makeup look-alikes

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  1. Caramel Candy

    Caramel Candy New Member

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    ok, let's face it ladies... there are times where we probably don't want to spend $18 on an eyeliner or $19 on lipgloss, whether it be because we're pressed for time or we just don't have the extra money for it.

    Sooo... here's a topic, have you come across a pretty good look-alike of your favorite eyeshadow, lipgloss, lipstick, mascara etc? Of course they may be not official imitations, but you know, they probably look and perform close enough to the real thing :)

    Here's one of mine:
    Origins Liquid Lip Color in Caramel Candy = Rimmel Lip Vinyl in Eastend Snob

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Cookie

    Cookie New Member

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    Once someone asked me if my nail polish was Chanel Vamp (I hadn't heard of it because I do not follow Chanels nail polish colors THAT closely) it was Sally Hansen. I usually wear Sally Hansen nail polish when I wear nail polish and I've noticed that it holds up really well as long as you put on base coat and top coat and redo the top coat every second day. I honestly haven't used more expensive nail polishes much. Are they actually better?
     
  3. Caramel Candy

    Caramel Candy New Member

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    Usually they can be. I wish I could say I've tried Chanel nail polish and found it's totally worth the $16 pricetag, but I can't say I have. Would love to though--I've heard good things about it.

    OPI Nailpolish is a great brand to start off with. It's twice the price of what you would normally get at the drugstore, but fully worth the couple extra bucks. I found in comparison, OPI nailpolish tends to hold it's "just-applied" look. I'm a big fan of their shade "Kennebunk-Port."

    I had my toenails painted that shade this summer and 2 or 3 weeks into the wear, it still had a that fresh look and minimal chipping.

    But usually, a really good topcoat and a really good basecoat will do the trick and make it look like you spent a fortune on a manicure a bottle of nailpolish :)
     
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    i dont know if anyone knows about BOURJOISand their varnish is great as well!!! :wub:
     
  5. utopia

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    oh I've heard of bourjois, but I didn't know it was made by chanel. cool. :wink:
     
  6. trean

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    I know it too , it like L'oreal and Gemey price range.

    They have some good stuff :wub:

    Rimmel Vinyl Lip in Clear $5.98 is similar to MAC Lipglass in Clear at $11

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    also Nars Lipstick in Gypsy = Covergirl Continious Color Lipstick in Really Red

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    Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Natural Twinkle=NARS Sin
    L'Oreal blush in Charmed Peach (can't remember the type!)=NARS Orgasm
    Revlon Vixen=Chanel Vamp (well, close enough ;))
     
  8. Caramel Candy

    Caramel Candy New Member

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    Just discovered another one:

    Jane Fabulizer for eyes in Suede= Clinique High Impact Eyeshadow in 07 Sunkissed
     
  9. cat

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    i know this isnt exactly a look alike...but when i was at MAC, they told me their eyelash curler is EXACTLY like shu uemura

    its just a bit cheaper in canada...i paid 20 smthing for my shu curler, i think MAC is under 20...
     
  10. ShadeOfRed

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    Really cat?! That would be great if true because I can't get Shu Uemura in Ottawa.

    Can anyone confirm this?? Stoo, SHP?
     
  11. cat

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    yeah, the mac girl told me they're manufactured at the same place...and are made exactly the same
     
  12. ShadeOfRed

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    Fabulous! I'm going to give it a shot!
     
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    Prescriptives has a gloss in a tube that looks similar to Lancome's Juicy tubes
     
  14. LLaura

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    Chanel has THE BEST nailpolish! It's one of the only brands I will use. It dries quickly. VERY quickly and it doesn't chip on me.

    I have Vamp and the next color down, Sorceress (sp?) they're both really pretty reds. But their lighter colors are nice too. I love Satteliete. It's a pretty beigey color with little glitters :wub:
     
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    Oh darling, I think Stoo said something along those lines as well. Cat knows her stuff, though!


    MAC Prr --> Rimmel East End Snob (except they changed their formula so Rimmel isn't sticky anymore) :angry:

    Lancome Juicy Tubes --> L'Oreal colourtubes gloss
    Lancome HydraControle Mat --> L'Oreal HydraFresh

    (Lancome and L'Oreal are the same)
    (Chanel and Bourjois are the same, also)
     
  16. j'adore dior

    j'adore dior New Member

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    WELL THANKS TO THIS THREAD
    i just bought .....

    Chanel Base Coat "Blanc de L'ongle"
    Chanel Top Coat "Laque Reflet Immediat"

    Chanel glossimer in 19 - BLIZZARD :heart:

    MAC eyelash curler :woot:

    MAC eyeshadow in early morning (a new one - greyish blue - pale , good for smokey eyes)

    :)

    xoxo love caro

    thanks for making me bankrupt, you guys ;)

    Can You tell the CHANEL and MAC stores are directly across the street from my flat?
     
  17. PradaP

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    Caro, Blizzard is the best isnt it!!

    I was reading Don't go to the cosmetics counter without me last night and here's some more look alikes

    Loreal Quick Stick Long Wearing Foundation SPF14- Clinique City Stick SPF15 (now discontinued)
    Loreal Visible Lift Line Minimizing Concealer- Lancome Effacernes Concealer
    Loreal Cover Expert Excact Match Concealer- Lancome Photogrnic Concealer
    Loreal Feel Naturale Light Softening Blush- Lancome Blush Subtil
    Loreal Line Intensifique Extreme Wear Liquid Liner- Lancome Artliner
    LOreal Le Grand Kohl Line and Define Pencil- Lancome Le Crayon Kohl
    Loreal Endless Comfortable 8 Hour LipColor- Lancome Rouge Attraction Lip Color
    Loreal Color Riche Rich Creamy Lipcolor- Lancome Rouge Sensation Lip Color
    Loreal Lash Intensifique Lash by Lash Body Building Mascara- Lancome Amplicils
     
  18. Dancer0128

    Dancer0128 New Member

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    Bonne Bell's Lip DiVotions & Lip DiVotion Shimmers are very similar to Stila's Demi Creme & Lip Glaze lip glosses.. i actually like Bonne Bell's colors better though plus they taste good :p
     
  19. banana

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    For those who like sticky, shiny lipglosses but don't want to pay the price of MAC lipglass or juicy tubes try NYC kiss gloss. They're about $3 at the drugstore and they're awesome, best bargain ever. I have the cherry one and it's a beautiful, sheer red with a hint of flavour. :blush: Also, covergirl has improved their colour selection of eye enhancer shadows to include funky shimmery aqua green and other bold colours that you would normally only find at the MAC counter.
     
  20. allyalam

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    There is this Gap Lipgloss thats pink and is exactly like Lancomes Juicy Tubes, but better. Much more wetter and less sticky. Perfect Shine, Tint, and Taste.
     

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