2019 · dupes

Dupe: NYX vs. Dose Of Colors

This month I am focused on finding out if these two liquid lipsticks are dupes, once again I am putting two liquid lipsticks in a battle to find out how close they are. Doing so many liquid lipsticks makes me really want to revive my liquid lipstick battle, but alas, I think I am one of the few who are still into liquid lipsticks. Maybe I’m just being dramatic. Anyway, I am putting up a Dose of Colors liquid lip against an NYX to find out if you need to splurge or save.

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2019 · Review

Revisit: Lime Crime Velvetine in Cashmere

This month is about another favorite from the past, I’m not sure that I have ever properly reviewed this product but I do know that I have mentioned it in favorites before and even talked about it in my 2016 yearly favorites, so I thought that was good enough reason to revisit this product. So, let’s see if this one has stood up to the test of time.

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2018 · etsy

Try It Tuesday: Citrouille Cosmetics

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Hello there, today is the day that I test out some of my many Etsy finds, a very exciting day.  Last month I talked all about cotton candy, which I thought was a great pick for October and this month is all about liquid lipsticks from Citrouille Cosmetics, another one that I think is a great pick for the month. Liquid lipsticks and fall tones are perfect for November, right? Let’s find out by jumping right on in.

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2018 · beauty · makeup

First Impression Friday: Lime Crime Plushies

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Last months first impression Friday was all about the  Silicone Sponge and this month it is all about lips. I will be giving you guys my first impression on one of the Lime Crime Plushie lip colors, this one in particular is in the shade Melon Smoothie which is one of the newer shades that they’ve released. Let’s see what I thought after one day of wearing this one.

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2018 · beauty · beauty blogger · makeup

30 Day Lipstick Challenge

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Today I am doing something a little bit different, I saw this challenge over on guesswhatbeauty and decided that I also needed to do this. I can easily do this a couple more times but I decided to share my findings with you guys this time around. I think this is a fantastic challenge for anyone with a bunch of lipstick that are decluttering, though I will admit, I didn’t end up getting rid of as many as I wanted to. But anyway, let’s jump on in and check out a quick bit I thought about a lot of lipsticks.

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2018 · beauty · dupes

Dupe: Lime Crime vs. NYX Liquid Lipstick

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I am back with my monthly dupe post, and I know, last month I also did liquid lipsticks but I just couldn’t help myself from doing these this month because I have been sitting on these two for a little while and finally wanted to see how these two went up against one another. So let’s get into it and see if these two are dupes or not even close.

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2018 · beauty · beauty blogger · dupes · makeup

Dupe: Wet ‘N Wild vs. Stila Liquid Lipstick

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If you’ve checked out my blog before then you might know that I do monthly dupes posts, I just love dupes because who doesn’t love finding a cheaper alternative to a product that they love? I know that I do for sure. Up for judgment today is the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the shade Patina and Wet ‘N Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Rebel Rose. Let’s just jump right on in to comparing these two.

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2017 · Battle · beauty · beauty blogger

Battle: The Balm Vs NYX Liquid Lipstick

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It feels like it has been forever since I have done a dupe post, that’s probably because I completely forgot to schedule in a dupe post last month, I don’t know what is wrong with me but it completely slipped my mind. I think I was doing pretty good, making sure I got a dupe post out every month but I guess my streak is broken now. I am getting back to it though with a battle of the liquid lipsticks, I will be battling The Balm Meet Matt(e) Huges in Sincere and NYX Liquid Suede in Softspoken.  So, let’s just jump right on in and find out of these two products are dupes.

I guess I am going to start this post out by talking about the obvious thing here, the color of these two products. On the hand swatch, the NYX is on the left and The Balm on the right, which there they look really quite different at least to me they do. Like, on the hand they are close enough to not really need both, even though I already owned both, but at the same time, I can see a difference between the two. The left is a little bit darker and a little less red, which I enjoy more and the right is, of course, lighter and a little bit more red in color. So, I wasn’t really confident on these being dupes because the swatches just weren’t matching up at all.

However, I continued on to see what they looked like on the lips and on the top lip I wore the NYX Liquid Suede and the bottom was The Balm Meet Matt(e) Huges, and much to my surprise these two do look like color dupes to me. I can barely tell the difference, the slightest difference I can see between the two is that the NYX one is still a tiny bit darker, but my fiance couldn’t tell the difference until I pointed out that I was wearing two different lipsticks. So, upon first glance, I don’t think these are color dupes but on the lips, these look almost identical and way close enough to not need to own both of these.

Now, I think it is time to talk about formula. I don’t think these guys are as close in the formula as they are color, granted I also don’t think they are that different really. I think that the NYX one actually lasts a tiny bit longer on the lips, both are about the same when it comes to the feel on the lips, not drying but not the most comfortable thing that I’ve ever worn on my lips either. I will say this, neither one of these lipsticks held up to the pizza I ate the day I was wearing these at all. So, the wear time of these aren’t that different really but I still stick by the NYX one wearing a little bit better.

So, overall I think that these are dupes, or at least close enough to not really need to own both of them. I do own both but now that I’ve seen that they are dupes of one another maybe I’ll declutter one, we’ll see how that goes the next time I’m looking through my stash.

What dupes would you guys be interested in seeing?

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