Eyeshadow Look Alikes!!!

Matte_EyeShadow10_sHere’s the rest of that rediculously long list of affordable look alikes, enjoy! Take advantage while you can, lots of times the hottest colors get discontinued!!!

EYE PRODUCTS (shadows, liners, etc)
Bare Escentuals Cupcake glimpse used wet/foiled= Milani Illusion used dry(cupcake is more gold than pink, illusion is more pink than gold)
Bare Escentuals Queen Tiffany = Milani Java Bean
Bare Escentuals Socialite glimmer = Milani Clover
Benefit Gilded Chubby Liner/Highlighter = Rimmel All Over Color Pencil in Charm (013)
Laura Mercier Cognac = Milani Spice
MAC Bamboo = Wild and Crazy Wild Guava
MAC Brill = Wild & Crazy Bahama Water
MAC Dark Soul pigment = j.a.n.e. clubbing
MAC D’Bohemia = Wild and Crazy Crazy on You (not nearly as shimmery as bohemia)
MAC Embark = j.a.n.e. Brownie Points, Flirt! Coconutty
MAC Gorgeous Gold = L’oreal’s Enlightened Emerald Duo- gold shade
MAC Juxt = j.a.n.e. Rain Forest (found in quad)
MAC Lucky Green = Wild and Crazy Marquis
MAC Medowland = L’Oreal Wear Infinite in Glistening Sea (gold sheen instead of silver sheen on medowland)
MAC Metamorph = Rimmel All-Over Pencil in Hope (less yellow, more frosted)
MAC Naked Lunch = Wet n’ Wild Fine Wink
MAC Paradisco = Flirt! Feeling Hot
MAC Rosemary & Thyme liner = L’Oreal Forest liner
MAC Satin Taupe = L’Oreal HIP Concentrated e/s duo in Sassy 208
MAC Shroom = Jordana Beige
MAC Trax = Flirt! Glamourazzi
MAC Vellium = Wild and Crazy Lily Song
MAC Vanilla (shadow, *not pigment) = Wild and Crazy Mist Over Me 3110

MAC eyeshadows & Milani eyeshadows Versions (MAC on the Left, Milani on the Right)

Amber Lights = Sun Goddess
Black Tied = Storm
Coppering = Flare
Dementhe, Steamy, Humid = Clover
Electric Eel = Atlantis
Guacamole = Limbo Lime
Jest = Peachy Peach
Juxt = Garden Mist (juxt is lighter and yellower)
Little Madame = Illusion
Mulch, Sable = Java Bean
Nylon = Classic Beige
Parfait Amour = Enchantment
Perverted Pearl = Silver Bullet
Pink Freeze = Taffy
Sable = Java
Shale = Icy Plum
Silver Pigment = Mercury
Sketch = Marooned
Sumptuous Olive =Antique Gold
Trax (minus gold) = Desire
Vanilla = Snow Frost
Vellum = Moonlight
Woodwinked = Golden Bronze
Shu ME 945 = Caboodles Smooth
Shu P Brown 76 = Flirt Oh Please!
Stila Barefoot Contessa = Prestige Spark
Stila GoLightly = Jane Magical Mushroom eye shadow (discontinued), Milani Golden Bronze
Stila Grace = Ulta Plum Smoke
Stila Jade = Sally Girl China Doll (discontinued)
Stila Kitten = Wet n Wild Fine Wink, CoverGirl Champagne Eye Enhansers shadow, Sally Girl Silver Lining
Stila Sun = Prestige Champagne
Stila Twig = Milani Spice
Urban Decay Acid Rain = Prestige Wasabi
Urban Decay Asphyxia= Milani Enchantment
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy = Milani Sheer Sand
Urban Decay Mildew = Prestige Iguana
Urban Decay X = Ulta Sunlight

Eyeshadow Look Alikes!!!

Here’s the rest of that rediculously long list of affordable look alikes, enjoy! Take advantage while you can, lots of times the hottest colors get discontinued!!!

