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Dupes for days!

Posted by on December 6, 2016

When you are constantly surrounded by hair and makeup artists, it is both a gift and a curse. The curse is that, on occasion, you walk into an office full of VS Angels feeling like Mary Katherine Gallagher.

The gift? You are surrounded by some of the most beautiful and talented people in the beauty industry! You also have all the hands on knowledge and intel on what products to buy, what products are a waste of money and what ones are hidden gems found in the aisles of Walgreens.

Thanks to this perk, I bring to you a new Beauty Tip Tuesday series- Dupes for Days. A feature on our Artist’s favorite Drugstore Dupes. With the heavy costs of our artists professional BE kits, here are some products they use for their at home kits! Check out the first three budget friendly products our BE artists swear by.


 Stephanie- NY BE Artist Extraordinaire! 

Stephanie swears by Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara! It is her go-to mascara right now because it gives her lashes a look comparable to that of Too Faced- Better Than Sex (at a much lower price point)! Maybelline boasts that this mascara provides explosive volume in rocket time with 8X bigger and smoother lashes. 8X is a lot…

This mascara just so happens to be on sale at Ulta as I type this – Buy one, get one 50% off! Get two (or even 4) for the price of one Better Than Sex mascara! Let us know what you think!

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 Brit- Phenomenal CT BE Artist! 

When she isn’t using Kiels Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, Brit is a big fan of the NYX Pore Filler primer. For all those girls out there with big pores that always show through your foundation, but who don’t want to spend the equivalent of a tank of gas on primer- NYX Pore Filler is the product for you. This primer does a phenominal job of smoothing all those pesky inconsistencies in your skin and leaves you with a smooth and flawless finish (because, not everyboday woke up like this). A perfect base for any makeup look!

Guess what? This product is also buy one, get one 50% off at Ulta! When you purchase this, you can get the Maybelline Volum’ Express Rocket Mascara at half price! Cha-ching!

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Cathy- Totally Fabulous BE CT Artist!

Come through, Milani- with your Chanel-esque baked blushes! Cathy likes a lot of the Milani products but this is one of her favorites! This product is pigmented, buildable, AND comes in both matte shade and some fancy shimmery shades. A girl likes options! Cathy uses these to add the perfect pop of color and to shape, contour and highlight her face. I mean, a fierce contour is what it’s all about, right?

Don’t worry ya’ll- you know we found you a steal! You can get this product at Target for $7.49. That is less than your Triple, Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks. It’ll last longer too! 

Bonus Find!

All three of our featured artists are big fans of the NYX Liquid Suede Creme Lip colors. This isn’t the first time we’ve shouted out to NYX for their expertise in affordable makeup, and it won’t be our last. The Liquid Suede Creme Lip colors come in 24 highly, perfectly, beautifully pigmented and waterproof shades. Each color is infused with avocado oil an vitamin E, to keep those lips healthy and smooth. Not to mention, this stuff lasts for-ev-errrrr. When your makeup kit screams “I need more!” but your wallet screams “No you don’t!”- NYX saves the day yet again!

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So go! Shop! We will be back with another Beauty Tip Tuesday: Dupes for Days, but until then:

#BEbeautiful #BEconfident #justBE

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