I didn’t expect that stopping and smelling the roses would result in less frequent posting. I should have foreseen that, though.

The more time I took in appreciating and playing with makeup, the less of a “reviewer” I became.

It’s liberating not to have to monitor how long a lipstick lasts or how a particular product compares to something else. I didn’t realize that looking for minute differences between products causes me unnecessary stress. At the end of the day, the differences are too insignificant to matter.

This brings me to: Diva and Entourage.

In the next 5 days, I plan on wearing MAC Diva on one side and Lipstick Queen Entourage on the other. No more hankering to find out which lipstick is better by watching my lips like a hawk. I’ll just check on how my lips look on either side at the end of the day (or after a meal, right before brushing my teeth), will take note of whatever I see or don’t see, and leave it there. This should be fun.

Lipstick Queen Entourage vs MAC Diva Lip Swatch

Can you guess which lipstick I’m wearing on either side?

RESULT: MAC Diva vs Lipstick Queen Entourage


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: scatterbraintures@gmail.com | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. My guess is that diva is the one on the right arm swatch??

    Can’t wait for the results kahit na it’s more probable that I’d get Diva instead of Entourage haha

    BTW love that it matches with your shirt

    • Thanks, that was intentional :P

      Anyway, I really love Entourage BUT I probably won’t be repurchasing anymore. ‘Twas a good experience tho. :D

  2. Ganda po ng Diva sayo! Bat sakin medyo red. Haha! Since they’re both so identical, pahiram ng Entourage. Hehe kidding! You’re so pretty talaga!!! :)

  3. This looks so good on you, matchy pa with your top! :)
    And btw, really can’t tell the difference. I’m just gonna wait for the results :)

    • I know. If I’m not as in love with lipsticks as I am, I would’ve regretted getting Entourage.

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    I’m going to guess that Diva is on the right on your arm and on the left on your lips. It’s so hard to tell, though!

  5. I don’t see a difference but the color is just what I’ve been looking for this season. A dark plum lipstick that isn’t warm or red :D

  6. Oh no… I don’t think even a super computer could tell! :D I’m more of a stain person pero ang gaandaaa ng color. It brightens your face!

  7. Diva on the right…? Hahaha wow, they look so much alike!

    P.S. Diva is one of my all-time favorite MAC shades! That, and Rebel. :))

    • I didn’t have a red like Entourage before. Ack, I should’ve gotten Diva first — 3x cheaper. It’s my favorite shade of red. Blue-toned, not too bright, and not too deep.

      • It is really lovely, isn’t it? It took me quite a while to get hold of it but I was so happy when I finally did!

        …so did I get your riddle right or wrong? HAHAHA.

  8. Wow – the difference between the two must be minimal to say the least!!!

    And yes – here is to putting fun back into makeup! :)

    • It’s a little bit easier to tell in person (emphasis on “little”).

  9. whoa cannot tell the difference lah! What finish is MAC diva? I’m excited to see the results of your experiment.

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