DUPE LIST II: BPAMC Drugstore Dupes

For those of you that are new to Beauty Products Are My Cardio when I started my Instagram I ran a series called Splurge VS Steal. Who doesn’t love a good beauty steal right??!!?? Call it splurge vs steal, drugstore dupes or just good ole dupes, being able to save money on a product that works just as well (sometimes better) than an expensive one is a win in my book.

So I thought it would be fun to move this series over to my blog. Its now called DUPE List! See my first Dupe List here

So lets get started on DUPE LIST II!!!!

 

Drug Store Dupes - Colourpop Avenue

Drugstore Dupes - Colourpop Avenue

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Shade Avenue: $6 – Shop Here

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro in Shade 201: $38 – Shop Here

ColourPop is on my top lip and Armani is on the bottom. Can you see the difference? I couldn’t lol! Both of these lippies are a matte finish and extremely comfortable on the lips and lasted throughout the day.

Palladio Beauty Baked Bronzer in shade Pacific Tan: $10 Shop Here

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in shade Golden Days: $6 Shop Here

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in shade Luminous Bronze Light: $24 travel size $50 regular size. Shop Here and Here

I’m just getting into Hourglass and picked up the travel size to try it out during a Nordstrom sale. I do enjoy this bronzer however I like it better mixed with other colors because it tends to be a bit orange on me. These two drugstore bronzers are FABULOUS! They offer the same type of look with that touch of shimmer not glitter to accentuate your cheekbones!

Drugstore Dupes - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara: $5.99 Shop Here

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: $23.00 Shop Here

I saw this on Pinterest (find me here) as I love looking for new dupes! I also love and prefer drugstore mascaras over highend mascara but this one just did not do it for me in comparison. I love the way better than sex mascara performs but I get TONS of fall out so I was hoping for the Rimmel to be a fab dupe. Its nice do not get me wrong but I don’t know if its an exact dupe.  I still wanted to add this because Mascara is not one size fits all and I have tons of blogger friends that love both of these!

Drugstore Dupes - Elf Matte Lip Crayons

 

Elf Matte Lip Crayons: $3 Shop Here

Fiona Stiles Matte Lip Crayons: $16 Shop Here

This is more of a same product type of dupe. What I own I do not have exact color dupes but both of these products are the same concept. A Matte Lip Crayon that offers great pigment in a matte finish. Fiona Stiles formula is SUPER CREAMY and I love that in a matte lip product. Elfs crayon is not near as creamy however it packs on pigment and for $3 they are worth it. I just use my MAC prep and prime lip before applying the Elf ones and it provides that extra moisture… I pretty much use the prep and prime before I apply anything now on my lips. I am obsessed but we will not get off topic LOL

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Lady Danger - NYX Pure Red - Red Lipstick

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Lady Danger - NYX Pure Red - Red Lipstick

NYX Matte Lipstick in Shade Pure Red: $5.99 Shop Here

MAC Matte Finish Lipstick in Shade Lady Danger $17 Shop Here

Most people know MAC is my jam. I love MAC products and have since I was 16. They just work for me period.  I understand not everyone has this budget or may just choose not to buy certain brands. You will always find MAC dupes here bc I own a ton of MAC! Lady Danger is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Red Lip to rock! I have swatched 10 in my collection you can see here) During my red swatch party I discovered this dupe. Milani Matte Passion is the first one I found but this NYX in one is another fab dupe!!!

Drugstore Dupes

Drugstore Dupes

Elf Cosmetics Shimmer Lip Gloss in shade Believe: $1 at the Dollar Store (WINNING!!!)

Nars Lip Gloss in shade Greek Holiday: $26.00 Shop Here

As you can see this is not an exact color dupe but the concept of a bronze colored shimmer lip is dupe worthy in my opinion. I love Greek Holiday by Nars.  I have bought it twice! Its the perfect nude shimmer lip gloss  that works well with so many nude lipsticks for that extra pop. When I am at the dollar store I always go to the makeup section and mine carries a huge section of Elf so when I saw this I thought it was so pretty and grabbed it. How can I not for a $1! Got home and the light bulb went off. On the lips like I said its the same concept but you can see the elf is lighter but I felt this was dupe list worthy!!!!!

Drugstore Dupes

Loreal Magic Lumi Primer: $12.99 Shop Here

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter: $38.00 Shop Here

If you want to glow on a budget look no further!!! This loreal lumi primer does just that! This also is a fab dupe for MAC Storbe Cream (original color) as it has a pink tone to it. The BECCA primer does not have a pink undertone however both give you that glow from within look.

