Miners For MAC – Toxic Tale Dupe

Ever since I purchased the limited edition (and uber popular) Toxic Tale from MACs Venomous Villains collection I’ve been on the hunt for a dupe. I’ve seen so many anxious tweets about people losing theirs and I’d love to be able to offer an alternative to those looking to repurchase or just those that would rather not pay MAC prices even if it does get relaunched. I know I’m still not quite there as this isn’t perfect but it’s as close as dammit (pardon my french) and the best I’ve seen to date. I was sent the new Miners lipsticks to review this week and while I haven’t got around to the full swatch/review post yet I couldn’t wait to share this with you….

The Miners shade is Kiss Me Quick from the Moisture Effect range (link)
In the above and below pictures the Miners is on the left and MAC on the right. 

Above my top lip is Miners and bottom is MAC, as you can see a little clearer here the finish when worn unfortunately does exaggerate the few differences in tone. Kiss Me Quick is the little bit more red than coral. It’s a touch deeper but a great near dupe all the same. Especially for the price!
You can purchase Miners Moisture Effect here
You can expect a full review on formula, staying power etc this week but so far I’m loving the range (there are matte and regular lipsticks too) and would absolutely recommend you give them a try.
Miss BB


  1. 12 February, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    oohh interesting! i hope MAC come out with a princess range like they did villains!

  2. 12 February, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    I also prefer the Miners colour – it's a lovely shade of red! x

  3. 12 February, 2012 / 11:13 pm

    I LOVE Miners lipsticks! I have the 4 'fashion matte' shades but I think they're now re-jigged in to the Matte Factor ones? The shades are the same. They're great 🙂

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