Avon Haul!

Avon Haul Sept 2015 lipsticklovers

HAPPY  FALL! It’s finally here!

I’ll be doing a couple of fall looks soon, as well as some home decor videos! For now, here’s my latest haul & some exciting news!

OMG WHY DO I BLINK SO MUCH?! Lol, anyways- I’m an Avon Ind rep again! How many of you also drool over the brochures?! Seriously, hits me right in the childhood! Check out my online store and weekly deals! https://lipsticklovers.avonrepresentative.com/

Their lipsticks, nail polish, and eyeliners are my favorite! & their mineral blushes. Skin So Soft oil is by far the best mosquito repellent, and they just came out with a makeup setting spray I can’t wait to try!

If you have a favorite Avon product, leave it in a comment below or tweet it to me @lipstickdupe!


Products mentioned & their prices:
(****PRICES AS OF 9/23/2015! Click the link to see if prices have changed!!****)

Avon Skin So Soft Signature Silk Hand Cream Lipsticklovers

Skin So Soft Signature Silk + Argan Oil Hand Cream: $1.99 (reg $4.50) http://avon4.me/1LwGAf4Avon Naturals Green Tea And Verbena Body Lotion Lipsticklovers

Naturals Green Tea & Verbena Lotion: $6.00 – buy one get one for $.99! http://avon4.me/1LwGSCM

Avon Skin So Soft Firm and Restore Body Lotion Lipsticklovers

Firm & Restore Body Lotion: $8.50 or 2 for $9.99

Avon Anew Clinical Absolute Even spf 15 Spot Correcting Hand Cream

Anew Clinical SPF 15 Spot Correcting Hand Cream: $6.99 (reg $17.99) http://avon4.me/1L6hxkk

Avon Beyond Color Lipstick Mad For Mauve and Lip Conditioner lipsticklovers

Beyond Color Lipstick- Mad For Mauve: $8.00

Avon Beyond Color Lipstick Mad For Mauve and Lip Conditioner lipsticklovers

Beyond Color Lip Conditioner: $8.00

Interested in becoming an Avon Independent Rep yourself? Go to startavon.com to sign up, and please use my reference code LIPSTICKLOVERS! Thanks & welcome to the fam!

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Marshalls Shopping Spree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-dNZ1FUyrU

Dollar Tree Haul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0SjkEI6zkw

Library Book Haul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0-eiNw2cSs

I’m 25! Update Chit Chat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUJpFZt-aTA

Empties # 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A698q3joiM

Dollar Tree & Jo-Ann & Hobby Lobby Haul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXJk_PVRYH0

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Top 10 Fall Lipsticks

Love Lipstick? Avon's Lipsticks are fabulous, AND they have so many lipstick dupes!

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Love Lipstick? Avon's Lipsticks are fabulous, AND they have so many lipstick dupes!

Hi everyone! Oh how I’ve missed you! This has been a summer of change for me, and I can’t tell just how happy I am that it is over! FALL IS HERE! (You know it’s official because Starbucks has their Pumpkin Spiced Latte back!)

To me, FALL means a few things:

  • Dark Lipsticks
  • Scarves
  • Pumpkins
  • Apple Cider
  • Berry Colored Everything

Seriously. Fall is all about the dark, vampy, berry, wine lipsticks. I can’t wait to break them all out again!

So here’s my Top 10 Fall Lipstick picks this year!


  1. Wet N Wild CherrybombMAC Diva Lipstick Dupe Wet N Wild Cherry Bomb
  2. The Body Needs VampressThe Body Needs Lip Luster Vampress
  3. Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick Bold Bordeaux

    As seen in OK!
  4. Eyes Lips Face Moisturizing Lipstick Black Berry
  5. Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in Day LilyAvon Day Lily
  6. Eyes Lips Face Matte Lip Color Wine
    eyes lips face wine
  7. Wet N Wild Sugar Plum FairyMAC Rebel Dupe Wet N Wild Sugar Plum Fairy
  8. Revlon Matte Wine Not
    Revlon Wine Not
  9. Wet N Wild Vamp It UpMAC Cyber Lipstick Dupe Wet N Wild Vamp It Up
  10. mark. Lipclick Matte Full Color Lipstick Siren
    Mark Matte Siren

That’s my list! What are your favorite lipstick shades this fall? Tweet me @LipstickDupe with more shades!

