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There is something to be admired about a person who refuses to be deterred or ignore because they are ‘new’ on the scene. Enter Damir Doma. Doma is a Croatian born luxury designer. Although he graduated from fashion school in 2004, he has studied the likes in Munich and Berlin.  He has been referenced in recent hip hop songs and is followed closely and work is admired by celebrities such as Rihanna, Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz, and Rosario Dawson. Here are examples of his work: 

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Don’t think that you know French fashion designer Liz Vandal? If you’ve been to Cirque du Soleil’s  show Ovo, you have seen her work. Starting her official career as a fashion designer in 1988, this French Canadian designed the for likes of the Backstreet Boys and The Washington Ballet

While being a self-taught designer, Vandal is said to have created ‘Ovo‘ elaborate costumes with inspiration from the innovative designers Issey Miyake and Pierre Cardin. According to her official website, “2018 will see two major productions with Vandal costumes : “The Wizard of OZ” premiering in October 2018 and “Alice in Wonderland” presented by the Honk Kong Ballet”. (lizvandal.com, n.d.)

Please enjoy some of Liz Vandal’s legendary work in the name of art and dance.

 

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So, have you come across your favorite beauty products and then stumble across others that may seem to be better than the ones you love???? Just shocking! Here are some of my favorites and some I just happened to find on the Internet.

SIGMA BEAUTY

 
One of my shockers I stumbled across. Sigma Beauty is a company not carried by Ulta or Sephora so in the United States, its pretty tricky to get them without going to the official website. Their Sigma Holographic Lipgloss is show stopper!!!!! The colors are vibrant, luscious, and made to come for the children 😱 🦄

MARVELOUS MOXIE BY BARE MINERALS

Bare Minerals

With this gorgeous color shifting beauty, I feel like Bare Minerals overheard the beauty community talking about how their colors are all so very neutral but keep putting out new palettes and lipsticks. Like honey……thank you for the switch because I am LIVING for this color!

MOTIVES COSMETICS LIPGLOSS

 
OMG, are you seeing the bling and shine from the lipgloss form Motives Cosmetics??? It looks like a cross between Roman glass and New Year’s Eve. Motives Cosmetics is known for their amazing lip collection, although you can’t just ‘walk’ into your local beauty store in the United States and pick it up, but I assure you, it’s worth the hunt. Girl, you don’t have to hunt, I got the website for you right here 💃🏽

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Okay so this post may be a bit touchy but, whatever, right? Anyone that has been in the makeup world for a while or has had their makeup done by professionals over the years can tell you that the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder is the standard. For some magical reason, it seems that no matter how good you are at doing your makeup, this translucent setting powder takes your beauty game to the next level. Even if you did not know what it was, you’ve seen the container. It seems that when you buy this powder, it lasts forever. Here’s a photo of it:

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Yes. There she is  ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑  The magical, unicorn dandruff called Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. Sigh…….

Well, what you are also likely to know, or after you take a trip to stores that carry this voodoo in a plastic container, is that its expensive too! Weighing into your purse at a whooping $38.00, it has been often discussed on which products are the valid dupes, saving us poor makeup geeks a few 💸💰  Here are the possibilities out there:

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$27.00 at Ulta.com

Yes, can we stand up and give Dermablend a round of applause please? According to Ulta’s website Here are the results:

PROS

  • Easy to apply (432 reviews)
  • Lightweight (424 reviews)
  • Controls shine (405 reviews)
  • Long-lasting (399 reviews)
  • Blends well (370 reviews)

 

CONS

  • Messy (116 reviews)
  • Settles in creases (54 reviews)
  • Unnatural color (39 reviews)
  • Cakes up (25 reviews)
  • Poor coverage (22 reviews)

 

I have not used Dermablend’s setting powder before but its used quite often by some of my favorite makeup YouTubers. They pray to this stuff ✨

 

NYX mineralfinishingpowder_lightmedium_main

$9.99 at Ulta.com

PROS

  • Lightweight (419 reviews)
  • Easy to apply (404 reviews)
  • Controls shine (395 reviews)
  • Blends well (323 reviews)
  • Covers well (274 reviews)

 

CONS

  • Messy (175 reviews)
  • Unnatural color (74 reviews)
  • Settles in creases (73 reviews)
  • Poor coverage (54 reviews)
  • Cakes up (32 reviews)

With over 81% of its users recommending it, the NYX Matte Setting Powder is a well-known product. But a Laura Mercier dupe? Those are big shoes to fill.

 

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$6.00 (everywhere)

PROS

  • Easy to apply (34 reviews)
  • Lightweight (31 reviews)
  • Controls shine (27 reviews)
  • Long-lasting (27 reviews)
  • Doesn’t settle in creases (26 reviews)

CONS

  • Messy (20 reviews)

While being a well-known and loved product, I am not surprised that people are calling E.L.F. a justified dupe for Laura Mercier’s setting powder. One thing I can agree with the review of this setting powder is that its probably the messiest. 

 

What’s your favorite setting powder dupe to Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder? Do you even think there is one, or should we just spend the coin and get the original. Leave a comment and let us know  🙂

 

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Christian Louboutin velvet matte – Retail: $90

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Giorgio Armani foundation – Retail: $200

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Cle de Peau Beaute foundation – Retail: $250

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krē•āt beauty diamond half lashes – Retail: $1,350

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Adore’s 24k Techno-Dermis Facial Mask

 

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Natasha Denona’s Eyeshadow Palette 28 – Retail: $239

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Enjoy your day ✨✨✨

 

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     Ever had someone tell you something or you read something and its frankness left you with the ‘slapped across the face’ or ‘wakeup’ moment? Yeah, that’s what came to mind when I read Note Cosmetics’ slogan. Here it is: 

 

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 Like gurl…..had me shook. SHOOK 😶 . 

Now that is one heck of a statement to uphold and who is all for low prices is me! I’m looking forward to trying Note Cosmetics and I was curious as to what others feel about the products they have available. While Note Cosmetics is available at Ulta.com, let’s check out a few of their products from their home website:

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    Okay, this company is originally from Instabul, Turkey, providing its consumers with cruelty-free and dermatologist-tested makeup products. Note Cosmetics also says:

ALL of our products are:

       Enriched with essential oils and vitamins

       Paraben free

       Environmentally friendly

       Dermatologically tested

       Cruelty free and never tested on animals

 

Now, let’s head over to Ulta’s website for some product reviews. Let’s start with this product that caught my attention:

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Let’s see what the customers have to say about this product:

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Now in all fairness, we know that it takes a lot to get perfect score on reviews in the makeup community so products work for others, while they may not for some. Let’s try another one:

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And this product’s review: 

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You can check them out on Ulta’s website because I do not believe they are available in stores.

Enjoy You Day

 

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