 

 

 

I truly hope you enjoy this series!!  What is your favorite dupe find? What dupes would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below!

DUPE LIST III COMING EARLY 2017

 

 

Holiday Makeup Looks: Red Lipstick Swatches

Everyone wants to find the perfect Holiday Makeup Looks and what better way than with a festive red lip! Below you will find 10 Red Lipstick swatches from my collection from drugstore to highend to help you find your best Holiday Makeup Looks! Red lipstick swatches get super messy so bare with me LOL!!! I just started to wear red lipstick a year or so ago and have fallen absolutely in love with the look. Whether its summer, winter or fall I have learned to rock my red lip!

Most  people think they can not pull off red lipstick and I do truly understand this because I have always felt that way. Red Lipstick is all about the right shade for your skin tone and I believe the right finish. I prefer an orange tone with a matte finish but I am learning to like many more now that I am more comfortable with it. So lets get to these swatches!!!

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

SHADES TOP TO BOTTOM: (For easy shopping click on the shade of the lipstick)

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain: Shade –  402 Rouge Remix

Catrice Ultimate Color Lipstick: Shade – 310 Red My Lips

MAC Matte Lipstick: Shade – Lady Danger (My All Time Favorite Red Lip to Rock!)

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick: Shade – So Marilyn

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick: Shade – Avenue

MAC Liptensity: Shade – Mulling Spices

NYX Matte Lipstick: Shade – Pure Red

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro: Shade 400

Makeup Forever Satin Finish Artist Rouge: Shade- C404

MAC Retro Matte: Shade – Ruby Woo

 

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

 

CLOSE UPS: SHADES TOP to BOTTOM: 

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain: Shade –  402 Rouge Remix

Catrice Ultimate Color Lipstick: Shade – 310 Red My Lips

MAC Matte Lipstick: Shade – Lady Danger (My All Time Favorite Red Lip to Rock!)

Charlotte Tilbury KISSING Lipstick: Shade – So Marilyn

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick: Shade – Avenue

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

CLOSE UPS: SHADES TOP to BOTTOM: 

MAC Liptensity: Shade – Mulling Spices

NYX Matte Lipstick: Shade – Pure Red

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro: Shade 400

Makeup Forever Satin Finish Artist Rouge: Shade- C404

MAC Retro Matte: Shade – Ruby Woo

 

Do you spot any of your favorites? If so which one do you love? If not what is your favorite red lipstick to wear during the holidays?

 

Holiday Makeup Looks - Red Lipstick Swatches

 

**Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links and some products featured were sent for reviewing purposes. As always opinion are 100% honest and my own. 

Skincare Routine Update: Kielh’s & Burt’s Bees

Its been awhile since I have posted a Skincare Routine update but if you have read my other posts here and here you know this has and is a long process for me. With my day routine pretty set, I was in search for a nighttime moisturizer and eye cream. My coworker told me about Kiehls avocado cream and said it was a must to try for hydration. My under eyes always seem so dry and it was showing up when I had my makeup on as well. I didn’t really have a solid night cream because my skin was giving me so much trouble I was using my Origins Plantscription for day and night since it was working and not causing any reactions. However with a $60 pricetag I knew I didn’t want to be doing this for both day and night as the product would run out wayyyy faster LOL!

I started to do some research on drugstore brands with cleaner ingredients aka no parabens.  I am not 100% paraben free but my face seems to get very bothered by them. I started looking up Burt’s Bees and saw they had a firming night cream and the ingredients and claims were intriguing. With a $19.99 price tag and $3.50 off ulta coupon I could not resist!

So lets get into the review on these new favs of mine!!!

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment:

Skincare Routine - Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is a  moisturizing eye treatment that is packed with anti oxidants, shea butter and has avocado oil in it. Per the Kiehls website it states:

  • Gently moisturizes the delicate eye area
  • Does not migrate into eyes
  • Ophthamologist- and Dermatologist-tested
  • Highly effective natural ingredients provide daily hydration for sensitive eye area

Now I use this only at night as a treatment for hydration and will switch off some nights with a more anti-aging eye cream (been obsessing over the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery) but for me hydration is key in keeping my eyes looking younger. Its extremely creamy but tacky if that makes sense so I prefer to put it on my finger and warm it up with other finger and pat it to my under eye area instead of smearing it under my eye. Does that makes sense? LOL  This works wonders!!!! In the morning I look more refreshed and I have noticed it helps with my dark circles too (I have been getting a bit more sleep sooooo that could be it too HA!)

