Urban Decay Naked Heat Dupes and Antihaul

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Just a few days ago the beauty community got taken aback by the surprise sneak peek of the new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, the fifth in the Naked palette family, characterized by gorgeous and very trendy warm toned shades. I was totally prey of this surprise sneak peek and the moment I saw the promotional image, I wanted it right away. Warm colors are my jam, just take a look at my Instagram feed. Reviews and swatches started coming out by bloggers and youtubers I trust and I started being less enthusiastic about this new Naked Heat palette, so here is a product-specific antihaul, as well my Urban Decay Naked Heat dupes.

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TKB Trading Hilite collection swatches: Duping Kat von D Alchemist part 1

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It all started when the Kat von D Alchemist palette was released in December and the whole discussion that followed of it being small and not that different from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild palette. In makeup groups on Facebook I read how for $1.50 you can get the starting products to make the exact same highlighter shades by buying micas at TKB Trading. Obviously I made a substantial order and set myself to make my own Kat von D Alchemist dupe highlighters.

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Anastasia Clear Brow Gel: is it worth the hype?

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Highend vs drugstore, the never ending dilemma. I am a sucker for polished and elegant packaging but as a general guideline, I definitely prefer performance over looks. I am always on the look out for affordable products that do the same job as high end products, but sometimes, it is just worth it to spend the extra bucks for a products that is simply amazing. This is the case for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel.
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L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds: the drugstore answer to MAC matte lipsticks

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Bold matte lips are all I wear these days and as every good makeup addict I have been drooling on the new MAC Matte LE lipsticks. However, I’m not ready to spend 19€ per lipstick, I guess it’s a psychological thing, dunno. You can imagine then my reaction to a new release from the drugstore: the L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds, a full line of red matte lipsticks with different undertones to suit all different skin tones.
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