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!!
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!