I love making lists, so thinking about possible makeup purchases is a wonderful way for me to procrastinate, and ignore the ever-climbing pile of uni work that I have.
Now I know that it is mid-March, but I have come up with a list of makeup products that I’m thinking about buying this year. However, most of these items probably don’t fit in very well with my student budget. Therefore, I have undertaken the task of duping anything that I can!
The top item on my list (that I want to buy before spring kicks off…) is Mac’s Diva. I’m completely and utterly in love with dark lipsticks at the moment, but I can’t see myself pulling it off in April… The issue I have is that at £15.50, this lipstick purchase is not something I can justify any time soon…the answer? Maybelline Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Divine Wine! After many internet searches, and several swatching sessions, I am convinced they are incredibly similar, and at £6.99 (without student discount), I feel like this is a purchase I could just about justify!
I find finding dupes more satisfying than owning the more expensive product, but that’s just me. (I like a good challenge.)
Other items currently on my wishlist (which I haven’t found cheaper alternatives for yet) :
- theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer
- Nars Lovejoy blush
- Benefit Sunbeam highlighter
- Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink
If you have any suggestions for dupes, do let me know!
What is on your makeup wishlist?