Lemme save you a few dolla’ dolls’ bills yo because Holy Hannah, I am telling you, this dupe is 🙌🏼 I have used A LOT of sponges in my time and truly the beauty blender has and will always be on top (for me). BUT I see you babes not wanting to spend $20 on a “sponge”!!! To you, my friend, I say, “Trouble yourself no more.” @loreal reaaaaalllly stepped it up with this sponge – it is not shaped exactly like the OG @beautyblender, but I find it allows for quicker application and is just as bouncey and light to allow for easy, flawless blending! I am obsessed! It’s only $6 AND on Amazon prime rn with a coupon.
LOREAL “Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender” ($6.95)
ORIGINAL BEAUTY BLENDER ($20)
xo – Kayti
Soooooo, @makeupforever “Ultra HD” was my holy grail foundation for years. It is light weight on the skin, but gives you COVERAGE and it wears beautifully through the day! I stopped using it ’cause #thebeautybloggerlife, but I have been craving somethin’ old reliable 😉 After snagging this from Sephora I started my dupe research aaaaannnnd came upon the @lagirlcosmetics “Pro Coverage” foundation. Boy, oh boy. I don’t know what else to say, other than the MakeUp ForEver foundation is going back to Sephora my friends. That $5 😱😱😱 foundation is frigging BOMB babes!
There is only one difference that I can see between the two foundations: the wear. The LA Girl foundation doesn’t wear as long as the MakeUp Forever foundation, BUT I have reconciled that with the right primer. By using a great primer (my favorite is the Becca Backlight Priming Filter) I can get this $5 foundation to look perfect for about 6 hours! There is some settling after that in my fine lines, but for the price I am just over here like, whatever!!!!
I have the colors “Porcelain” for my natural skin tone and “Natural” for my tanned self 😉 If you are wondering about colors simply google “foundation swatches” of the foundation and you will be able to get a better gauge 👌🏽
LA GIRL “Pro Coverage” HD Illuminating Foundation ($4.56 for 0.95 oz)
MAKEUP FOREVER “Ultra HD” Foundation ($43 for 1.10oz)
xo – Kayti
During these summer days when we are in and out of the water and CONSTANTLY shweaty there is nothing more annoying than your eyebrows melting off your face #amiright. I have loved this “Tint My Brow Gel” from Etude House for years now, but there is no better time to use these than the minimal-makeup days in these shweaty months (yes, I am making “shweaty” happen.) – BOOYA!!
WHAT IS THIS STUFF? The Etude House “Tint My Brow” gel is a simple user friendly way to dye your brows at home! I prefer the color #3 Grey Brown because the other colors tend to pull red on me and is the same color that I recommend for both blondes and brunettes alike.
Since the instructions are all in Korean, here are the instructions and a few tips on how I like to use this best!
- comb through and trim brows
- apply a liberal amount of product in the desired shape of the eyebrow (the more you apply the easier it will be to remove!)
- allow gel to dry for 2+ hours (if you would like stronger color leave on for longer! I used to apply before bed and peel off in the morning.)
- after the gel is completely dry, remove slowly starting from the front of the brow (the longer you allow the gel to dry to more difficult it will be to remove and MAY pull out a few brow hairs, juuuuust so you know.)
- AFTER CARE – DO NO USE cleansing product to the eyebrow area within 24 hours of removing gel.