$49 vs $16: Urban Decay Cherry VS ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palettes

Dupes! Splurge VS Steal! However you want to say it I am here to tell you Urban Decay Cherry is a palette filled with dreamy colors. Yet Colourpop Give It To Me Straight gives you the same vibes for less than HALF the cost. I absolutely love high end makeup but nothing thrills me more like an affordable product that performs. Colourpop is officially in my everyday makeup routine and its not going anywhere. Urban Decay is as well. So when I received the Urban Decay Cherry palette I could not help to go grab my CP Palette next to it. I took a poll on my Instagram (come join the fam!) and soooo many of you wanted these swatch comparisons.

I am not here to say one palette is better than the other. I never do that with my dupes but I love to give you guys options especially if you are looking for more affordable products. Both palettes have the quality and pigmentation there. There is no denying that. At least in my opinion. However I personally this the CP Give It To Me Straight Palette is 100% dupe worthy of Urban Decay Cherry!  Some shades are different but if you are looking for this mauve/plum vibe and do not want to break the bank, you can do this with the CP palette!

Urban Decay Cherry Dupe
Colour Pop Give It To Me Straight Palette
Urban Decay Cherry
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

Swatches: CP on the Right and UD on the Left

SHOP THE PALETTES HERE and HERE

What I did was swatched the Urban Decay Cherry palette on the left side of my arm from lightest to darkest of the palette in order and then tried to match the CP shades to UD. After when I started playing more on my eyes I noticed I could have done even better. So after I list the shades in order I will also state which shades are pretty much in my opinion an exact match.

  1. Matter of Fact / Hot Spot
  2. Up Front / Caution
  3. Downright / Bang Bang
  4. Frank  / Feelz
  5. Truth Hurts / Juicy
  6.  Straight up/ Turn On
  7. BS / Ambitious
  8. Fourthright  / Bing
  9. TMI / Devilish
  10. Candid / Young Love
  11. BE Blunt / Drunk Dial
  12. Actually / Privacy

Urban Decay Cherry

As you can see there are many similar vibes here which is why I say this is most certainly dupe worthy. Some shades are very different and some shades are pretty much the same. Shades that I feel are almost identical to both palettes are below. Some I didnt realize till I put them side by side on my eyes or swatched next to eachother.

CP: Downright &  UD: Feelz

CP: Straight Up & UD: Turn on

CP: Candid & UD: Ambitious

CP: Actually & UD: Privacy

CP: TMI & : UD Devilish

CP: Truth Hurts & UD: Juicy

So out of the 12 shades 6 are almost identical with each other and some that are close may just be a shimmer vs a matte but its the same shade.  When it comes to these palettes its a matter of money obviously and what you are willing and wanting to spend but also your preferences for shimmers and transition shades. Either way I hope this helps you and shows you how truly beautiful BOTH of these palettes are! What do you guys think? I would love to hear your thoughts below.

Urban Decay Cherry Palette

 

Disclaimer: Both palettes were sent for editorial consideration by the brands. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

Urban Decay Cherry

NEW MAC POWDER KISS LIPSTICK: Matte, Totally Reinvented

Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick: Matte, totally reinvented. Delivering a romantic blur of soft-focus colour, this weightless moisture-matte lipstick was developed to replicate a backstage technique: blending out edges of matte lipstick for a hazy effect. Its groundbreaking formula contains moisture-coated powder pigments that condition and hydrate lips. The result is the zero-shine look of a matte lipstick with the cushiony, lightweight feel of a balm – maccosmetics.com

Sometimes matte lipsticks can feel too dry and make our lips looked cracked and old. Meet MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick. The formula feels like you have on a lip balm. I do not know how they did this but WOW. This new lipstick formula is extremely comfortable on the lips. As I was swatching them they went on smooth and easy. Like your lips, when you swatch very matte lipsticks they do not swatch great. The red shades caught my attention right away. Style Shocked reminds me of a subdued Lady Danger. This shade is the perfect shade if you are new to a bold lip. Many of the more “bold” colors are.

