Do you remember the first bit of makeup you owned? Mine was an eye shadow quad from Clinque that my mom bought me and I felt so grown up. Like with a swipe of blue eye shadow (it was in style back then!) I could conquer my 13-year-old world.

Once I had that first taste of what putting makeup on felt like, I wanted more. More makeup and more of that feeling of feeling confident and put together.

However money wasn’t abundant in my 13-year-old world. I would babysit and pet sit and that was the extent of my income. I was not in the position to be buying Clinque products every month.

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I’ve been talking a lot recently about saving money when it comes to makeup. I recently posted my guide to what makeup you should buy from the drugstore and what you should buy high-end. I also shared over 30 dupes for high-end products! If you’re not sick of the topic yet, and you want to learn how to save money while shopping at Sephora, keep reading!

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Let’s talk about dupes, baby. If you’ve been around for a bit then you know I love makeup dupes. I even have a series called Which One’s Better where I compare two products to see if they’re truly dupes. Maybe you’ve checked it out?! Or maybe you’ve read my post all about which products to buy from the drugstore and which one’s are worth spending money on. 

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Raise your hand if you ever get overwhelmed with the amount of information on the Internet? 🙋🏼‍♀️ Between scrolling through Pinterest, getting 50 emails a day from bloggers promising to teach me how to make money, and a list of eBooks I’ve been meaning to read, it’s hard to know where to start. 

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Years ago, the drugstore didn’t have nearly the makeup selection it has now. Maybelline, Covergirl, and Revlon all existed, sure, but the quality wasn’t there. If you wanted the good stuff (i.e. high-end makeup) you had to head to Sephora, Macy’s or your department store of choice.

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I know I’ve said countless times on here that I’m a lipstick junkie. While the bucket of lipsticks in my bathroom can testify to the this fact, I’m also a lover of mascara. No eye makeup look is complete without it. In my opinion, the bigger and longer the lashes the better, no matter how many layers of mascara it takes to get there. Unless you reach that crunchy, spider leg look. Then you’ve gone too far…

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