The eye treatment comes in two sizes 0.5 fl oz for $29.00 and 0.95fl oz for $48.00. The price tag is high I know but you only need a pea size! I bought the smaller size and have hardly made a dent in it. If you are looking for hydration this is for you!

Shop the eye treatment here

Skincare Routine - Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Night Cream:

Skincare Routine - Burt's Bees Night Cream

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Night Cream is a thick but non greasy night moisturizer that has Hibiscus and Apple Rejuvenating Complex in it for more plump and firmer looking skin in the morning.  Per Ultas website it states:

  • Face cream infused with wrinkle smoothing white hibiscus
  • Contains Intensively Hydrating apple, the Hibiscus and Apple Complex locks moisture inside the skin to plump up cells
  • Immediately after use, skin appears smoother and hydrated

Again this is thick but its not heavy or greasy feeling.  It gives you a ton of hydration which I personally need especially in the winter months here in Chicago. Just like the eye cream you do not need a lot for this to work. Maybe just a little bit more than a size of a quarter is all you need. I maybe bought this 3 months ago and I just am running out now.  The smell is very nice due to the apple and hibiscus but its not powerful and the jar is glass which I love. It gives it a more luxurious feeling even though it only cost $19.00. I love the way this makes my skin look and feel and best part it did not cause any redness or breakouts. I will be trying the day cream from this line since I love this so much. You know I am always looking for beauty bargains lol! So stay tuned! The renewal line comes with a slew of other goodies like eye cream, face wash ect so I would most certainly recommend this line if you are looking for a good yet affordable anti aging regimen

 Shop the night cream here

Skincare Update - Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Night Cream

What are your go to night moisturizers and eye creams? I would love to see whats working for everyone in the comments below!

 

**Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seoul Mamas: Sheet Masks Review

Seoul Mamas mission is to ” hydrate and soften your skin; to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and provide intense hydration to improve overall skin tone” This is what we all want right?  If you are looking for sheet masks that do just that for your skin, look no further.

In case you are new to this Korean beauty product, a sheet mask is a simple and easy way to treat your skins needs. You place the mask on your face and leave it on for 10-20 min while you sit back and relax. When you are done you take it off and throw it away. That’s it!! No mess of the mask getting all over your skin, on your hands or on your face towels. This is the exact reason why I love sheet masks so much. No mess and no fuss!

Sheet Masks

Sheet Masks

The Seoul Mamas Sheet Masks are made from 100% bamboo material and the ingredients for the serum are:

  • Caviar extract (filled with vitamins and minerals)
  • Hyaluronic acid (one of the biggest trends in skincare right now because it works!)
  • Apple and wild cherry fruit extract (filled with vitamin C and antioxidants)
  • Chamomile flower (helps with dark spots from sun damage)

A couple things they are NOT made with are Parabens and Sulfates which is a huge plus in my book. I am not 100% paraben free as I have discussed in previous skin care posts however I do believe parabens are a trigger for my redness & breakouts in my skin.

Sheet Masks

You can find the sheet masks on Seoul’s website here. They are sold for $8.00 per sheet mask (you all know I love a beauty product that is $10 or less)  or a box of 5 for $35, which is a great deal. The packaging is beautiful and sturdy and the sheet masks works. They have hydrated my skin and left my skin texture looking smoother and younger.

Do you want a chance to win a pack of 5 for yourself? There will be two winners!!

The rules for the giveaway are simple:

  • Must be following me on Instagram
  • Tag a friend on the picture posted on my instagram page
  • In the comments below tell me why you want to win
  • Giveaway will end 12/6 at 5pm CST

That is it!!! Good Luck!!!

