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Reader Request: MAC Rubenesque vs. Mad Minerals Apricot Frost

So, my lovelies, let’s take a look at one famed heavyweight in the makeup world and it’s reputed, more affordable sibling. I speak of Rubenesque and the alleged dupe, Apricot Frost. Rubenesque is on the left and AF is on … Continue reading

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Reader Request: Revlon Bold Sangria and OPI Black Cherry Chutney

Today we’re comparing two vampys from Revlon and OPI.   Index and ring finger: OPI Black Cherry Chutney Middle and pinky: Revlon Bold Sangria   Apart from the opacity issues, the base tones of BCC are distinctly red wine. There is … Continue reading

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Reader Request: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Navy Baby and Revlon Midnight Affair

Today we’re looking at how similar Navy Baby and Midnight Affair are.   Midnight Affair is on the index and ring fingers. Navy Baby is on the middle finger and pinky. The differences are not apparent unless you look closely. … Continue reading

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Reader Request: Top 5 Revlon Lip Butters for Tanned Skin

Actually, the request was for “Top 5 Revlon Lip Butters for Indian Skintones”, but I decided to generalize it and go with tanned skintones, instead of limiting it to just Indians. 1)  Pink Truffle- a rosy pink brown. My review … Continue reading

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Reader Request: Clinique Strawberry Fudge Duo & MAC Expensive Pink

Two pretty pink eyeshadows face off. Who will be the prettier one…. It’s easier to see with the flash: They are definitely not dupes. Clinique’s pink shade is much lighter than Expensive Pink, and there is no gold shimmer in … Continue reading

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Reader Request: China Glaze Evening Seduction & OPI Black Cherry Chutney

Today’s RR gives us a look at two vampy permanent shades from OPI and China Glaze: Evening Seduction is an almost-black creme, while Black Cherry Chutney is a shimmery, blackish deep cherry color. So, what else do you guys want to … Continue reading

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Reader Request: China Glaze Skyscraper & Midnight Mission

Two beautiful blues square off today…. Skyscraper’s intense silver glitter makes it cooler and brighter than MM. With flash: Which one do you prefer?

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Reader Request: Lipliners That Can Be Worn With Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy

Someone contacted me asking what would be a good lipliner to pair with Sugar Plum Fairy. Here are my recs: Bobbi Brown Plum- a midtone light plum. NYX Deep Purple- a reddish purple-toned plum with a little shimmer. NYX Plum- this is more … Continue reading

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Reader Request: Zoya Blair & OPI An Affair in Red Square

We’re comparing two stunning reds today: Blair is darker, and AIRS is more of a classic red. Which one do you love? Could you even choose between these two beauties? 🙂

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Reader Request: NARS Luster and NYX Terracotta

Today we’re comparing NARS Luster and NYX Terracotta blushes. On the left is NARS Luster, on the right is NYX Terracotta. Luster is paler and more golden. Terracotta is darker and peachier. Which one would you prefer? Or are you like me and love both … Continue reading

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