What’s up guys? I am back and today I’m doing a high end vs $1 Dollar Tree makeup challenge I asked you guys on Snapchat and also on Twitter, and this is what you guys told me to do So without further ado, I hope you guys enjoy this If you are not subscribed to my channel already, please subscribe because I do a lot of fun videos every single week And if you are not following me on Instagram or on Snapchat or on Twitter, please do Join the family because you’ll get to follow me throughout the week Let’s just hop right in For my high end side, I’m going to start off with foundation and it’s the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation which I’ve been using forever We’re going to put this side as the high end side Pump the goods! Pump the goods Just one pump since we’re doing one side of my face right now Okay, so there goes the high end And then for the Dollar Tree makeup, I found this one by LA Colors It’s their Liquid Makeup in color Natural Shake it up a little bit This is the closest in color that I can find to what I own, so let’s see how it goes Whoa, the consistency, it’s very sticky Goopy, yeah goopy Goopy’s a really good word Smells like baby powder too I don’t know how much coverage I’m getting But I do know the Dollar Tree side is a little bit darker than my regular foundation, which I don’t mind It’s blending in pretty nicely It’s not bad actually, for a dollar So now I got my foundations done Now I’m gonna do my concealer For the high end side, I’m using the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Concealer I’m gonna use my Beauty Blender and just blend it in And then for the Dollar Tree side, this is the LA Colors concealer in the color Nude as well So I’m gonna go ahead and go like this Looks like the color’s not right for me but we’ll see once I blend it out We’ll find out I have pimples on this side of my face, more of it at least This concealer will have to do better Alright, now we got that part done Next we’re going to do brows For the high end brows, I’m going to be using the Goof Proof Brow Pencil This is the closest brow pencil thing that I have that I haven’t misplaced How I started this quote-unquote challenge was: Leo was having an interview and right across the street was a dollar store and I had time to kill So I walked into, actually, the Goodwill first Then after Goodwill, I couldn’t find anything that was cute- I walked over to the dollar store and then-I literally walked through the entire store And I saw all the makeup and I was like, “Guys, what a great idea I should probably just make a challenge with all this Dollar Tree makeup because honestly, when I was staring at it, I was like, “Hey, this is not bad They do have a pretty wide variety of products that, let’s say, you could probably do a full face makeup with Dollar Tree products Well we’re going to try that today and see Alright, here is my high end brow And now the Dollar Tree eyebrows This is from LA Colors as well I guess this Dollar Tree carries everything LA Colors, and there were two of these brow pencils in the package, including a sharpener Not bad Let’s see how they perform now Okay, it’s definitely very, very waxy It’s not as smooth Like look at the application between the high end and then this one Do you see? It’s like this side is a lot smoother Leo can’t tell He’s still trying to figure it out But just from applying, this is really waxy and it’s not as blendable, I want to say So you kind of have to have pretty even hands But I think the color is pretty on point Well knowing that it’s waxy, which probably means it’ll be quite hard for it to come off So you don’t have to worry about your brows disappearing in the middle of the day This guy doesn’t come with a spoolie I’m just gonna use my fingers because I don’t want to cheat it We’re talking about Dollar Tree, right? We’re going to use all Dollar Tree No outside tools, just kidding For brushes and beauty blenders, I’m just going to use outside tools just because Yeah, looks pretty bad Aw I really want to blend it out Okay, I can’t blend my brows out They look really bad Gotta use my fingers Or a fork maybe? So there goes my brows Next we’re going to do eyeshadow Now for high end, I’m going to go into my Naked palette
And then for the Dollar Tree, I actually picked up two palettes Each one of these were $1 And let me open this guy here The colors on this one is very equivalent to the Naked palette So they’re pretty similar I want to say these two combined create one Naked palette for $2 So now we’re going to try and see if they give you the same results Since I don’t have primer from the dollar store, I’m just going to skip primer for the high end high too, just so we’re fair I prefer using a powder base, even if I don’t have primer so that it’s easier for the eyeshadows to blend later on For all over my lids, I’m going to be using the color Smog right here Going to use the Smith 235 brush and I’m patting it all on my lids Alright, so now we got that down Next I’m going to go into my Luxie 229 Tapered Blending brush and I’m gonna go into the color Buck, this color right here So this is an everyday makeup look, basically what I use my Naked palette for anyway So all you gotta do is buff it in a circular motion Gotta be pretty patient with it too Now using the color Naked from the Naked palette, I’m gonna use my blending brush in E40, Sigma E40 I’m gonna feather out the ends here and kind of reach for my brow bone All we’re doing is softening the colors on our eyes in this nice circular motion Now I’m gonna go into the Sigma E25 Blending brush It’s a tiny little guy like this And then I’m gonna go into the color-let’s see I’m trying to find a dupe There’s no dupe for the color from the LA Colors, so I’m going to be using my Kat Von D palette because it does have a dupe in there I’m gonna be going into this color, this brown color right