Duping Divas Part Trois

November 13, 2019 in

Looking at my blog's statistics I see that with the one exception of how to make the perfect pizza (cause duh, pizza!  Read that Here ) my most read posts are the "Duping Divas" posts. (See them Here and Here)

I'd love to do tons of these posts for you guys. The thing is, I want them to actually be DUPES. I don't want to be like  "Here we have a Pat McGrath palette and over there we have a Cover Girl palette. They are both eye shadow, y'all!"
When I can give you guys TRULY comparable products, I do these posts. Today, is one of those days.

First up , Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Flawless Filter and Milani's Soft Glow Complexion Enhancer

                                                             Milani Soft Glow $11

                                                       Charlotte Tilburry Hollywood Flawless Filter $44

These magic potions can be used as a primer, highlighter or be mixed into a matte foundation to make it dewy.
This is one of those products that gives you that coveted "glow from within" look. When they are on, they are nearly indistinguishable.

Savings $33.00

Next up, I'm super excited to have found a dupe for one of my favorite concealers. I've mentioned before, once you get past your mid-20's, super heavy concealers don't do you any favors. All they do is act like a neon arrow that points at your every fine line.
If you are anything like me though, you still have dark circles that NEED to be covered.
This is why I feel in love with YSL's Touch Eclat Concealer. It covers what needs to be covered, but its not thick in consistency. I was so happy to find it's drug store counter part in No7's Radiant Glow Concealer .

                                                                YSL Touch Eclat $35

                                                      No.7 Radiant Glow $14

Savings $20.00

I've told you guys before how as a teenager of the late '90's I waxed my once full eye brows to all oblivion. For the past 15-20 years, I've been filling them in. (I'm seriously considering microblading)
Anastasia Beverly Hills is the brow go-to experts. I don't even want to know how many of these pencils I've purchased over the years.
I was shook when picking up a perscription last week. I saw that Cover Girl now makes something darn near identical. I bought one, its great!

                                                            ABH Brow Wiz $23  

                                                        Cover Girl Micro-Fine Brow Pencil $9

Savings :$14.00

As we are getting into the colder months, many of us are battling dry skin. aside from being uncomfortable, dry skin looks awful. Especially, on the face. Having dry facial skin easily adds 5-10 years to your appearance. Who wants that?
A good way to help counter this dryness is to use a primer oil.
Smashbox, who is widely accepted as one of the best primers out there, delivers with their primer oil. It feels great on all while keeping your makeup smooth and in place. It comes in at a steep $42.00 though. Now, NYX makes pretty much the same thing for $14.00!

                                                           Smashbox Primer Oil $42.00

                                                             NYX Hydra-Touch Primer $14

Savings: $28.00

Shifting back over to concealers, and back specifically to Tarte's Shape Tape. While it might not be great for my 40 year old under-eye area, its still a classic and its still in my cosmetics collection. ( I do use it for "special occasion" contouring.)
Now, L'Oreal makes a spot on dupe! Woo hoo!

                                                           Shape Tape $27

                                                           L'Oreal Infallible Concealer $13.50

Savings: $13.50

Okay, now for the final Dupe of the day....
Kat Von D's tattoo liner is an award winning product with a cult following. It makes it so even the clumsiest , most un-steady handed folks can apply the perfect winged eyeliner.
recently though, this product came under criticism when it was discovered that the full sized and travel sized product had the exact same amount of liner in them. The only thing that was different was the length of the container.
Yet again, it's NYX who saves the day with their Epic Ink Liner.
Guys, I literally cannot tell these two apart.

                                                                  Kat Von D Tattoo liner $20

                                                                          NYX Epic Ink $9

Savings: $11.00

Okay, there you have it!
I hope that the rest of this week is excellent for you!



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