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Ep 209 - The #DamnGood Skin Barrier-Boosting Creams We’ll Use Forever

“Barrier Repair” is a big beauty buzzword - but what does it really mean? Today we’re bringing you a little Skin Barrier 101, along with a roundup of our #damngood skin-saving favorites.

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Lipstick Effect be damned, we could all save on our beauty buys right about now, #amirite?! In today’s episode, we’re chatting drugstore dupes. From skincare dead-ringers to our all-time fave mascara and foundation clones – we swatched our hearts out to find your perfect, money-saving match. Listen in as we deliver our top skincare dupes for a vitamin C serum to rival Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, along with the frugal hyaluronic acid that stands up to the cultishly adored Drunk Elephant B-Hydra.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows (left) vs. M.A.C DazzleShadow Extremes

NYX Matte Lipstick in EuroTrash (left) vs. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Plus, we’ve got the carbon copy of Charlotte Tilbury’s perfect-nudes Pillow Talk collection, and the M.A.C DazzleShadow Extreme single eyeshadows replicas currently setting our eyelids on fire with molten metallic payoff. Affordable sunscreen with a silky, swag texture, a lip moisturizing treatment at half the cost of an O.G., a hair scrub guaranteed to give you a total refresh – get your shopping carts ready, and get ready to save some cheddar!

Finally, a dupe for Drunk Elephant!

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DUPES SHOPPING GUIDE:

Here’s every single thing we chatted about in today’s episode (plus a few extras that didn’t make it into the episode) .

*** Note that every product is independently selected by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts, though things you buy through the below links may earn us a commission.***

MAKEUP

LIPSTICK:

Love it: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk Lipstick
Try it: NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in EuroTrash

Love it: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Pillow Talk Lipstick in Medium
Try it: Maybelline Color Sensational Into Matte Nudes Lipstick in Almond Rose

MASCARA:
Love it:
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
Try it: Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

EYE SHADOW:
Love it:
M.A.C DazzleShadow Extremes
Try it: Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows in Ultra-Glitter

EYELINER:
Love it: URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Try it: Kiss New York Pro Waterproof Wonder Eyeliners

FOUNDATION:
Love it:
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
Try it: Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation SPF 50

SKINCARE

CLEANSER:
Love it:
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Removing Micelle Solution
Try it: Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1

VITAMIN C SERUM:
Love it:
Kiehl’s Vitamin C Powerful Line Reducing Concentrate
Try it: L’Oréal REVITALIFT DERM INTENSIVES 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum [in Canada it’s called L’Oréal Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Vitamin C Concentrate]

Love it: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic
Try it: Maelove Glow Maker

HYALURONIC ACID SERUM:
Love it:
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
Try it: Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Serum

SUNSCREEN:
Love it:
Shiseido Wet Force Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
Try it: Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk

LIP TREATMENT:
Love it: 
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
Try it: Physicians Formula ORGANIC WEAR LIP TREATMENT

HAIR

SHAMPOO:
Love it:
Christophe Robin Purifying Scalp Scrub With Sea Salt
Try it: Nexxus Hair Scrub Clean & Pure Salt Scrub

HOT TOOLS:
Love it:
Drybar The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush
Try it: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Hot Air Brush

STYLING:
Love it: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Try it: Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray