Thursday, October 11, 2012

2 Amazing Dupes!

If you haven’t already realized, I’m slightly obsessed with makeup. I love buying it, I love trying new products, I love makeup application – everything about it. My favorite part of the makeup application, however, is contouring. Contouring can completely change the shape of your face – jaws, cheeks, nose, etc. My all time favorite contouring bronzer is Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer. It gives the most perfect contour that’s not too orange and is matte. It’s also slightly lighter than the normal contour powder, but it’s easily buildable for darker skin tones. The Hoola Bronzer is $28 at Ulta. An amazing dupe for Hoola is Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Protector Finishing Powder in the color Honey.  It’s not quite as pigmented as Hoola but is also buildable. The Instant Age Rewind Powder works just as well as the Hoola bronzer (and it’s only $8!)

If you love Kim Kardashian’s makeup (like myself), you may know that she is known to use Nars’ Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight. It is the perfect color for any skin tone and over any lipstick (it can also be used alone). This lip gloss is long lasting, but has a horrible smell and costs a whopping $24. The perfect dupe for Turkish Delight (that doesn’t smell awful) is NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sugar Pie. This lip gloss is only $5 and gives the perfect pink-nude color to your lips.

So, if you’re in the market for some high end contour bronzer and lipgloss but don’t want to spend the money, try these two amazing dupes! You won’t be let down :)


  1. Great dupes! I really want to try the hoola one. :)

  2. Oooo great dupes!! I def want to try out Hoola! Currently I'm using Laguna bronzer.

    xo - Sheila

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  4. Thank you for this! I've almost broken down and bought Turkish Delight on numerous occasions, but I just couldn't bring myself to cough up that much money for it. I love NYX glosses, so Sugar Pie is definitely on my list to try next!