As a disclaimer I did go back and forth a couple times for my swatches but they are pigmented and not sheer! I just wanted to get my swatch to look a bit straight and not super messy. On the lips these look exactly how they are described. However they can be worn as a more sheer look and very buildable. So much to love about this formula! I would say as you should with all lip products make sure to scrub your lips and prep them before hand. My lips are a bit chapped and were not prepped and you could see a lot of those lines when I was trying them out.

PRODUCT INFO: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

  • 16 Shades
  • $19.00 USD (Shop Them HERE) 
  • Provides Immediate Hydration
  • Feels Like a Balm
  • Soft Focus Color
  • Blurs Lines
  • Very Lightweight

Meet The Nudes: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

(Shop HERE)

  • Best Of Me – Pale Milky Beige
  • Influentially It – Nude Beige
  • Sweet, No Sugar – Clean warm pink
  • Scattered Petals – Pale clean pink
  • Sultriness – Baby blue pink
  • Mull It Over – Dirty peach
  • My Tweedy – Blushy Nude
  • Impulsive – Warm brown

MAC Nude Lipstick

MAC Powder Kiss

The Bolds: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

(Shop HERE)

  • Mandarin O – Bright creamy salmon pink
  • Style Shocked! – Clean red orange
  • Fall In Love – Bright creamy fuschia
  • Lasting Passion – Clean bright red
  • Devoted To Chili – Warm brick red
  • Burning Love – Deepened red wine
  • Shocking Revelation – Clean blue red
  • A Little Tame – Midtone pink

MAC Lipstick

MAC Powder Kiss

I highly recommend these as the formula is something I have never seen or experienced before. Hope you enjoy the swatches below and let me know in the comments if you plan to grab 1 or 3 shades lol! Shop the lippies HERE.

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio 

 

Saturday Skin: Must Have Products

Make Everyday A Saturday 

Per the Saturday Skin Website: “The key to Saturday Skin is the Cha-7 es Complex, an exclusive peptide formula that promotes skin’s natural regeneration process. Rooted in science and derived from natural ingredients, the cutting-edge complex increases collagen and elasticity while reducing melanin production for a flawless, stress-free complexion. The complete collection helps you hit pause on aging and embrace your bare beauty. Free of added color and fragrance, the no-fuss, effortless regimen balances and revitalizes all skin types, leaving you free to soak up your Saturdays and keep on glowing all week long”

Skincare has become extremely important to me as you guys know. If you are new here, you can find me talking about skin care products live on my Instagram stories all the time. Find me HERE. Saturday Skin a Korean Skin Care brand that was introduced to me just about a year ago and I have absolutely fallen in love. Not only do I love Skincare but Korean Skin care products and 10 step methods have been on my radar. Radiant and well rested skin is what we all want and that is exactly what Saturday Skin products give you.  Today you will get a break down of the products I have tried, along with my thoughts and my top 3!

Saturday Skin

Saturday Skin Products:

Waterfall Glacier Water Cream: I am going to start with the newest product I tried. Saturday Skins newest launch is more of a gel texture and I am in LOVE!!!!! I plan to write a post on my top 5 hydrating face creams and this is one. If you have dry skin or just like to feel hydrated all day you MUST try this cream.  I tend to get an oily t zone yet I want to feel hydrated. Its can be hard to find a cream that leaves me hydrated yet not greasy and will not break me out. This does just that!!!

  • All Skin Types
  • $39.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Delivers Mineral Rich Moisture
  • Plant Extracts Calm Skin and Boost Suppleness

Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel: To keep this simple. Your face will feel like a baby’s bottom. WOW again I am in LOVE! You use this peel dry after you wash your face. Its extremely gentle on the skin with natural enzymes and powerful peptides that delivers a more bright and smooth complexion. You do not need a lot, just a pea size amount to make the magic happen!

  • All Skin Types
  • $28.00 (Shop it HERE) 
  • Natural enzymes like papaya
  • Dullness and uneven texture
  • Loss of Firmness/elasticity

Rise + Shine Gentle Cleanser:  Instagram stories Magic in a bottle. This gets rid of all dirt without drying out your skin, yet your face feels squeaky clean. Again products that are good for dry skin will sometimes break me out or give me texture because its too moisturizing. Saturday Skin has the ability to keep my skin free from breakouts. I recently showed this on my as I just started my THIRD tube of this. I will not stop either!!!