EYE PRODUCTS (shadows, liners, etc)
Bare Escentuals Cupcake glimpse used wet/foiled= Milani Illusion used dry(cupcake is more gold than pink, illusion is more pink than gold)
Bare Escentuals Queen Tiffany = Milani Java Bean
Bare Escentuals Socialite glimmer = Milani Clover
Benefit Gilded Chubby Liner/Highlighter = Rimmel All Over Color Pencil in Charm (013)
Laura Mercier Cognac = Milani Spice
MAC Bamboo = Wild and Crazy Wild Guava
MAC Brill = Wild & Crazy Bahama Water
MAC Dark Soul pigment = j.a.n.e. clubbing
MAC D’Bohemia = Wild and Crazy Crazy on You (not nearly as shimmery as bohemia)
MAC Embark = j.a.n.e. Brownie Points, Flirt! Coconutty
MAC Gorgeous Gold = L’oreal’s Enlightened Emerald Duo- gold shade
MAC Juxt = j.a.n.e. Rain Forest (found in quad)
MAC Lucky Green = Wild and Crazy Marquis
MAC Medowland = L’Oreal Wear Infinite in Glistening Sea (gold sheen instead of silver sheen on medowland)
MAC Metamorph = Rimmel All-Over Pencil in Hope (less yellow, more frosted)
MAC Naked Lunch = Wet n’ Wild Fine Wink
MAC Paradisco = Flirt! Feeling Hot
MAC Rosemary & Thyme liner = L’Oreal Forest liner
MAC Satin Taupe = L’Oreal HIP Concentrated e/s duo in Sassy 208
MAC Shroom = Jordana Beige
MAC Trax = Flirt! Glamourazzi
MAC Vellium = Wild and Crazy Lily Song
MAC Vanilla (shadow, *not pigment) = Wild and Crazy Mist Over Me 3110
MAC eyeshadows & Milani eyeshadows Versions (MAC on the Left, Milani on the Right)
Amber Lights = Sun Goddess
Black Tied = Storm
Coppering = Flare
Dementhe, Steamy, Humid = Clover
Electric Eel = Atlantis
Guacamole = Limbo Lime
Jest = Peachy Peach
Juxt = Garden Mist (juxt is lighter and yellower)
Little Madame = Illusion
Mulch, Sable = Java Bean
Nylon = Classic Beige
Parfait Amour = Enchantment
Perverted Pearl = Silver Bullet
Pink Freeze = Taffy
Sable = Java
Shale = Icy Plum
Silver Pigment = Mercury
Sketch = Marooned
Sumptuous Olive =Antique Gold
Trax (minus gold) = Desire
Vanilla = Snow Frost
Vellum = Moonlight
Woodwinked = Golden Bronze
Shu ME 945 = Caboodles Smooth
Shu P Brown 76 = Flirt Oh Please!
Stila Barefoot Contessa = Prestige Spark
Stila GoLightly = Jane Magical Mushroom eye shadow (discontinued), Milani Golden Bronze
Stila Grace = Ulta Plum Smoke
Stila Jade = Sally Girl China Doll (discontinued)
Stila Kitten = Wet n Wild Fine Wink, CoverGirl Champagne Eye Enhansers shadow, Sally Girl Silver Lining
Stila Sun = Prestige Champagne
Stila Twig = Milani Spice
Urban Decay Acid Rain = Prestige Wasabi
Urban Decay Asphyxia= Milani Enchantment
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy = Milani Sheer Sand
Urban Decay Mildew = Prestige Iguana
Urban Decay X = Ulta Sunlight

Higher End Look Alikes

Hey Beauties! Tomorrow marks the one week anniversary of my move to NYC. I am so in love with this city! I got on the subway yesterday and went uptown instead of downtown, thus leading me into Harlem. So, I went to explore! I found a beauty supply store with Dominican hair products everywhere. That was amazing to me! So, I bought more 10 en 1 and Elasta QP Mango Butter, two favorites of mine in my relaxed days. But, I’m going to try it again, they were both so cheap. My QP butter was only $5! This is a pic of Eve at MAC Harlem, November 2006, courtesy of Rolling Stone.

