Friday, June 15, 2018

Guest Post :: The Dupes that Step Up - For Half the Price

As I have entered into adulthood, Sephora has become my adult candy store; I mean…who can resist not only great makeup products, but adorable packaging as well. The downside: sometimes makeup can be a bit on the expensive side. For that reason, I am super excited about Peggie’s guest post today! Here article is all about the look for less.
Everyone wants to add high-quality and durable cosmetic products into their collection; however, it is hard to find a cosmetic product which would not break your bank. It is no wonder that high-end cosmetics are not only known for their wonderful formula and longevity but, they also hit all the marks in terms of their price points. A certain number of products are surprisingly overprized for their quantity or pan-size, which persuades the makeup lovers to take an easy road, and experiment with dupes or rip off makeup.

Investing in dupes is also ideal if you are starting out with makeup, and you are not ready to invest in high-prized makeup yet. You want to experiment with what works the best for your skin tone or skin type, before you can climb upwards in your passion and newly found hobby. If you are familiar with the ranges of makeup, you will find drugstore makeup, mid-range makeup, high-end makeup, and luxury make-up on the market and you can find a bunch of products in the drugstore makeup and mid-range makeup ranges, which step up for half of the price. If you are looking for particular dupes, we have got you covered.

Dupes for primers
Primers constitute to make an integral component of any makeup routine, and it prepares your skin before you apply foundation to it. However, investing in expensive primers is a no-go and you can excellent primers at half of the price. Benefit Poreprofessional primer is regarded one of the best primers on the market but, its price makes most people to skip it. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer makes an excellent alternative to the primer, and you can purchase it from any drugstore.

Dupes for foundation
Foundations are the most important addition to any makeup lover’s bag however; it could get overwhelmingly expensive at times. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is a cult-favorite foundation, and it is admired for its glowy and dewy finish. However, investing $48 on a foundation could seem crazy at times. Instead, you can use L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation or Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation to achieve the same dewy look at a price of $12.

Loose Powders
The trend of baking has proliferated since it started, and it has become a part of everyone’s beauty regime to set their highlighted areas. However, who would invest $38 on Laura Mercier Translucent Powder when you can purchase Airspun Coty Loose Powder at a price of $8.66 to set your under eyes areas.

No one’s makeup collection or makeup regime is ever complete without the inclusion of concealers; however, no one is ready to put that much money into a concealer. For instance, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is an alternative to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and Too Faced’s Born this Way concealer can be replaced by LA Pro Girl Concealers to achieve the same finish.

Setting Sprays/Finishing Spray
The trend of using finishing spray to meld the final look of makeup and the use of using set spray to set everything in place has become common among the makeup enthusiasts. MAC Fix+ Prep and Prime is an excellent yet expensive finishing spray which can be substituted by Mario Badescu Facial Sprays to finish up your makeup look. On the contrary, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a cult-favorite, which can be replaced by NYX Setting Spray Matte.

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  1. I have to pick up that NYX spray and the Airspun powder! Another great dupe I’ve found is the L’OrĂ©al lipsticks feel just like the expensive ones, the rose color is divine. Have a great weekend! xAllie

    1. I haven't tried their lipstick yet, but definitely need to!