here Just lightly tapping it Now I’m going to dramatize the corner of my eyes I’m just using high end makeup on this side, two palettes that I normally use I’m just tapping this product into the outer corner of my eyes Okay so I created a really basic smoky eye on this side Now time for the dollar store side I’m actually really excited about this because I swatched the colors on Snapchat with you guys and they were pretty decent Now the hard part is to be able to blend all of this stuff with the brushes that I bought from Dollar Tree Like I said, this is a dollar store challenge I’m not using anything outside of the Dollar Tree So I got these two Wet n Wild brushes, eyeshadow brushes from the dollar store And the palettes also came with a smudger brush I think that’s what these are called So I’m going to be using these three brushes, and trying my best to create- recreate this look from these baby palettes This is a flat shader brush so I’m gonna go ahead and go into this bold color from the LA Colors palette, and this is their smoky warm palette I’m gonna dig my brush in there There is no fallout That is crazy I don’t know if it’s the brush or if it’s the product, like the eyeshadow, but there’s no fallout Let’s see how it looks Not bad, right? And you know what’s crazy? This brush is not that bad either It has a little divot for your fingers so I am appreciating that a lot It’s an ergonomic brush Oh I forgot to lay white all over my lids I’m gonna go ahead and do that because I didn’t do that right now And there is a white color in the LA Colors palette so I’m gonna go into this one actually It’s not as white-white And I’m just gonna place it on my brow bone just so the rest of the surface I’m working with is not so sticky Alright, so the next color that I’m gonna use is this one right here and this is the closest of a blending brush that I could find It’s actually called a large eyeshadow brush I’m gonna go into this color right here, I don’t know what it’s called but it looks like the color Buck from the Naked palette Now, in a circular buffing motion, I’m gonna blend the eyeshadow out This is a challenge for a reason It’s actually turning out pretty good It does take a little bit more time Actually it doesn’t It doesn’t take that much more time to blend Weirdly enough, I kind of prefer the Dollar Tree side right now
I don’t know why I’m gonna darken the corner of my eyes as I did with the high end side with this color right here I’m gonna clean up this brush a little bit because I only have one And then I’m gonna go into this color right here I’m kinda scared because it’s not a blending brush and I’m really-this is a shader brush so it’s gonna darken it by a lot I’m gonna be really gentle I’m focusing the product onto the outer corner of my eyes I’m actually going to be using this smudger brush to pick up this product I feel like the darker colors are not coming off as strongly as- oh, there it is There are the colors There’s the pigment Then I’m gonna take this wide, big fluffy brush and blend the product out And then I’m gonna go into this color It’s like a beige-y color I’m gonna bring this color up towards my brow bone just to blend everything out more I like it It’s not bad Okay I’m done with the eyeshadow for now I’m gonna go into eyeliner This is going to be interesting We’re doing high end eyeliner So we know that this eyeliner works like magic because I’ve been raving about it for as long as I can remember since I went to Japan And I noticed a lot of you guys have gotten it too, so I’m really happy that this has entered your home It’s definitely high end because it’s about $20 to buy it so it’s about the price of Kat Von D eyeliner from Sephora And if you haven’t heard me rave about it, now is the time This is, in my opinion, better than the Kat Von D because it’s more precise and the line is equally as black You’re not losing any blackness Great Oh my god I messed up real quick because I was talking too much And we fixed it Alright so we got this eye down Now I’m going to do the other eye with a Dollar Tree eyeliner This is the LA Colors Liquid Eyeliner Sounds like I’m doing an LA Colors video, but I’m not It just so happens that it’s all at Dollar Tree The applicator is a little bit different It looks like the Nyx applicator I’m gonna go ahead and-I’m not really good with these applicators so I’m gonna try my best The line is so black It’s really good Whoa, it’s really, really black Honestly, I have nothing to complain about this I mean, given that I haven’t used this for a full day, so I’ll report back on Snapchat You guys will probably get an update on Snapchat when this video goes live and you’ll find out how well this eyeliner lasted But so far so good You can even get really thin lines on the bottoms of your eyes Oh my gosh, this is so good I love it so far And the eyeshadows are really good too I think the only thing that’s been bad is probably the concealer because I don’t feel like it’s doing much for me And also the eyebrows But if I had a spoolie, if I had a spoolie, I’d be better Okay now it’s time for the cheekers For the high end blush, I’m going to be using Tarte’s Exposed Just applying it right here on my cheeks The apples of my cheeks Okay, that looks pretty good The next color is called Sunkissed Tan from Colormates, and it came with this really crappy brush I’m gonna try using it anyway Okay this brush is terrible I’m gonna use my fingers because it’s probably better
