5 MAC Lipstick Dupes

My goodness it has been a busy few weeks! I swear I will get back to my normal posting schedule ASAP! I had my workload and hours more than doubled for my “real” job and am having to adjust my schedule drastically!

But, it means more money and that is always a good thing! For me it translates directly into more makeup. Anyone else? Sephora here I come!

Speaking of, what’s your favorite mascara right now? I’m looking to try some new ones because I feel like I’ve been using the same mascaras for ages! (not same tube lol, but I keep buying the same ones) 

Let me know in the comments or on Twitter! (@lipstickdupe)

Here are some of my favorite MAC Lipstick Dupes! Trust me on the Rimmel one, ok? It’s beautiful!

L'Oreal Fairest Nude dupe for MAC Honey Love

L’Oreal Fairest Nude dupe for MAC Honey Love

Neutrogena Just Whisper dupe for MAC Blankety

Neutrogena Just Whisper dupe for MAC Blankety

Revlon Nude Attitude dupe for MAC  Creme de Nude

Revlon Nude Attitude dupe for MAC  Creme de Nude

Rimmel Kate Moss #06 dupe for MAC Impassioned

Rimmel Kate Moss #06 dupe for MAC Impassioned

SWATCHES

Swatches from the lovely Amber Hunter of Lovley Notions! This was the first dupe she ever found herself!

Revlon Colorburst Carnation dupe for MAC Speed Dial

Revlon Colorburst Carnation dupe for MAC Speed Dial

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10 Primer Dupes

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

CoverGirl TruMagic Skin Perfector dupe for Mally Poreless Face Defender

Monistat Soothing Care Chaffing Gel dupe for Benefit Porefessional

Monistat Soothing Care Chaffing Gel dupe for Benefit Porefessional

NYX Pore Filler dupe for Benefit Porefessional

NYX Pore Filler dupe for Benefit Porefessional

Primark The Prime of Your Life dupe for Benefit That Gal

Primark The Prime of Your Life dupe for Benefit That Gal

Technic Prime It 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

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

Hard Candy Sheer Envy dupe for Smashbox Photo Finish

ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer 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

NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer for Smashbox Photo Finish

Bourjois Bronzing Primer dupe for Chanel Soleil de Tan

Bourjois Bronzing Primer dupe for Chanel Soleil de Tan

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#beautychat: 5 Favorite Mascaras?

@SarahLouieKegan asked on Twitter:

“@LipstickDupe I am running out if mascara and want to try a new brand. What are your top five mascaras? #beautychat”

And I thought I would answer here so I don’t have to break it up into multiple tweets!

My top 5 Mascaras of the Moment are:

Jordana best lash extreme Volumizing Mascara

1. Jordana Best Last Extreme Volumizing Mascara. My holy grail, thanks to Lauren Curtis! @laurenbeautyy Hands down the best mascara I’ve ever tried. You can order it online or find it at most Walgreens.

Dior Diorshow Mascara Dupe LOreal Voluminous Mascara

2. L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara (Fantastic dupe for Dior Diorshow mascara!)

Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express

3. Maybelline Colossal Mascara Volum’ Express- Original formula. I love this stuff! I can’t remember a time when I haven’t had this in my collection.

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4. Maybelline Great Last BIG Mascara replaced the regular Great Lash. I’ve used the regular one for… 10+ years? But I love the BIG wand.

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5. L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara. I use this one as a second coat over any mascara that doesn’t add enough length or when I’m going for HUGE lashes.

 

What about you? What are your favorite mascaras?

 

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Budget Friendly Makeover for Valentine’s Day- High End Beauty Dupes!

Happy February! I love February. It’s my best friend’s birthday on the 5th, Valentine’s Day is always so much fun, and at the end I have my Annual Sister’s Day!

Erin, if you’re reading this: Happy Birthday! I love you!

I always feel like giving myself a bit of a makeover for Valentine’s Day, whether it is a new body scrub or new lipstick. I always want new lipstick though… But there is nothing more stressful than wanting to look your best, without breaking the bank.

I’ve come up with my favorite High End Beauty Dupes for a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Makeover!

If you add it all up, the totals come to: $89.98 vs $480.50!!

 Origins Clear Improvement dupe Freemans Feeling Beautiful Charcoal and Black Sugar Mask

Origins Clear Improvement :Dupe: Freeman’s Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar

Let’s start with a combo product: a mask and a scrub in one! The Freeman’s Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask is one of my all-time favorites.

The Activated Charcoal helps to absorb excess oils, and the Black Sugar acts as a polishing scrub. Apply to whole face & neck, let sit for 10 mins, and then give your face a massage for a few mins. When you rinse this off, your skin will look so clean!

Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish Dupe Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub Brazilian Nut

Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish :Dupe: Tree Nut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Brazilian Nut

Speaking of scrubs, take this Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Brazilian Nut and really go wild on your legs! It leaves you so soft and exfoliated! And for the price, you really can’t beat this dupe!

Kerastase Chroma Riche Mask Dupe LOreal Damage-Erasing Balm

Kerastase Reflection Masque Chroma Riche :Dupe: L’oreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

While you’re in the shower scrubbing away to a new layer of skin, slather your hair in this amazing hair mask by L’Oreal! I can’t tell you how much of a HOLY GRAIL this is for me! My hair has been dyed and dyed and blow dried almost every morning. It needs some serious amounts of moisture and repair. I try to use this once a week! It lasts a really long time, and most of the time you can find it on sale for 2 for $5.

Chanel Diwali Dupe Wet N Wild Fergie Gold Album

Chanel Diwali Nail Polish :Dupe: Wet N Wild Fergie Gold Album Nail Polish

As noted in the image, you’ve gotta see a swatch to believe this one! Go Here for a pic!

Nothing quite finishes off an outfit like a nice manicure, so go for it! Gold nails are classy and eye catching.

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Dupe Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation SPF 15 :Dupe: Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Foundation

I haven’t tried the Tom Ford one myself, but I trust that it is a real dupe because I saw Wayne Goss Makeup Artist do a whole YouTube video on it! See it Here.

YSL Touche Eclat Dupe Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

YSL -Yves Saint Laurent- Touche Eclat :Dupe: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

We’ve all been there. You just can’t fall asleep.  Thinking about your big day tomorrow or just have too much on your mind. Don’t sweat it! Maybelline is here to save the day!

Some other dupes are L’Oreal Magic Lumi, Milani HD Advance, Boots No. 7 Radiant Glow Concealer, and The Body Shop Lightening Touch concealer. I love the Maybelline one the most out of the ones I’ve tried.

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer Dupe LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer :Dupe: LA Girl Pro Conceal

My personal life saver in a tube: LA Girl Pro Conceal! Omg, I don’t know what I would without this. Not only does it do an incredible job covering all manner of blemishes, but it comes in 18 shades so you can use it as your contour/highlight! And seriously, for $2.50 you really can’t beat anything else. LA Girl Pro Conceal lasts the whole day, has a brush applicator, and covers everything.

MAC Cherry Dupe Revlon Red 675 Lip Liner

MAC Cherry Lip Liner :Dupe: Revlon Red 675 Lip Liner

Wanna rock a red lip this Valentine’s Day, but not sure it will last through dinner? Try using a red liner underneath! The liner will give the lipstick something to hold onto. Check out this infographic on how to wear and make red lipstick last!

MAC Craving Dupe elf Mineral Rich Raspberry

MAC Craving Lipstick :Dupe: elf- eyes lips face- Mineral Lipstick Rich Raspberry

By far the most Pinned image I’ve created, I thought I’d include your favorite lipstick dupe: MAC Craving :DUPE: elf Mineral Lipstick in Rich Raspberry!

This is the perfect color for Valentine’s Day if you’re not sure about rocking a bold red. It’s the perfect “my lips, but better!” shade.

Urban Decay Primer Potion Eyeshadow Primer Dupe elf Eyelid Primer

Urban Decay Primer Potion :Dupe: elf Eyelid Primer

Make it to the end of the day with some elf Eyelid Primer! I can’t live without this. Not only does it make your eyeshadow last all day without creasing or fading, but it helps to hide any veins on your eyelids and makes the color of your shadow jump out!

Kat Von D Ludwig Palette Dupe Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

Kat Von D Ludwig Eyeshadow Palette :Dupe: Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette

My holy grail dupe, the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette and me go way back. I think I bought my first one when they came out, and since them have bought a few replacements for myself and multiple as gifts for my girlfriends. The shadows are so pigmented and rich; they stay all day; and you can blend them out into oblivion.

This is the best dupe for the Kat Von D Ludwig Palette, but it also is considered very close dupes to many MAC shades as well.

Urban Decay 24-7 Glide On Liner Dupe NYX Slide-On Liners

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Liners :Dupe: NYX Slide-On Pencil Liners

If you’re looking for some extra color, or maybe just a black that won’t budge, you’ve come to the right eyeliner! They are waterproof, smudgeproof, and apply similarly to a liquid liner. The white is amazing on your lower water line, and the black is fantastic at tight lining your upper lash line.

MAC Fluidline Dupe Maybelline Lasting Drama

MAC Fluidline Eyeliner :Dupe: Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner

Or, if you prefer a gel liner, try the Maybelline Lasting Drama eyeliner. I know a lot of people will say that a good dupe is either the elf or the Wet n Wild one, but I have found that those two dry out so fast that is worth it to me to buy the Maybelline one and have it last longer.

