10 Primer Dupes for all you ladies! Do you like to wear primer? I usually wear it only when I’m going to have a long day, instead of just 4-6 hours. I’m one of those girls who likes to take their makeup off as soon as I get home and I know I don’t have to go back out. It’s good for your skin to breathe!
I have an uneven skintone and some issues with large pores around my nose, so I usually use a color correcting primer or a clear one that will fill in my pores. My current favorite is the Smashbox Photo Finish, but I’ve been meaning to pick up the Monistat Chaffing Gel since I’ve heard SO much about it and am damn curious to see if it works. It is supposed to be a gel with a powder finish, and that sounds about perfect for my skin. I like to use my elf Studio Tone Correction Powder over my foundation to make sure there is no more redness peaking through.
Let me know what your favorite primer dupes are!
CoverGirl TruMagic Skin Perfector dupe for Mally Poreless Face Defender
Monistat Soothing Care Chaffing Gel dupe for Benefit Porefessional
NYX Pore Filler dupe for Benefit Porefessional
Primark The Prime of Your Life dupe for Benefit That Gal
Technic Prime It dupe for Benefit That Gal
L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Correcting Primer in Pink dupe for Clinique Superprimer Face Primer in Pink
Hard Candy Sheer Envy dupe for Smashbox Photo Finish
ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer dupe for Smashbox Photo Finish
NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer for Smashbox Photo Finish
Bourjois Bronzing Primer dupe for Chanel Soleil de Tan
I get a little excited when I can actually follow through with my plans without them being thrown off by the outside world… I bought a new planner and am trying to schedule time for blogging into my week. It is my favorite thing to do, so you’ve gotta clear your calendar for the enjoyable things!
In case you missed it, here’s the previous 2 parts!
First things first, a HUGE thank you to everyone who is reading this! I started Lipstick Dupe this summer and never in my wildest dreams imagined that by New Year’s I would have over 500 people visit my blog every day!You are all amazing and I can’t wait to see what 2014 will bring! Now for the Radiant Orchid Lips I know you’re here for!
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“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®
Sounds good to me! Joy, love, health, and creativity? I hope you’re as excited as I am! But wait until you hear what it means for beauty:
“A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.
This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.”
Luckily for us, this year Pantone chose to go with a color that is much easier for you and I to pull off comfortably. Last year was Emerald, and 2011 was Tangerine Tango. Both were bold, bright, in-your-face colors and limited the choices for lipstick shades unless we’re brave enough to rock LimeCrime’s incredible Opaque Lipstick line. (Ok, Tangerine Tango is a pretty rockin’ lipstick color. But Emerald?)
Radiant Orchid is surprisingly easy to pull off, and there are already so many brands that offer the color in their permanent lines. Here’s a sampling of the shades that are about to be must-haves!
Pantone Radiant Orchid Lips: 2014 Pantone Color Of The Year
If you know of another lip product in Radiant Orchid, leave it in the comments below! I love talking to you guys here and on Twitter!
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Radiant Orchid Lips:
Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl- Club Remix
Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color- Twist
OK- maybe you’re like me and you haunt Pinterest looking for beauty tips, inspiration, and if you’re reading this- dupes!
And just maybe you’ve seen this Pin:
And the first thing you thought was That’s just gross– not going on my face! I mean, come on, that was designed for our lady bits!
Or maybe you’ve seen the other 400 pins that tell you to put this on your face and maybe, just maybe, you started to want to try it. I’ve seen Pins comparing it to Benefit, Smashbox, Urban Decay… Is it worth the hype? Will it work? For $10 you get 2x-3x the product of most high end primers… Maybe it’s worth it?
What do you think? Have you tried this yet, and did it work? Let me know and I will try it too!