Oh God, and don’t even get me started about these bad boys! FALL IS HERE!

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First Impressions | Dollar Tree Physicians Formula

First Impressions | Dollar Tree Physicians Formula

Hi all! First and foremost: This is my 100th post! Ahhh! Thank you all for making this possible!

So a couple weeks ago I found some Physicians Formula makeup at the Dollar Tree (watch the haul!) and I was simply over the moon. I have seen so many people find their makeup at the Dollar Tree but I had no luck. They were putting them out on the shelves as I passed by that aisle, and I quickly swooped in and grabbed one of each thing I saw.


First Impressions | Dollar Tree Physicians Formula Physicians Formula  Retro Glow Mosaic Powder in Translucent Glow (B+)
Physicians Formula  Happy Booster Blush/Bronzer in Bronze Rose (A-)
Physicians Formula  Organics Wear Face Sculpting Trio (F-)
Physicians Formula  Shimmer Strips in Smokey Hazel Eyes (C)

So I was really surprised how much these suck. They are brand name, but Physicians Formula repackaged these into really, really crappy packaging. So bad I don’t even know if I will keep them! They feel so cheap, and don’t even say the brand name or the shade name (or ANYTHING) on them, so good luck remembering what they are.

The Shimmer Strips almost broke my fingernail each time I opened it. I was playing with the shades the other day and when I opened it- the lid flew across the room and cracked. What.

Then there was the Organics Wear Sculpting Trio- SO BAD! No matter what I did I could not get any product to come off- even when I scratched it with my fingernail! When I pressed really hard I was able to get some on my finger but when I swatched it on my hand it came off chunky and greasy and weird.

The two winners were the Happy Booster blush and the Retro Glow powder. The bronzer is VERY sheer though, so if you don’t like that I wouldn’t recommend it. I haven’t tested the powder enough to tell if it is a good powder, but it at least swatched pretty on my hand.

The long and the short of it is that I will never buy Physicians Formula products at the Dollar Tree ever again. (Unless it is in real packaging!) I’m just going to wait for a buy one get one free or a 40% off sale at the drugstore.

Have you bought any brand name items from the Dollar Tree? How were they?

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elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil- Review

elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil

Hi lovelies! Here’s a quick look at elf’s new $2 Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil!

The elf website says “This slim mechanical pencil shapes, defines, and fills in brows for a natural, polished look. The dual-sided design applies color with the fine tip liner on one side and tames and combs brows with the other to create natural and defined-looking eyebrows.”

elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil via @lipstickdupe from lipstickdupe.com

We will see! I’ve been using it daily and I am still just ‘meh’ about it. I wish it had some sort of a sharpener, because now it’s more like an eyebrow crayon. I do love the spoolie and how it can feather out the product in your eyebrow.

elf Essential Instant Lift Brow Pencil Swatches

Link to elf page: (non-aff) http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/eyes/eyebrows/instant_lift_brow_pencil
It comes in Taupe, Neutral Brown, and Deep Brown.

I still like their Studio Eyebrow kit much better, and it’s only $1 more! http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/eyes/eyebrows/eyebrow_kit
This kit comes in 4 colors- Ash, Light, Medium, and Dark and has a gel/wax on one side and a matching powder on the other.


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Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner Review

Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner Review

The new elf Studio Intense Ink Eyeliner is a great little felt tip pen! It’s tip wasn’t as fine as I’d like it to be, and it wasn’t as black as I’d hoped for.

Elf Studio Intense Ink Eyeliner

The elf site says:

This quick-dry formula instantly enhances the lash line with rich and long-lasting color. The felt tip pen allows you to create a sleek or bold line with complete precision. It glides on smoothly without smudging, feathering, or running!
While I agree that it dries quickly and definitely does not smudge, I don’t agree with the precision. (Which is what I look for most in an eyeliner)

Elf Studio Intense Ink Eyeliner Swatches

You can see from the swatches here that you can really play around with the thickness of the line. What you can’t see is that when you are pressing just the tip, the tip bends and deposits product further down the tip. (I show you in the video.)

