Happy Friday readers! I am so excited to bring you my first beauty post in a series of beauty posts to come. Here, I show you how you can re-create an expensive fall make-up and nail polish look at a bargain prize. The expensive look adds up $134 while the MUCH cheaper and similar look adds up to only $34.89!!! Below is the final look and then a step by step process where half of my face is painted with expensive make-up and the other half of my face is painted with inexpensive drug store products-also called a dupe. Most of these products can be found at Nordstrom, Ulta, Target, and Wal-Mart. Now…Let’s dupe away!
Left-I used the Anastasia Eyebrow Kit found here ($39.50). Right-I used the NYX eyebrow kit found here ($14.99). I must say that my favorite was definitely the Anastasia because it is smooth and extremely pigmented-definitely worth the money!
#2 Concealer (Before applying concealer I applied Physician’s Formula foundation found here-$14.99)
Left-I used NYX concealer found here ($4.99). Right-I used the MAC concealer found here ($19). I have been using the MAC concealer for 6 months now and I thought there could be no better concealer BUT I must say I am in LOVE with the NYX concealer! It is drastically smoother than the MAC, it feels softer when applying it to your face, while the MAC feels thicker as you apply it.
#3 Powder (I applied powder after I applied foundation and concealer)
Left-I used the new Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous found here ($6.99). Right-I used MAC study fix powder found here ($27). I really only use the MAC concealer to special events because the powder is quite thick and it is supposed to provide ultimate coverage for an extended amount of time. I was pleasantly surprised when I compared it to Covergirl powder that Covergirl actually provides more coverage and is smoother on my skin. With MAC I tend to feel like I am caking on make-up and with Cover-girl the powder felt lighter and actually provided more coverage.
Left-I used the e.l.f. Studio Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia found here ($3). Right-I used the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette found here ($30). My favorite between the two was definitely the Urban Decay palette because it was more pigmented so I used less of it, while the e.l.f was drastically less pigmented so I had to apply a lot more bronzer so that the effect would equal that of the Urban Decay palette’s.
Left-I used the e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder found here ($3). Right-I used the NYX Powder Blush in Pinched found here ($5.99). Again, here, my favorite was the NYX blush because it was a lot more pigmented than the e.l.f. So, I use less and thus, it lasts me longer making my $5.99 investment stretch as much as possible.
Left-I used Wet N’ Wild lipstick (Black Orchid) found here and also at your nearest Target (93 cents ONLY !!!!!!). Right-I used the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Color (Black Cherry) found here ($7.99). Here, I definitely LOVE the Revlon but I also LOVE the Wet N’Wild. They are both extremely pigmented and provide a surprisingly similar effect as you can see here; the left side of my lip has the Wet N’ Wild and the right side has the Revlon and you can’t tell the difference!
#7 Nail Polish
Left-I used Wet N’ Wild nail polish in Burgundy Frost found here and at your nearest Target (99 cents ONLY). Right-Revlon in Bewitching found here and at your nearest Target ($4.99). Here, although the colors are similar you can definitely tell the difference but when you want to transition your nail color to fall and do not want to spend $5, spending 99 cents on a Wet N’ Wild nail polish gives you the same effect.
I hope you guys love this make-up look, I had tons of fun creating this fall look and experimenting with different brands of make-up!