  • All Skin Types
  • $26.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Whipped formula
  • Hydrating Gel
  • Dryness and uneven skin tone

Saturday Skin

Products Continued: Saturday Skin

Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist: Anything that is marketed as dewy or hydrating will forever catch my attention. lol This is a toner and essence in one to keep your face hydrated.  You can use this under or over makeup and I have done both and love it all around. I have used my toner (I use this one) and then sprayed this on my face to get some more moisture back in my face before other products and just truly enjoy it.

  • All Skin types
  • $34.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Dryness / Dullness
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream: This cream is good. I truly enjoyed it however I just prefer the Water Glacier one over it. However that does not mean you will so I wanted to include this as I have tried it and can compare them both. This is a cream based and has a pump. I felt like I needed more than what the pump offered. This kept my skin hydrated as well but I just prefer the texture and moisture level of the water cream.

  • All Skin Types
  • $49.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Lightweight cream
  • Protects and softens
  • Avocado protein

The last three products in the line are the two face masks and eye cream. I do not own the eye cream but you better believe when I am out of mine I will buy to try. See it HERE! The masks I have used once and that is not enough to fully say they are the best face masks ever. However I want to give you the break down as well.

Saturday Skin

Face Masks: The mask I used was the brightening one and wow they are JAM packed with the serum which is a plus and the mask had texture to it. I loved the texture because the mask did not slide off my face and the next day my face was glowing!!!!

  • Brightening and Hydrating (Shop them HERE and HERE )
  • $30.00 for pack of 5
  • All Skin types
  • Sheet conforms to your face
  • Dullness
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Fine Lines / Wrinkles

As you can see I very much enjoy this brand! I will most certainly be buying the eye cream to try once I am finished with the ones I have now.  To recap, everything I have tried has been fantastic. I would say my top 3 favorite products are the face wash, the peel and the water cream. Have you tried this brand? I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

NEW MAC Hyper Real Foundation and Iridescent Powder: Get Your Glow On!

Before I start I wanted to say sorry for being a bit MIA on the blog. We were dealing with some personal family matters, house construction and my daughter started Kindergarten (insert crying emoji here) Ok back to Makeup lol.  PS I am always active on Instagram so please find me there!  MAC is bringing back the glow and I am living for it. Back when JLo was a bronze goddess in the early 2000’s and everyone wanted to be her I had the MAC loose Iridescent Powder. I would bathe in it and dream I was a bronze goddess just like her. Beyond excited to be able do that again LOL. The MAC Hyper Real Foundation is also making a comeback and it is amazing. I did not own it prior but very  happy to have it in my hands now.  Lets jump right in!

MAC Hyper Real Foundation

“A weightless liquid highlighter that imparts a dreamy glow with a refined high-pearl finish” – maccosmetics.com. So yes this is a liquid highlighter and not a foundation. You may be thinking what is the difference between these and strobe cream?! I thought about that too but these are much thicker and pigmented. These offer a bit more coverage and are meant to be seen. Where strobe cream when blended out you truly can not see what shade was used and offers added moisture and glow to the skin. Hyper Real Foundation offers a true highlight look. They are not glittery but offer a strong GLOW. Yes Please!!!!!! Wear under foundation, mixed in or on top of your makeup on your high points! You can even mix in your moisturizer for those no makeup but you want to glow still days. I absolutely love mixing liquid highlighters into my moisturizers. Anyone else do this?

  • $31.00
  • 4 Shades available
  • Long Term Radiance
  • For all skin types
  • Oil Free
  • Non Streaking or caking

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM (Shop them HERE)

  • Violet
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Bronze

MAC Highlighter

MAC Hyper Real Foundation

MAC IRIDESCENT LOOSE POWDER

“A finely milled mixture of mica and pigments that gives skin a subtle glaze of color with intense pearl” – maccosmetics.com. These are perfect for the summer or an event for that extra pop of glow on your face and body. Like I said before back in the day when JLo made everyone want to be a bronze goddess I owned the bronze shade. I would use it as a blush topper, on my shoulders, my legs a bit. I was serious when I said I bathed in it LOL. 10 years later would I put this on my face?? With caution because the bronze shade I prefer has more of a glittery look but trust me I will and have been putting it on!!! Bottom line if you are a fan of highlighters and love to glow these two products are ones to look into for sure!!! Also if you are a MAC fan get your hands on these again before they are gone!!!

