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Drugstore Dupe? Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips vs Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Review

You can’t have a drugstore dupe conversation without hearing about the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips vs the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick.  They look similar, and the names are almost identical.  Yet I rarely see any evidence of this dupe-dom (yes I made up my own word)….

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Drugstore Dupe? Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips vs Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Review

So I decided it was high time someone did a side by side comparison of these two highlighters and set the record straight.  Here’s what I found out….

Drugstore Dupe? Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips vs Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

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Contour Powder for Fair Skin | Drugstore vs High End

I don’t know how I lived before contouring.  I know I did, but lately it’s become a bit of an obsession.  However, it can be tricky for us pale Starlets to find a contour powder for fair skin that makes it look like we have a naturally sculpted face….

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Contour Powder for Fair Skin, Drugstore vs High End, NYX HD Blush in Taupe, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Light, review

I mostly use contour kits…. and I’ve even gotten into cream contour.  However, I rarely ever use a solo contour shade.  I’ve had the NYX HD Blush in Taupe in my makeup collection for a while.  It’s supposed to be the ultimate contour shade for fair skin.  I also picked up the new light shade of the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder because I’ve heard such great reviews.

Even thought these are clearly not dupes, I wanted to see how they compared. The results actually surprised me…

Contour Powder for Fair Skin | Drugstore vs High End

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed Dupe | Milani Blush in Romantic Rose Review

As I mentioned in my recent epic blush review, I’m not much of a blush girl.  I like it, I just don’t LIVE for it.  I don’t think I had actually fallen in love with a blush before… that is until I found Exposed from tarte.  It’s a soft neutral shade made in blush heaven.  So you can imagine my skepticism when I heard that there was a Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed dupe at the drugstore.  I had to investigate…

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Drugstore Dupe, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed Dupe | Milani Blush in Romantic Rose Review

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed Dupe | Milani Blush in Romantic Rose Review

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Drugstore Dupe? | Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner vs Maybelline Eye Studio

Since the dawn of time… well since I started getting into makeup, and it seems like nothing existed before that… I’ve been hearing that the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner is a drugstore dupe for the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner.  In my naïveté, I just took that to be a fact.  However, I decided that that theory needed to be put to the test…

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Drugstore Dupe? | Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner vs Maybelline Eye Studio Review

When I started to get up the nerve to try a cat eye with a flick, I did a lot of research and decided to try a gel liner… looking back that’s like trying to learn to drive on a car with a stick shift (something else I attempted, but that one I could never master).  I discovered that many people were saying that the Bobbi Brown liner was the ultimate, but that the Maybelline Gel Liner was a dupe.  So being the thrifty Starlet that I was, I grabbed the Maybelline.

We had a good run, the Maybelline and I, and I got very comfortable with a cat eye.  But then I discovered pen liners, especially my beloved Kat Von D Tattoo liner and I never looked back.

Over the years, I somehow acquired the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner… although I don’t really remember buying it… but I was so enamored with my pen liners that I barely touched it.

Well, I decided it was high time I find out the truth, and see if the Maybelline is really a Bobbi Brown dupe.  So I tried them both on, one on each eye, and battled them out side by side….

Drugstore Dupe? | Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner vs Maybelline Eye Studio

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The Best Lip Liner | Mac vs Urban Decay

When I first started learning about makeup, the lip liner was an essential part of any makeup collection.  Then the love affair faded and you rarely ever heard about them.  Then came Kylie Jenner, who did for lips what her sister Kim Kardashian West did for butts.  We all had to have ours bigger and plumper.  So the lip liner made a comeback and we all rejoiced with an over lined pout….

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The Best Lip Liner, Mac vs Urban Decay,MAC Lip Pencil vs Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in a Battle of the Lip Liners Review

I rediscovered my lip liner addiction along with my new love affair with liquid lipsticks.  They’re a perfect combo… long lasting, and you get a perfect lip shape.

I’m actually looking for the perfect red lip color for my Old Hollywood themed wedding and I decided I wanted to see which lip liner lasted longer, my beloved MAC lip pencil, or the Urban Decay 27/7 Glide On Lip Pencil.

So I put one on one side of my mouth and the other on the other side (harder to do than I thought)… and here’s what I found out…..

