Because I can't be everywhere, all the time, and because I don't have limitless money to spend on beauty products, I RELY on @DupeThat for affordable dupes, honest product reviews, and fabulous swatches!
So, take a look at this killer color! It's not red and it's not orange.
WHAT COLOR IS THIS?!?!?!
This is a classic example of how even your name brand products can look just like knock-offs and department store cosmetics:
MAC - "Quite the Standout" - $20
Jeffree Star - "Anna Nicole" - $18
Sephora - "Mandarin Muse" - $14
Gerard Cosmetics - "Mercury Rising" - $20
Yes, they're all a smidge different than the next, but you can clearly see that they're virtually identical to each other.
My point: When you find a color you love, don't be so quick to snatch it that you miss out on similar colors from other companies that are less expensive. That doesn't mean you can't splurge. But seriously, makeup is costly!!!! Christmas is over, you can't be putting makeup on your wishlist just yet.