  • $29.00
  • 2 shades available
  • Finley Milled
  • Radiant Sheen
  • Blending beautifully

Swatches Top To Bottom: (Shop them HERE)

  • Golden Bronze
  • Silver Dusk

MAC highlighter

 

MAC Hyper Real Foundation

What do you guys think? Are you excited MAC brought these back? Or if you are seeing for first time will you be grabbing them? Lets talk about all the GLOW!!!

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinons are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio.

Shape Tape Concealer Dupe?!!??: The $7 Concealer You Must Try!

Who doesn’t love concealer? In most recent years I have become concealer obsessed. I love concealers in all shapes and sizes lol. Full coverage, matte, dewy, sheer ect. Nothing beats an affordable concealer that works. Shape Tape Concealer by Tarte Cosmetics was all the rage at one point and still holds a lot of hype. Is it that good? Ehhh I was not too impressed. The formula for me was too thick and drying.  When Makeup Revolution came out with this so called Shape Tape Concealer Dupe the YouTube world went crazy over it I was very intrigued. The concealer is only $7 and holds a lot of the same benefits as shape tape.  In short this is a fantastic concealer at the drugstore for a fraction of the cost of Tarte’s Shape Tape. With full coverage matte creamy finish and easy to blend you can not go wrong.

Product Details:

  • 25 shades – YES you read that right.
  • Available at Ulta Beauty and RevolutionBeautyUSA.com 
  • Conceal and Define
  • Full Coverage
  • $7.00 USD
  • Creamy and blendable
  • Matte Finish
  • All shades are available HERE and 18 shades are available HERE 

Swatches and Shade Info:

  • C0: Pure White
  • C0.5: Fair skin tones with pink undertones
  • C1: Fair skin tones with neutral undertones
  • C2: Fair skin tones with yellow undertones
  • C3: Fair skin tones with cool undertones
  • C4: Fair skin tones with pink undertones
  • C5: Light skin tones with golden undertones
  • C6: Light/Medium skin tones with neutral undertones
  • C6.5: Light/Medium skin tones with yellow undertones

Shape Tape Concealer Dupe

Drugstore Concealer

  •  C7: Medium skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C8: Medium skin tones with a warm undertone
  •  C8.5: Medium skin tones with a yellow undertone
  •  C9: Medium skin tones with a peach undertone
  •  C10: Medium skin tones with a golden undertone
  •  C10.5: Medium skin tones with a warm golden undertone
  •  C11: Medium/dark skin tones with a peach undertone
  •  C12: Medium/dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C12.5: Medium/dark skin tones with a golden undertone

Shape Tape Concealer DupeMakeup Revolution Concealer

Swatches and Shade Info Continued:

  •  C13 – For dark skin tones with a golden undertone
  •  C13.5 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C14 – For dark skin tones with a cool undertone
  •  C15 – For dark skin tones with a red undertone
  •  C16 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone
  •  C17 – For dark skin tones with a neutral undertone
  •  C18 – For dark skin tones with a warm undertone

Shape Tape Concealer Dupe

Drugstore Concealer

I wanted to also add in some comparison swatches for you if you are closer to my skin tone. I am typically  Light to Medium with Neutral undertones. I found for this concealer C 7 was the best for me and my personal preferences. In the past I use to go light under my eyes but now I like to use something just slightly lighter than my skin tone or almost a match. It  makes it easy when I am doing concealer only for those fast no makeup, makeup days. MAC I am NC 20 and that is really almost too light but it still works and I tend to mix a lot so that shade works still. I hope this helps if you are looking to buy the Makeup Revolution Concealer!