*** This is a sponsored post and giveaway by Seoul Mamas. As always opinions and thoughts are honest and 100% my own***

 

 

 

MAC Shadescents: Fragrance descriptions and product details

Introducing MAC Shadescents, 6 iconic shades now paired with a scent! “Scent and lips create irresistible chemistry with M·A·C Shadescents, six new perfumes inspired by our most iconic Lipstick shades. Lady Danger thrills with notes of wild cherry and Ruby Woo goes bold with whiffs of deep red leather. Notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather surprise and intoxicate in My Heroine. Candy Yum-Yum conjures tropical fruit and cotton candy and Velvet Teddy calls forth wild honey and creamy musk. Crème d’Nude evokes the vibrant sexiness of naked skin”
Product Details:
  • Lipstick $17 USD/$21 CAD (Limited Edition Packaging)
  • Fragrance $57.00 USD / $67.00 CAD (Permanent Collection)
  • Available on MACcosmetics.com & Macys.com November 30, 2016
  • Available in-store December 8, 2016

 

Limited Edition Packaging for 6 Iconic Lipstick Shades. I LOVE THIS!!!! So fun to see the shade color on the packaging!!

MAC Shadescents - My Heroine - Creme DNude - Velvet Teddy - Lady Danger - Ruby Woo - Candy Yum Yum

MY HEROINE: Woody Leather – Intoxicating, hypnotic and beyond mysterious

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

 

MAC Shadescents - MAC My Heroine
Creme d’Nude: Amber Musk – free spirited, ultimate laid – back goddess

 

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Creme DNude
Velvet Teddy: Wild HoneyOn a plane one minute and at a VIP club the next, up all night dancing

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Velvet Teddy
 
Lady Danger: Woody Floriental – live wire, risk – taker and rebel

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Lady Danger
Ruby Woo: Woody Floral –  Demands attention like a red carpet stunner

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Ruby Woo
Candy Yum Yum: Fruity Floral Gourmand – has a thing for kittens and pink Cadillacs. Get in her way and she is no afraid to show her claws!

Shop Lipstick here

Shop Perfume here

MAC Shadescents - MAC Candy Yum Yum
Which Shadescent are you? Leave in the comments below! What do you think of this new collection?
#IAmRubyWoo
#IAmCremedNude
#IAmMyHeroine
#IAmCandyYumYum
#IAmLadyDanger
MAC Shadescents - My Heroine - Creme DNude - Velvet Teddy - Lady Danger - Ruby Woo - Candy Yum Yum
#IAMLADYDANGER (Not sure how much of a rebel I am but this is my go to red lipstick HANDS DOWN!!!!  Maybe this means I am a risk taker and a bit on the wild side! LOL) To see more up close shots of the packaging and shades head over to fellow Beauty Blogger Makeup. Just. For.Fun  youtube video. Some of you may know her as Amanda from Instagram.
 Want More MAC Cosmetics posts? See below:
* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
*MAC generously sent these for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. 

Palladio Beauty I’m Blushing Review and Swatches

I am all about cheek products, they are my ultimate weakness. So when I received the new Palladio Beauty I’m Blushing & I’m Glowing stick I was ecstatic. Products like this make life easier. They can be used as a lip or cheek stain and the glow stick can be used multiple ways as well. Both are very creamy, pigmented and blend easily.  Even though they are bigger you can easily use some of your favorite beauty tools to apply to lips, brow bone, above the lip ect. It just depends what you want to use each product for.

Product Info: (Click shade names to shop)

  • They are $8 and I believe this is a beauty bargain due to the fact that they are a multitask product  and perform well!
  • I’m Blushing comes in 4 shades (Precious, Darling, Dainty, Lovely)
  • I’m Glowing comes in 3 shades (Limelight, VIP, Stunner)

Palladio Beauty I'm Blushing - Palladio Beauty I'm Glowing

 Swatches Top – Bottom:

  • Dainty and Limelight

Palladio Beauty I'm Blushing - Palladio Beauty I'm Glowing

Swatches Blended:

Palladio Beauty I'm Blushing - Palladio Beauty I'm Glowing

Would I recommend these products? Yes! I love a good cream based product as they keep my skin looking dewy and fresh. They have strong pigment and blend very well because of their creaminess. Once blended they did loose some pigmentation and the glow was not as strong but that did not bother me because you can easily build the product to your liking! Overall I think these are a fun way to try out cream products without breaking the bank!!

Have you tried either of these? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

 

*These were generously sent to BPAMC by Palladio Beauty. As always reviews are honest and my own. Some links provided in this blog post are affiliate links. 

How to Blog on a Budget: By a Beauty Blogger

If you are already a beauty blogger or aspiring to become one but not sure how to stay current with all the beauty trends on a budget look no further. I am going to give you some tips and tricks you need to know how to blog on a budget and keep your Instagram up to date! Beauty Blogging is already filled with a ton of pressure but this should not be one of them nor does it have to be.