to use my fingers Whoo, I went a little too ham with the blush! Actually, I fixed it I feel like if I just use the right brush then it’d look good I’m gonna give it an equal opportunity I feel like it’s not fair to judge a blush by using a shitty brush like this So I’m gonna give this one an equal opportunity for dollar store and use the right brush Okay I’m using the right brush and I’m gonna-whoa, it’s so pigmented It’s actually not bad It’s a little-it’s a little pink, like I didn’t expect-I mean, granted, this is two layers Maybe I should put another layer on that side so it matches So back to Tarte I want to make sure it matches Two layers Both sides of the face are looking pretty good right now Now it’s time for the lips On the high end side, I’m going to be using the color Mocha by Mac This is going to be interesting because I’m only going to be painting half my lips And then on the Dollar Tree side, I have Colormates Brand’s Colormates, lip crayon in the color Spice They look very similar in person I’m gonna show Leo He’s right next to me and have him judge the colors based on the tube Leo: Definitely similar The high end one looks more consistent Here are the colors They look pretty similar so we’ll see how they are on my lips It’s still really pretty The color is different though The Mac one is matte and then the one from Dollar Tree in the color Spice has a little bit of shine to it Yeah, it has a little bit of shimmer to it But we’re going to fix that I actually bought a lip gloss too On the high end side, I have the Estee Edit Lip Gloss It’s their Flash Photo Gloss in White, meaning it’s just clear Then this one is from Dollar Tree Okay this is the high end side And here is the drugstore- or not drugstore, this is Dollar Tree side Should look pretty much the same Looks exactly the same, right? That’s crazy That’s crazy This was $2 This? I don’t even know, probably like 30, 40 bucks? Looks exactly the same I’m really, really shocked right now Finally, now I’m pretty sure the high end side is gotta win on this one, but: mascara I am going to prep my lashes with this tool that is neither high end or low end drugstore Let’s just agree that this tool is an exception So for the high end side, I’m going to be using the Benefit Roller Lash I have little to no eyelashes, so not going to make too much of a difference I think Everyone makes this ugly face For the Dollar Tree one, it’s called Colormates Classic Mascara This is my first time opening it up, actually Feels a little dry but let’s see It’s not bad either Wow It’s not the best mascara I’ve used, but it’s not bad It’s definitely doing the job as a mascara Not bad, Dollar Tree You got dollar people covered, meaning high school students or middle school students covered I just drooled I just drooled, Leo When I was going like this, I don’t know if it went on camera but I hella drooled Ta da! I’m done! This is your full face Oh wait, no I’m not The final step is to powder and set everything, and then you will have your full face makeup, minus the contouring and the highlighting but you can’t expect too much at a dollar store, right?
I mean, I didn’t at least This looks pretty good to me Right now, I’m just gonna go into my Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder That is a mouthful I’m gonna use my beauty blender I’m just gonna go ahead and apply that product underneath my eyes, on my nose, on my forehead because that part tends to get pretty shiny for me Right below my nose and also on my mouth and my chin I’m gonna skip my cheeks altogether Just really focusing on my undereyes and also my nose and my forehead Now I’m gonna be-oh hey, look There’s a little sponge thing I’m gonna toss this because it’s not even a sponge thing It’s like styrofoam It does come with a mirror I am genuinely shocked by that This is actually not a translucent powder This is LA Colors in the color Nude, so at least we’re very consistent all across I’m gonna use my Beauty Blender again, tap it into this product right here Oh hey, not bad It’s setting it really well actually, so I’m gonna set my forehead too Set my nose, undereyes, this area I am done! Now I’m gonna pop my earrings back on because Karen will not be Karen without my hoops Always have my hoops on And there you have it! This is the completed look This is crazy to me, even, because this is my first time using all of these Dollar Tree makeup Honestly, there really is not much of a difference, especially when Leo’s staring at me right now Come here Leo: It’s not much of a difference Karen: That’s it? Leo: No, I mean- Karen: Come stare at my face Look, look, look Leo: Alright, I’m looking at your face right now and I mean, yeah Right now it looks the same but you know, you have to consider also a couple hours from now, throughout the day, usage, maybe the high end stuff will last longer? Dollar Tree stuff would need reapplication? You don’t really know that but- Karen: That’s true I don’t know that Leo: At least for the initial application, it’s pretty similar It’s say it’s like 85-90% the same Karen: I could walk out like this right now Leo: Yeah, you totally could Karen: And it wouldn’t be like a thing Okay, so I’m gonna come close so you guys can see some closeups and compare the difference If you guys want to recreate this look, pop by a dollar store It’s really easy to recreate this look You can even use all their brushes, apparently I did it, so can you So I’m gonna come close and you can see my eyes So here is a close-up This is the drug-this is the high end side This is the Dollar Tree side Let’s look at the lips Pretty similar The high end side cheeks, and then this is the Dollar Tree cheeks Eyebrows Dollar Tree eyebrow is on the right, high end eyebrow is on the left Thank you so much for watching, everyone You guys know the drill If you guys like this video, please thumbs it up If you guys want me to do more of these X vs. X challenge videos, it seems like you guys like them so far Leave them in the comment section down below, like if you want me to compare one vs. the other, I will Just leave the comment section down below, thumbs up that one that you like, and that way I can respond to you guys Alright I’ll see you guys back on Snapchat, back on Instagram, back on Twitter, and peace for now Bye, love you!