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’m a huge fan of drugstore eyeshadows. Not only do they save a ton of money, but a lot of them are so similar it’s near impossible to tell them apart when you see a swatch side by side. I haven’t tried a CoverGirl eyeshadow in so long, but the swatch for Vanilla/French Vanilla was so close I had to include it. I swear by the WnW eyeshadows– just not their new matte line with the bold colors! Those ones are quite chalky. I prefer to use some sort of primer/base for my eyes- it helps the color pop, stops creasing, and prolongs the wear. I’m allergic to the Maybelline Color Tattoos (just found this out a few weeks ago…) and I’m now on the hunt for a new fav base. What’s yours?
MAC Carbon DUPE Milani Pitch Black
MAC Freshwater DUPE WnW Lagoon
MAC Cranberry DUPE NYX Rust
MAC Brule DUPE WnW Brulee
MAC Vanilla DUPE CoverGirl French Vanilla
P.S. Do you like my normal format for dupes with them in separate images, or as a single image like this one? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!
I love the new Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks just as much as the next girl, but at $22 a pop? Maybe not so much. For me the formula is really soft and winds up rubbing off on everything. (For those of you who are a bit more technical: It transfers. A lot. On everything.) I thought maybe adding a liner underneath would help, and even went as far as adding a little powder eyeshadow over the top and it still moved around during the day.
But hey, these are fast becoming a holy grail for so many that maybe it’s just me. Let me know in the comments!
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or NYX Matte Shocking Pink. This one is pretty close. I’m not going to lie to you guys, it isn’t perfect by a long shot. But, like the second Naked 2 dupe below, it’s close enough that if you already own the NYX one you might want to splurge on a different color than something you already (almost) own.
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