Earlier in the week I tried out some lipstick dupes for Kat Von D and ColourPop…now it’s the turn of TooFaced. TooFaced have this year released the Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick – quite a mouthful to say. This beautiful collection has a whole host of colours to try but as someone who is a sucker for neutral and brown shades I thought I would specifically try the dupes out for the shades Child Star, Queen B and Naughty by Nature.

CHILD STAR

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Child Star is a peachy-beige nude with an ultra matte finish. It is quite a pale and understated colour which could be worn day to day. The formula of these dupes are quite tacky and the lips do stick together a little when you press them together, however, this is a flaw that I’ve read is similar to the original TooFaced range. Although this shade was pale and a little more forgiving, you could still see cracks and patches on the lips and these showed up quite quickly so the longevity of these are not great.

QUEEN B

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This shade is a really pretty mauve colour with a pinky-purple cool undertone. In terms of colour, I feel this shade was a good dupe for the original. In terms of formula, the same problems occurred as with Child Star. The formula was quite drying and cracks begun to show pretty quickly. It also had the same tacky/sticky texture so as soon as the lips stuck together the product separated even more and the patchiness was really evident. The amount you’d have to top up with this product to try and make it work isn’t feasible which is a shame because the colour itself is nice.

NAUGHTY BY NATURE

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Naughty by Nature is a dark brown shade with deep undertones. This dupe came pretty close in terms of colour. However, in terms of formula, this dupe had the same consistency and texture as Child Star and Queen B. Unfortunately as this shade is so much darker it was definitely not as forgiving. The tackiness of the product meant that the colour pulled almost instantly when the lips touched together. If you were to even attempt to drink or eat while this dupe was on, I worry about the consequences. Below is a picture of how much it had transferred when I tried to pucker my lips a few times to test it out. It’s so, so bad. I mean I literally look like I have some sort of disease. The colour match on these dupes are great but the formula is terrible, like beyond unwearable. Of course these are dupes and so the results are always going to vary and are likely to be very different to the original.

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Have you tried the TooFaced Melted Matte lipsticks? Are the results anything like the dupes?

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Today I am trying and testing out lipstick dupes! I managed to find dupes for Kat Von D, Colourpop and TooFaced but there are plenty of others out there. I wanted to give some of them a go and see if they are actually worth it and whether the colour pigmentation or formula was any good. I managed to get these all from the same seller called beautysmall on eBay and they all cost around £1-£4 each but prices from other sellers vary. So lets get started…

KAT VON D LIQUID LIPSTICK DUPES

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Now this is supposed to be a dupe for the shade ‘Double Dare’ but in all honesty I think it looks more like Santa Sangre from the swatches I’ve seen online. The colour is a bold red shade with coral undertones. The packaging for all the lipsticks are very similar to the original Kat Von D liquid lipsticks with the distinct black/silver floral designs. The formula itself is not too drying and the application is really easy. The formula is quite thin and buildable and it dries down to a matte finish which I love. The colour was unexpected and a lot darker than I anticipated so it’s probably not a shade I would wear too often but it was a lot nicer than I imagined. It’s a great shade for the party season or for any Christmas do’s you may have coming up!

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Next up is the dupe for ‘Bow N Arrow’ which appears a lot more pinky toned than the original. The original is supposed to be a nude shade which is a little darker and peachier than the normal lip colour, this however, has a more pink undertone. It’s not an identical dupe but its a lovely shade in itself. It’s a shade I would definitely get a lot of wear out as it’s not too bold or in your face. Lighter shades of liquid lipstick are much easier to apply and you don’t have to be as precise which for someone who is as clumsy as me, can only be a good thing.

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The final Kat Von D Lipstick dupe is for the shade ‘Lolita’. This is one of the most iconic and talked about shades from the range so I was eager to try it out. It’s a warm plum toned shade but isn’t too deep or unwearable. It’s along the lines of a darker nude shade which can easily be worn on a regular basis and is the perfect transition shade for a day to night look. It would look incredible with a purple/smoky eye look and wouldn’t look out of place on a night out. The formula again is not too drying and these dupes are actually really long lasting. I’ve tried them for a good 7-8 hours and whilst there is the odd bit of wear as you would have with any liquid lipstick, it fades down nicely and subtly.

COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE LIP DUPE

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I managed to get my hands on the ColourPop dupe for the shade ‘Tulle’ which is supposed to be a warm plum colour similar to Lolita, however, the shade I received seemed a lot darker and more red toned than Tulle. In fact, it looks like a closer dupe to ColourPop’s ‘Avenue’ which is a much more warmer red shade with a matte finish. It may be the case they just sent me the wrong shade but it definitely looks identical to Avenue. It’s a great shade for Autumn but the formula seems to bleed a lot more than the Kat Von D dupes which isn’t great considering the nature and depth of this colour. It’s also a very stubborn shade and formula to remove!

Have you ever tried any Kat Von D or ColourPop dupes? How would you rate them? 

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So today I thought I’d bring you an unintentional festive makeup look! Yes it may still be November but I’m certainly starting to get in the festive spirit. For all you bah humbugs out there, look away! This look didn’t start out as a festive makeup look but it very quickly ended up with a bit of sparkle, shimmer and a coral/red lip.

For starters, I used the NARS radiant creamy concealer in the shade Vanilla. As you can probably tell I’m suffering with some break outs across my chin at the moment so I tried to cover these as best as possible! I also used this concealer on my undereyes to try and disguise any darkness. Next up we went on to the L’Oreal Nude Magique cushion foundation in shade 3 which I believe is also called Vanilla. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really like cushion applicators so I applied this using my Real Techniques sponge instead. It’s weird really how I’ve gone from using foundation brushes to apply foundation to never using them and relying wholly on my beloved sponge! It just gives a much nicer finish. To set this in place I used my Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder which is actually running low! This has actually lasted me months and months so I would definitely recommend it. Now I’m all about the bronze goddess look, even though it’s approaching Winter so I had to use my L’Oreal Glam Bronzer all over. To add a little more sparkle and glow I dipped into the Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Glow Kit in the shade Bubbly.

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Face done. Now onto the sparkly eyes! I like to use MAC Soft Ochre paint pot as a base on my eyes to keep everything smoothed out. On to the lid I used a dupe of the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows palette which I picked up online. I used the shades Sandalwood, Henna and the beautiful sparkly shade Trust Fund. It’s a lovely warm copper colour packed full of sparkle which can be built up. My trusty Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner was then put to good use. I’m still yet to find an eyeliner I like as much as this one. I find the formula is so easy to glide on and doesn’t disturb my eyes as much as other liners. To finish the eyes off I used the Laura Geller Style Lash Intense Lengthening mascara. To finish off the look in its entirety I used a Kat Von D liquid lipstick dupe. Now this is supposed to be a dupe for Double Dare but to be honest it looks more like Santa Sangre to me. It’s a bold coral-red colour which is perfect for the festive season! It’s not a colour I wear very often but I think it perfectly complimented the rest of the look – perfect for Christmas!

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