So yesterday and sat down to go through my (HUGE) list of video requests and the one that came up time and time again was high end/drugstore dupes. I haven’t done many dupe videos/posts in the past but I thought I’d give it a shot since so many people were interested. I don’t go out of my way to buy things near identical to others I already own so I wasn’t expecting to come up with much but these are the five I deemed worthy of sharing.
MAC Angel is a cult favourite, Kim Kardashian’s go to supposedly (that and NARS Turkish Delight) so I was happy to find a similar shade in my collection from L’Oreal. The Caresse range is one of my favourites, balmy and moisturising with a hint of colour and this is one of my most worn. I actually prefer the finish of Tempting Lilac to the frosty Angel shade. The next comparison is not so close.. it’s closer in person and more so on the lips but given that the formulas are totally different (one is a creamy ‘amplified’ the other is matte) the light they aren’t a spot on match. If you’re looking for an easier way to wear the orange trend however either Vegas Volt of Audacious will do it. Both have a hint of coral/pink so they’re more wearable than a full on bright orange.
Before we get in to some serious brights lets bring it back to the more subdued neutral palette. Viva Glam V is one of my all time favourite lipsticks, your lips but better and all that jazz.. it was actually my wedding lipstick. It seems to divide people, some love it and others can’t stand it but it works for me. I’m not 100% sure how available this dupe is but it seems to still be sold in the US and you can still get it on Amazon etc so I thought it was still worth mentioning since it’s a pretty good match. Goddess is one of the oldest lipsticks in my collection – I don’t think I’d be stretching it to say I’ve had it for 10 years (eek) – and back when my collection was far more modest it makes sense that I’d have a shade closest to one of my favourites now.
Plumful is one of my newer additions and I’m surprised I didn’t spot this dupe sooner. Crush is deeper and little more purple but it’s a stain and once the top layer knocks off it’s as near as damnit for me. Crush obviously lasts longer so I’m probably more likely to reach for that one but I do like the sheer nature of Plumful, it’s one of my favourite Winter lipsticks.
This last one is kind of a half a dupe.. it’s a hybrid if you will. I have been looking for a match for Toxic Tale since I got it, it’s limited edition and I love the colour but I daren’t wear it because I can’t repurchase it.. dilemma! Avons Beyond Pink is nearly there but it’s Toxic Tale with a little Impassioned thrown in.. I might actually prefer it that way. It’s like.. if the two MAC Lippies had a baby this Avon beauty would be it..
Hope you enjoyed my finds, feel free to leave a comment with your own!