You get very pigmented swatches, but I don’t feel like it came across as black on my eyes. Not as black as say a gel eyeliner.

Elf Intense Ink Eyeliner Review

Buy it from elf!



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Top 10 Favorite Makeup Brushes

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Top 10 Favorite Makeup Brushes of all time! (ANNND they are all SUPER affordable! yay!)

Top 10 Favorite Makeup Brushes of all time!

So around the end of 2013 I had a very unfortunate incident where a ton of my makeup brushes were knocked into the open toilet in a joint effort of my then-housemate and my cat. :/ You can read all about that if you want too, here. So I had to go out and buy a ton of my essential brushes again.

I know what it’s like- it’s intimidating! It was right after Christmas and I couldn’t afford to spend a few hundred on new brushes. My budget was around $50. The first set I bought was the “Sigma” set from eBay, and those are amazing! I love and use all the kabuki brushes. Then I wanted a blush brush and I again turned to eBay for a knock off Real Techniques blush brush. It was all that I was looking for and more! But I was still missing eye brushes, so I went to WalMart and bought the ecoTools set, and also ordered the 11 Piece brush set from elf. And wa-lah. I had a pretty kickin brush collection again, for so cheap! I caught the elf set on a super sale, so managed to grab it for a whopping $15. I grabbed a few more $1 crease brushes from elf as well, and a $3 set off Amazon for just a couple more foundation brushes. I try SO hard not to use those when they’re dirty so I like to have enough to get me through the week without needing to wash any!

What are your favorite makeup brushes?

"Real Techniques" type buffing brush

1. “Real Techniques” type buffing brush from amazon- 3 brushes for $3!

"Sigma" type F82 rounded kabuki from ebay
2. “Sigma” type F82 rounded kabuki from ebay (similar listing, now in fun colors! http://ebay.to/1G9mFR5) or buy the whole set from amazon

"Real Techniques" blush brush from ebay
3. “Real Techniques” blush brush from ebay http://ebay.to/1E8etzN or the real one from amazon:

elf studio blush brush
4. elf studio blush brush http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/brushes/single-brushes/blush_brush or on amazon

elf studio complexion brush
5. elf studio complexion brush http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/brushes/single-brushes/complexion_brush or on amazon

ecoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Set
6/7. ecoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Set- https://ecotools.com/brushes/brush-sets/eye-enhancing-duo-set or on amazon:

elf small angled brush
8. elf small angled brush http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/brushes/single-brushes/small_angled_brush or on amazon

"Sigma P86 precision tapered" from ebay
You can clearly see I am in love with this little baby!

9. “Sigma P86 precision tapered” from ebay: (similar listing, now in fun colors! http://ebay.to/1G9mFR5) or the whole set from amazon

elf $1 professional blending eye brush
10. elf $1 professional blending eye brush: http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/brushes/single-brushes/eye_crease_brush_ or on amazon

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Lime Crime Cashmere Dupes

Limecrime Cashmere Dupes

For starters, I just want to thank a Facebook follower for asking for this dupe and sending  me down a 6 hour Google search for the perfect dupe for Lime Crime Cashmere.

Also, none of these are my swatches or photos, so if these are yours and you want me to take them down, please email me at sarah@lipstickdupe.com or comment below.

Also also: None of these are 100% the same as Cashmere- either they are slightly different in color, or different in formula.

Also, also, also: Go follow @dupethat on Instagram if you haven’t already, and JemorJerrica on Youtube!

Ok! Now that those are out of the way, let’s get into the dupes!

Lime Crime Cashmere Dupes

Cashmere is INCREDIBLY hard to dupe, because the formula and the color are SO unique. I spent about 6 hours looking at swatches and watching videos, and wanted to compile the very best ones in one post to save you all the trouble of searching for that long yourself.

The very, very best dupe I’ve seen for both color and finish is L’Oreal Never Ending Nutmeg from their new Infallible line, found by JemorJerrica. At 13:45 she starts talking about L’Oreal Never-Ending Nutmeg, and at about 15:00 she shows Cashmere. I’d say they are pretty darn close!

