How I Save on Skincare and Makeup with CherieI discovered THE place to find dupes for all those expensive beauty products I’ve always wanted to try.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!It can be easy for me to get sucked into the tempting world of expensive skincare products, with their convincing marketing campaigns and high-value ingredients. But eventually I remember that a lot of the time, those products with a giant price tag aren’t actually worth the money — and even better, there is usually a nearly identical product out there for a fraction of the cost. Before I discovered Cherie, finding reliable product dupe reviews and recommendations was a somewhat chaotic process of browsing YouTube, Instagram, Reddit, and oftentimes just hoping a Google search would turn something up. Now it’s much more simple: I open the Cherie app and type “(product name) dupe” into the search bar, and posts with real people’s reviews come up! Sometimes I’ll just search “high end dupes” or “skincare dupes” and see what comes up, which is how I’ve found dupes for products I never even considered buying because of how expensive they were. Below are some of the best dupes I’ve found so far, including dupes for incredibly expensive products and some other less common dupes: The $26 dupe for a cult-favorite $166 vitamin C serum to brighten and even out your skin
timeless SKIN CARE20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum Refill
“Both have a very runny consistency, although the SkinCeuticals serum is slightly more sticky than that from Timeless. I think the Timeless serum feels better on oily skin.”The $12 face cream to replace La Mer’s iconic $335 moisturizer
FIRST AID BEAUTYUltra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
"Like La Mer, which is made using rich nutrient ingredients, FAB also uses plant extract sin their highly-rated cream. It is very cheaply priced but powerfully softens fine lines and wrinkles, literally a DRUGSTORE LA MER!!"The $15 replacement for Drunk Elephant’s $68 peptide moisturizer — and the packaging is just as good
THE inkey LISTPeptide Moisturizer
“It contains a two-percent royal epigen P5 that claims to nurture skin and help decrease the appearance of fine lines and one-percent hydrating peptide solution to support the moisture barrier. It has fewer ingredients compared to Protini so it has less potential to cause irritations for sensitive or acne-prone skin.”The $7 substitute for the $80 AHA/BHA chemical exfoliating mask that went viral
The OrdinaryAHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
“In my opinion, the ordinary one does a more intense job at exfoliating. I would recommend this to someone who has oily or rough skin type that wants to try an AHA BHA product.”The $3 dupe for a $16 mascara that gives you lifted, natural-looking eyelashes
wet n wildMega Length Waterproof Mascara
“Now, the wet n wild mascara is definitely an amazing dupe for glossier lash slick. They had a very similar plastic brush, it’s super flexible so it gets every lash and as you can see, the wet n wild side looks a lot more lifted and separated not to mention it was only like $3 compared to $16 for lash slick!”The $7 dupe for a popular $24 brow gel to add color and volume to your brows in no time
COLOURPOPBrow Boss Gel
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Don’t miss it! This brush set is a 10!
Brush set for beginners, it’s a 10! You must have!!! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 If I can only choose one make up brush set to keep using that Real Techniques Core Collection Makeup Brush Set is my NO.1 option. REAL TECHNIQUES - Core Collection I've showed how much I loved this brand on last powder brush review. So this core brushset is composed of a buffing brush, a detailer brush, a pointed foundation brush, and a contour brush. It has all the brushes that you need for powders, creams, mineral makeup, and even liquids. Unique and affordable. I briefly reviewed the brushes individually below: ￼￼￼￼Detailer Brush: The small detailer brush can be used for applying eyeshadow to small areas, like highlighting the inner corner or brow bone, or applying a color just on one part of the lid, or also for concealer. ￼￼￼￼Square Foundation Brush: The only brush I don't use is the flat foundation brush simply because I don't like to apply my foundation with brushes like that and also it's kinda small to apply foundation, but may be nice to apply it in small or hard to get areas. You could also use it to apply face masks if you don't like to use your hands. ￼￼￼￼Buffing Brush: The buffing brush in this collection is amazing. It's my go to foundation brush, it's a flawlessly blends foundation. ￼￼￼￼Contour Brush: The contour brush is a little too small for all over foundation application but it can be used for contouring, bronzer, blush, highlighter, and powder (it's nice to set Undereye with). It is also perfect brush for hollowing those cheekbones or applying under eye setting powder. The brushes are made of synthetic so it won’t absorb the cosmetics. For precise application, each brush is handcrafted to obtain the perfect shape. And each brush has a name on it which makes it ideal for beginners. I swear before I bought this set, I was really dazzled by the variety of brushes, totally have no idea how to use them. By the way, they are lightweight and easy to use!! Fantastic quality as well! You can guarantee that it is made of high quality since it is created by renowned celebrity makeup artist, Samantha Chapman. PROFESSIONAL! Pros: ● Perfect for newbies ● Ultra-plush, cruelty-free, brushes ● Panoramic case Cons: ● The pointed foundation blush may be too small ● Some sets sold on Amazon may be fake ● The case can’t fit more brushes
