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July 26, 2014

10 Lip Smackin MAC Lipstick Dupes

10 Lip Smackin MAC Lipstick Dupes, By Barbie's Beauty Bits.
I have the tendency to wear a lot of the same tones of lipstick.  However, I knew that if I only focused on what I wore, it wouldn’t be that helpful. Therefore, I decided to seek the help of one of my friends who is a makeup artist to see some of her most used colors.

We looked at both new and old as well as some limited editions, which if you're a fan of a limited edition, finding a dupe is great.   Most of the high-end lipsticks are MAC, with one URBAN DECAY lipstick.  While, the dupes come from E.L.F., WET n WILD, REVLON, and RIMMEL. See below what we have put together for you.

High End Lipsticks & Their Dupes

High end: MAC, Saint Germain
It's Dupe: Wet n Wild, Dollhouse Pink

High end: Urban Decay, Streak
It's Dupe:  Rimmel, Let’s Get Naked

High end: MAC, Cream D’ Nude
It's Dupe:  E.L.F. Natural Nymph

High End:  MAC, Ravishing                                
It's Dupe:  Revlon Smoked Peach

High End: MAC, Rebel                                       
It's Dupe: Wet n Wild, Sugar Plum Fairy

High End: MAC, Snob                                        
It's Dupe:  Revlon, Primrose

High End: MAC, Brave New Bronze                  
It's Dupe:  Wet N Wild, Bare It All

High End: MAC, So Chard                                 
It's Dupe:  Wet N Wild, Purty Persimmon

High End: MAC,  Jazzed                                     
It's Dupe:  Wet N Wild, Just Peachy

High End: MAC, Viva Glam Nicki                    
It's Dupe:  Wet N Wild, Pinkerbell 

July 25, 2014

e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer; A Bargain Shopper Primer and DUPE!

e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer; A Bargain Shopper Primer and DUPE! By Barbie's Beauty BitsEveryone loves a bargain makeup, especially one that stands above the rest. An everyday I seem to be more impressed with the e.l.f. line as it is starting to shine above. So today, I wanted to share with you my newest e.l.f. find, which is e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer.  I was really impressed with the quality of this product, so much so I think that it is a close makeup dupe to a few primers, including Smashbox Photofinish, (which costs 6 times the amount of the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer)

 If you follow my blog you know my thoughts on primers, they are a must.  Without them, your makeup will sit in your pores, create false wrinkles, while leaving a dull appearance...period! On the other hand when you do use a primer, you'll find that your foundation will have a much smoother finish, while minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines. Unfortunately, I know that isn't enough for some to go and make the purchase on a department store brand; although primers increase the longevity of your makeup, hence saving you money! Therefore, I hope that this e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer dupe find will convince some to's time to prime! 

Check out the video below to see how e.l.f.  recommends you use this product. 


In the process of writing this post I got an email from e.l.f. on a limited time primer that has SPF, the e.l.f. Studio SPF 20 Face Primer!  I have just ordered this and wanted to share with you the link, so you can too! And if that wasn't enough, you can also get $10 off your purchase now + $10 later, see details below.

DETAILS: On orders $30+ add code TREAT10 to the coupon code box at checkout to receive $10 OFF your order, PLUS a unique reward code for $10 off valid 8/15-9/15 that will be e-mailed to you on 8/1. Cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases. Online only. Offer ends 11:59 PM PST 7/28/2014.


July 17, 2014

A Sneak Peek Look At Too Faced, Cat Eyes Palette

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 All views expressed are my own and were not influenced in anyway.

A Sneak Peek Look At Too Faced, Cat Eyes Palette, By Barbie's Beauty Bits.

This sexy "Too Faced" collection comes with 9 new shades and much more!  Keep checking back as I will soon be posting some more details on this!  Yeah, I know you got the fever, the cat scratch fever that is for Too Faced Cat Eyes Ferociously Feminine Eye Shadow and Liner Collection...But in the mean time check out my sneak peak video below and leave a comment please...Meow!


July 11, 2014

July's BlogLovin' Blog Hop, Week 2

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July 4, 2014

Lipstick Tips And Tricks

With all the colors, types and brands of lip products out there, it can become a daunting task deciding what to choose.  I mean, what colors look best, should you use lip liner, gloss or not, and most importantly what colors to avoid.  As you can see, or may even experienced, this isn’t an easy undertaking.

But today ladies is your lucky day with this "Flashback Friday" post with all the lipstick tips and tricks you need to know. 

Learn How To:
  • Pick the Right Colors
  • Find Out What Colors To Help Make Your Teeth Look Whiter 
  • What Colors to Avoid 
  • How To Get An Instant Lip Augmentation 
  • Matte or Glossy
  • And Finally..Lip Care

Read More Here

July 2, 2014

10 Tricks & Tips To Looking Like a Movie Star In Photos

10 Tricks & Tips To Looking Like a Movie Star In Photo’s, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

With social media, selfie's, our IOS or Android phones, bad photos are going to happen, mostly because we are not prepared.  So today, I’m going to give you a few tips on taking photos that will have you looking like a movie star.

So without further ado... Lights, camera, action!
  1. NEVER take a picture facing the camera directly, this is rarely flattering and can add a lot of pounds.  Even if you are overweight you can thin yourself out by turning your head and having about two thirds of your face showing (make sure the side facing the camera is your best side).   Doing this gives you a slimming effect.
  2. Positioning of The Camera: Make sure that the camera is placed at a high angle, you want it above your eye level.This forces you to look up, extending your torso and neck.
  3. How to Stand to Make Your Body Look Thinner: Take the Hollywood approach like you are on the red carpet.  
    1. Place one hand on your one hip..  
    2. Have one foot in front of another and turn your body to the side slightly.
    3. Make sure you place more weight on the back leg or foot
    4. You will not be looking head on, so you will need to turn your head to look towards the camera, in an upward motion.
  4. NO More Double Chin: This is the worst! Especially when you think you’re looking all glam and then someone snaps a photo of you and viola you look like you have a double chin.  To help alleviate this, make your neck appear longer, by pushing your neck & chin out & up a bit,.  Make sure to stand with your shoulders back, it will feel odd but it's only for a few seconds. 
  5. Smiling: To avoid that awkward smile and also to help you appear to have that Hollywood smile, place your tongue at the roof of your mouth, behind your front teeth.  This will make the muscles tighten around the neck & chin, making you appear more fit.
  6. Squinting or Closed Eyes: This is a popular one at photo-shoots.  What you want to do is close your eyes and have the person taking the photo count to three.  (On three open your eyes)
  7. Watch Where You Are Looking.  You don’t want to look directly into the lens, instead look above it.
  8. Practice Makes Perfect: A photographer told me this one; practice in the mirror.  If you are familiar with what looks good and more importantly what looks bad, you can take what you’ve learned to your next photo opt.
  9. Watch out for lip colors that make your teeth appear yellow or grayish. Yellow-orange colors can make your teeth appear yellow, while frosted colors can make your teeth look grayish.
  10. Lipstick Colors to Help Make Your Smile, Hollywood worthy.
    1. Berry Colors: These colors reflect off your lips, helping your teeth look brighter.
    2. Blue Undertones:  These lip shades can reduce any yellow tones of your teeth, making them appear whiter.
Do you have any tips you'd like to share on making you look better in photos?  If so, let me know by leaving a comment below!

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