Hi everyone! I’m new to Forever Fearless so I thought would start off with digging for some fall-friendly dupes for you all!
Nothing says fall to me quite like a deep berry lip color, but sometimes it can be hard to find dark lip colors that are not patchy or break the bank! Tom Ford’s Lip Color in Bruised Plum is an amazing dark-purple toned shade and a bit of a cult favorite for the fall season, however the price can be a bit harsh for some. Luckily, Milani Color Statement Lipstick in #49 Brandy Berry is an extremely close dupe! I personally feel that Brandy Berry is just a slight bit more warm-toned than Bruised Plum when actually on the lips, but for the $47 price difference, I can’t complain!
The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette is one of my favorite palettes for the fall nude looks, but I recently hit pan on most of my shades. I picked up the Makeup Revolution Light and Shade Palette and overall, I think it is decent dupe, especially for the cost difference of $31! Most of the shades are exact color-wise, with the exception of the black shade, which I feel is just slightly lighter and needs to be built up a bit to be as strong as it’s KVD counterpart. The texture of the Makeup Revolution shadows feels a powdery on the brush, but hasn’t made much of a difference on my eyes. If you are needing a good nude palette and were eyeing the KVD one,definitely try this one out!
So fun fact about this one, I actually have been using the Maybelline Define Eyebrow Pencil for years and had no idea that it was actually a dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. I went in store and tested out the brow wiz and honestly, I think that while the colors were very similar, Maybelline felt more waxy by far, which is good for natural brow looks, but not so much for getting very defined, strong brows. The NYX Micro Brow Pencil is a near identical dupe, though! Both of these are very viable dupes in my opinion. If you are a fan of the natural look, go for the Maybelline pencil, but if you are wanting something exactly like ABH, I suggest going for NYX. I should also note that I think the NYX pencil actually lasted longer and worked even better than the ABH Brow Wiz when I tested them.
Lastly, we will be going over a super popular felt-tip liner, the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner! I like the formula of KVD’s liner myself, however, I don’t feel like it always gives me the deep, matte black that I am looking for in a liner. I recently picked up Etude House’s Drawing Show Liner and it works perfectly for me! The formula feels exactly the same as KVD’s liner and give a much deeper color in my experience. It did not smear or wear down during the day, just as my KVD does, but just incase you were wondering, it is definitely not waterproof. Unfortunately, Etude House is an Asian brand and so if you can’t or don’t like to shop online, you are going to have a hard time finding it. Because of this, I also include the Covergirl Bombshell Intensity Eye Liner, which has the closest applicator and color intensity to that of KVD for those who would prefer to buy things in store.