When purchasing beauty products, quality is best advised over quantity. However, with lipsticks and foundations valued as high as $90-$220 each, the cost of beauty is becoming increasingly expensive. These Mac lipstick dupes, all under $8, have striking similarities with the real deal and produce results that are just as good.
Here are our favorite Mac lipstick dupes.
Dupe Price: $6.99
Looking like you don’t have make up on when you do have makeup on is amazing and the key to nailing this is going for nudes. Revlon Nude Attitude’s formula includes high pigmentation that prevents it from smudging once applied and allows it to last for as long as six hours. Everyone knows nude makeup screams effortlessly classy, so, if you’re opting for a subtle stunner, while on a budget, Revlon Nude Attitude is the way to go.
Dupe Price: $6.37
The Smoked Peach gives the same vibe as the Nude Attitude but with a hint of color. Although it comes in a matte finish, it possesses a creamy texture that leaves the lips properly moisturized and spreads evenly after application. It’s a perfect color for a day at the mall or an afternoon on the beach. You’d be a fresh faced beauty and everyone would wonder how.
Dupe Price: $6.51
Pink is the in-thing this summer and Rimmel’s Pink Blush is just perfect. It has a warm, poppy-bubblegum color, is creamy, and lasts long after application, despite food and drinks. It comes in a semi-matte, non-glossy finish and works well as an easy, everyday look.
Dupe: Maybelline Fuchsia Flash
Dupe price: $5.49
Maybelline Fuchsia Flash looks exactly like Mac Candy Yum Yum and you can barely tell the difference. It’s shockingly bright, highly pigmented and last as long as 6 hours even with food and drinks. It does have a bit of gloss to it but it doesn’t shimmer and it has a sweet candy-vanilla smell as well. This works well if you’re trying to step away from flushed and rosy and add a little pizzazz to your entire look. It’s a perfect day to night lip color.
Dupe price: $4.57
Gone are the days when red lipsticks were only for formal events. These days you can don red on almost any attire. Wet N Wild Megalast Spotlight Red is a tomato-red lipstick that comes in a semi matte finish. It doesn’t dry the lips when applied and it also possesses blue undertones that leave your teeth looking whiter than they really are. It does fade to a reddish-pink after 5 hours, but it never hurts to re-apply right? Like a magic-wand, one swipe of this lipstick updates your look instantly. Irrespective of your skin tone, you can never go wrong with red.
Dupe price: $4.57
Who says “vampy” is just for goths. Wet N Wild’s Vamp It Up is a killer, especially when paired with one-shade neutral colored outfits. It has a dark, almost black, purple color and comes in a semi matte finish that doesn’t dry when applied. It’s super cheap, adventurous and can be worn either during the day or night.
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