I think I’m getting good at remembering lipstick colors and knowing what other lipsticks they are similar to. Unfortunately, that doesn’t keep me from getting the same thing when I buy stuff online.
I got three new lipsticks several weeks ago that are unfortunately the same with some lipsticks I’ve seen or tried already. Here they are:
Dupe #1: MAC True Love’s Kiss and Lipstick Queen Deep Red Sinner
I hate that there’s not enough swatches for Lipstick Queen Sinner in Deep Red. Had I known that it is as wet as MAC amplified lipsticks, I would have stayed as far away as I can.
In the swatches below Deep Red seems deeper, but trust me they’re the same color. True Love’s Kiss is just a little bit sheerer.
On the lips, I won’t be able to tell them apart if I put one on the right and the other on the left. If you can’t find True Love’s Kiss (Maleficent) anymore, go for Deep Red.
Dupe #2: MAC Sin and MAC Fixed on Drama
I used to own Fixed on Drama (LE retro matte), so when I got Sin, I thought it looked very VERY familiar — including the formula. I know Sin is supposed to be matte but it is so dry it might as well be a retro matte. I also couldn’t tell them apart if I wore both of them on either side of my lips.
Dupe #3 (Bonus): MAC Flat Out Fabulous and Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady
So… I thought Shady Lady would be brighter and more purple — but no. It turns out it’s exactly the same color as Flat Out Fabulous. The differences are: Shady Lady leaves a stain, is more long-lasting, makes the lips look more plump while still being ultra-matte. I don’t know how they did it.
Anyway, staying true to my vow of keeping only one of each color at a time, I already gave Flat Out Fabulous to someone else.
If you’re looking for a cruelty-free/ vegan alternative to Flat Out Fabulous, I recommend Shady Lady.
I hope the dupe streak ends here…
Thanks Cheche for letting me borrow and swatch your True Love’s Kiss and Fixed on Drama.