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!

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