Broke and Chic » urban decay http://brokeandchic.com Budget friendly fashion, beauty and health tips Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:18:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.12 Dupe Alert: Get Urban Decay’s New Naked Smoky Palette for Lesshttp://brokeandchic.com/dupe-alert-get-urban-decays-new-naked-smoky-palette-for-less/ http://brokeandchic.com/dupe-alert-get-urban-decays-new-naked-smoky-palette-for-less/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:19:41 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=17094 If you’re an Urban Decay fan girl, you might have already heard that it’s releasing a new Naked palette. Yup! Naked…

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If you’re an Urban Decay fan girl, you might have already heard that it’s releasing a new Naked palette. Yup! Naked Smoky is only a few days away; July 8th to be exact. Just like with all the Naked palettes, this one will be a must-have — especially if your go-to look is a stunning smoky eye. Below is a sneak peek of the new palette:

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With Urban Decay Naked Smoky, you’ll get a little bit of everything: golds, taupes, neutrals, mattes, grays, and blacks. It really is the palette of palettes. But here’s the issue. It’s expensive! A whooping $54.

If that price tag makes you cringe, but you still want the perfect smokey eye palette, you’re in luck. We have found the perfect dupe for Urban Decay’s new palette — it’s under $9 dollars, too!

Let us introduce you to the Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Focus Studio Eyeshadow Palette in Milano:

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Find this palette at your local drugstore for $9

Like Naked Smoky, this palette has a bit of everything. Lavish golds, pretty taupes, and your basic mattes. As long as you use an eyelid primer, I have found the quality of this palette to be top notch. I’ve also dropped this poor palette way too many times and it’s still intact.

Beauty Hack: The matte browns are great eyebrow fillers. Just put eyebrow wax on your brows and use a slanted brush with your matte shadow of choice. It stays all day!

The only thing I didn’t like about this palette was the brush it came with. I’m currently using a brush from Sonia Kashuk, instead.

We found the perfect dupe for Urban Decay's new Naked Smoky Palette

Are you excited about the new Naked Smoky Palette? Let us know in the comments below!

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7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay’s Naked3 Palettehttp://brokeandchic.com/7-cheaper-alternatives-to-urban-decays-naked3-palette/ http://brokeandchic.com/7-cheaper-alternatives-to-urban-decays-naked3-palette/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:32:00 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=16103 The Naked3 palette from Urban Decay is all about lovely rose-hued neutrals. So lovely, in fact, that many are…

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The Naked3 palette from Urban Decay is all about lovely rose-hued neutrals. So lovely, in fact, that many are willing to drop a whopping $54 to get that rose gold shimmer.

Now let’s get real for a second. $54 is a lot for an eyeshadow palette, and unlike the regular Naked palette, the Naked3 isn’t as compatible for everyday wear. It’s a few times a week palette, not a daily deal.

If you’ve been coveting this palette for over a year, but haven’t had the courage to drop the dough, consider one of these cheaper alternatives to Urban Decay’s Naked3 palette below. These palettes all have rose hues with tons of shimmer.

7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette

1. Kardashian Beauty’s Touch Tones Gradient Palette in Echo

Love them or hate them, you can’t deny the Kardashians’ on-fleek makeup game. So why not give in and purchase something from their makeup line? Their eyeshadow palette in Echo has shadows similar to Buzz, Darkside, and Nooner. It’s also under $10!

7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette

$9.99 

2. Essence’s All About Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Essence has an extremely affordable nude palette that contains pinkish shades very similar to Limit, Burnout, and Dust. 

7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette

$4.99

3. e.l.f. Studio Prism Eyeshadow in Sunset

Popular budget brand, e.l.f., actually has three palettes that are comparable to the Naked3. If you like Buzz, Trick, Liar, and Dust the most, then go for the Prism palette in Sunset.

7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette

$10.00

4. e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Texas

This is your go-to alternative to Naked3 if you can’t live without Darkside and Blackheart.

7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette

$10.00

5. e.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Natural

This palette is filled with a ton of rose-hued shadows, plus many more options.

7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette

$7.00

6. Profusion’s Runway Eyeshadow Glamour Palette

This palette has shadows similar to Factory and Buzz, but it also has the mattes — like Limit and Strange.

This palette is similar to Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette!

$4.99

7. Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer Gel Cream Eyeshadow Nude Set

This eyeshadow trio has shadows that are almost identical to Liar, Mugshot, and Factory.

7 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette

$11.99

Have you found a makeup palette that compares to Naked3? Let us know in the comments below!

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Money Saving Makeup Advicehttp://brokeandchic.com/money-saving-makeup-advice/ http://brokeandchic.com/money-saving-makeup-advice/#comments Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:19:02 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=1675 Out of the house? College? Young Professional? Lost job? Too many bills? What ever it may be your wallet…

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Out of the house? College? Young Professional? Lost job? Too many bills? What ever it may be your wallet isn’t as full as it used to be ,or you no longer have that monthly allowance.

I know when I was in high school, all the money I made from working was my “whatever” money! I was able to spend it on clothes, shoes, haircuts, and of course MAKEUP. I became overly addicted to the expensive makeup brands such as M.A.C, Urban Decay, Benefit, Clinique and Stila. But when I went away for school and “grew up” I had to spend all my money on necessities such as rent, bills, and food. I had to find new makeup brands to love that gave me the looks I wanted for less. Some I like even more than the expensive designer versions!

