Recently, I’ve been updating my Everyday Beauty Favorites list and obsessing over Beauty Dupes, though not in the location that you think! I’ve been collecting products in my new eBay Collections, a great new place to follow me.
I’ve been creating collections like crazy (you can go check out my collections). You can even follow other people’s collection boards!
I’ve been making boards for beauty items (obviously), but also for other things going on in my life. I have a tailgating board which I started the day my husband and I bought this year’s season football tickets for The Big House, I have a board about winterizing my house (Seriously? I’m not sure why I made that board. I was doing a lot of reading about it that day and went crazy). I have a board with my favorite toddler art supplies and many more!
I have been on a huge beauty dupe kick lately! I love that there are so many products out there that are nearly identical to much more expensive (or harder to find) products. I love that I can get the look of a Chanel lipstick with a Revlon. I can use an ELF spray for $3 that’s a perfect replacement for MAC’s much more expensive Fix+ (and the ELF is cruelty free).
I’ve been sinking into a big of a lip color rut lately, continually using the same light pink and nude lip glosses. I’m going to shake things up now that it is finally fall! I’m going to try to use more color, and I mean big time color. I’ve been looking for a bright pink to wear and a darker red color. What I’ve found are two dupes of MAC shades that I’ll be picking up (on eBay) for much less.
First, the bright pink is Revlon’s Stormy Pink. It is a great dupe for MAC’s Pink Nouveau, which is a color I’ve been in love with since I first saw it on my friend Christine from Temptalia. It’s that great bright mid-tone pink that just looks fun to wear around on a weekend.
Next, every girl needs a darker lip for fall! Wet ‘n Wild’s Sugar Plum Fairy is an exact dupe for MAC Rebel! Unfortunately, this super pretty darker berry tone (which you can see on my friend Kelly from Vampy Varnish) has proven impossible to find in stock at all of my local stores. I’m taking this as a sign that it is a must have for fall!
Beauty Must Haves
It’s been a while since I updated my Every Day Favorites. Instead, I started putting them in this collection! These are the beauty products that I can’t live without. I use them in between testing out other products, I repurchase them over and over and they have saved me from many beauty disasters! If you ask me for a product recommendation, about 9 times out of 10 I’ll respond with one of these products. I stock up and keep back ups in my bathroom of all these products.
I’m pretty obsessed with L’Oreal’s Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stains. I have 5 of them, and I am really holding myself back from ordering about 5 more on eBay (There are big lots of them! 6 new colors at once! I’ll probably be caving soon). These look like a gloss, but are actually glossy lip stains. L’Oreal makes 12 shades and I really want to own all of them. This is always my product recommendation when asked for a long wearing lip color.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial with SPF 15 is my current go-to morning moisturizer. It is lightweight and doesn’t clog my pores, and it provides just the right amount of moisture for my combination skin. I’ve used it for about 10 years, nothing I’ve tried has managed to bump this from my top spot!
L’Oreal’s new Voluminous Butterfly Mascara is pretty amazing stuff! The big news is really in the brush. It has molded plastic bristles that are a bit sharper than other brushes (so they get in between your lashes more easily), and there are 2 longer rows of bristles that are at a “V” to each other. This enables you to hit every. little. lash. And then you can pull apart any that are stuck together. And the back has shorter bristles, which work wonders on the lower lash line. I’m stocking up!
Finally, the Beauty Blender sponge is one of my favorite makeup tools. If you’re not using a Beauty Blender yet, you need to go and buy one! There are imitations out there, but only the real Beauty Blender does the job correctly (and yes, it is cheaper on eBay so I’m stocking up). I like to spritz a little water on my sponge and then just pat the egg shaped sponge over my skin to help blend my foundation and concealer. The result is a very natural finish.
My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay and Style Coalition.