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DIY – Pressed Powder!

15 May

One of the reasons why I love pressed powder is the compacts.  I am a sucker for a collectible compact.  They are pretty and inexpensive to restock.  And now even cheaper.   Here is how to make your own pressed powder.  Pro Tip – this works so good for vintage compacts!

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Dupe war #3 – Dior Diorshow Mascara vs Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara

4 Apr

This one was really close.  Really really close actually. But first, let’s review the products.

Original –  Dior Diorshow Mascara for $25

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What it is:
A great prestige brand mascara with a cult following.

What it does:
This mascara delivers perfectly plush, everyday glam lashes with an innovative XXL brush for maximum show-stopping volume. Its creamy, buildable, customizable formula allows you to achieve the same dramatic lash volume that can be seen on the Dior runway for a glamorous, false lash effect. (Sephora)

The Dupe – Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara for $6.49

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What it is:
Drugstore brand mascara

What it does (our review):

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Dupe war #2 – smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer vs Monistat Soothing Care Powder Gel

29 Mar

We know!  You want me to put WHAT on my face???  Trust…especially if you have any sort of sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts.

Original –  Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 1 oz for $36

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What it is:
Smashbox makeup artists use this product to create a perfect canvas for foundation application.

What it does:
According to Sephora, this is a silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smoothes and perfects skin, while the unique formula helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen, and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish.

The Dupe – Monistat Soothing Care Powder Gel 1.5 oz for $7.49

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What it is:
Chafing Relief Powder-Gel® Skin Protectant

What it does (our review):

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Dupe war #1 – Makeup ForeverHD Microfinish Powder vs Silica Spheres

28 Mar

We love saving money, I mean, who doesn’t?  Especially if you can get a quality product that performs just as well as the expensive ones.

Original – Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder .3oz for $34

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What it is:
Translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone.

What it does:
Finishing powder sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. Made of 100 percent-mineral silica, it softens the appearance of imperfections, fine lines, and pores and completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. (i stole this text from Sephora.com)

The Dupe:  Silica Powder Spheres from Coastal Scents 1oz for $3.75

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What it is:
Translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone.

What it does (our review):

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