Kat Von D, Makeup Revolution & #DupeGate: When Does Copycatting Go Too Far?

If you’ve been living under a rock these past few days (or simply don’t spend your time immersed in the Instagram accounts of the beauty elite like me,) then you may not have noticed that there has been a war…

Is The Dupe & Copycat Beauty Market Waning? Are We Over Cheaper Copies …

For the best part of the past five years, we’ve been collectively obsessed with the dupe. Us beauty bloggers have undoubtedly been fueling the trend, promising readers that the latest eyeshadow palette to land on our doorstep is a brilliant…

Five Favourite Makeup Dupes That You Can Use Every Single Day

The biggest misconception in beauty is that more expensive means better quality. Although investing a little more can often mean an upgrade in terms of ingredients and packaging, sometimes a more affordable alternative is just as effective. Due to the…

Swap Those Benefit Brow Tools For Something More Affordable: The Best Dupes …

Unintentionally, this is quickly becoming a week focused on Benefit dupes – but that’s because their products form a fundamental part of my makeup routine and just are so ruddy awesome. I adore their brow products, thanks mostly to the…

Amazing Foundation Alternatives For Summer Perfect Skin (Inc. Benefit, Nars, L’Oreal & …

Just like you wouldn’t wear a bobble hat in the summer, you don’t want to be wearing thick and heavy bases in the warmer months. My portfolio of BB Creams is expansive and perfect for summer days, but when you…

Two Brands, Two Budgets: Clarins After Sun Shimmer Oil Vs Solait Perfecting …

As we step into summer and reveal our limbs after a long period of hibernation, a touch of exfoliation and a little self tan isn’t the only way to achieve gloriously glowing skin. Whether you’re lucky enough to have sunkissed…

Fan Of Clinique’s Chubby Highlighter? Five Alternatives To Suit Every Budget

If you’ve ever lusted over that ‘model glow’ staring back at you from the swimwear pages of a magazine, then it’s time to invest in a great highlighter. Applying a shimmering cream to the top of cheekbones really does create…

My Three favourite Premium Primers & Their High Street Alternatives

If you don’t own at least one makeup primer, then you’re really missing out on the secret to a flawless and long-wearing base. Although we often try to reduce the amount of products we apply, in the constant search for…

Save Money, Don’t Compromise On Quality: Introducing ‘Do It Like A …

Saving money and nabbing a bargain has definitely become a-la-mode over the last few years. No longer do you have to sneak your cheap and cheerful lipgloss back in your bag, or feel guilty for picking up an own-branded product…

The Best High Street Foundation I’ve Tried (Plus It’s A …

When it comes to foundation, I’m a bit of a snob. I rarely find anything on the high street that can perform as well as I need it to, offering decent coverage and longevity without feeling incredibly heavy on my…

Beauty Dilemma: Can A Dupe Ever Be As Good As The Original?

The blogging world is full of money saving recommendations, affordable dupes and indirect copies of some of our most loved premium makeup products. The best thing about being so close to the action and having so many wonderful things land…

Makeup Revolution ‘The One’ Blush Stick: An Affordable Nars Dupe

Considering a Nars ‘Multiple‘ stick will set you back in the region of £30.00, you need to be sure you’re going to love and cherish that giant bullet of colour. Investing in premium cosmetics may provide you with high quality…