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Beauty Dupes & Don’ts

A dupe is known as being something that can deceive you, but our beauty guru, Sara Bartlett says Beauty Dupes are a really good thing! She explains what a beauty dupe is and how buying them will save you tons of money!  

Finding the perfect dupe for high end make up is one of the greatest feelings, especially when experimenting with a new trend.  Sara has four perfect dupes to show us and two products that she says don’t bother with.

For the Face:

High End Product: RMS Un Powder $34 
“Dupe” Product: NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Finishing Powder $10  

High End Product: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder $62  
“Dupe” Product: E.L.F. Illuminating Palette $6  


For the Lips:

High End Product: Kylie Jenner Lipstick in Leo $30  
“Dupe” Product: Ulta Matte Lip Cream in Stirring $9  


For the Nails:

High End Product: OPI Nail Polish $10  
“Dupe” Product: Wet and Wild Mega Last Nail Polish $1.99  


According to Sara, there are some products, however, that you just need to spend money on.  Don’t waste your time trying to find a dupe for these products:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance $20.  Nothing beats the application and lasting power of this primer.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold Brow Kit $36. Everything about this is perfect. The powder, the double ended brush, and the brow gel.  Don’t mess with perfection.