October 29, 2014

Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick Nars Multiple Dupe?

Yesterday, I posted about U.K. brand Makeup Revolution's amazing-looking Too Faced Dupes, and I have to admit I spent a lot of time on their site as they seemed to have a ton of dupes!  I wanted to buy just about everything but had to limit myself to a modest haul.  One of the items I picked up is a new product called The One blush stick.  It's $8.23, comes in 8 shades, and can be used on lips and cheeks.  Oh, and it looks a lot like the Nars Multiple, which is $39!


Both products come in both shimmer and matte shades, but Nars has 13 shimmers and 4 mattes while Makeup Revolution has 4 shimmers and 4 mattes.  So The One doesn't have enough shades for there to be a dupe for every Multiple shade, but I'm curious to see if they've duped the most popular ones.  

I can't wait to get mine in the mail! Look for a review in the next couple of weeks.

Tarte Bon Voyage 2014 Holiday Collection Swatches and Review

New for Holiday 2014 is the Bon Voyage set from Tarte.  This Parisian-inspired collection comes in a travel case filled with beautiful goodies. This would make a great gift for the makeup lover in your life, or for yourself if you've been wanting to try Tarte. It has a whopping $423 value for $59, so now's your chance to get a bunch of their best sellers for less. I spotted it at Sephora over the weekend and had to have it!

Here's what's inside...

October 28, 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Dupe plus more!

If you saw my posts last month comparing the Urban Decay Naked 2 and Naked 3 to the $6 dupe Iconic palettes from Makeup Revolution, then you know how amazingly close they were, both in shades and pigmentation.
Well, the UK brand has done it again, this time with their sister line I Heart Makeup!  They've duped some of Too Faced's most famous products for much less than the originals. One of my readers, Christy was kind enough to share this info with me...thanks Christy! :)

Take a look...

The first dupe is for the Famous Chocolate Bar palette.  It's hard to tell from online photos since colors can vary dramatically from screen to screen and never look exactly right.  But from what I can tell (and from previous experience with Makeup Revolution) I'm going to guess that they're almost identical.  The only difference I can see is that the first 2 shades on the top row appear to be reversed. Also I think I like the packaging of the Makeup Revolution one better!
 
Too Faced The Chocolate Bar $49
 Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate- $13.17
The next dupe I found was these adorable heart-shaped blushes that look just like Too Faced's Sweetheart's Blushes.  They come in three different blush combinations, just like the Too Faced ones plus they have highlighters as well.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush $30



Too Faced also has Chocolate bronzers, which Makeup Revolution has duped as well! The packaging on the Too Faced one is prettier, but I wonder if the bronzer is the same!



I've linked to each product above so you can check them out.  When you visit Makeup Revolution's website, the I Heart Makeup tab is all the way to the right.  Also, if you're in the U.S., you'll need to change the currency to see everything in US dollars (it's on the left hand side of the page near the top, under the menu). I have so much fun on their website because their prices are drugstore-like and now that I've tried them, I know the quality is amazing!

What do you think, will you be hauling any of these Too Faced dupes? 

October 25, 2014

Glossybox October 2014 Unboxing plus Free Alex & Ani with Subscription!

My October Glossybox arrived yesterday and I realized I've been really bad about reviewing these...I think I skipped the last two months! I started this subscription in July and figured if it's not worth it, I'd cancel (it's my most expensive subscription box at $25), but every month, I love what they give me so I haven't cancelled yet! 
Out of all the boxes I get, this one is the most nicely packaged in a pale pink box with a black satin ribbon inside tying it all together, it's like getting a gift! Since they give mostly high end brands in thier boxes, it makes sense that the packaging should be upscale as well!
They always send an info card that details the products and also gives fun tips on how to use them! 

October 24, 2014

L'Oreal La Palette Nude, Perfection Brow Artiste and More Coming Soon?

I'm totally into spoilers and always want to know what's coming next, so I like to visit the European drugstore websites to see what's new in beauty across the pond. In the U.S., we tend to get a lot of the same products, they just launch in Europe and Canada before the U.S. for reasons I cannot explain. Here's a post I did a few months ago on some new Maybelline products that launched over the summer and may be heading our way in the next few months. 

The most exciting launch recently in the U.K is La Palette Nude from L'OrĂ©al with 10 nude shades and a double-ended brush. The Maybelline Nudes palette was such a letdown for me, but then again I've never been impressed with Maybelline Eyeshadows. L'Oreal on the other hand, makes some amazing shadows (Infallible!) so they have the potential to make an awesome nudes palette. I *hope* we get it here for Holiday or in January, but it could be Spring before it arrives. 

Etude House My Castle Hand Cream Review

I got my Etude House Pink Box this week, and inside was the most adorable set of hand creams I have ever seen.  Get ready for all kinds of cuteness!

What it Is: A set of 4 hand creams packaged like little princess castles.
What it Does: Super moisturizing formula comes in four scents, each inside it's own castle. The box also turns into a display!
What it Costs: $24
Where to Get It: Etudehouse.com
Quick Rating: Thumbs up!

October 23, 2014

BH Cosmetics Spooky Steals- 24 Hours Only!

For the next 24 hours (until 10/24 at 11:59pm PST), BH Cosmetics is having Spooky Steals and they are just too good to pass up!!

Remember the Wild Child Palette I reviewed the other day (see it here if you missed it)?  How'd you like to get that, plus both other Wild palettes for only $18.95?
Get this deal here-  Wickedly Wild Steal- $18.95
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Next, this Batty Brush Steal features a 36-piece makeup brush set for only $25.95!  It comes with every makeup brush you would ever need housed in a faux leather black case.
Get this deal here- Batty Brush Steal- $25.95
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Finally, this Ghoulish Glam Steal features a blush palette and kabuki brush for only $7.95!
Get this deal here- Ghoulish Glam Steal $7.95
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Will you be picking up any of these deals?  Don't forget, these expire tomorrow, 10/24 at 11:59pm PST and according to the sell-out meters on BH Cosmetics website, these are about 50% gone already!