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dupes/alternatives masterpost ✨

Hey loves, this masterpost was partially requested and I’m so excited.  I recommend to do your research before buying the dupe, some of the dupes are better than others. Some brands are repeated. Here is a dupe masterpost for MAC lipsticks. Here is a dupe masterpost for liquid lipsticks. Here is a spreadsheet of Coastal Scents eyeshadows to MAC eyeshadow dupes. Most of these dupes I found online so I do not take credit for any of those but some I researched myself. This is under read more because this list is very long. :) If you have any more dupes or questions, feel free to send them in.

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BEGINNERS MAKEUP KIT:

heres a few of my holy grail makeup products that i still use and that are great and affordable for beginners!

foundation:
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Matte + Poreless (for oily-normal skin)
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Dewy + Smooth (for dry-normal skin)
• L'Oreal tru match super blendable liquid makeup
• L'Oreal infallible pro-matte foundation (for oily - combination skin)
• milani 2-in-1 foundation + concealer

concealer:
• maybelline age rewind concealer
• L.A girl pro conceal
• Maybelline fit me concealer

primer:
• Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser

highlighters/illuminators:
• Hard Candy sheer glow all the way face & body illuminator (can double as a primer)
• physicians formula shimmer strips
• NYX illuminator (can double as a primer)

powder/finishing spray:
• airspun translucent extra coverage loose face powder
• rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder
• covergirl translucent professional loose powder
• L'Oreal infallible pro-spray and makeup extender, setting spray

bronzer:
• nyc smooth skin face powder, bronzing
• rimmel natural bronzer
• wet n wild color icon bronzer
• milani baked bronzer

blush:
• milani baked blush
• Maybelline dream bouncy blush

mascara:
• Maybelline great lash mascara
• L'Oreal teloscopic mascara
• Maybelline the colassal mascara

eyebrows:
• L'Oreal brow stylist definer brow liner
• Nyx wonder brow pencil
• milani stay put brow color
• elf cosmetics brow kit

eyeshadow:
• covergirl truNaked eyeshadow palettes
• Maybelline color tattoos
• milani everyday eyes eyeshadow collection

eyeliner:
• Jesse eyeliner
• Maybelline amster precise liquid eyeliner

lips:
• milani color statement lipstick
•revlon color stay ultimate liquid lipstick
• milani amore matte lip creme

eyelashes:
• any ardell lashes

brushes:
• real techniques brushes
• ecotools brushes

if youve read this far, id like to announce some BIG news in 30 minutes!

Drugstore makeup starter kit, plus a 9-step everyday beginner makeup tutorial!

Skin

1. Apply a BB cream or tinted moisturizer with your fingers, a sponge, or foundation brush. BB creams are more natural, and blend into the skin more easily than a foundation, which can cake up. I like this one because it has a medium coverage and is not thick or oily like some BB creams. Pictured: Rimmel Matte BB Cream in Light.

2. Brush on a lightweight, brightening concealer and blend in with your fingers. Apply under the eyes, around the nose, and on the chin (plus any other areas where you have redness). For acne spots, use a drier, less glowy concealer. This one by Maybelline melts into the skin flawlessly and brightens without looking fake. Pictured: Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer in Ivory.

3. Use a fluffy brush to dust powder on your skin. If you’re oily, brush it all over. If you have dry skin, lightly dust onto the forehead, nose, and chin, making sure to set all the areas where you put concealer. This powder keeps oily skin matte, but is not dry or cakey so it is suitable for all skin types. Pictured: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Light.

4. Apply a light, matte bronzer with the same fluffy brush. Follow a 3 and E shape on either side of your face- your temples, cheekbones, and chin. Less is more with bronzer. Pictured: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny.

5. With a fluffy brush, dust a natural blush onto your cheekbones. Make sure to not bring the blush too far in towards your nose. This blush is matte and flattering on all skin tones because it is a natural, pinky nude shade. Pictured: NYX Powder Blush in Peach.

Eyes

6. Option 1: Apply a light champagne cream eyeshadow all over your eyelids with your fingers. This one by Maybelline is long-lasting and foolproof and will brighten up your eyes. This is the best option for someone who doesn’t like to apply eyeshadow on a daily basis. Pictured: Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Barely Branded.

