BATTLE OF THE DUPES PT.6: VACAY GLOW BRONZER 💫
PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer VS. benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer For my 6th battle of the dupes, I am putting these two classic bronzers through my dupe tests to see which bronzer will remain supreme. I’ll test them on the product aka the blendability, price and packaging. At the end, I will tell you which one is the best. But first, make sure you cheer and follow me! Product:
Going to start off positive. Both bronzers are very blendable. Both are pigmented. But with my experience the PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzeris more suited for a overall bronze warmth of the face whereas benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzeris very versatile and I use it for both bronzing and contouring due to the matte of it.
The color options between the two are very different. At first the benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzerwas marketed as “universal” and honestly, no. This is not a universal bronzer and I’m glad they realized that. They “expanded” the shade range however IT DEFINITELY CAN BE BETTER! Three shades is not enough and that’s where PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzeris much better. The shade range is much more extensive and I feel as a POC that POC are better represented in this product than the benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer.Winner: PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer: POC are much better represented with the shade range. Packaging:
PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzerhas a coconut smell but my big bronzer brush can pick up more product.
benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzeris odorless but the square packing doesn’t allow me to pick up product.Winner: benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer, I can’t stand the coconut smell. 😳 Price:
Obviously the PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzeris cheaper than the benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer. The benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzeris $30.00 whereas the PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzeris $15.99.Winner: PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer: duh. 🤷🏻♀️ Overall: PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer: this is the better product overall. Price wise, product wise and packaging. However I do use benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzerthis more as a contour. Hope y’all enjoyed battle of the dupes pt. 6! Lmk in the comments below what dupes I should test next! Until tomorrow, Xoxo 💋 #CheriePartner #CherieCreator
Nov. 20, 2020
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He want that cake cake cake 🍰 🎂
Hey Cherie Fam! 🍒 I attempted to do a Christmas look today with the cake palette from Glamlite, but I failed miserably. I used the shade “red velvet” thinking it would be red, but it turned out to be a fuchsia. My lids are supposed to be green, but it turned out to be teal so now this look turned to be a cotton Candy look 😢 Anyway, this is a great rainbow palette 🌈 but if you’re looking for a true red, there isn’t a shade in here. The shimmers aren’t a true green either. It’s not exactly primary colors of a rainbow palette, but I love the formula. To achieve this look, I used: 1️⃣ Red velvet and packed it all over the crease then I blended it 2️⃣ I grabbed a smaller brush and dipped in to cranberry to blend the edges of red velvet 3️⃣ I cut my crease and packed avocado all over my lid. This shade is from the burger slider palette 4️⃣ I placed cinnamon on my inner corner 5️⃣ Red velvet, cranberry and raspberry on the lower lash 6️⃣ Mascara and falsies. I used house of lashes in demure lite Check out out my Instagram because I’m doing 12 days of Christmas. I will be posting a look everyday until Christmas. Happy holidays all! Xoxo, Francesca
Holiday Glam with this Festive Pie Palette ❤️🎁
Hello beautiful! I finally received my holiday foodie box from Glamlite Cosmetics. I have been loving indie brands lately and Glamlite is def one of my favorite indie brands. The brand constantly puts a foodie box out with different food themed cosmetics. They contain 5-7 full sized products for $45 USD. The holiday foodie box came with: •Pie palette 🥧 ($25) •Gingerbread falsies lashes ($10) •Red velvet liquid lipstick ($14) •Eggnog lip gloss ($12) •Pecan lip gloss ($12) •Milk and cookies loose highlighter ($14) • Candy cane trio eye brushes ($18) The holiday foodie box is worth $108 USD I posted an unboxing video and I provided swatches. If you’re curious, check out my profile and it’s the previous post 😚 To achieve this look, I used: • The pie palette and the cane trio brushes. I applied pumpkin pie all over the crease, sweet potato 🍠 on inner and outer corner, nutty pecan on mid lid, mixed berry and blackberry on lower lash and apple pie on the inner corner and brow highlight. I also used the cherry pie blush on my cheeks. •Gingerbread lash •Milk and cookies highlighter •Pecan gloss Love love love this innovative and creative brand. Xoxo, Francesca
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Mini ulta haul with product tryouts!
I had a few Ulta gift cards burning a hole in my pocket so I decided to get a few new items to try out. The first item I’ve been dying to try is URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray I wanted to see if it’s worth the hype/price tag. I like this product, but I’d like to use it a few more times. I’m going to do another post next month comparing several different setting sprays to see how the compare. The next item I used is the MILANI - Cheek Kiss Blush in shade cheeky coral. I like the shade and it wears nicely. But I did have to layer it to get the color payoff I was looking for. I also got another cult favorite, PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer I absolutely love this product. I love the texture, the smell, the finish. It’s all great, absolutely worth the price. And the last is another eye shadow pallet from profusion! #Profusion Cosmetics - Starlet palette[products]#[FourStars] I love this palette, although the shimmer shades need a wet brush to be impactful. What other make up productions would you like to try out?
Christmas Day Makeup!
