Monthly Archives: January 2019

How Do I Choose The Right Foundation? Understanding Formulation

Do you know what foundation formula is right for you? We’re here to help you decode the meanings behind some of the common formulations for foundation.

Cream Foundation:

  • Thicker concentration
  • Provides more coverage than liquid foundation
  • Minimal quantity required
  • Perfect for those with dry or mature skin
  • increased hydration helps skin looks soft and smooth

Liquid Foundation:

  • Flexible and provides a natural look
  • Works well for combining two or more shades
  • Works for most skin types,
  • Thicker concentration
  • Provides more coverage than liquid foundation
  • Minimal quantity required
  • Perfect for those with dry or mature skin
  • increased hydration helps skin looks soft and smooth

Mineral:

  • Does not include fragrances, preservatives, alcohol, oils, or chemical dyes
  • Typically in powder form
  • Perfect for acne prone, sensitive, or oily skin due to lightweight feel and buildable coverage
  • Made mostly of inert minerals, also tends to accentuate fine lines.

Mousse:

  • Liquid air-whipped foundation
  • Provides heavy coverage but tends to be matte and weightless
  • Best for those looking for smooth texture, such as dry, sensitive, or mature skin

Powder:

  • Pressed, dry makeup typically with a silky matte finish
  • Tends to offer sheer to medium coverage
  • Perfect for normal to oily skin
  • Helps to control shine
  • Illuminating or matte

Stick:

  • Delivers more product and thorough coverage
  • Provides extra coverage but has a drier consistency
  • Perfect for normal or slightly oily skin

Cheap Dupes for MAC’s Best Selling Lipsticks

We all know MAC Cosmetics creates some of the best lipsticks in the makeup game. We also understand that sometimes saving money is the priority, especially in the new year. So check out some of our affordable dupes for MAC’s Best Selling lipsticks!


Dupe Velvet Teddy

MAC Matte Lipstick Velvet Teddy

MAC Matte Lipstick Velvet Teddy $18.50

A long-wearing, warm brown frosted matte lipstick.

Wet N' Wild Megalast Lip Color Bare It All

Wet N’ Wild Megalast Lip Color Bare It All $2.49

A long lasting semi matte cream lipstick.


Dupe Chili

MAC Matte Lipstick Chili

MAC Matte Lipstick Chili $18.50

A frosted matte warm copper long wearing lipstick.

NYX Matte Lipstick Alabama

NYX Matte Lipstick Alabama $6.00

A warm copper lipstick with a plush matte finish.


Dupe Marrakesh

MAC Matte Lipstick Marrakesh

MAC Matte Lipstick Marrakesh $18.50

Another warm copper long lasting matte lipstick.

Colourpop Lippie Stix Ziggie

Colourpop Lippie Stix Ziggie $5.50

A full coverage terracotta shade with an ultra matte finish.


Dupe Spice It Up!

MAC Lustre Lipstick Spice It Up!

MAC Lustre Lipstick Spice It Up! $18.50

A sheer warm plum lipstick with a lustrous natural finish.

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Touch of Spice

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Touch of Spice $7.49

A warm plum with a creamy finish.


Dupe See Sheer

MAC Lustre Lipstick See Sheer

MAC Lustre Lipstick See Sheer $18.50

A grapefruit pink/coral lustre lipstick with a natural finish.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Shine Luminours Coral

L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Luminours Coral $9.99

A coral lipstick with a glossy finish.