Option 2: Apply a peachy champagne color all over your eyelids with a flat eyeshadow brush. Pat the color on, don’t swipe. Use the same flat brush to apply a light brown shimmery shade to the outer half of your eyelids, bringing up slightly into the crease if desired. Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to gently buff around the edge of the peach color and the edge of the brown color. When in doubt, blend! Apply a light off-white shade to your inner corners with a small brush or your fingertips. Pictured: Wet N Wild Color Icon Trio in Walking on Eggshells.

7. Use an eyeliner “marker” to line your upper lashline (you can use a pencil eyeliner if you prefer a more smudgy eye look). Hold the eyeliner horizontally along your upper lashline, and make a series of small connected strokes along your lashes (don’t try to do it in one full swipe!) Make the line thinnest at the inner corner of the eye and slightly thicker at the outer corner. The line should follow the natural curve of your lashline. This liner’s tip is very thin, so it is easy for a beginner to use. You just have to be patient and practice! I chose a dark brown shade as a softer alternative to black. Pictured: Wet N Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker in Dark Brown.

8. Curl your lashes and apply mascara! This one lengthens, defines, separates, and gives natural volume with no clumps. Pictured: Maybelline One by One Mascara.

Lips

9. Apply a natural, pink/nude lipstick or gloss. For everyday, a more balm-like lipstick is easiest (you don’t always need a mirror to apply, and you don’t have to worry about feathering or lipstick on your teeth). Maybelline’s Color Whispers are my favorite- they have soft, sheer, and moisturizing pinks, nudes, berries, corals, and reds. Pictured: Maybelline Color Whisper in Pink Possibilities.

Makeup Cheat Sheet: Do This, Wear That

First Date: Think bright. Bright future, bright features, bright as fuck. Highlighter on cheeks and the on the cupid’s bow, undereye concealer and nude eyeliner on the rim. Look awake and alive. Try: NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind.

Girl’s Night Out: Can’t go wrong, ever, with black cat eyeliner and purpley lips. Repeat after me—I Am The Dark Queen. Do Not Forsake Me. Try: Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Liquid Eyeliner and MAC lipstick in Heroine. Classic on all skin tones.

Shit, I’m Hungover And Still Have to Be Somewhere: If I have 5 minutes to put on makeup and still want to look somewhat presentable, there’s a trifecta to remember here. It’s blush, concealer, and mascara. Rosy blush makes you look flushed and alive, concealer to cover up the dark spots and clean up your skin, and mascara to look coherent and mostly not like a corpse. Try: Maybelline The Rocket Mascara, Benefit Blush in The Rockateur.

Staying Out All Day (Class, Work, School): Simple, basic looks that won’t melt off in the sunlight. Translucent Powder, Light Lip Gloss, BB Cream with SPF will make you look FRESH, which is a thing we all want to look like, even though it describes Douches and Citrus Drinks as well. Try: NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu, and Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream.

Staying Out All Night: If you’re planning on ending up in a diner at 4am, noshin’ on eggs and burping gin, you’ve got to be prepared to wear makeup that lasts. Full-Coverage Foundation, Setting Spray and creaseless shadow are a must. Try: NARS Matte Foundation, Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray and Maybelline Color Tattoo THE METAL collection. Also related: my drunk diner order is an egg-white Western Omelette and fries with American cheese and gravy. I KNOW.

But Mama, I want A Smoky Eye: If you’re yellow-toned, try a copper smoky eye (copper crease, gold lid, white highlight). If you’re pink-toned, try a silver/grey trio (light grey lid, dark grey crease, silver highlight). If you’re darker-skinned, go wild and try a plum. It looks amazing with gold as a highlight and a lighter purple as a lid. Try: Naked One Palette for Copper, Maybelline Stylish Smokes for silver, and ELF Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum for my favorite plum eyeshadow.

Classic Pinup Look: Red lips and cat-eye, yes, but don’t forget to contour your cheekbones with bronzer and apply a neutral eyelook with white eyeliner rim, a nude base, and a darker brown crease, blended out. You can’t go wrong with buying the Rimmel Scandaleyes in white and the Naked Basics Palette to have around for a Marilyn Monroe look. Just, like, stop misquoting the lady and let her RIP. To Try: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720.