Makeup Revolution Concealer

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NEW MAC LIPSTICK: Plenty of Pout

“Pump up the plump to ten – and take lips to their very fullest potential. Plenty of Pout Plumping Lipstick creates full bee-stung lips while laying down sheer, creamy colour. An invigorating ginger root complex with a cooling sensation volumizes lips immediately, while infused oils moisturize and smooth. Plenty of Pout Plumping Lip Gloss packs the same power with a side of clear, balmy shine. Layer it over the Lipstick to soften lip lines for a fresh, pumped-up pout!” – MACCOSMETICS.COM

I will be the first to admit I am not into plumping lip products. However these new MAC Lipsticks make your lips feel juicy and plump without all the sting. There is a plumping gloss you can put over them to really amp it up but it gives me that tingling / sting feeling I do not like. Wearing the plumping MAC Lipstick alone is perfect for me! These lipsticks have a sheer but very creamy coverage. You will see below my swatches were two swipes to make it look nicer (HA)  but they were pigmented with one swipe.

MAC Lipstick MAC Lipstick

NEW MAC LIPSTICK: Plenty of Pout

  • 6 shades
  • $21.00 SHOP THEM HERE 
  • Immediately plumps
  • Increases volume and softness
  • Instant Hydration
  • Sheer Creamy Coverage
  • Find the Plumping Lip Gloss HERE 

SWATCHES TOP TO BOTTOM: (Shop them HERE)

  1. Nicer Than NiceSoft Warm Pink
  2. Kiss & CuddleSoft Yellow Nude (I am obsessed with this shade – I am basic LOL)
  3. So SwellMidtown Cool Brown 
  4. Smooth Going – Bright Peachy Pink
  5. Apple ChicCreamy Strawberry Pink
  6. Crazy LushBright Cherry Red (Hello GORG!!!!)

MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

I think the key with these lippies is the because there are oils infused to moisturize and smooth you do not really notice the cooling sensation as other plumping lipsticks. Picture it like your minty lip balm that feels cool a bit but it does not feel funny on the lips.  Just smooth, full voluminous juicy lips! Do you have your eyes on these? Lets chat in the comments below!

 

DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

TOP 5 MASCARAS: High End & Drugstore

When it comes to top mascara these 5 are must must haves. I think mascara is the one beauty item (aside from lip balm) I could not live without. There is something about a bare face without lashes vs with lashes. Mascara literally wakes up my face. I have tried so many over the years but these stand out. I can typically tell by one try if its for me or not. It has to instantly lift without a ton of coats. It can not be too thin,  too dry or too wet. All of these mascaras give me the length and volume I am looking for when it comes to a Mascara. They are not mentioned in any special order.  If I had to say which ones I use the most it would be the L’Oreal Lash Paradise and the MARC Jacobs Velvet Nior. However when I wear any of these I have been asked if I am wearing false lashes or what type of mascara do I use!

TOP MASCARA

TOP MASCARA: High End & Drugstore

  • L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black –  SHOP IT HERE:   This is such an oldie but goodie. Loved by many Celebrity MUA’s and its under $6 at Target   This was my first real mascara I used once I started to wear makeup as a teen. It may not have been the carbon black but it was this original L’Oreal. I honestly probably saw it in Allure and went out and bought it.
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast – SHOP IT HERE: This is the mascara that re introduced my love to drugstore mascaras. In my 20’s when I started making a bit more money I splurged on Bad Gal Lash By Benefit and Dior Show. Both which are fabulous but in recent months was not as impressed as I once was (Marc Jacobs is to blame). When I got engaged I said OK I need to cut back some and my sister in law loved this one so I tried it. What can I say? The volume and length is there! Its under $7 at Target.
  • MARC JACOBS Velvet Nior – SHOP IT HERE: I was just recently introduced to this mascara when Marc Jacobs sent it to me. I have heard non stop things about it but I try not to give in to hype on products. Ohhhh the hype is real. This mascara I use the most along with my Loreal Lash Paradise which I can easily say is its drugstore dupe. Kinda… Either way you must try this! Sephora sells a Mini version which I think is great. See it HERE It gives you all the length and volume you want without feeling clumpy or dry.

