NYX Pacific
MAC Satellite Dreams=NYX Deep Purple
MAC electra: NYX silver
MAC Aquadisiac: NYX Jade (better than the MAC one)
MAC freshwater: NYX Atlantic
MAC Down Brown: NYX Dark Brown
MAC Viz A Violet (pigment): NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Purple
MAC Bright Fushia pigment: NYX Cherry
MAC Golden Olive pigment: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Lime
MAC Beige-ing shadestick: Yogurt NYX Jumbo eye pencil
MAC Margin = NYX Terra Cotta
MAC Nile = NYX Navy
MAC Solar White = NYX Barely There
MAC Eyeypopping = NYX Lime Juice
MAC Orange = NYX Golden Orange (shimmer)
MAC Clear Blue Sky = NYX Azur