Foundation

I went from Clinique’s $22 liquid foundation to the $8 L’Oreal True Match liquid foundation!

Powder

I went from Clinique’s $20 pressed powder to the $8 L’Oreal True Match pressed powder!

Mascara

I went from Benefit’s $19 Bad Gal Lash to the $8 Rimmel Sexy Curves, and I have to say it’s the best mascara I have ever used!

Lipstick

I went from the $20 a tube M.A.C. to the $1 a tube Sally Girl Lipstick from Sally Beauty Supply!

Blush

I went from Benefit’s $28 CORALisa to my $1 Sally Girl Lipstick. (Click here for instructions)

Liquid Eyeliner

I went from Benefit’s $20 Magic Ink liquid eyeliner to Eyes Lips Face $1 waterproof eyeliner pen!

Eyelid Primer

I went from Urban Decay’s $18 Eyeshadow Primer Potion to Eyes Lips Face $1 eyelid primer!

Eyeliner

I still use the waterproof retractable eyeliner from the Sephora Collection for $12 since it glides on nice and smooth! There are of course cheaper options, but they don’t last all day.

Do you have any budget makeup brands you love? Share them with us in the comments below!

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New to Makeup?http://brokeandchic.com/new-to-makeup/ http://brokeandchic.com/new-to-makeup/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:15:37 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=1256 Makeup can be a scary thing if you haven’t had much experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re 13 or…

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Makeup can be a scary thing if you haven’t had much experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re 13 or 50. It’s never to late to learn the ropes. Just remember, makeup isn’t beauty. It’s just another way to express yourself!

Below are my beginner’s recommendations (that are low cost) to get you started on your first makeup kit. Once you know what you like, you can invest in something more expensive. The more money you spend the longer it lasts. So if you decide you don’t like bronzer, “throwing” away $2 sounds better than say $30.

Urban Decay: Is an American cosmetics company from California. It’s primarily sold in mid to high-end beauty stores, such as Ulta and Sephora. I love them for their highly pigmented eye shadows and eyelid primers. It’s definitely rock star makeup! Unfortunately, it’s $18 per individual eyeshadow, so I recommend going with one of their palettes. The Naked Palette for $48 has every neutral color you’ll ever need. If you want the bright colors go with the Sustainable Shadow Box for $36. They are also 100% “cruelty-free!”

Eyes Lips Face: Also known as e.l.f. Cosmetics,  is an international cosmetics brand based in New York City. All of their products are under $5, making them my favorite cosmetics company out there. I’m in love with their $5 eyeshadow palettes, $1 eyeliner pens, $1 mascaras, $1 bronzers, and their $1 eyelid primers. They are also 100% “cruelty-free.” You can find e.l.f. at Target, Kmart, Walmart, Dollar General, and of course on-line.

Rimmel London: Is a British based Cosmetic company that has some of the best mascaras I have ever used. My favorite is the Sexy Curves Mascara in Extreme Black ($7). I’m also in love with their 60 Second Nail Polish($3). It really does dry in about a minuet. Find Rimmel at Target, CVS and Walmart.

Sally Girl: Is a cosmetics brand sold within Sally Beauty Supply stores. I’ve become a huge fan of their eye shadows and mini lipsticks ($1.) You can find these products only at Sally Beauty Supply stores. Click Here to find the location nearest you.

New York Color: Also known as N.Y.C, has many different types of cosmetics: eyeshadow, foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeliner, nail polish, mascara… I’m personally in love with their lipsticks, which are never over $2. Go to their website to find locations.

Wet ‘n’ Wild: Is another low-cost cosmetic brand found in many locations. Their products are usually under $8. I love the Mega Eyes Defining Marker ($4.99.) Go to their website to find a location nearest you.

Take about an hour and just apply and remove until you learn what you like! It helps to rip a few pages out of a magazine of a model/celeb sporting a look you love so you’ll have something to follow.

Looking for Coverage?

The first step to finding the perfect shade of foundation, concealer, or powder is to see a professional. There’s no way to try on cheaper brands (Almay, L’Oreal, Cover Girl), so splurging at a makeup counter your first time will help you find the right match — plus you’ll learn the skill of applying it! I highly recommend M.A.C, Clinique and Bobbi Brown. Trust me, it’s definitely worth the upfront cost! As a makeup artist, I constantly see girls wearing the wrong shade of foundation. After learning the tone and shade your skin needs, it’ll be easy to pick out a cheaper alternative of your own! My favorite being L’Oreal True Match. They make it very easy to find your shade!

Need more help?

I highly recommend Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro ($32). Her book is easy to understand and follow, plus It’s filled with step by step instructions and great tips. Also check out MAKEUP.COM and Allure Magazine.

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Eyeshadow Basehttp://brokeandchic.com/eyeshadow-base/ http://brokeandchic.com/eyeshadow-base/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 06:35:25 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=405 Eyeshadow base is a heaven sent cosmetic that I can no longer live without. It makes even the cheapest…

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Eyeshadow base is a heaven sent cosmetic that I can no longer live without. It makes even the cheapest makeup look vibrant and expensive. Bases can cost between $15 and $30 but it’s so worth it. It goes on before your eyeshadow so it shows up bright and everlastingly vibrant with no crease.

Urban Decay’s eyeshadow base is my absolute favorite and it’s called Eyeshadow Primer Potion. You can find it at Ulta, Sephora, and the Official Website for $18.00.

Look at the results!

Before/After

Vibrancy

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