TOP MASCARA

TOP MASCARA

TOP MASCARA: Continued

  • L’Oreal Lash Paradise – SHOP IT HERE: I am obsessed!!! Especially because its drugstore and I literally live for amazing drugstore finds. I pair this with the L’Oreal Lash Primer (which is another must have) and its even better with the primer! The ONLY problem I have with this mascara is it appears to dry out fast. However it works so well for me and I get compliments ALL the time I will not let that be a deal breaker.  Find it HERE at Target for under $10!!
  • MAC In Extreme Dimension – SHOP IT HERE: This is the newest mascara I have tried. Iw as sent this as well by MAC Cosmetics and for as much of a MAC Junkie I am (See my INSTAGRAM HERE) I have never really tried their mascara. Crazy I know. I follow so many MAC MUA’s on the gram and they swoon over this and now I know why!!!

What are your top mascara choices? I am always looking to try out new ones especially from the drugstore! If you have not tried any of these out I strongly strong suggest them all. Like I said I wear the MARC Jacobs and the L’Oreal Lash Paradise the most but I reach for them all. They are constantly being re purchased or will be repurchased.

 

DISCLAIMER: Some products were sent for editorial consideration. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

Mattifying Primer: NEW Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier

Summer is in full swing and no one wants to be an oily mess lol. You all know I love to be dewy and glowing but once summer hits my T Zone gets very oily. Having a fabulous mattifying primer is key to controlling my shine in my problem areas.  A new  primer on the market is by Bobbi Brown, Primer Plus Mattifier.  “A fresh, lightweight face primer that extends the quality of your foundation’s wear while controlling oil, blurring pores and helping keep skin’s moisture level balanced. Skin looks matte, never flat” – bobbibrown.com

Mattifying Primer: All The Details

  • Price: $38.00 buy it HERE (I must say this is a very nice size. You will get your moneys worth!!)
  • Controls Shine / Absorbs Oil: With a special powder technology
  • Blurs Pores
  • Breathable Finish
  • Sodium Hyalurante: Keeps moisture level balanced

mattifying primer

I really am enjoying this primer. I was just talking to my followers on my Instagram how most pore filling primers do not work on me but as long as it says blurring in the description I am good. This is a very light weight primer and has a silky texture. It has a white consistency that is not heavy. I think that is why thicker pore fillers do not work for me. For some reason they break up on my skin and then my foundation looks bad. Once applied even though its to give you a matte finish it almost feels hydrating! Crazy right? It does not dry you out just keeps all that oil at bay.

This primer paired with Bobbi Browns Foundation (see it here) works fantastic. It helps keep the foundation in place all day! I was not only impressed by this mattifying primer but the foundation as well. Another product that is breathable and feels like your skin. So tell me what are some of your must have primers to keep your face matte?

 

DISCLAIMER: These products were sent for a sponsored Instagram post. This blog post is NOT sponsored. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

High End Foundation Dupes For Under $10

It has been a long time since I have written about makeup dupes. I started this series on my Instagram when I started and then I kind of just stopped. Well I am back and I am ready to discuss dupes! High End Foundation Dupes to be exact! There is nothing I love more than to find affordable beauty products that perform. The Maybelline Fit Me Foundations are pretty much high end quality for under $10 at the drug store.  There are two finishes available matte and dewy and today I want to break down how they are dupes for MAC and NARS Foundations. Of course there will be some differences but if you are looking for fantastic foundations that do not break the bank and compare to high end foundations this post is for you!

HIGH END FOUNDATION DUPES

Maybelline Fit Me: Matte & Poreless

“Maybelline’s pore-minimizing foundation contains their genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish” – ulta.com

  • $7.99 at Ulta Beauty – Shop it HERE
  • 40 Diverse Shades
  • Natural Matte Finish
  • Diminishes the look of pores
  • Medium Coverage

This foundation is a dupe for MAC Studio Fix Fluid. Studio Fix also is a natural matte finish,  helps minimize the look of pores and costs $30.00. Now if you are new here MAC is my Jam. When a High End brand is worth the splurge I buy. MAC & NARS are two brands that always work for me. I know not everyone can afford these prices or just maybe do not like the brands for whatever the reason may be. That is why dupes are fantastic!!! The MAC’s foundation works better for me because the shade I use C3.5 is  perfect. I will tell you Matte & Poreless 130 Buff Beige is pretty darn close but its just a bit too cool for me. Does this stop me from wearing it? Nope!!! Find your perfect shade HERE.

