L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
The right foundation can make or break a makeup look and there are so many choices and factors to consider. Especially if you are pale in skin tone it can feel near-impossible at times to find the perfect match for your complexion, but I really do recommend this L’Oreal foundation as it is perfect for my porcelain skin. Also it is on 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment so grab a bargain. When buying the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation instead of the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation you will save around £13.51!
Sleek Makeup Blush in ‘Rose Gold’ // NARS Cosmetics Blush in ‘Orgasm’
I love a touch of blush, especially on days where I’m going for a natural look and skipping foundation. It just adds a bit of colour and stops me looking so zombie-like! I’ve tried so many budget and high-end blushers and always find them far too pink, far too orange, or just have no pigment at all! By far one of the best ones I’ve found is Sleek Makeup’s blush in ‘Rose Gold’. Making this switch from NARS Cosmetics blush in ‘Orgasm’ will save you a huge £19.01!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara // Lancôme ‘Hypnôse’ Drama Mascara
They always say ‘the eyes are the windows to the soul’, so you really want to make yours pop and what better way than with lashings of sultry black mascara? Over the years I’ve tried volumising, lengthening, conditioning and curling mascaras and all of them were no match to false lashes (which are a total pain) and often made my eyes itchy and irritated. But then I found this Maybelline lash masara which ticked all the boxes and was gentle on my temperamental eyes. Swapping your Lancôme ‘Hypnôse’ Mascara for the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara will save you over 63%!
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Fixing Mist // Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
There’s nothing worse than your makeup melting or smudging off your face before you’ve even made it to the club or before you’ve hounded the club photographer to snap a photo of you while your highlight is still poppin’. I can hands-down say L’Oreal infallible fixing mist is one of the best setting sprays I’ve ever used because it dries quickly, doesn’t leave you feeling sticky and doesn’t have that horrible chemical smell many of the other setting sprays have. Picking up the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Fixing Mist instead of Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray will give you an extra £14.51 to spend at the weekends!
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte lip cream in ‘Cannes’ // Kat Von D ‘Everlasting’ Liquid Lipstick in ‘Lolita I’
I’m a huge fan of liquid lipsticks and I really loved Kat Von D’s range of liquid lipsticks, but when I found NYX soft matte lip creams I was hooked. At a considerable £11 cheaper and for a bigger volume I switched from Kat Von D to NYX. I adore the shade ‘Cannes’ as it is so versatile and perfect for day or night (I have reviewed it here). NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream is available in 34 shades, and Kat Von D ‘Everlasting’ Liquid Lipstick is available in 41 shades.
Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer // Benefit Porefessional Face Primer Balm
You wouldn’t build a house on an uneven foundation and the same applies with your makeup. A smooth base is essential for a flawless look so you should always start with a good quality primer. Benefit’s Porefessional’s face primer balm is a cult-beauty favourite but is a little pricey in comparison to Maybelline’s baby skin pore eraser primer at less than a third of the price for the exact same volume. Erase unnecessary expenses and swap your Benefit Porefessional Face Primer Balm for the Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer.
A lot of these products are also available on a ‘3 for 2’ offer in Boots which saves even more of your pennies!
What are your favourite beauty dupes?