Splurge or Save: Makeup Dupesđź’„

I love makeup! Always have and probably always will, but sometime’s a mama be on a budget. Especially around the holidays, because December is my son’s birth month and of course Christmas. Now with the holidays are a lot of holiday parties, extra hours at work, and plenty of family coming. I know the pressure of wanting to look your best. Well, With age comes wisdom, and that wisdom is the knowledge that cheap does not always indicate a product’s quality or lack thereof. Would you believe me if I told you a few of my favorite dupes that help me get through this hectic time of the year. You get the same high-end look for half the cost!


Smash box Photo Finish Primer ($36) vs NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer ($13)

Seriously, I tried these both out and the texture and application were so similar that I was speechless. I applied Smashbox on one side of my face and NYX on the other and once I finished my foundation you really could not tell the difference! Ladies save your $$$.


MAC Fix + ($21) vs E.L.F. Makeup Mist & Set ($3)

OMG! What, do you guys see the price difference of these two products! MAC is my favorite makeup brand just like any other girl, but this dupe is undeniably equal with setting your makeup! Ladies just give it a try, it’s only $3. I’m positive you won’t regret it.


MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil “Spiked” ($16) vs Maybelline Define-A-Brow “Dark Brown” ($5)

Everyone knows that your brows are a crucial part of shaping your face. Well, you don’t always have to pay $16 for a top of the line brow pencil. Check out this dupe for only $5.50.


MAC Ruby Woo ($16) vs NYX Pure Red ($6)

Now I admit Ruby Woo is a one of a kind lipstick and there is almost no comparison but if you are looking for the same look  for less give NYX pure red a try.



2 thoughts on “Splurge or Save: Makeup Dupesđź’„

  1. Thanks for the tips! I am in NEED affordable cosmetics to build my daily routine. I’m not the best with makeup, and a busy mom so I normally skip it all together. BUT I desire to look my best every day. I just need to get some good products, learn some application tips and tutorials and hopefully I will be on my way to being a busy PRETTY mama! lol

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