The £1 MAC Soar Dupe

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An impulsive trip to my local Poundland resulted in one of the best makeup finds I’ve had in a long time! Since Kylie Jenner gave MAC lip pencils Soar, Stripdown and Whirl a serious amount of publicity they have become somewhat of a phenomenon. I won’t lie, I followed suit and made sure they were all in my collection and I absolutely adore each one!

At first glance the makeup selection at Poundland is average at best, not very well stocked but always worth a quick once over. I originally had my eyes on a bronzer but decided that I definitely don’t need to add another one to my collection any time soon *like this century*!! I scanned the tub of lip pencils and impulsively picked up the standard neutral/rosy pink I always go for and didn’t think much more of it. That is until I swatched it on the back of my hand on the way home and realised I may have just stumbled upon a complete gem!!

The Make Up Gallery Pout It Out Lip Liner in Rose looks to be a slightly deeper colour than Soar but on the lips the two are identical. To double check this I applied Rose to my bottom lip and Soar to the top, if I hadn’t of known I could not have told the two apart. Unfortunately I couldn’t for the life of me take a decent picture of this!! The best thing about this post is that whilst writing it I discovered Poundland is online and you can stock up on this liner from the comfort of your living room, basically I’m now going to buy every other shade on offer!

Obviously there is a big difference in terms of quality. The MAC liner is smooth and applies like a dream, it has a softer finish meaning you are left with a much less harsh finish. In comparison the Poundland pencil is hard and requires a stronger hand to create the same colour pay off. But let’s be real, the price difference speaks for itself. If you’re a fan of Soar or even just a rosy pink lip GET IT GET IT GET IT! How could anyone resist a £1 MAC dupe?! I know I certainly couldn’t and I am beyond happy I didn’t!

Sophie xoxo

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The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge

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I’m a Kardashian addict! Seriously, I can genuinely say I’ve seen every single episode of not only Keeping Up With the Kardashians but allllll the spin off shows. Favourite episode? Has to be from Kourtney and Kim Take New York when the Lord Scott Disick treats himself to a cane, hilarious!

So as a big fan I’ve lived and breathed the art of contouring and highlighting since the first time I saw Kims perfectly sculpted face. In the last year or so though it is her younger sister Kylie who has been owning the media with those massive lips! I so wanted to believe that she simply drew them on but alas when pictures of her emerged makeup-less and fully plumped it became clear that wasn’t the case.

before and after

Kylie Jenner: before and after

But there was hope, I read she had allegedly used a lip plumper by Candylips to create her pout, but at $90 that was out of the question. I googled, I eBayed and I Amazoned until I found a £4 alternative. It arrived, and IT WORKED, my lips were plump, at last!

The hope, the disappointment

The hope, the disappointment

They looked ridiculous, Snapchat hilarity ensued. 5 minutes later the fun was over, they quickly deflated leaving just a couple of dark bruises above my top lip *attractive*. Have I stopped using it? NO, because according to the instructions they will permanently plumpen if used daily. Does that make me a total sucker *if you’ll pardon the pun* for gimmicky products? HELL YES. I can’t deny it, because just like so many of those girls on Vine desperately hoping for likes and/or fuller lips, I will shamelessly continue to buy into these types of products in the hope that one day something hits.

Of course this blogpost wouldn’t be complete without my own disaster picture…

swollen snapchat

swollen snapchat

I’d love to know if any of you have bought something similar! Did it work? Have you got any funny pictures of you doing the challenge?

Sophie xoxo