Lime Crime Cashmere Dupe
Lime Crime Cashmere Dupe

Please go subscribe to her! She is amazing! JemorJerrica She’s been on YouTube for 3 years and should have way more subs! Her voice is heaven- she sounds like Laura Prepon. I’m in love.

If anyone owns both and wants to swatch them next to each other, I will post that here too (if you want!) Tag me @lipstickdupe on Twitter or @sarahlovescoffee on Instagram.

This photo shows lots of potential dupes, but look at LA Splash Ghoulish (first on the left) compared to Cashmere (second from left)! Pretty darn close in color!

Pink_Dulce Swatches 1


L-R: LA Splash Ghoulish
Lime Crime Cashmere
MAC Exclusive Event
MAC Styled in Sepia
MAC Riri Nude
MAC Touch The Earth

Ok, next up, onto not-so-close ones, but ones I thought I’d include so you can see ones that close if you just want something similar to try out. 

Dupethat Swatches 1


Top to bottom: Coloured Raine Marshmallow
Lime Crime Cashmere
Coloured Raine Sugar

Dupethat Swatches 2


L-R: Lime Crime Cashmere
OCC Lip Tar Sebastian
Lunatick Renegade
Lunatick Coven

Dupethat Swatches 3


Top: Sephora brand lip liner in Native Nude
Bottom: Lime Crime Cashmere

Other possible dupes that I can’t find clear swatches of:

NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Flutter Kiss

(Rumored) Jeffree Star will be coming out with Nudes in March, there is one that looks close if it’s what he’s wearing

If you have more possible dupes, please comment below!

From the comments!
Rimmel Provocalips in Skinny Dipping
LA Splash Ghoulish (also mentioned above in middle photo)



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Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer

Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer via Lipstickdupe.com

Today I wanted to show you my new Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer!

Hi loves! I am so in love with my new lipstick holder! I’ve always assumed that these are super expensive, so never looked into buying one until now! I got so sick of having all of my lipstick loose in a drawer, or in little containers scattered around my vanity. Those adorable little metal containers from the Target Dollar Spot are SO cute and I probably have 10 different styles by now… But they aren’t perfect for lipsticks. (I love to use those for my makeup brushes though)

Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer
Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer- SO PERFECT!

I was browsing on Amazon for desk organizers, and this popped up in the little related products thingy. It totally drew me in because it said it was only $3.81! Talk about cheap! I put the Cheap Acrylic Lipstick Organizer in my cart and was checking out- and wouldn’t you know it? It shipped from Hong Kong. I was really disappointed and sure that the one from Amazon Prime was going to be $10+…

But it was only $5.43!

So I ordered it and here it is! I am in love!

Buy yourself a cheap acrylic lipstick organizer here!

If you don’t want to use my Aff link- click this link instead! http://amzn.to/1Ca6hsY

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Tiny Sample Sephora Haul!

Sephora Sample Haul

My Mom gave me a $25 Sephora gift card for my birthday this August, and I was waiting until Black Friday to use it so I could maximize my purchases… but then I lost it for a while. I discovered it again when I was cleaning a couple weeks ago, so off I went to Sephora.com to see what I wanted.

It’s always hard to choose what to get from Sephora even when money isn’t an issue. I challenged myself to stay as close as I could to $25 and see how much I could get.

At first, I was determined to get as many lipsticks as I could. I picked out a double ended Bite Beauty lipstick, and a Sephora Matte lipgloss thing. That was it. I was already over $25.

Then I thought maybe I would get a new/second BeautyBlender because I love them so much. Boom. $25 reached.

Then I looked under their Travel section where everything was a smaller size, and therefore a smaller pricetag. Perfect. I was able to try out 5 moisturizers I’ve been eyeing, and a quick Google search showed that there was a free sample bag for purchases over $25.

When I got to checkout, there was another sSephora Sample Haul Bagurprise! 100 points! So I looked through their 100 Point Perks, and picked out the LipSurgence Skintuitive lip gloss.

Wa lah! And just like that, a tiny Sephora haul was born!

What are your favorite cheap thrills from Sephora?

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