MAC Paint Pot Bare Study Dupe Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Branded

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study :Dupe: Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Branded

Maybelline has continued to impress me with their Color Tattoo line! I am obsessed with their new Matte ones! Everyone has tried these, so I don’t have anything new to add.

Dior Diorshow Mascara Dupe LOreal Voluminous Mascara

Dior Diorshow Mascara :Dupe: L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Listen closely ladies! This is my secret weapon when I go on dates! Unlike a lot of mascaras I’ve tried, this one isn’t goopey and stringy. It doesn’t clump, and you can build on it like a dream. I seriously do not know what I would do with out this!

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8 Loveable Lip Liner Dupes

I had a thought over the weekend, how many of you use lip liner before you’re lipstick? What are your favorite colors and brands?

Here’s 8 dupes to get you started if you aren’t already a lip liner girl, and if you are, here’s some excellent money saving makeup dupes!

MAC Chestnut dupe NYX Espresso lip liner

MAC Chestnut dupe NYX Espresso

MAC Cherry dupe Revlon Red 675 Lip Liner

MAC Cherry dupe Revlon Red 675

MAC Subculture dupe Loreal Honey Lip Liner

MAC Subculture dupe Loreal Honey 656

Bobbi Brown Brownie Pink dupe Prestige Cameo Lip Liner

Bobbi Brown Brownie Pink dupe Prestige Cameo

MAC Spice dupe Jordana Easyliner in Rock N Rose

MAC Spice dupe Jordana Rock N Rose

MAC Cork dupe NXY Toast Lip Liner

MAC Cork dupe NYX Toast

MAC Spice dupe NYX Ever Lip Liner

MAC Spice dupe NYX Ever

MAC Whirl dupe NYX Muave Lip Liner

MAC Whirl dupe NYX Mauve

 

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Radiant Orchid Lips for 2014

2014 Color of the Year Radiant Orchid in Lipsticks

Happy New Year!

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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 I have been so excited to share with you Pantone’s Color of the Year in lipstick! 2014 is the year of Radiant Orchid!

“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

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid in Lipstick
Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid in Lipstick

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!

List form: (links are NOT affiliate, just saving you a Google search!)

Radiant Orchid Lips:

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Lip Vinyl- Club Remix

Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color- Twist

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss- Stunner

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss- Strangefruit

Bite Beauty Matte Lip Pencil- Violet

Maybelline Color Elixir- Dashing Orchid

Maybelline Color Elixir- Vision in Violet

Covergirl LipPerfection Lip Color- Divine

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color- Fuchsia Fever

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color- Glisten Up Pink

Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolor- 381B Violette Coquette

Maybelline Superstay 24 hour- Lasting Lilac

LimeCrime Opaque Lipstick- Airborne Unicorn

MAC- Violetta

MAC- Show Orchid

MAC- Heroine (IT’S BACK!)

MAC- Strong Woman

MAC- Seductive Intent

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl- 208 Truth or Dare

Maybelline Vivid- Brazen Berry

Maybelline Vivid- Hot Plum

Maybelline Lip Gloss- Mirrored Plum

Milani- 34 Violet Volt

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil- Club Mix

NYX Black Label Lipstick- Orchid

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar- Hoochie

Revlon- Wild Orchid

Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss- 17 Candy Ribbon

Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick- 47 Heartbreaker

Stila Color Balm Lipstick- Gemma

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick- Anarchy

Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick- 907C Mauve Outta Here

Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick- 916D Ravin’ Rasin

YSL- Fuchsia in Rage

YSL Glossy Stain- 16 Pourpre Preview

Illamasqua Intense Lip Gloss- Fierce  

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YSL Touche Eclat Dupes

YSL Touche Eclat Dupes
YSL Touche Eclat Dupes

YSL Touche Eclat Dupes:

L’Oreal MagicLumi  Concealer ~$13

Milani HD Advanced Concealer ~$7.50

Maybelline DreamLumi Touch ~$8.79

Hey ladies! I’ve tried each of the dupes and I love the Maybelline most. It goes on nicely and I feel like it brightens up my under eye circles, without making them shiny! Some of these that I’ve tried is like putting glitter under your eyes, and that’s not a look I for on a daily basis.

What about you? Which one is your favorite? Let me know!

*Update* I haven’t tried it yet, but the Body Shop also has one that a lot of people love. <3

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Fall Colors- MAC Dupes!

Fall Berry Lipstick DupesMAC New York Apple

VS Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick: Berry Queen

or Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick

MAC Rebel:

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color 908C Sugar Plum Fairy

MAC Dark Side:

Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Plum

or Revlon Super Lustrous Cream Lipstick in Black Cherry

MAC Russian Red:

Wet N Wild in Spotlight Red

or Revlon Matte in Really Red

or L’Oreal Refined Ruby

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