CLINIQUE - Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation tarte - Shape Tape Concealer 16N Too Faced - Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer PAT McGRATH LABS - Celestial Divinity Luxe Quad Some scratchiness and it was hard to blend plus fall out. But the color payoff is terrific and the duochrome is gorgeous in person. PAT McGRATH LABS - Dark Star Volumizing Mascara OG HG. PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer in Light. Blends well and goes on smoothly! DIOR - BACKSTAGE Glow Face Palette Hard to pick up with my brush. Doesn’t layer well over bronzer. Ended up looking muddy. ILIA - Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Saint. I love this formula. The right amount of shine, wears well and is buildable without being gloopy. Earrings via IndigenousIntentions @ Etsy.
I never thought my pale ass would be in love with a bronzer, but here we are. This is the first bronzer I’ve ever found that works for my skin tone without looking orange! This product comes in a variety of shades rather than just one generic bronze color designed to fit the medium range of skin tones. This product also smells like a coconut island vacation dream, I can’t get enough of it! The scent doesn’t irritate me at all because it’s over several barrier layers by that point. PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer
PHYSICIANS FORMULA-Murumuru Butter Bronzer
Love this product (as blush too!)
benefit - Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set Who says this has to be used as a bronzer? It can be used as a contour if your skin color allows. AS WELL AS BLUSH! One day I forgot to bring my blush so I used this for blush and wow! It’s not the pink girly popping blush I’m used to but it’s a more sophisticated and more business like manner. I’m totally digging this product for that purpose as well. It’s a shade that’s not too harsh and it’s super blendable. Love it! Totally recommend this if you haven’t tried this product! Will repurchase!
benefit-Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set
Rainbow highlighter 🌈 💚💙
I am a highlighter collector. One of my dream is to collect all colors of highlight. Lol. I've bought pink highlighter palettes of CPB, purple highlighter sticks and pink highlighter palettes of Fenty beauy before. Today, I want to compare two Japanese brands, Shiseido and Illamasqua. Shiseido was bought on Nordstrom's official website, and Illamasqua was bought from Amazon. I have run out of one Shiseido, the color called pk107. This is my second pk107. It should be one of my favorite highlighter. I always wear then under my eyes and on my chin. You can find the blue light under the sun and it has a puffy effect. The blue light can make me look young. It contains a highlighter brush, which is very soft. You don’t need to buy any other brush. SHISEIDO - Luminizing Satin Face Color For Illamasqua,I only used twice. The color is very special green, not too daily and is hard to match. Unless my friends hold a “green party”, all girls decorate themselves as Christmas tree, ok, I can think about this highlighter. ILLAMASQUA - Beyond Powder Highlighter
ILLAMASQUA-Beyond Powder Highlighter
Bronzer or blush? I want both!
In terms of bronzer and blush, they’re both makeup products used on cheeks. They can both add points to your makeup finish. However, their definite target and applying area are different. At first, you should know differences and proper usage. I define their difference in three aspects. As to the applying area, blush is usually applied on your cheeks, bronzer is usually applied on your cheekbones and around the perimeter of your face, like your temples and forehead, basically the places where the sun typically hits. Secondly, as to the purpose. Blush brightens up your face and highlight your visage, while bronzer gives you the perfectly sun-kissed glow. If you love the tanning skin tone, maybe bronzer is your must-have cosmetics. Thirdly, about the color. Most blushes are pink, purple and red while bronzers are usually different types of brown. Compared with bronzer, blush is more wearable and universal. However, bronzer could give you a tanning look without the risk of sunburnt. This is my fav bronzer and blush. You can see their obvious difference from the pics. Since my skin tone is light, I prefer slight red blush to add some fresh complexion. I will apply the blush on my cheeks and blend it around. I pick CLINIQUE’s fig pop as its color is very special and looks vivid. As to the bronzer, I love Benefit’s HOOLA, which is very famous and well-recommended by many Ins celebrities. HOOLA has a small brush in it, but I prefer to use my own bronzer brush. I usually apply it across my cheekbones, down the sides of nose, hairline and beneath the jawline, to give me an instant, natural-looking tan. Also, I use it as an everyday contour which could enhance my glow and define my features. Do you prefer blush or bronzer? Or do you have wonderful blush or bronzer products to recommend? Just comment below!
CLINIQUE-Cheek Pop Blush
Worth it or not? MAC And COLOURPOP highlighter
MAC. Soft&gentle Highlighter Price: US$36 I bought this because the shade of double Gleam is out of stock. But it’s beyond my expectations. I usually use it on my cheeks. It’s shimmery but not overly shimmery, you know? My skin was plumped immediately after I apply it. It’s glowing no matter what angles you are looking from. Besides that, it quite long-lasting. Not only the highlighter itself, but also the look it finishes is quite beautiful to me. I thought the shade would be a little bit darker. But once it was applied to my skin, the shimmer and the tone are just perfect match for me. It’s so natural. Colourpop Lunch Money Price: US$8 I’m always loyal to colourpop. I never made mistakes in choosing colourpop products. I really want to talk about all of my colourpop products. Here I will take this Colourpop highlighter as a start. Compared to MAC Soft&gentle, I thought this lunch money could be the dupe in some case. Firstly, the price of MAC soft&gentle is almost 5 times than Colourpop Lunch Money. Secondly, the shimmer of lunch money is similar to Soft&gentle. They are both easy to apply with fingers. MAC soft&gentle is definitely worthy. But colourpop Lunch money is more affordable. And the iconic formula is literally fancy. By the way, I would choose Lunch money when I hang out and clubbing with my girls.
COLOURPOP- Super Shock Highlighter
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