Could this be a dupe for the 217 brush?

dupe for 217The MAC 217 brush is a very iconic blending brush, perhaps the most popular and hyped blending brush on the market. I found a makeup brush on eBay that looks very much like the 217 brush from MAC and I had to purchase one to try out and see if it’s just as good.

The “dupe” is quite a bit bigger and fluffier which makes it a bit harder to apply eyeshadow to the eyelid but it’s amazing for blending and it’s actually a bit softer than the original 217 brush. There is quite a difference between the original 217 and the “dupe” and I wouldn’t exactly call it a dupe because the difference is so big.

But (yes, there is a but!) the “dupe” is 1 pound and the MAC 217 brush is 19 pounds. So the price difference is huge. I wouldn’t say that the brushes are identical but if you are on a budget the “dupe” could actually be a good alternative. If you are looking for a cheap makeup brush, then you can find the “dupe” right here.

High End Beauty Haul

high end beauty haul makeupAs a Christmas present to myself I made an order from Selfridges and here is what I bought. The first thing I knew I had to get my hands on was the Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette from Charlotte Tilbury which is as beautiful in real life as you think it is! I always went with the NARS Radiant Creamer Concealer which isn’t as amazing as I thought it would be.

The Luminous Silk Foundation from Georgio Armani is amazing and beautiful and I’m so happy that I bought it. I also bought two lipsticks. I bought a matte lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury is the shade Amazing Grace and a NARS Audacious lipstick in the shade Kelly. I’m obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick but I’m still getting used to the bright pink shade of the NARS Audacious lipstick.

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Tips For Greasy Hair

tips for greasy hair dry shampooDo you often wake up with greasy hair? So do I! And sometimes there just isn’t enough time to wash the hair and blow-dry it before you have to leave your home. So I have some tips for those days with greasy hair.
tips for greasy hair The first tip is to invest in a dry shampoo because it can for sure save a couple of hair washes. If you have a little grease, then you can use a little and if you have a lot of grease then you can use it all over your roots. It’s very easy – just remember to rub it into your roots! tips for greasy hair how to get rid of itAfter using your dry shampoo and you still don’t think that your hair feels fresh then maybe try to section your hair and really make sure you get the dry shampoo into the roots and on the places you have the most grease in your hair.
tips for greasy hair put your hair upIf it’s still not good enough then there is one last thing you can do, if you don’t have time to wash your hair and that’s to put it up in either a bun or a ponytail. It will for sure don’t look like you have greasy hair. And if you want to draw more attention away from your hair you can either wear a hat or put on a bold lipstick so that gets all the attention.

What do you do when you wake up with greasy hair but don’t have time to wash it?

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