High End Foundation Dupes

 

Maybelline Fit Me: Dewy & Smooth

“This foundation blends seamlessly for light to medium, natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be – fresh, breathing, flawless” -ulta.com

  • $7.99 at Ulta Beauty – Shop it HERE 
  • 24 Shades
  • Natural Radiant Finish
  • Medium Coverage that feels light

This foundation is a dupe for NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. NARS is also a radiant finish, with medium coverage (it says full coverage but I find it to be more medium) that does not feel heavy on the skin and costs $49.00. One thing I can say about NARS is they have undertones ON LOCK!!!! They get it period! So because the Maybelline Fit Me foundation has less shades that is it’s only downfall however if it offers your shade this is an amazing dupe for NARS.  I truly hope they extend this ones range to 40 as well.

If you are interested in the NARS Foundation I do have some swatches and full review of it HERE and If you are interested in MAC Posts you can find some of my most popular ones HERE and HERE.

 

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MAC Fix Plus Prep + Prime: Which One Is Right For You?

The ICONIC Mac Fix Plus Prep + Prime Face Spray is loved by so many. There are more times than not I talk to my friends, co workers and family and they do not know about this iconic product. With the MAC Fix Plus line expansion I wanted to write this blog post to profess my love for it. Hoping to have more beauty lovers discover this product! So what is it?

MAC Fix Plus Product Details:

  • Price: $26.00
  • Comes in 3 types (also a charcoal spray)
  • Multiple Uses

MAC Fix Plus

THE ORIGINAL:  “A lightweight water mist that gently soothes and refreshes skin and finishes makeup” – maccosmetics.com. This hydrating mist is packed with vitamins and minerals and infused with green tea, chamomile and cucumber. Insanely soothing on the skin and hydrating and Comes in 4 scents: Original, Coconut, Lavender and Rose.  Here are some of the uses for this Holy Grail Mist.  Shop it HERE and a Mini Size HERE (it is only $12!!!)

  • Spray before makeup for extra hydration
  • Middle of the day pick me up
  • Finish makeup to smooth out powder to have it melt into the skin
  • Use with foundation to sheer it out
  • Intensify color (highlighters and eye shadows)

MAC Fix Plus

MAC Fix Plus Matte

MAC Fix Plus

 

MATTE: “A lightweight mattifying spray that refreshes skin while instantly controlling shine and oil.” – maccosmetics.com This formula contains powder and silica that will help to control oil to re balance and mattify the skin. MAC MUA Ashley Rudder shows a fabulous example here on her Instagram.  If you are oily or just prefer to have a matte finish and do not like shine this is the oen for you!!!! Shop it HERE 

SHIMMER:  “A Fix+ formula now infused with pearlescent pearls for the ultimate glow” – maccosmetics.com Let me say when I saw this was being released I was beyond excited because I am all about the glow and love the original. The formula is exactly the same as the original formula with the added pearlescent to give you added glow for radiant skin! Please know this is not in your face glitter on your skin. Its quite subtle. Just enough to give your skin some added radiance! Comes in two shades: Pink and Gold. Shop it HERE  

MAC fix plus shimmer

MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER: “A charcoal-infused face spray that immediately re-energizes and replenishes lost moisture.” – maccosmetics.com This one is technically not in the fix plus family but I am adding it in because face sprays are fantastic and need to be added into your beauty routine! This face spray will instantly recharge your skin. You can use this before, during or after makeup. Shop it HERE.

I hope this helps you a bit if you have been thinking about this product. I truly is a fantastic investment and product to have. With its versatility and multiple uses you are guaranteed to find the one that is best for you, along with using it in different ways throughout your beauty routine.

 

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MAC Fix Plus