Having two kids at home under the age of 3, my husband and I are always on a budget and looking for ways to save and or stretch our dollar. I just don’t always have the funds to buy the most up to date beauty products to review for my readers. Now I know you may be thinking “but you are getting current PR Samples sent to you ect” and although this is true, I started out just like you! I always considered my makeup collection to be on the larger side but when I started to blog I realized my collection was small in comparison to others.

I had to remind myself some bloggers are:

  • Getting PR Samples / Sponsored work
  • Been collecting beauty products longer than me
  • Have different budgets than me
  • Have larger incomes than me
  • Have different interests in products than me

I did not let the differences I saw put pressure on my blog style, instead I got creative and stayed true to me. Which in turn allows me to be active multiple times a day on Instagram and to be able to write a new blog post at least once a week.

1.Work with what you have already:  If blogging is on your mind you must be into beauty products which means you have a collection to work with (regardless of the size!) and have tons of knowledge on them to review for your blog!!! You just need to be creative with what you already own

  • To start take single shots of all your products. This will give you more content to post on Instagram.  I know you will see pictures with multiple products but maybe you have one blush that is your favorite. Just show case that one with a pretty necklace, silk scarf or a creative close up shot and tell us why you love it!!!
  • Take group shots of specific products (blush, mascara, lipsticks, bronzers, palettes, your brushes)
  • Use colors!!! Get creative here… look at all the packaging in your collection. Do you see a ton of black? Maybe Gold? Put those together and take a picture!
  • Do you have a must have combo of blush and bronzer? Or a favorite Lipstick and gloss you always wear? Think about these combos and write them down. Then take pictures and talk about them to your readers for a fun blog post!
  • Do you tend to buy pink lippies? Get them in one shot and take a picture and then review each one.
  • I did not buy a camera. I used my I phone 6plus and still do
  • I did not buy lights to start out. I used natural lighting with a white lid from a storage container. (Read my first blogging tip post on how to grow a following here)
  • Set a budget for a monthly beauty purchase.
  • Don’t forget about your skincare / hair routines

How to blog on a budget

How to blog on a budget

How to blog on a budget

 

2. Monthly Subscriptions: There are tons out there to choose from as low as $10 a month to give you products/content to work with each month. This will give you new products each month to review, get fab product shots,  as well as reviewing the subscription service each month on your blog!

How to blog on a budget

How to blog on a budget

3. Free Samples:  Yes brands give out samples!!

  • If you are in the market for a new foundation you can always request samples at your favorite brands counter. I recently did this with MAC and testing out the Studio Fix Fluid.
  • Do your research: I discovered Mario Badescu gives out free skin analysis and samples which allowed me to write this blog post for free!
  • Head over to Sephora and Nordstrom and just ask 🙂

How to blog on a budget

How to blog on a budget

4. Contact brands for PR: You may be thinking “I don’t have a large following!”  That does not matter.  I received my first PR at 1K followers. How? I reached out directly to them.

  • Brands love bloggers bc we are free marketing
  • Sell yourself
  • Be professional
  • Remember the worst case scenario is they say no. That’s it. Nothing else bad will happen! lol
  • (**Please let me know if you would like to see a more detailed blog post about PR outreach**)

5. Repost old photos:  GASP OMG I KNOW!!!! Pictures posted just once are a waste to me. We work so hard to get these beautiful shots for them to just be used once? Nope not me! Dont let your instagram suffer with limited posts because of these things. Take a picture that you posted 6-8 weeks back and poof you have a post for the day! All of these things below get in the way and its okay! Plus sometimes your followers didn’t even see the first post

  • Life happens (busy week, personal issues ect)
  • Bad weather if using natural lighting
  • feeling not motivated that day

I truly hope reading this helps get your creative juices flowing on how to blog on a budget. Since I started I have only bought new makeup I truly wanted and have consistently talked about “non trending” products.  Remember this is suppose to be fun!

What are your tips for blogging on a budget? Let me know in the comments below!

Japonesque Blush Collection: Swatches and Product Info

I have been using the Japonesque Blush in Shade 2 for almost 2 years now. I saw Manny MUA pair it with  Benefit Hoola on a video of his and I knew I had to have. Hoola and Shade 2 are just perfect together!!!! I immediately fell in love and it has since become one of my all time favorite blushes and that is saying a lot as I am a HUGE BLUSH junkie. Its my biggest makeup weakness so I have tried many! When Japonesque sent me their entire Blush Collection for review I was beyond excited and of course had great exceptions.

