Eyeliner dupe: Marc Jacobs vs Stila

holiday-gift-guide-2013My first dupe post! I finally found two products that are not exactly twins, but sisters in colour, texture and longevity.

Meet the bronzey eyeliners from both Marc Jacobs and Stila.

eyeliner-duplicateI know right? I was so excited when I purchased the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon that I wrote about it immediately. But see for yourselves and then you can decide for yourself whether or not you should purchase one or the other. But considering that the stila colour outside the lines smudge stick waterproof eye liner set (mouthful) comes in a set of 5 for almost the same cost as a single Marc Jacobs eye liner, you’re decision is probably already made.

eyeliner-dupeLeft to right: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof eyeliner. Both photos are taken in natural light. One was outside, the other inside by the window. There is a slightly more bronze showing through on the Marc Jacobs, and a little more deeper red in the Stila but if you apply it on your eye, there is no telling which colour you have on.

The only real difference you can tell between the two is application. The Marc Jacobs liner glides on quite easily, is a little thicker, and the Stila one is just like any other eye liner — easy to apply and has a more precise line.

For the person who enjoys playing with eye liners, this set would be another great gift for the makeup enthusiast. Look at all the colours you get in the set. Stila smudge stick waterproof eyeliner

Swatched left to right: Stingray (a super deep black), Lionfish (MJ dupe!), Aubergine (an easy to wear mauve), Navy (perfect for blue eyes), and Emerald (amazing for a pop of colour under your lower lashes). Stila-eyeliner-swatches

Marc Jacobs eyeliner is available at Sephora for $30// 0.1oz
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner is sold at Murale for a set of 5 for $39 // 0.01 oz

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5000 more for you!

Chhhyeah buddy, the giveaways are just’a flowing right in here lately, aren’t they? It’s pretty great.

Round two of the Philosophy sweet wishes is happening RIGHT NOW and I wanted to get this giveaway up as quickly as possible so you guys would have another chance at grabbing a coupon for sending a sweet wish to one of your loved ones, or you know – not so loved ones if you’re admiring them from afar. Sounds kinda creepy to me though. Let’s just go with the loved ones.

Visit Philosophy Wishes and send a free e-card / sweet holiday wish! They’ve added 5,000 more philosophy purity cleansers (my fav!) to the mix and here’s hoping you can score one! And just for doing that I’m holding another giveaway with more Philosphy products.

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I mean, wowzers this prize package is valued at $101! Whoever wins this is going to make someone really happy this Christmas, or bathe in it all yourself and smell extra sweet. Ha! I’m probably more excited than you guys are about this.

The giveaway includes Canadian residents however Quebec is excluded from this one, unfortunately. Don’t forget you still have a day and a bit to enter my other philosophy giveaway.

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I broke my Sigma brush and I won’t replace it


I have absolutely nothing against Sigma brushes, in fact I’ve been using the F82 round top kabuki for over three years without swapping out for any other brush.

But for some silly and strange reason, I had in my head I wanted to change my routine in cleansing my makeup brushes. This is where it all became my fault and I needed new brushes within 24 hours after making this terrible mistake.

Rather than swirling the makeup brush with cleanser in my hands to wash it, I let that favorite makeup brush of mine soak in a cup full of makeup remover. I noticed that I got the barrel of the brush submerged. Problem #1 right there. I didn’t realize it would loosen up the glue and make the bristles fall out immediately after I rinsed it out. I squeezed out the excess water and whoops, there goes the bristles with it. I am so remorseful. My poor brush. At least it wasn’t super expensive, and I mean it did last me three years. I have fond memories of this brush, since it was the first thing I ever reviewed on my YouTube channel.

real techniques core collection brushesI guess things happen for a reason, because I’ve been meaning to try out the Real Techniques brushes since they’ve come out.

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