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Hunting for the Glossier ☁️ 🎨 dupe - Part 1
Hunting for the Glossier ☁️ 🎨 dupe - Part 1
I really like Glossier’s cloud paint. It’s a cult favourite and I’m 100% on board with the product. I always have two different colours on hand (currently Beam and Puff). But I wanted to see if there was a drugstore option because 1) this 🇨🇦 girl doesn’t love waiting for shipping and 2) because if I can save some money, why not. Enter, MAYBELLINE - Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush . This was the first cream blush that I tried and overall I liked it! But it’s not an exact dupe for Cloud Paint and I think there’s one main thing it’s lacking. Note: I wasn’t really looking for an exact colour match for either of the Cloud Paints I had. Moreso I was looking at the formula, price, amount of product and the overall effectiveness as a blush. The good: + Price! It’s like $7 depending on where you buy it. Which is less than half of Cloud Paint. + This shears out quite nicely onto the skin and provides a very very natural tint to the skin. If you like natural-looking makeup looks, this could be a winner for you! + Its a very lightweight formula which leaves a nice dewy finish to your cheeks. Nothing cakey about it. + Very easy to blend out onto your skin or on top of foundation. + This shade in particular, Nude Burn, is lovely and does look exactly like a very light sunburn, but in a good way. It looks like I got a very slight flush from being at the beach all day, when I’m all reality I’m sitting at home in front my computer all day... 🙃 + The tint did last all day for me! So it has some nice staying power. The not so good: - The texture is really interesting. At first it has a much more solid texture versus the liquid cloud paint. But then as you spread it out it shears out into more of a gel. And it shears out quite a bit. So for me, I’m quite pale, it gives me skin a nice, light tint to the skin and honestly it looks very nice and natural. BUT if you are looking for something with some more pigment like the Glossier Cloud paint, this one might not be for you. - Although you wouldn’t think it because of the size of the packaging, you get less product (8 ml versus 10ml) than Glossier’s Cloud Paint and I feel like since Cloud Paint is more pigmented you actually use less product. Worth it? For $7, I’m not mad! And honestly I have been liking this on my no makeup days. It provides a lovely natural tint. Will I repurchase? I honestly think I would opt for the other dupe I found over this one! That product is coming in part 2! Ps I still love cloud paint and will probably continue to purchase because I’m a sucker for the brand. But it’s nice to have another option :)
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Glossy.glossary
Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush
MAYBELLINE-Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush
Dupe Alert!! My favorite Retinoids dupes
Dupe Alert!! My favorite Retinoids dupes
If you know me, I'm a huge fan of Retinols and now with advanced research, Retinoids. Sunday Riley A+ Retinoid has been my favorite from a long time but it's 85$ and that's a huge amount when it comes to just one bottle of what you can't live without. So, I started digging for more options that will give me the same results but with lesser price and guess what? I found a dupe/similar product with 1/10 of the price! I know my mind was also blown when I figured how similar The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion emulsion is to Sunday Riley SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum A+. Although these two are way different in prices and ingredients, the overall texture, consistency and finish of these two are similar. Also the results that I have seen with these two are pretty much the same. I've done my comparison and it's really helpful in seeing if you want something that works similarly who not pay 8.90$ than 85$ all the time! I'm going to break down my comparison into points ⬇️ 🌿Ingredients - Sunday Riley A+ has 6.5% of stabilized Retinoid and botanical alternative to Retinol. It combines 5% retinoid ester blend, 1% liposomal-encapsulated retinol blend, and a half percent blue green algae with natural retinoid-alternative activity. Whereas, The Ordinary one has 2% of Granactive Retinoid which is a complex of solubilized Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR). HPR is a highly-advanced form of retinoid which is, in fact, a non-prescription ester of all-trans direct retinoic acid that offers a multi-fold better effect against signs of aging than retinol, retinyl palmitate and nearly all other forms of non-prescription retinoid. Retinoid in Sunday Riley A+ also has Hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, cactus extract, and ginger balance which acts as great humectant and soothes skin. 🌿 Texture, Color and Consistency (Formulation): I found these two very similar in this category. They both are yellow in color and has that milky texture. Although, Sunday Riley A+ has more yellow tone than The Ordinary one. Both serums are thin and runny while The Ordinary one is a bit more liquidy and runny than A+. They both glides on face similarly, have that milky texture so they take about a minute to absorb in skin and both leave a slightly shiny finish. The Ordinary Granactive retinoid emulsion leaves a tackier finish and skin feels a little stickier than Sunday Riley. 🌿Smell/Fragrance: Both have less than 1% synthetic fragrance and shockingly they both smell similar to me. They both have a subtle, chemically scent. 🌿 Feel and Results: This is the best category for me and also the most accurate one for calling them too similar. They both give the same results in making your skin smooth, soft and getting rid of dry, flakey skin. They both help reducing the look of fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. They both have given me tighter, brighter skin and my Hyperpigmentation seemed to fade away. The best part is how bright and glowing your skin feels the next morning. Although, I must agree with the percentage amount Sunday Riley one is a bit more Potent and does a rapid job in exfoliating skin on deeper level. The Ordinary Retinoid work the similar way but it takes consistent use and probably few days here and there to see the results. A+ may be a bit harsh for some people but I found The Ordinary quite gentle and non-irritating. In my opinion these two are very similar and work amazing in giving you that smooth brighter skin! What do you think of these two? Comment down below if you have any questions ❤️
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Beautycation_by_shruti
A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Dreaded forehead wrinkles tips and my results!!
Dreaded forehead wrinkles tips and my results!!
Let’s talk about the dreaded forehead lines. What causes forehead wrinkles? The main causes of forehead wrinkles are smoking, sun exposure and genetics. Wrinkles are defined as the creases and lines that form in your skin over time. While some can be controlled by lifestyle choices, other factors are merely genetic or a natural extension of the aging process. As you age, the skin becomes less elastic and more likely to sprout wrinkles. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation also increases the incidences of premature forehead wrinkles. Because of the associated change in blood supply to the skin, smoking also leads to more wrinkles. Lastly, repeated facial expressions and movements such as squinting can leave permanent creases and grooves. What are some ways to get rid (or soften) them? Be Diligent in Your Daily Skincare Taking care of your skin early will pay off big time during the time that wrinkles would normally begin to appear. An effective cleanser will rid the skin of harmful impurities and preserve the natural protective skin barrier. This process will help to promote young and fresh looking skin tone and balance. An effective moisturizing protocol will also trap water in the skin, giving the face the hydration that it needs to stave off wrinkles and fine lines.  Exfoliating with an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) As one of the greatest tools in the fight against skin aging, AHAs work by promoting new cell growth. The most commonly used AHAs to reduce facial wrinkles are glycolic acid and lactic acid. Many exfoliators contain AHAs as the primary active ingredient. By sloughing off dead skin cells, the exfoliation process brightens skin tone and evens out wrinkled skin. Using serums and treatments like retinol, vitamin c serums, and targeted wrinkle serums like the one I use, MATRIXYL 10%+ HA by The Ordinary. The Ordinary Matrixyl 10%+HA is a water based serum that includes matrixyl, a well studied peptide complex that reduces the look of static and dynamic wrinkles. $11.50 Ingredients- Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, PPG-26-buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin. My results so far! The first picture was taken on August 26th and I have used this serum am and pm every day since. You can really tell my forehead is much plumper and the biggest wrinkles are no longer as deep as they were. A few of the small ones are almost gone!! I am incredibly happy with my results so far! What do you think? Can you tell a difference? ❤️The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA
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LindseyRR
Matrixyl* 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Matrixyl* 10% + HA