We hope you had a great week! This week we're coming back at you with another blog. With all the stressful things going on in the world right now, it is important to take those measures of self-care and de-compress. You may be isolated at home right now (like many others) so we thought it would be perfect to show you some of our favourite makeup dupes! We've all been doing a little extra online shopping, these are some products you may want to consider!
Who doesn't love finding a good makeup dupe? It's so exciting to find drugstore makeup products that perform just as great as their high-end counterparts. The drugstore is full of amazing quality products you should never sleep on!
1) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Dupe
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are amazing finishing powders to use on your skin. They bring your skin to life with a little bit of glow. However, Essence makes a dupe that is a fraction of the price but works just as well! We definitely recommend you try it out for yourself!
2) Tarte Shape Tape Dupe
You know that Tarte Shape Tape is currently the gold standard for undereye concealers. At $29, it’s a little more of a splurge but totally worth it. However, In the interest of saving $$, ELF 16 Hour Camo does the job beyond well. The coverage is bomb and it's only $5.00! You can't go wrong here!
3) Fenty Gloss Bomb Dupe
We've all been obsessed with the Fenty Gloss Bomb for months. It has a great formula and is so flattering over neutral lipsticks. It's juicy, glossy and very comfortable to wear! This dupe will also please you. The shade is not exact (the Fenty gloss is a little more of a darker pigment), but the shine, luminous particles, and how it looks is nearly identical.
4) TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara Dupe
For sure we all know about the TooFaced Better Than Sex mascara. We all know how it may just be better than sex, but it feels wrong spending $24.00 on mascara. The trick to a mascara dupe is not in the formula or the packaging but in the wand. Finding a wand that looks like the original is the key. The Better Than Sex wand is an hourglass shape, which is kind of rare. L’Oreal definitely didn’t hide the fact that they were trying to dupe the cult classic BTS when they designed the Lash Paradise packaging, but the proof is in the wand. As you can see, they ripped off the hourglass shape wand, but it’s not really 1000% a true dupe. The bristles are packed closer together in the Better Than Sex mascara wand for a denser application. But, it’s a passable dupe and as close as we’ll get.
5) Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Dupe
If you love the Laura Mercier powder but don't love this price, this $6 setting powder that also comes in a massive container will make you so happy. It’s long-lasting and does a good job of setting makeup. Yes, we've heard the reviews that it may leave you smelling like an "old lady" but rest assure that it doesn't smell that bad and the good definitely outweighs the bad!
Feel free to share with us your favourite dupes with us @darlingsjewelry. Good luck and we hope that we have helped you out! Please stay inside, stay safe and try to help flatten the curve! While you're here, take a look at some of our favourite products of the week! Have an amazing week!