The Best Lip Liner | Mac vs Urban Decay

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Highlighters Collection | Swatches & Reviews

Who doesn’t want to be a glowing goddess?  I know I certainly do!  That’s why I seem to have collected a large array of highlighters…

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Highlighter Collection | Swatches & Reviews
Even though I don’t have as many highlighters as I have blushes, I still seem to have a few in my collection that always get overlooked.  So I decided to got through my collection and try on each one to figure out which ones are my favorites. Here’s my full review…

Highlighters Collection | Swatches & Reviews

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Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Creme Review & Swatches

Everything old is new again, and metallic lipstick is no exception.  I was obsessed with metallic lips from the time I discovered makeup until recently when I started beauty blogging and fell in love with the matte lip trend.  I’ve always felt that metallic shades give the lips more definition, make them look fuller, and can make almost any shade of lipstick more flattering on the skin…

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Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Creme Review & Swatches

I’ve started seeing metallic lip colors come back on trend recently with the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Metals Collection.  They only have three shades, they are always sold out, and they are over priced because you are really just paying for the brand name.  All that, and I’ve heard from reviewers that they’re very drying on the lips.  I haven’t actually tried them myself, but they just don’t seem worth the trouble.

So when I saw that Milani had add a metallic line to my beloved Amore Matte Lip Cremes, I just had to collect all 8 shades.  I swatched all of them so you can see each shade on, and I gave a vlog style review to see how the lip creme held up throughout the day.  Here is my full review…

Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Creme Review & Swatches


Have you tried the Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Cremes?  Which shade is your favorite?

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Artis Oval 8 Foundation Brush Review & First Impression

Every once in a while a new product comes along promising to change to world as we know it.  For the beauty community, the latest hype is about the Artis Brushes.  They look more like a combination of a spoon and a hair brush.  They’re very expensive, and they are hard to get your hands on because the hype has made them backordered and out of stock everywhere.  However, I was finally able to get my hands on one…

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Artis Oval 8 Foundation Brush Review & First Impression

Since these brushes are pricey, I did a lot of research before making my purchase.  I watched countless YouTube reviews, and the general consensus is that the Artis Oval 8 Foundation Brush was the best of the bunch.  I decided to try that one to see if I wanted to invest in any other sizes. I literally opened the box as soon as it arrived at my door and filmed this review.  So here is my first impression…

Artis Oval 8 Foundation Brush Review & First Impression

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Blush Collection | Swatches & Reviews

When I set out to try on and review my entire blush collection, I had no idea what I was in for.  To be honest, blush is probably the most forgotten makeup product in my collection.  I frequently forget to apply it.. and, with my naturally rosy cheeks, I rarely ever miss it.  So you can imagine my surprise when I realized what an epic collection I actually have.

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Blush Collection | Swatches & Reviews

I went through my entire collection, tried on each blush, and gave a review of every single one.  I included powder, cream, and liquid blushes in this review… so grab some coffee or tea because this review is on the long side.

Some of my favorites were expected, however a few favorites emerged that I didn’t see coming.  So if you’d like so see my blush collection and which shades and formulas work well and which ones don’t, then check out my full review…

Blush Collection | Swatches & Reviews

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The Best & Worst Foundation Brushes | Review

For someone who never even owned a foundation brush until she started doing videos for YouTube, I seem to have amassed quite a collection. For most of my makeup wearing days I just used my fingers.  Makeup sponges seemed to let me down, and a brush for foundation never even entered my head.  Of course, then I discovered my beauty blender and that changed the game completely…

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The Best & Worst Foundation Brushes | Review

Once I realized that there was a makeup sponge that could completely change my view of sponges, my mind opened to other possibilities.  Cut to today and I have collected more foundation brushes than I will ever need.  So I decided to try each of them, film it, and give a mini review of how I like them.

Many of them are from Real Techniques, because they are affordable and I just don’t have much luck with higher end makeup brushes.  That could be because, along with the price tag, my expectations are higher.  But, hey, if I can get something great at a great price, then I’m all for it!

So if you are interested in trying some foundation brushes, then here are the ones that worked for me, and the ones that didn’t…

The Best & Worst Foundation Brushes | Review

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Do you have any favorite foundation brushes?

Note: I should be getting my Artis foundation brush soon and will be doing a separate review/ first impression on that, so stay tuned!

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