Category Archives: beauty buys

Monday, August 14, 2017

B//B DUPE: setting powder

I rarely set my undereyes because I don’t NEED to and I loathe looking cakey and powdery (ya KNOW I live that glow life 💁🏻), but if I ever need to set my concealer I use something that is finely milled and brightening! Both of these powders are brightening under the eyes, never look powdery or cakey and keep my concealer PUT. One is $26 and one is $3. Good golly, that price difference is bananas!!!!

The Laura Mercier “Secret Brightening Powder” has been a staple in my collection for aaaages, but since discovering the e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder I will never need to buy another $26 pot of powder. The e.l.f. powder is a tad trickier to use, but they BOTH provide the same setting brightness for the eyes! There is a lot more product in the high end version, but you can buy the dupe 6 times before it is worth your while to buy the high end powder, ya feel?

e.l.f. “High Definition Undereye Setting Powder” ($3 for 0.04oz)

Laura Mercier “Secret Brightening Powder” ($26 for 0.14oz)

xo – Kayti

Friday, August 11, 2017

B//B DUPE: concealers

Today I have not one, but TWO concealer dupes for you babes! Read on for all the details.

This has got to be one of my favorite dupes of all time and although I have posted this before, I felt like it deserved a reminding 😘 These two are idential, in every way: the applicator, the texture, the pigment, the wear, the payoff, the color range. The only difference? Price: @tarte is $26 😱 @nyxcosmetics is $5.99. Save yourself $20 🙏🏼

These are both a rich and creamy concealer where a little bit goes a reaaaaaal long way for full coverage under the eyes! I find that I get the best results by using my e.l.f. Blush Brush and patting into the skin. It leaves my under eye bright and hydrated and dewy!!

I ALWAYS use a concealer that is 2-3 shades brighter than my foundation to really help wake up the eyes, so I use the color “Soft Ivory” in the NYX concealer!

NYX “Gotcha Covered” Concealer ($6 for 0.27 oz)

Tarte “Maracujá Creaseless Concealer” ($26 for 0.28 oz)

Next up is a lighter concealer option that sits beautifully on the skin! These concealers are EXACT DUPES, like no joke. From the way they feel right upon application to the smell and the way they wear through the day! I cannot lie this is not my favorite concealer of all time, but if you are already obsessed with the hyrdating benefits of the @Beccacosmetics “Aqua Luminous” concealer ($30), then let me save you a whopping $23 by coverting you to the @maybelline “SuperStay Better Skin” concealer!!

Again, I like my concealer real bright and the color options aren’t great for either of these lines. I use the very lightest shade in the Maybelline concealer and I am not super fair. If you are fair, the above mentioned concealer would be PERFECT for you – they have so.many.options!

MAYBELLINE “SuperStay Better Skin” Concealer ($6.99 for 0.25oz) *on coupon rn on Amazon for $1 off!!! GIT IT.

BECCA “Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer” ($30 for 0.18oz)

Get to brightening those eyes babes 💋

xo – Kayti

Thursday, August 10, 2017

B//B DUPE: beauty sponge

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