My Blush, Bronzer & Highlighter Collection

My bronzer, blush and highlighter collection 🙂

Guerlain Meterorites TEINT DORÉ 03

MAC Blushes and MSFs

Rock & Republic- I have 9 of the 11 or 12 blushes 
( I want the others to complete my collection)

Blush (random brand and Black Opal) and Bronzer (NYC, Black Opal and Go)

Eyeko Bronze Tinted Cream

Milani review to come.

NARS California Eyeshadow Dupe

While organizing my single shadows this past weekend, I happened upon Cover Girl’s Fire It Up. It looked very familiar, then I finally realized how similar, if not exactly the same as California by NARS (which I got at Sephora for $8 regular price $23). I had gotten the CG shadow on sale last year for $1.50 (I think) or was it one of those I found at the dollar store.

L to R: Cover Girl’s Fire It Up and NARS California

Now see if you can tell the difference:

 No flash

Natural light



 Blended out on my arm (flash)

And the swatches are in the same order as the shadows in the first pic. I could not tell the difference at all.

Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss Dupe

Recently, I purchased a Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Enchanting (a Rosy Nude) 0.2oz for $20 from Sephora I love it so much I had included it in my May favorites. It is a sheer, rosy color, easy to apply, has extremely fine shimmer which isn’t noticeable once applied and is not scented nor sweet. Great lip gloss.

I think I stumbled on a dupe for this gloss, AVON’s Lip Radiance, 0.19oz for $6.00 but is currently on sale for $1.99. It is very similar to the ISL but with noticeable shimmer in the tube and on the lips. I rather say it’s more like glitter than microfine shimmer. AVON only has four shades Adoring Coral,Chocolate Frosting, Naturally Nude and Berry Bliss.

L to R: Illamasqua, AVON

If you want to try out this dupe, they can be purchased on sale for $1.99 at AVON (through my online store) while supplies last.

texture, sheen, size, wear (roughly an hour depending on what you’re doing), application,  design.

price $20 vs $1.99, weight 0.2 oz vs 0.19 (well not by much), size of glitter/shimmer particles.

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me for my personal use.