Wednesday, 11 June 2014

It's A Dupe!! MAC's Blue Brown Pigment vs HR Drama vs WnW CZ Palette

Welcome to my It's A Dupe series, where I go in search throughout my personal collection and maybe other places to find dupes of makeup. Who says you have to always buy the expensive stuff, especially if you are on a budget which most of us are on these days.

So here is MAC's Blue Brown Pigment vs Halener Rustique Drama vs Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

Price on MAC'S website - $21 USD 4.5g - Full Size
                                          $10 USD 2.5g - Travel Size

And here are the Dupes:

Price on Halener Rustique page on FB - $15 TTD 1/4 tsp in a baggie

Halener Rustique Pigment in Drama

Price on Makeup Haven website - $55 TTD
Other sellers on FB - Makeup Attitude

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette Definer


So there are also other dupes available for this MAC Blue Brown pigment as follows:
- Makeup Geek Insomnia

- Catrice Eyeshadow in C'mon Chameleon

- Agnes B Midnight Green

This look was created using the Halener Rustique Pigment in Drama

Check out my YT vid on how I got this look:

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Review & Swatches: LORAC Pro Palette DUPE

So I know there may be some people who may see this and hate the fact that this is not the REAL LORAC Pro Palette and just a dupe or fake. However this palette is worthy of a review as from my personal experience it has given me some great looks and I am in absolute love with it. I purchased mine at Makeup Haven for $150 TTD.


The palette came in a box with an eye primer. The packaging is very sturdy and it opens and closes with magnetic locking. It is very thin, light and travel friendly. Although I have don't own the original LORAC Pro palette, this one looks like the splitting image of it.


There are 16 shades in all. Mainly Earth-tone or Neutral colors. The top row are all Matte shades and the bottom row are all Shimmer shades.  As with most matte colors they are not that deeply pigmented however I have been loving Taupe, Sable and Espresso, which I mainly use as transition colors. I don't want to say they the matte colors are chalky because they aren't. If you want to wear the matte shades on your lid you MUST use a primer first. Now the shimmer colors are extremely pigmented, they are very buttery to the touch and a little goes a long way.

SWATCHES (without primer, with flash)

White, Cream, Taupe, Lt. Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black

Nude, Champagne, Gold, Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, Slate

I absolutely recommend this palette, as much as it is a Dupe, it is very pigmented and the colors don't fade. Of course as with any eyeshadow, you much apply a base so that they colors can pop and last all day without creasing or fading. Here is a look I did using only this palette:

I give this palette a 

Yes I love this palette that much. So check out Makeup Haven for your LORAC Pro Palette Dupe and see exactly what I am talking about.
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Friday, 23 May 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 - Fresh Picks

YAY It's May!! So May is here and I couldn't be more excited to get my Ipsy Glam Bag this month as I know I was getting a bonus item because of the little error on Ipsy's end. They were forgiven!! Their great customer service won me over.
So as per usual, if you are new to my blog, I am subbed to Ipsy which is a monthly subscription beauty bag that gives you 4-5 deluxe sample or full size products to try each month for a low price of $10 USD per month. You get to try exclusive beauty products that you may have never heard about, or you heard about it but never got around to purchasing it.
Onto the bag!! This month I received 5 products - 2 Deluxe, 2 Sample size. The theme for this month was Fresh Picks and I have to say I absolutely love this month's bag - hint - It wasn't plastic - IT WAS CANVAS material Whoooooo

Brands this month included Derma E, Olive Natural Beauty, Hey Honey, Boo Boo Cover Up, Jersey Shore Cosmetics, Bondi New York, Pur-Lisse, Balanced Guru, Too Faced, Calvin Klein, Hang Ten, Freeman, Eau Thermale Avene, HSI Professional, Pacifica, Revlon, Eva NYC, Me E Beauty

Now onto my goodies:

Eau Thermale Avenè, Eva-NYC, Calvin Klein, Jersey Shore Cosmetics, Pacifica

Eau Thermale Avenè Thermal Spring Water Deluxe Size
Deluxe Size - $7.77
Full Size - $18

Eva-NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask Deluxe Size
Deluxe Size - $12
Full Size - $14.99

Jersey Shore Sun Sans Tan Anti-Aging Sunscreen Travel Size
Travel Size (set of 2) - $25
Full Size - $15

Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria Sample Size
Full Size - $40

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo in Moonbeam/Unicorn Sample Size
Since Pacifica made this for Ipsy as they have their full size in a palette of 4 I am unable
to give a cost

Estimated Value of my bag - $35
Minus the fact that the prices are estimated

And finally my BONUS ITEM:

My overall opinion of the bag is that I loved the items in it, with a bit of exception to the sunscreen as I was reading up reviews on that and they weren't too good. But that is everyone's else opinion, mine still needs to be explored. I really love the canvas bag and that perfume smells so sexy. I loved my bonus gift as well.
I give this bag


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