Drugstore Lip Satin Under $10 That Lasts All Day
LIP STAIN VS LIPSTICK? LIP STAIN DEFINITELY!!! L'ORÉAL - L’oreal Paris Rouge Signature Metallic Liquid Lipstick Ok at this point, I guess it's safe (and sad) to say that I am ADDICTED to this matte lip stain! The reason why do I prefer lip stains better is because they are much more moisturizing, unlike many others that dry out the lips, plus they actually last.👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 I’m always amazed by how well it stays on throughout the day. There’s nothing worse than putting on a bold lipstick and having it come off after your first sip of coffee. With L’Oreal, that doesn’t happen. I can even eat full meals confident my lip color will stay on. Does the stain eventually fade? Of course… But what I love about this stain is that they stay looking very even.. I often find with other lip stains, the color starts to fade more in the center of my lips, leaving a darker outline. Not cute.. CONCLUSION: Pros: ✔️ ￼￼Ultra-lightweight formula ￼￼Brand credibility ￼￼Highly pigmented load ￼￼Fresh matte finish ￼￼Ultra-comfortable ￼￼Feels like it’s not there ￼￼Cost Effective Price ($9.9 | drugstore) Cons: ❌ ￼￼Does not have SPF ￼￼Might be patchy for some This is the perfect choice when you want statement colors with a barely-there feel. Despite the matte finish it stays comfortable and flexible without cracking. No liner needed. I will continue to buy these!!$ Definitely recommend it! Included pictures, the colors tend to look a bit different on Asian girls, so I wanted to give ya a gander at what this color looks like on this yellow-skin gal. :-) 💚💚💚
Makeup For Video Interviews 🖥✨#CheriePartner
As a May 2020 graduate, I’ve been doing a lot of interviews and phone calls over the quarantine period for jobs and internships. Along the way I picked a few key tips for achieving a flawless, professional makeup look perfect for video calls. All I want is to make the impression that I’m put together and perfect for the role! Of course, everyone has different kinds of makeup looks, and specific parts of makeup that make it “signature” to them (like a strong winged liner, or bold lip, or even a super bare natural face!). But for me, my “signature” looks is something quite fresh-faced, glowy skin, defined eyes and a tinted lip! Tips: 1) Stay true to yourself! If you never wear a red lip, don’t wear a red lip to the interview. If you always have a beautiful eyeshadow look on, definitely put some eyeshadow on! The truth is, when you feel most like yourself, the more confident you will appear to others. 2) Video calls tend to wash you out, so if you’re applying a color product maybe add a little more than usual! Here is what I used: ￼￼HOURGLASS - Illume Sheer Color Trio in Sunset This is a the perfect product to bronze, blush AND highlight the face! The formula is super creamy and soft, but definitely packs a punch with its pigment. The highlight also gives off a beautiful glow on camera! ￼￼ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Radiant Concealer I don’t feel the need for a foundation on camera as blemishes are generally not visible depending on video resolution. But I have really bad under eye circles that can make me look tired, so I always want a little concealer just to brighten up my face and eyes. This one is medium coverage with a natural finish on the skin. ￼￼COLOURPOP - Brow Boss Pencil I always define my brows because they help to frame the face. This is an amazing inexpensive one that has the perfect waxy formula for adding fullness to the brows that looks natural. ￼￼NUDESTIX - Magnetic Luminous Eyeshadow Defining my eyes is important to me because it’s a feature of my face that I really like. So a little glowy eyeshadow helps to bring attention to my eyes, helps me look a little more awake and defines it a little more. ￼￼MAYBELLINE - Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara I know it’s near impossible to see individual lashes on video call but it helps a lot with defining my eyes! It also makes me feel more put together too just because I’d feel off if I had a full face of makeup and didn’t have mascara on. ￼￼lisa eldridge - True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Muse This is one of my favorite matte lipsticks because it’s super pigmented, non-drying but gives a matte finish. I add a little balm beforehand to keep my lips moisturized and to sheer the color a little. This is definitely a my-lips-but-better kind of shade.
