I’m here with another lipstick loaded post for those who want to read about something a little more frivolous during these weird times. I previously talked about 4 of my favourite hot pink lipsticks and formulations to try and today I’m talking lipstick DUPES – Two of my favourite MAC Cosmetics dupes, to be specific.
There is a fine line between products that are inspired by another product and outright knock-offs – Especially when it comes to branding and packaging. More often than not though when you use products that have been intentionally duped (and are on the cheaper end of the price spectrum) there is usually a clear distinction in the quality of the formulations.
MAC dupes available from the drugstore
Here, I’m going to be sharing two dupes which are similar in colour only. If like me, you don’t always want to spend £££ on a lipstick, but still, really admire a particular colour and wish to wear it, I love finding a similar, or almost exact dupe shade at the drugstore. Not exactly hard to do when so many cosmetics brands are owned by the same parent company!
So if you’re interested in duping two MAC Amplified lipsticks, renowned for their bold colour payoff and ultra-creamy formulation, then keep on reading! 💄
Revlon Matte Balm in ‘Unapologetic‘ dupe for MAC ‘Impassioned‘ 💋
Impassioned by MAC is one of my favourite lipsticks of all time, having owned three bullets over the last 10 years or so, it’s a shade I come back to time and time again. I recently found a really good dupe for Impassioned from the drugstore brand, Revlon.
The Revlon Matte Balm in ‘Unapologetic’ offers up that punchy flamingo pink in an ultra-smooth formula that slicks on the lips without drying them out at all despite the word ‘matte’ in the name. Super easy to wear without feathering, I love the formulation of the Revlon lipstick probably a little more than the MAC version.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in ‘Coralberry’ dupe for MAC ‘Vegas Volt’ 💋
For Spring/Summer I love wearing corally/pink shades – They are my preferred go-to nudes as I feel they compliment my skin tone a bit better than brown toned nudes. I was recently introduced to MAC Vegas Volt by my (all-time woman crush) Sophie Ellis Bextor on the Beauty Full Lives podcast who cited it as one of her personal favourites. Obviously I was sold!
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in ‘Coralberry’ is such a feel-good colour to swipe on when you need a little extra pep. The merge of a salmon-pink tone and am orangey coral is really nice and fresh on the lips too.
If you’re ever looking for a MAC Cosmetics dupe, I’d definitely be having a look at what Revlon have on offer as there are loads of colour dupes for all your favourite MAC shades.
What is your favourite dupe?