Due to the overwhelming popularity of my, I am bringing you another one! I got so many supportive comments and re-pins from the last one, that I hope you all enjoy this one as well. Today’s post is focusing on a specific brand and product: MAC lipstick dupes. MAC is arguably the holy grail of department store makeup and are known for their large selection of lipstick shades- among many other things. I find to be a bit drying on my lips personally, but I do love the rich colors and lasting power.
Reactivate it to view this content. If it’s a shade you absolutely love and will use daily or weekly, I say go for it and splurge on the MAC. But if you’re testing the waters on new shades, will only wear the color seasonally, or simply just don’t want to shell out $15 or more for a lipstick, then try these dupes! It’s also great for those shades that are discontinued out of stock, or you can’t find at your local MAC counter. Here is a graphic to go along with the MAC lipstick dupes list I created. I tried to choose some of the more popular shades, since most people would be looking for less-expensive versions of those. Have you tried any of these MAC lipstick dupes?
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I finally found a dupe for MAC Sketch!!! My favorite MAC shadow and @morphebrushes makes one just like it! Yay:):) They're $2 each (not including shipping). Speaking of excellent Mac dupes, Maybelline’s Color Tattoo qualifies as the perfect Mac Paint Pot dupe. The entire series of cream eyeshadows which can be used as eyeshadow foundation or by themselves is stunning.
So today I wanted to show you guys a few dupes I found for some of my favorite Mac Lipsticks! If there's anything I would always see myself purchasing it would have to be Mac Lipsticks. I don't know what it is. Maybe the sleek packaging or just how GOOD the lipstick smells haha. But since they're $15 each it gets super pricey super fast.
My method is: buy the Mac lipstick once but find a drugstore dupe of it so you have a back up once you run out. So I wanted to find some duplicates for you guys ( within my collection) so you can decide if you should just purchase the drugstore one to save some money! There's many definitions for the term 'Dupe'. For me, I consider a dupe to be a product that is super identical in color compared to the original.
It might have a different finish or texture but the color is the same. I'll go ahead and show you the original and the dupe on my lips so you can see for yourself how close they are! I'll actually be wearing both lipsticks on my lips so its easy to compare; Mac will be on the bottom lip and the dupe on the top! ( Except for the honorable mention! Craving is one of my favorites lipsticks because it's such a nice neutral plum color.
Mac Eyeshadow Dupes List
I was a tad upset because the camera and lighting washed it out a bit.Sigh. I'm working on it! The color does appear a bit darker on the lips and its so beautiful. Craving is an Amplified finish so it's creamy but still has wonderful lasting power and pigmentation. Plumrose is identical in texture.
They both leave your lips with a nice shine and they both smell amazing! Plumrose is about $5-6 at your local drugstore or you can also order from.
Plumful is one of my most worn lipsticks from Mac! I find that on a day that I don't know what to wear I always end up using this one. It's a Lustre finish which is sheer and glossy.
It's a color that you can build up but doesn't really last too long since it is so glossy. Cranberry Crush is super similar in colors. They're both a wearable plum shade that isn't as dark as Craving so it's perfect for everyday. The Jordana option does leave a stain behind once the shine fades so it will last a lot longer than the Mac lipstick. Cranberry Crush is about $3-$4 at your local drugstore. I mainly see them at Walgreens and Kmart. Everyone needs that perfect nude color and Twig is mine!
I really don't like those concealer nudes so I find that this one is perfect for me. It leans more brown which I love. It's a Satin finish which means it's a more of a matte color without being drying. The Wet n Wild shade is super similar! It's close in color and also texture. I'd say that In the Flesh is a bit more drying on the lips to the point where you need to tug a bit to when using it. Its only $2-$3 so you save so much money when choosing the drugstore version!
This color makes me hate the winter time! It's perfect for spring and summer and I'm so excited to wear it!
Vegas Volt is new to my Mac collection and I was happy to find such an affordable dupe for it since I plan on wearing it very frequently. It's a bright coral shade with an Amplified finish.
This color is super pigmented and creamy, it's just so smooth on the lips! Coral Cutie from ELF is just the same! I have a review on these ELF lipsticks so definitely check it out if you're wanting to know more about them or see some swatches.
These ELF lipsticks feel amazing on! I would recommend them any day! They're only $3 on and $1.50 if you find a 50% off coupon code.
You can't go wrong with that! Alright.I have to admit that Riri Woo was an impulse buy! I really thought it looked cool and since I wanted to add a red lipstick to my collection I thought this one would be perfect. The color is super pretty, a bright blue based red.
But it's so hard to apply and so drying on the lips. It's a Retro Matte finish which is my least favorite finish. As you can see in the picture, my top lip looks so dry! I decided to include it in the post anyway because I found an alternative for it that I like even better. Mary Janes is also a blue based red and goes on super creamy! It's such a delight to apply that I rather use this one rather than the actual Mac lipstick! They are not alike in texture or finish at all.
They're just really similar in color. Mary Janes is about $6 so it's a really great deal for a nice red shade. If you weren't able to get Riri Woo when it launched don't sweat it.
I kinda regret buying it and Mary Janes is such a better option!