Friday, July 15, 2011

would you guess these are from forever21??

After I saw Norma from BombbDotCom show these in a haul post, I had to check them out for myself. $2.80 YSL Rouge Pur Couture dupes at Forever21? Too good too be true, right? Well, they're definitely *not* YSL dupes, but they're not too shabby either.

I picked up (from left to right) Light Pink, Rose, and Pink. I didn't pick up Red, but that's the fourth shade in the range, if you're interested. Sidenote: they were really creative with the names, huh? ;) 

And here they are, swatched in the same order:

Light Pink and Rose are pretty similar, with Light Pink having more of a white/cool tone, and Rose being more neutral. Pink, while it might be scary in the tube, is actually not scary bright at all.

Light Pink



All three shades have a cocoa butter scent, and actually feel a bit thick like cocoa butter as well - I'm guessing it's a main ingredient. The packaging is cheap, of course - it appears to be sprayed plastic (the interior of the case is not gold) and I had to peel the label stickers off the outer packaging and apply them to the tubes so I could keep the shades straight, which was irritating. 

Overall, I think each of these is surprisingly nice for the price, and while they're not up to par with my favorite high-end lipsticks, I'd still recommend checking them out. They're the best thing I've tried from Forever21's Love & Beauty range thus far. 

All three of these lipsticks combined were a whopping grand total of $8.40 plus tax. 

Of course, I did pick up two other things while I was there...

Leopard print wood heart necklace ($4.80) and grape-scented nail polish remover pads (32 for $1.50, I believe). As you can see, Mouse approves of the necklace. ;) I used the nail polish remover pads today to take off Chanel Graphite, and while I liked the scent, I didn't like that they felt greasy and I needed to use one pad per nail. I also had to wash my hands afterwards because of the greasiness that was left behind. I like the idea of these for traveling, though.

**UPDATE: I thought it might be helpful to post a link to the lipsticks on the website - Sorry I didn't think to do this earlier!**

Thanks for reading!

<3 Jess


  1. I love the lippies especially the light pink

  2. oh wow so they do lippies now?! The Rose shade is gorgeous!

  3. Wow those are awesome! Pink looks so good on you! :)

  4. Oh how lovely! I'll have to check these out when I go to the US next month :)

    Also, bit of a noob question, when you said $8.40 plus tax, how much are you taxed ontop of the price? I bet thats gonna confuse me when I'm shopping there haha.

  5. I might have to try the lippies. They don't look too bad and I've been searching for a new color, I can risk $2.80. Lol. And I really like your necklace. :)

  6. Wow what a steal! I love the expensive-looking packaging - way to go Forever 21.

  7. OOh! Forever 21 has been knocking out several dupes lately! I will need to check these out. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  8. Pretty! I love finding good beauty buys at Forever 21. I was going to buy that necklace too! Its so cute.

  9. Thanks guys!

    Krissy - Sales tax varies by county - where I live, it's 6.5%. I was in Chicago last month, and it's 10.25% there (the highest in the US, I believe!). If you know where you'll be visiting, you can just use Google to see what the local sales tax will be. Hope that helps!

  10. AAAHHHH Those lipsticks look amazing for the price! I was ready to order them through the websites but I didn't find them ):

  11. Gaby - they're on the website! Just search "lipstick"!

  12. no i would not guess they are from f21! lovely <3

    claire x

  13. I totally bought that necklace last week!

  14. Thank you so much for the link Jessie, I still don't understand why I can't find them on the website if I don't go through a Google search? But the thing is that they won't ship to Canada, and the lipsticks aren't on the Canadian website ): Will have to go check at my nearest F21 (which is 20 minutes away). Thanks again, this is very kind of you (:

  15. good bargain. do u know if those lipsticks still are sold? i'm a sephora&mac girl so i rarely buy cheap makeup goods. and i usually never trust places like forever21 with cosmetics cuz usually they're horrible quality. but these look decent in swatches.


    1. No, they were only in stores for a brief time when I bought these last year. Forever21 changes out their stock frequently. They do have a cosmetics line, and they release new products all the time, but they don't currently have this formula or even similar shades available.