Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Super Dupe: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade Dupe

Hi. I'm Brooke and I'm obsessed with eyebrows.

I have very light, blonde eyebrows and am always on the lookout for new products to fill in my brows and allow me to look human. A couple months ago I found this awesome dupe and I just had to share!

Anastasia is known for they're brow supplies and the Dipbrow Pomade is a cult favorite for defined brows. I finally broke down and bought it (and the double ended brush to go with it) and could see why so many people like it, though I wasn't blown off my feet (I still prefer powder or retractable pencils). I was stoked when I found out Maybelline's Color Tattoo is a perfect dupe.

The formula is exactly the same. Same powdery finish. Same thickness. Same ease of application. Same staying power - which showed true when I tried to wash the swatches off my hand and they were both equally tough to remove.

I got the color 'Taupe' for Anastasia and '35 Tough as Taupe' for Maybelline. The color is different (Maybelline's is more of an ashy tone) but both work for blondes!

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade - Taupe
Maybelline Color Tatto - Tough as Taupe
both paired with L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in 'Medium to Dark'

And of course, the price...
 // Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade     $18 (Sephora)
 // Maybelline Color Tattoo         $4.19! (Target)

I highly recommend trying out this dupe. If you do and love it as much as I do, let me know in the comments below!

Also, I'm thinking about doing an eyebrow post/how to make light brows darker. If you like to see that, let me know!

Stay golden,
xx Brooke

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Welcome to 'Fools Love Gold'

Hello and welcome!
I just wanted to take this post as a chance to tell you a little bit about my blog!
I'll start by introducing myself. My name is Brooke and I live in North Carolina, US. I'm currently attending NC State University. Also, I love blueberry muffins, knitting, and my cat, Buttons.
Previously I had started a very small blog with WordPress, but I found that I enjoyed using Blogger  more. 
Anyways! This blog will be a little different than the previous blog I started. With this blog I'd like to record my journey of making a luxurious life (or at least what appears to be) happen on a low budget - almost like fool's gold, which is where I got the idea for the name of this blog (eh?, eh?). I'm a full time college student (aka I'm broke), which sort of forces me to live on a tight budget. I still plan to post about beauty, DIY and crafts, fashion, hair, as well as lifestyle, health, and fitness, except now with a focus of only using budget-friendly products and supplies. If you have any specific posts you'd like to see or have any questions, please email me! (
I should have my social media sites set up soon and I'll let you know when they're ready to follow!
Thank you so much and I hope to see you soon!
Stay golden,
xx Brooke