Contour or bronzer?
Every beginner in the makeup world has asked at least once, wich one do i use? Are they the same? Considering all the similar products there are within both categories, it is normal to be confused and have difficulty to distinguish them at first. The difference is in the undertones. Actually, we have to look at whether the product in our hands pulls more grayish or more towards orange or pink. If it is the first, this product will serve to contour because the very purpose of this technique is to create shadows (and the shadows are usually gray). A shadow throwing orange will leave that category to become “light”. Therefore, the bronzer must be warm, it can even have flashes or shimmer particles (which cannot under any circumstances have the contour product). But its very important to know your face shape, so you know where to put your contour and bronzer to get the desired figure. I have a round face. That means that my contour is going to be placed where my ear is to the height of my nose, following my original bone structure. That way, i can give the ilusion of a snatched face. The contouring technique helps to sculpt the face to our liking. That is, shadow in strategic areas to raise cheekbones, slim the nose and narrow the forehead. Since what we are trying to do is create shadows that do not exist, we have to be logical and think that the color of the shadows is grayish and cold, so this is going to be the undertone of our contouring product. The bronzer is applied to the cheeks, on top of the cheekbone, by the forehead, nose and chin. You will remember much better where to put it when you think where the sun hits directly on your face, because that's where you tan, and where the fake tan should go. On the other hand, the contour goes below the cheekbone with a much finite and more precise brush, which will also serve to narrow the nose on both sides of the septum and to shrink the forehead by putting a little on the edges of the temples. What you can see in the pictures: In the first one you can see i applied a very warm bronzer. It gives a little volume to my face but does not shape it. In the second one you can see how i apply my contour and in the third one how it looks when blended. Its obvious that the shape of my face is very defined. And the fourth picture you can see both techniques applied with a day makeup look. Personally, i use a contour stick by the brand KiKo. I like it because its a very good shade for winter and summer. And the size is very good for the price point.KIKO - Face Contour Stick Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour For bronzer i use the Hoola one, from Benefit cosmetics. It gives me that sunkissed look that i love. And it can be very subtle, but you can build it up for more pigmentation. Hoola has a variety of shades, from a very light one for the pale babes to a dark one for our chocolate goddesses.benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer Now that you know everything, use this to your advantage and start building that face to the gods!
My favorite easy daily eye look
When I say I am no-frills, no-nonsense, usually-roll-out-of-bed-and-wear-no-makeup-during-quarantine-because-duh....I’m not kidding. HOWEVER, when we were in simpler times and I actually left my house for work on a daily basis, and saw people, I actually did my eye makeup. Now when I tell you I have sensitive, dry eyes I am so serious. I have rosacea which affects the face but also can cause super dry eyes, so I have to be careful about the products I use in that area. My favorite daily eye look includes 2 shadows, 1 brush, a liquid liner, and a mascara. Let me tell you THE DEETS... 1. BASE. I will sometimes use my concealer as my eye base but I usually just don’t use one at all. If you prefer to use one, go for it! 2. BASE SHADOW. I typically use one shadow all over applied with my fingertip. Today I used the shade “natural peaches” from the Tarte/Grav3yardgirl eyeshadow palette, which is no longer for sale but you can use any neutral matte shadow that matches your skin tone. 3. CREASE. I take the same bronzer I’m using on my face, dip my super fluffy Morphe M433 brush into it, and windshield-wiper it into my crease and kind of create an outer V shape with it. The bronzer I’m using today is the Fenty powder bronzer in “shady biz”: FENTY BEAUTY - Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer MORPHE - M433 Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush I use this super fluffy brush since I have hooded eyes and need to create an overdramatic crease or else you wouldn’t see any shadow! 4. LOWER LASH LINE. After deepening my crease, I take the same brush and lightly run it under my lower lash line. Blend blend blend! 5. LINER. I use a brush-tip liquid liner to create a super tiny line with the smallest wing along the outer half of my upper lash line. I will usually use brown, but all I have is black. Today I used the URBAN DECAY - Perversion Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner which is nice but it did sting my eyes a little bit. The pain went away fairly quickly though so I still use it. 6. MASCARA. I try to use a non-dramatic mascara that won’t clump. Any mascara will do! Today I used the new Lash Freak by Urban Decay URBAN DECAY - Lash Freak Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara i haven’t been using it long enough to give a super detailed review but I really don’t like the wand. I might actually just use a different wand with it since I like the formula so far. I used this on my upper and lower lashes! What are your go-go products for your daily eye look? #CheriePartner
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