What girl doesn’t lust over a makeup bag full of MAC? Here at The Dupe Diaries, we LOVE MAC products but sometimes, you just can’t afford to splash out €20 on a lipstick.
We’ve searched high and low to find some pretty convincing dupes for our favourite MAC nude lipsticks and lipliners (this is The Dupe Diaries, after all).
We’ve photographed our favourite MAC nudes with their dupes. MAC products are on on the lower lip, while we’re wearing the dupes on our top lips.
MAC Faux lipstick €19.50 Vs Essence Cool Nude €2.89
Faux is such an easy-to-wear nude, with substantial colour, for those who don’t like a really pale nude. It’s a great natural colour without making you look washed out. This Essence lipstick is a fantastic dupe for Faux. The colour is extremely similar and the texture is also a really good match.
MAC Kinda Sexy €19.50 Vs Wet’n’Wild Just Peachy €2.99
This is one of my all time favourite lipsticks from MAC. It’s an extremely flattering shade and another great neutral for day or night. This Wet’nWild number is an almost perfect match but with a slightly more moisturising texture so for those of you who don’t like a really matte lipstick, this would be a great one to get.
MAC Velvet Teddy €19.50 Vs Wet’n’ Wild Bare It All €2.99
Velvet Teddy cemented it’s cult status when it became a go-to for Kylie Jenner, and again it’s a great shade for flattering all skin tones. I personally find it a little drying as it’s a matte finish, so I usually wear it with lip balm, as you can see from the photos below. I actually prefer the finish of the Wet’n’Wild dupe, as it’s creamier. In terms of durability, both last for hours, and are staples in my makeup bag!
MAC Hue €19.50 Vs NYX Summer Love €5.99
Hue is a firm favourite for many Irish girls, as it’s a pinky nude and very wearable for day and night. Although they don’t swatch similarly as you can see below, once on the lips, they are pretty much identical. I get similar wear time out of both, and because they are a little creamier (Hue is a glaze finish), they don’t last as long as the matte finishes.
MAC lip liner dupes
We both love MAC lip liners. The colours are great, they’re very long wearing and the pencils themselves are very long (neither of us has managed to use up a full pencil yet), but at €16.50 a pop, they’re a tad pricey. We’ve found some great dupes for them at a fraction of the price. Some of the dupes don’t have quite as creamy a consistency as MAC but the difference is barely noticeable and they last just as long.
MAC Boldly Bare €16.50 Vs Rimmel Spice €4.79
MAC Subculture €16.50 Vs Wet’n’Wild Willow €1.99
MAC Spice Vs Catrice Upper Brown Side €1.99
MAC Dervish Vs Catrice That’s What Rose Wood Do! €1.99