I found this list of higher end products and their drugstore look alikes, I don’t know where I got it from but if you know who created it, let me know and I will credit them! Check back for some great eye look alikes early in the week!

LIP PRODUCTS
Chanel Blizzard glossimer = Wet n’ Wild Bronzeberry gloss
Chanel Giggle glossimer = Neutragena Chic gloss
Chanel Twinkle glossimer = Prestige Alloy Vinylwear
Chanel Nude liner = Max Factor liner in Nude, Wet n’ Wild #666
Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick = Maybelline Drippin Honey Wet Shine Lipstick (this is also a dead ringer for the old Bath & Body Works Beautiful By Nature sheer lipstick in Red Grape, discontinued)
Dior Lick of Taffy = Milani Luminous blush applied to lips and topped off with Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Cherry Frost (LE)
Lancome Chai Freeze Juicy Tube = NYC Liquid Lipstick Pen in Kerry
Lancome Simmer Juicy Tube= L’Oreal Strawberry Smoothie and/or Butterscotch Drop Colour Juice
MAC Dainty Cake lipstick = NYC Firefly #306b
MAC High Tea lipstick = Rimmel Airy Fairy, Milani Sheer Lipstick in Amaterro
MAC Lovechild lipglass = Rimmel Snog
MAC Love Nectar lusterglass= Milani Coral Shimmer lipgloss
MAC Lust lipglass= L’Oreal ColuorJuice in Passionfruit Squeeze, Neutrogena Chic gloss (slightly more peach and has slight gold shimmer)
MAC O lipstick = Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Copperglow Berry (more cool then O, but still very close), Jordana Bahama Bronze
MAC Oh Baby Lipglass = Milani Serendipity gloss
MAC Prrr lipglass = L’Oreal ColourJuice in Mai Tai (LE)
MAC Plum Liner = Revlon Colorstay Plum liner
MAC Sequin lipstick = Almay Sequin one coat lipstick
MAC Spice Liner = Wet n’ Wild #666 or #712 Liner
MAC VGV (viva glam v [5]) = Milani Sher Lipstick in Pink Chiffon, Neutrogena Moistureshin Tinted Lip Balm in Clean #20
MAC VGV lipglass = Neutragena Dreamy lipgloss or Salley Hansen Diamon Lip Treatment in Royal Romance
Nars Dolce Vita lipstick = Revlon Mauve So Moist moistureshine lipstick (more pink, more shiny)
Nars Orgasm lipgloss = NYC Sungold l/g, Mary Kate and Ashley Truly lipgloss- the best knockoff is to just take Milani Luminous blush and brush on dry lips, cover with clear gloss. Works like a charm and is the closest match.
Nars Pillow Talk lipgloss = Rimmel Vinyl Lip Star in Be A Star
Scott Barnes Flossy Glossy in Meow = Neutrogena Groove Moistureshine
Stila Apricot lip glaze =Prestige Fuzzy Navel Jet Stream Gloss
Stila Jane lipstick = Rimmel birthday suit lipstick (#121, Lasting Finish Lipstick)

BLUSH
Benefit Dandelion = L’Oreal Strawberry Tarte Blush Delice
Chanel Caprice blush = Maybelline Mauve Pulse
MAC Margin = NYX Terra Cotta
Mac Plum Foolery/Nars Sin = L’oreal Color of Hope blush
Nars Deep Throat = Rimmel Apricot Blush
Nars Orgasm = Flirt! Heartthrob, Milani Luminous, Cover Girl Rose Silk Cheeker, Mark. Afterglo, Loreal’s LE Front Page Peach
Nars Outlaw Blush = NYC Darling Donner Blush (Holiday ’04 Limited Edition)
Nars Sin = Milani Temptation (more deep/brown)
Nars Multiples and Wet n Wild Blush Sticks (Nars on left, WnW on right)
NARS Antibes multiple = WnW (#721) Scandalous
NARS Copacabana multiple = WnW (#724) Flirt
NARS Maldives multiple = WnW Just Peachy
NARS Portofino = WnW (#722) Coy
NARS South Beach multiple = WnW Brazen Babe