Their Velvet Touch Blush Collection comes in 6 shades and are $22 per blush. I find this price to be fair and reasonable as the pans are fairly large and the quality is on point!!! Super pigmented and they blend effortlessly on your cheeks and the packaging is just so fun and colorful!!

Japonesque Blush - Japonesque Blush Shade 2
Japonesque Blush Shade 2

Lets get to the swatches!!!

Swatches from Top – Bottom: (Click shade names to shop)

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 1 - Japonesque Blush Shade 2 - Japonesque Blush Shade 3

 

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 1 - Japonesque Blush Shade 2 - Japonesque Blush Shade 3

 

Swatches from Top – Bottom: (Click shade name to shop)

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 4 - Japonesque Blush Shade 5 - Japonesque Blush Shade 6

Japonesque Blush Swatches - Japonesque Blush Shade 4 - Japonesque Blush Shade 5 - Japonesque Blush Shade 6

As you can see there are shades available for everyone and can be multipurpose which is always a plus!!! I have been loving shade 5 as a bronzer for my skintone. Do you have a Japonesque blush you are loving? Or do you see any shades you want in your collection? Let me know in the comments!

 

*Japonesque generously sent their blush collection to BPAMC for reviewing purposes. As always opinions are my own and honest. Shopable links are affiliate links. 

 

Colourpop Swatches: My first Colourpop haul

Hold the gasps ……………………….. but this is my very first Colourpop order! I know you are saying “What??!!! How can this be?” But its true and I can already tell you I am hooked! Being a beauty blogger I see Colourpop swatches daily and I swoon over them constantly. I am so happy that I finally decided to jump on the Colourpop Train.

Cheek products are my ultimate weakness so I knew I wanted to pick up a couple. I searched swatches online and when I saw wisp and might be I fell in love. But I was not prepared for how deep my love would be lol Just look at these?!

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Wisp Swatch - Colourpop Might Be swatch

Colors Top – Bottom: Wisp (gold) – Might Be (Rose Gold)

Shop Highlighters Here

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Wisp Swatch - Colourpop Might Be Swatch

Next up are the Ultra Matte Lippies. I knew I wanted to try these as I am just breaking into liquid lipsticks and from hearing how much these are loved in the blogging world it was an easy choice. I grabbed two from the fall edit collection (Love Bug and Time Square after seeing swatches on Makeup.Just.For.Fun youtube channel ) and two classics (Avenue and Beeper) since my co- worker said they are some of her favs.

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip

Colors Top – Bottom: Avenue, Love Bug (Fall Edit), Time Square (Fall Edit), Beeper

Shop Lippies Here

Colourpop Swatches - Colourpop Beeper - Colourpop Time Square - Colourpop Love Bug - Colourpop Avenue

I am already figuring out my next order (Highly Waisted highlighter must be in my collection)!! Leave in the comments below your must haves and tell me what I must try!!!

DUPE LIST: BPAMC Drugstore Dupes

For those of you that are new to Beauty Products Are My Cardio when I started my Instagram I ran a series called Splurge VS Steal. Who doesn’t love a good beauty steal right??!!?? Call it splurge vs steal, drugstore dupes or just good ole dupes, being able to save money on a product that works just as well (sometimes better) than an expensive one is a win in my book.

So I thought it would be fun to move this series over to my blog. Its now called DUPE List. I will dedicate blog posts that will consist of my finds in a list form so I can give you multiple dupes at once! (YAY!!!!!)  Below you will see my dupes from the last 9 months on Instagram along with some new ones. I hope you are just as excited about this new blog series as I am! I already have the 2nd one in the works so stay tuned! Lets get started!!!!

DUPE LIST:

Makeup Dupes - Becca Dupe - Becca Foundation Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation: $44

Loreal Cushion Foundation: $14.99

I found the coverage, luminous finish and longevity to be almost identical.

