Yes, You Can Find Affordable Beauty Dupes At Sephora

Sephora can be a tad intimidating. They offer such a wide assortment of luxury brands, the prices can be a tad steep, and unless you have a promo code (which is rare on Sephora unless it’s for a free sample), you probably do like me: e-window shop and go away empty handed. But did you know there are more than a a few affordable options if you can’t afford ‘The real thing’? Walk with me ladies, I’ll give you three products you have not paid attention to:


1. Sephora Pro Bent Eyeliner Brush- Lancome’s is $20. Laura Mercier’s is $20. Smashbox’s is $20. Sephora’s is only $17. This not only saves you $3, but you can rest assured that this brush works just as well as the bigger names.


2. Sephora Brand Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner- My favorite makeup brush cleaner used to be Bare Minerals Quick Change. $18 for a 3.7  ounce bottle is just too high. Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner works just as well. Yeah you are only saving 4 bucks (Sephora’s is $14) BUT you are getting more. 3.05 ounces more. Sephora’s bottle is 6.75 ounces of quick brush cleaning goodness.


3. Sephora Eyeshadows- These have to be the most slept on eyeshadows ever. They are highly pigmented, beautiful and they are 12 bucks. That’s pretty good considering MAC is $16+ and they go up every single year. Sephora has a wide assortment of colors, finishes and textures. Take for instance the Outrageous Prisma Chrome Metallic Eyeshadow. Laura Mercier sells the Illuminating eye colour for $24 with the same metallic finish. Even worse? Laura Mercier’s shadows from that collection are infamous for sliding clean off the pan. What a waste. Sephora has them on clearance right now for $7. That’s a $13 savings.


Someone page Pink Sith and tell her we have another taupe shadow on our hands (Prisma Chrome, bottom). She will be very excited.


So I saved a few bucks and I was able to save a few more by using I browsed through the Sephora coupon codes and ended up not saving a ton of money, but I got a few extra samples. Samples are awesome too.


Now that we got that out of the way, me and a few beauty blogger friends got together and decided we would give away a $300 gift card to Sephora.  Awesome right? Peep the rafflecopter and good luck! Giveaway starts today and ends 6/21/2013

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  • Michelle

    I would use the Sephora giftcard b/c the sephora brush cleanser is a staple for me!

  • Deana

    I looove Sephora – right now they have all their Sephora OPI polish on clearance and I would use it for that. I also love Stila’s lip glazes and Boscia’s black mask!

  • shelby

    Tough one between Sephora and Ulta…but ultimately Sephora! The Disney Ariel collection is coming out sooon!!

  • Pink Sith

    No need to page me I already own that taupe Prisima Chrome metallic eyeshadow! (of course) But I did do a little happy dance when I saw it in your post. You are spot on about how great those shadows are!

  • Phyrra

    Those eyeshadows are very pretty :)

  • marciaf

    I bought those shadows after reading Pink Sith’s post. Fabulous shadows and the price is amazing. I might need some more now that you’ve told me that they are on sale.

  • Jen Mathews

    I need some new brush cleaner! I didn’t realize BareMinerals made brush cleaner – cool!

  • Brittany

    I hate that I’ve never tried Sephora eyeshadows. I am sooo missing out. And I didn’t know Bare had a brush cleaner either!

  • HarajukuGirlFL

    I like the Sephora brand eyeshadows a lot. I also have a shadow brush that is really soft.

    I’m sad to see the Sephora by O.P.I. Brand go but I’ll definitely be checking out the 50% off steals though!!

  • Miss A

    I would use the readyduo code to try the bare minerals primer.

  • Kayla | Peace Love and Glitter

    LOVE this post! Although, I am admittedly a little biased towards Sephora… The Prisma Chrome eyeshadows were so purdy! Sephora+Pantone just released some new stuff that is pretty cool (new palettes, liquid eyeshadow, and the polishes are my faves).

  • Haji Gaia

    I would have to go with ulta since there are tons of drugstore dupes for high end brands there!

  • Harris Cabrera

    These are such great picks! I often get overwhelmed by sephora, so I’ll have to keep an eye out for these.

  • Jeanette Linley

    I love Sephora, but it is indeed overwhelming!