NAIL POLISH
Chanel Precious = Apt. 5 N-25
Chanel Vamp = Revlon Vixen
Essie Blueberry Crumb = NYC 124A
Essie Wicked = Revlon Vixen
OPI Alpine Snow = Finger Paints Paper Mache
OPI Bubble Bath = Finger Paints Gossamer White or Art Fare Bare
OPI Changing of the Garnet = Revlon Rock Royalty (LE for VMAs 05)
OPI Double Decker Red = Sally Hansen Diamond Honeymoon Red #89
OPI Hawaiian Orchid = Finger Paints All About Art! or Pen and Ink Pink
OPI Im Not Really a Waitress (INRAW)= Revlon Cherry Crush
OPI Jamacia Million = Finger Paintspalette of Platinum
OPI Kyoto Pearl = Finger Paints well Cultured Pearl
OPI Melon of Troy = Wild and Crazy w294 Buffin Bay
OPI Red, Red Rhine= Revlon Raven Red
OPI Tutti Frutti Tonga= Finger Paints Pas-tel Me More
OPI Vampire State Building = Revlon Vixen

Higher End Look Alikes

Hey Beauties! Tomorrow marks the one week anniversary of my move to NYC. I am so in love with this city! I got on the subway yesterday and went uptown instead of downtown, thus leading me into Harlem. So, I went to explore! I found a beauty supply store with Dominican hair products everywhere. That was amazing to me! So, I bought more 10 en 1 and Elasta QP Mango Butter, two favorites of mine in my relaxed days. But, I’m going to try it again, they were both so cheap. My QP butter was only $5! This is a pic of Eve at MAC Harlem, November 2006, courtesy of Rolling Stone.

I found this list of higher end products and their drugstore look alikes, I don’t know where I got it from but if you know who created it, let me know and I will credit them! Check back for some great eye look alikes early in the week!

LIP PRODUCTS
Chanel Blizzard glossimer = Wet n’ Wild Bronzeberry gloss
Chanel Giggle glossimer = Neutragena Chic gloss
Chanel Twinkle glossimer = Prestige Alloy Vinylwear
Chanel Nude liner = Max Factor liner in Nude, Wet n’ Wild #666
Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick = Maybelline Drippin Honey Wet Shine Lipstick (this is also a dead ringer for the old Bath & Body Works Beautiful By Nature sheer lipstick in Red Grape, discontinued)
Dior Lick of Taffy = Milani Luminous blush applied to lips and topped off with Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Cherry Frost (LE)
Lancome Chai Freeze Juicy Tube = NYC Liquid Lipstick Pen in Kerry
Lancome Simmer Juicy Tube= L’Oreal Strawberry Smoothie and/or Butterscotch Drop Colour Juice
MAC Dainty Cake lipstick = NYC Firefly #306b
MAC High Tea lipstick = Rimmel Airy Fairy, Milani Sheer Lipstick in Amaterro
MAC Lovechild lipglass = Rimmel Snog
MAC Love Nectar lusterglass= Milani Coral Shimmer lipgloss
MAC Lust lipglass= L’Oreal ColuorJuice in Passionfruit Squeeze, Neutrogena Chic gloss (slightly more peach and has slight gold shimmer)
MAC O lipstick = Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Copperglow Berry (more cool then O, but still very close), Jordana Bahama Bronze
MAC Oh Baby Lipglass = Milani Serendipity gloss
MAC Prrr lipglass = L’Oreal ColourJuice in Mai Tai (LE)
MAC Plum Liner = Revlon Colorstay Plum liner
MAC Sequin lipstick = Almay Sequin one coat lipstick
MAC Spice Liner = Wet n’ Wild #666 or #712 Liner
MAC VGV (viva glam v [5]) = Milani Sher Lipstick in Pink Chiffon, Neutrogena Moistureshin Tinted Lip Balm in Clean #20
MAC VGV lipglass = Neutragena Dreamy lipgloss or Salley Hansen Diamon Lip Treatment in Royal Romance
Nars Dolce Vita lipstick = Revlon Mauve So Moist moistureshine lipstick (more pink, more shiny)
Nars Orgasm lipgloss = NYC Sungold l/g, Mary Kate and Ashley Truly lipgloss- the best knockoff is to just take Milani Luminous blush and brush on dry lips, cover with clear gloss. Works like a charm and is the closest match.
Nars Pillow Talk lipgloss = Rimmel Vinyl Lip Star in Be A Star
Scott Barnes Flossy Glossy in Meow = Neutrogena Groove Moistureshine
Stila Apricot lip glaze =Prestige Fuzzy Navel Jet Stream Gloss
Stila Jane lipstick = Rimmel birthday suit lipstick (#121, Lasting Finish Lipstick)