Makeup Dupes - Hoola Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Makeup Dupes - Hoola Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Benefit Hoola: $29.00

NYC Sunny Bronzer: $3.62

Hoola is a holy grail bronzer of mine so for me its worth the splurge however if you are on a budget and looking for a great matte bronzer you can not go wrong with Sunny Bronzer. The colors are a bit different so please keep that in mind.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Blankety Dupe - Makeup Dupes

MAC Blankety $17.00

Loreal Fairest Nude: $5.99

Blankety is a more pink toned brown nude where I found fairest nude to come off a bit more brown. Loreal lipsticks are fabulous (except the smell/taste) so if you are looking for an everyday nude on a budget this is the shade to look into. This has also been said to be a dupe for MAC’s HoneyLove but I found it to be a bit closer to Blankety

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick - Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown: $46.00

Makeup Revolution: $7.00

Bobbi Brown is noticeably darker in color but the concept of a fun shimmer brick highlight to use in multiple ways is the same. Bobbi Brown offers a color range of the shimmer bricks and I have a few and love them however you can not go wrong at all with Makeup Revolution!

Makeup Dupes - Nars Multiple - Nars Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Nars Multiple Stick: $39.00

Wet N Wild all in one highlight stick: $3.99

I can not tell you how excited I was to discover this dupe. With the shades being almost identical to the formula being pretty darn good for $3.99. They are not any where as creamy as Nars but they are good for $3.99

Makeup Dupes - NYX Gotcha Covered - Tarte Concealer Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

These two concealers are so identical they have the same ingredients except for 2!!!  The NYX Gotcha covered concealer is AMAZING. Its one of my Ride or Die products (see my full list here)

Makeup Dupes - Makeup Revolution - Tarte Hella Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

Makeup Revolution – The One For All: $5.00

Tarte: Hella: $20.00

Formula is different as the Tarte is not sticky and is very comfortable on the lips but color match is almost identical!

Makeup Dupes - Nail Polish Dupes - Just Nothing Dupe - Drugstore Dupes

All I can say is the Christian Louboutin polish chipped before the Wet N Wild one.

Makeup Dupes - Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Dupe - Eyeshadow Primer - Drugstore Dupes

Urban Decay Primer: $20.00

Wet N Wild Primer: $4.69

Read my blog post  here with swatches

Drugstore Dupes - Rockateur Dupe - Japonesque Blush Shade 2

Wet N Wild new formula blushes are amazing! Drugstore price with highend results. All three of these blushes are fabulous however Wet N Wild stepped up the game. You need them in your collection!

Drugstore Dupes - Covergirl Lash Blast - They're Real Dupe

All I can say here is Lashblast is my Holy Grail mascara and if Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash and They’re Real had a baby it would be Lash Blast.

Drugstore Dupes - IT Cosmetics Dupe - Milani Dupes

It Cosmetics Brow Power Lift Pencil: $24.00

Milani Brow & Eye Highlights: $6.99

The Milani comes in three different shades but this was the closest to the IT Cosmetics one that only comes in one shade. I prefer the shades to the IT Cosmetics for my skin tone however if you can find a Milani Brow & Eye Highlight that fits your skin tone its a fabulous product!

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - MAC Lady Danger Dupe

MAC lipsticks are by far my favorite lipsticks however Milani’s matte lipsticks are up there for me. They are just as comfortable, long wearing and do not have a funky smell or taste (big deal breaker for me with lipstick) Matte Passion is honestly the best dupe I have discovered because its almost identical.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC fix plus dupe - Elf Makeup Spray

MAC Fix + Spray: $23/12

Elf Makeup Spray: $3

The Elf one has a smell that is hard for me to get past. It provides hydration well and works but because of the smell I do not use that often.

Drugstore Dupes - MAC Pretty Please Dupe - Makeup Dupes

MAC Pretty Please: $17

Revlon Sky Line Pink: $4.99

I am bias with Pretty Please it was the shade I wore on my wedding day lol and its the perfect pink for me but in all honesty if you are looking for a pretty pink lipstick that shimmers and dont want to break the bank the Revlon one is going work!

Makeup Dupes - Drugstore Dupes - Dr Brandt Pores No More Dupe

Dr Brandt: $45.00

Catrice: $7.99

Both keep you matte, refine your pores and keep oil at bay. Dr. Brandt does have a nude color to the primer where the Catrice Primer is white

 

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - Clinique Chubby Stick Dupe

Drugstore Dupes - Makeup Dupes - Clinique Chubby Stick Dupe

Clinique Chubby Stick: $17.00

Revlon Jumbo Gloss Balm: $8.99

Some of the shades are not an exact match as you can see but the idea behind this glossy tinted balm are the same. So if you can find a shade you love that is less expensive you cant go wrong with the Revlon Balm!

 

I truly hope you enjoy this new series  DUPE LIST.  What is your favorite dupe find? What dupes would you like to see? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay tuned for more!!!