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Dupe War #9 Beautyblender vs Perfectionist vs Flawless Beaute Makeup Blenders!

27 Aug

This one is probably more of a battle royale. What we are comparing is the original Beautyblender and The Sephora Perfectionist to the Flawless Beaute Makeup Blender Sponge Sample Pack.

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A few weeks ago, a charming gal from Beauty Junkees emailed us at Fairy God Mother and asked if we would be interested in reviewing the makeup sponges she is selling. We love make up applicators, and I am especially obsessed with the new sponge craze, so of course we said yes.

Full disclaimer – we didn’t purchase this product, but nevertheless we have conducted an unbiased review.

What they are: Makeup Sponges Set Includes 4 Unique Shaped Blender Makeup Sponges:

Pink Teardrop (Egg), Purple Pear, Green Spade, Blue Sculptor

Same Quality as Expensive Beauty Blenders at 1/2 the Price Highest Quality Material: Vitamin E Infused, Latex Free, Non Allergenic, Odor Free, Smooth Suede Texture

What they do:

Creates an amazing even, natural flawless finish that is difficult to achieve with other makeup sponges, brushes or fingers Works with all makeup, including creams, liquids, minerals, and powders; does not soak up excessive amounts of product like other sponges

Our review: I will admit, I was way impressed. I love the original Beautyblender, but I don’t love the price tag. I really like the Sephora Perfectionist, the price was better.

But I love Flawless Beaute even more and my wallet will love it and thank me. And then I will buy more makeup with the money I will save.

Here is why: You are getting 4 really high quality sponges in different shapes. BIG BENEFIT – you can play with the different sponges and figure out which is your favorite. There are subtle differences in each shape, so you will most likely like one or two more than the rest.

There is no difference in the application and result between any of these brands. You are still getting a really beautiful flawless finish regardless of brand name and price. So if the result is virtually the same, why the heck would you spend more $$$? Makes no sense. Unless you are a trust fund baby, in which case you are not reading our blog anyway. 😉

I was intrigued by the flat sponge, and quickly figured out it was a surprise favorite. I really like it for the stipple effect of blending in my CC cream.

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Flawless Beaute Blue Sculptor

I think this sponge would work really well with a cream blush! I normally hate cream blushes because I can never get them to blend correctly, but I’m considering getting one just to use with this sponge.

I love any of the tipped ones for concealer, and I love blending foundation with the two tear drops. I used them all wet with liquid foundations, cream concealers, and cc creams. Pretty face achieved! Boom!

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On the Left: Original Beautyblender On the Right: Flawless Beaute Pink Teardrop

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On the Left: Sephora the Perfectionist On the Right: Flawless Beaute Green Spade

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         Flawless Beaute Purple Pear

The differences: There are No differences in the application result. The Beautyblender is the only one of these sponges I have tried that actually feels different. The sponge is spongier, springier. But this is an aesthetic difference, it doesn’t affect how your make up looks.

The math: Dollar to Dollar, check this out. Beautyblender – $19.95, Sephora – $12.00, Flawless Beaute Makeup Blender Sponge Sample Pack of 4 (FOUR!!!!!) $29.97. This comes out to just under $7.50 per sponge.

So seriously, go get you some of these sponges!

Also, Beauty Junkees are giving away a set of these amazing goodies to one lucky winner.  Click here to enter contest!  The winner will be notified by us, and the prize will be shipped by Beauty Junkees.

Good luck!!!!

~Anna

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Double Duty Makeup!!!- Ben Nye Final Seal

24 May

Do you like a stronger setting spray that can transform your makeup?  Ben Nye is your guy!

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Beauty on the Budget – Ipsy May Glam Bag!

21 May

Hello Lovelies!  I was so excited to receive my first Ipsy Glam Bag yesterday.  It comes in the best bright pink shiny package!!!!  I was in love from the first sight.

Just to remind you, the monthly subscription to Ipsy is $10.00.  It auto renews monthly until you cancel. Shipping is FREE!

Are you curious?  Here we go!

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Treat yo’self – Skin Care Splurge!!!

20 May

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Summer hair trends – buns and braids!

17 May

So many pretty choices for summer hair!

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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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DIY Beauty: Instant Egg White Face Lift

14 May

Can’t wait to try this DIY Egg White Face Lift Mask!

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face-mask_LifeAuraDotComLooking for a quick and easy way to tighten skin and freshen up before a big event?

Check out this all-natural recipe from Indie Lee, founder of her eponymous all-natural skincare line Indie Lee & Co, for an at-home, instant face lift.

What you need:

  • 1 cold, fresh medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

How to make it:

  • Separate the egg, keeping the white (toss yolk and shell)
  • Whisk egg white and cornstarch together in a small bowl
  • Apply to clean skin, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off

Helpful tips:

After applying the mask, try to lie on your back or gravity may pull the mask downward. Also, as the mask hardens you will not be able to move your face very well. Don’t be alarmed; as soon as you splash warm water on your face, it’ll soften up.

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Dupe War #4 – Urban Decay Primer Potion vs NYX HD Eyeshadow Base

12 Apr

“Fairy Godmother, I have all these great eyeshadows but they just don’t last.  What do I do!?”

My dears – we have your solution right here!  And of course we have a cheap way to save your face, no matter how exciting your life may be.

Using a primer for eyeshadows is so important.  Have you ever been disappointed after spending $$ on eyeshadows only to find they don’t really look like they did in the container?  Or have you ever spent forever on your eyeshadow only to go out and find that you had so much fun that your eyeshadow mysteriously disappeared?

We want you to wake up the next morning to see the photos people took of you on their camera phones doing dumb things while completely hammered and help soften the blow of  by making sure you at least look good.

Original –  Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) for $20

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What it is:
A sheer nude eye shadow primer with a cult following.

What it does:
Eyeshadow Primer Potion is an ultra-sheer, totally nude base that glides onto the skin. The original, award-winning formula disappears instantly and is the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day wear with absolutely no creasing. (Sephora)

The Dupe – NYX HD Eyeshadow Base for $7.00

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What it is:

Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye makeup primer that evens skin tone, smooths lines and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base conceals creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.

What it does (our review):

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E.L.F.Dramatic Lashes – the best $1.00 you are about to spend!

5 Apr

So in our last post we talked about mascara – Let’s face it, you want your lashes to look like big, full doll lashes, but you don’t want to look like you are trying too hard.  I know, I know fake lashes make you feel like you are going to look like a drag queen.  (which drag queens always look great, so why are you complaining lil miss judgey pants.)

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But fake lashes are sooo hard to put on and take soooo much time!?

WRONG!  With just a little practice you can get these babies on lickity-split, plus you look INSTANTLY more fantastic and ‘done up.’  If you mess up, just apply some eyeliner to cover up your mistakes.

Ok, I will give them a try.  But do will they be heavy or hurt to wear?

Babycakes, they only hurt if you don’t cut them to fit your lid.  Measure them before you apply and cut off as much as you need from the inner corner edge.  If you mess up, they are only $1 at your local Target.

Ok, I already LOVE fake lashes -but ELF, come on get real.  They have to suck.

Ladypants, get ready to send us a Thank You card.