BLUSH
Benefit Dandelion = L’Oreal Strawberry Tarte Blush Delice
Chanel Caprice blush = Maybelline Mauve Pulse
MAC Margin = NYX Terra Cotta
Mac Plum Foolery/Nars Sin = L’oreal Color of Hope blush
Nars Deep Throat = Rimmel Apricot Blush
Nars Orgasm = Flirt! Heartthrob, Milani Luminous, Cover Girl Rose Silk Cheeker, Mark. Afterglo, Loreal’s LE Front Page Peach
Nars Outlaw Blush = NYC Darling Donner Blush (Holiday ’04 Limited Edition)
Nars Sin = Milani Temptation (more deep/brown)
Nars Multiples and Wet n Wild Blush Sticks (Nars on left, WnW on right)
NARS Antibes multiple = WnW (#721) Scandalous
NARS Copacabana multiple = WnW (#724) Flirt
NARS Maldives multiple = WnW Just Peachy
NARS Portofino = WnW (#722) Coy
NARS South Beach multiple = WnW Brazen Babe

NAIL POLISH
Chanel Precious = Apt. 5 N-25
Chanel Vamp = Revlon Vixen
Essie Blueberry Crumb = NYC 124A
Essie Wicked = Revlon Vixen
OPI Alpine Snow = Finger Paints Paper Mache
OPI Bubble Bath = Finger Paints Gossamer White or Art Fare Bare
OPI Changing of the Garnet = Revlon Rock Royalty (LE for VMAs 05)
OPI Double Decker Red = Sally Hansen Diamond Honeymoon Red #89
OPI Hawaiian Orchid = Finger Paints All About Art! or Pen and Ink Pink
OPI Im Not Really a Waitress (INRAW)= Revlon Cherry Crush
OPI Jamacia Million = Finger Paintspalette of Platinum
OPI Kyoto Pearl = Finger Paints well Cultured Pearl
OPI Melon of Troy = Wild and Crazy w294 Buffin Bay
OPI Red, Red Rhine= Revlon Raven Red
OPI Tutti Frutti Tonga= Finger Paints Pas-tel Me More
OPI Vampire State Building = Revlon Vixen

L’Oreal H.I.P.!!!

On a more wallet-friendly note, I picked up a few things from L’Oreal H.I.P. I like this line because it is innovative and at a good quality. I tend to shy away from drugstore brands sometimes, because I believe you get what you pay for. If I spend a dollar on a lip gloss, I could have used some Vaseline and kept it movin’. I got Giddy (Raspberry) and Precious (Pink Bronze) lip gloss, which I love. They are both staying in my makeup bag.


I also got the Bronzer in Radiant. It was more sparkle than bronzer, in my opinion. None the less, it gave my cheeks a nice little glow.

The navy eye pencil surprised me, the color was more rich that I expected. I really like pencils that I don’t have to stab myself or almost cut into my skin to use. This pencil is pretty darn good, and a perfect substitute for a black pencil.

Pure pigment shadow sticks didn’t tickle my fancy so much. They just didn’t deliever enough color for me. But if you are partial to soft color, it may be a winner for you.

L’Oreal’s website is intricate, to say the least. Hipcolor.com lets you view all colors, face charts, and you can even buy online.

Pictures courtesy of drugtore.com