A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the lovely Rebel shade of MAC lipstick I was lucky enough to win in a competition. I thought I would take a new spin on the lipstick and write about a dupe that I have found that is remarkably similar and a tiny fraction of the price compared to MAC. I actually stumbled upon the dupe shade first and fell in love with it. It comes from the lovely people of Makeup Revolution, costs a mere £1 and is called Vamp.
Now looking at the pictures above on the right, you can see the two shades are pretty similar in colour when they are just stood side by side.
From above, you can’t really tell the different if you didn’t have the packaging on them. There is a tiny difference when you look closely and you can see that the MAC shade is a little bit lighter than the Makeup Revolution one. This is more obvious when you swatch the shades on your hand. The Makeup Revolution shade is on the left and the MAC one on the right.
Despite the slight colour difference, I think this bargain £1 shade is a great example of a dupe that is affordable and a quick option. Not everyone can afford the £15.50 price tag that comes with the MAC lipstick and I will raise my hand and say I am pretty stingey with my money and would more than likely choose the Makeup Revolution lipstick myself, purely on cost. I absolutely love both the lipsticks and would recommend either of them to anyone.
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A while back I was super lucky and won a MAC lipstick of my choice on the lovely Alex’s Blog Roses & Lipsticks. I am going to admit that up until then I had never bothered with MAC whatsoever!! I know, I know, I can hear the gasps in your voice as you read this in utter shock. If I’m really honest I never understood the hype before so I just never paid attention to the brand. I was excited when Alex told me to pick a shade and she would order it for me. I settled on the Rebel shade as it’s something quite different and not necessarily a colour I would go for normally.
Needless to say I waited in anticipation of seeing this wonderous shade of lipstick and see what the hype was about for myself. Well, first things first, what an incredible colour. It’s absolutely stunning but I immediately thought oo, might be a bit dark on me. I thought I would do a couple of swatches and show off what it looks like for any of you who might be interested in the shade itself.
The first thing I thought once I painted it on my lips was “OO it looks quite good with my pasty skin!” A little snow white-esque I think myself. I absolutely love the shade and once I can perfect the lipliner look as well, I think it will look even more amazing. I still haven’t got used to drawing round my lips yet! haha.
Having now used my first MAC lipstick shade I can understand why people love the brand so much. I eyed up several other colours and may need to indulge my new love for MAC soon. I can see why people spend a lot of money on their products now.
Have you swatched any other MAC shades?
Hope you enjoyed this read!