Tuesday, 9 June 2015

MAC Dupes


MAC Dupes, MAC Brave Dupe, MAC Rebel Dupe, MAC 217 Brush Dupe

MAC Rebel Dupe

MAC Brave Dupe

MAC 217 Dupe

MAC Rebel Dupe, MAC Brave Dupe
L-R: Whipped Caviar, Brave, Rebel, Pink So Chic

I do love a good MAC product but I am also all about finding cheaper alternatives to my favorites. There is something so satisfying about stumbling upon a fab dupe of your favorite lippy and when that dupe is even better than the original – well I couldn’t be happier really! And the good news is that today we chat about the better and cheaper versions of some of my fave products. We have some fab MAC dupes on our hands, so if you fancy saving some pennies, keep on reading…

If you’re regular round these parts you are probably aware that MAC Rebel (here / review) is my all time favorite lipstick. From the formula to the stunning color – it’s bloomin’ marvelous and I am now on my third tube, which tells you something. When I was introduced to the Maybelline Color Drama Pencil in Pink So Chic (here) though I was smitten by the similarity of the two shades. Yes, Rebel is a tad lighter but when on the lips they are virtually the same gorgeous fuchsia berry color with lovely velvet finish. What’s more, the Maybelline offering is only a fraction of the price but I find the formula to actually be *wait for it* - a lot better. The pencil is more pigmented, the color goes on rich and more even and it doesn’t accentuate dry patches - score. Both lippies feel rather comfortable and creamy on the lips but what makes Pink So Chic a total winner is the longevity. Oh boy – this baby stays on. I managed to chomp my way though an entire three-course meal this weekend and it stayed in tact. It honestly stays put from dusk till dawn and there is no fading or awkward bleeding – mind-blowing!

What? You still can’t get hold of Brave (here / review)? I hear ya! It took me absolute ages to find this beauty – how is it always out of stock?! Crazy. The good news though is that if you’re fan of the whole 90s lip trend NYX Whipped Caviar (review) is your guy. It’s the closest dupe to MAC Brave I’ve seen and even though the NYX offering is a touch pinker, on the lips they are almost unrecognizable. Whipped Caviar has incredible hydration formula, the same beautiful semi-matte finish and it’s just a fraction of the price, which makes it a total winner in my books. Definitely go give it a swatch ladies, it’s a good’un.

Back in the day I was all about the MAC brushes and no one could have convinced me that the more affordable offerings are worth my attention. Fast forward a couple of years though and here I am sweeping my drugstore brushes across my face on a daily basis and having my MAC babes collecting dust on the shelf. My beloved MAC 217 (here) was no exception and the Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer (here) definitely put it to shame, let me tell you! It’s not only much more budget-friendly but it’s also much softer (I’ve always found the 217 a bit harsh on the skin), more fluffy and blends both cream and powder eyeshadows like a dream. The Luxe Soft Definer is the perfect crease brush and I love how well and gently it packs and blends out the product – love. See ya later harsh lines!

Have you tried any of these products before? Have you discovered any MAC dupes recently?

Lots of love,
Andrea
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45 comments

  1. I'm definitely going to check out that NYX lipstick! It's so nice!

    dyannedavid.blogspot.com

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  2. Loved this post, it was definitely interesting to read as I've had my eye on a few of these products and so knowing I can actually pick them up, or very similar, for a more budget friendly price is fab! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  3. I really love the Maybelline Colour Drama pencils, they're such good value for money! I definitely have to pick up Pink So Chic now! x

    Beauty Dressed

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  4. Great post! I'm definitely doing to look out for those Maybelline lip pencils when I am next in Boots as they sound amazing! I've never found a lip pencil to be very long lasting in the past so it is nice to hear that these are actually good at lasting.

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  5. These all sound lovely and I just love finding good dupes especially for lipsticks. Thanks for sharing!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  6. I love hearing about MAC dupes. I need to try the NYX lipstick. It looks like an excellent dupe!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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  7. Super helpful post.. i've been eyeing up that Zoeva brush forever!! x

    Ciara Rose | http://ciararose25.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Love these types of posts! The Maybelline Colour Dramas look fab, definitely need to give them a go x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Wow the dupe for Brave looks amazing, I very nearly picked Brave up the other day but might see if I can get my hands on the NYX one first. Lovely post!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  10. Will need to check out the NYX lipstick, the colour looks great :-)

    Tasha xxx sincereblonde.com

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  11. I love the look of Whipped Caviar :) Pink So Chic looks like such a close match to Rebel!

    Amy | Lilac Lemon

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  12. These are such good dupes! I have the Zoeva brush and love it x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  13. Fantastic dupes! I have the Zoeva brush and I don't really need the Mac version :) The NYX lipstick looks gorgeous! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  14. Love these dupes! The NYX whipped Caviar looks perfect xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  15. I totally agree about the Zoeva brush being a dupe for the MAC 217 - I use both and they work just as well :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  16. these are the best dupes i've seen in a while! thanks for sharing beautiful :) xxxx

    www.chanellejade.co.uk

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  17. These are such great dupes! Thank you for sharing them. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  18. I absolutely loved this post!!! :) brave and the nyx lipsticks look sooo pretty!! I've been looking for this type of shade forever and I'm so glad I found it!! Ekkkk so excited!!

    I was planning on buying the 217 but No more let me tell ya!!! :) thanks for this post!
    You have saved me a lot of money! Lol

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  19. I love reading these kind of post! Definitely helping me to make a wiser decision on where I should spend my money on. Hahaha

    Mac 217 brush has been on my wish list for some time now and I still can't justify to myself to spend so much on a brush. Now I know where I can get a cheaper alternative :)

    mabeses.blogspot.com

    Xo Mabes

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  20. I love reading these kind of post! Definitely helping me to make a wiser decision on where I should spend my money on. Hahaha

    Mac 217 brush has been on my wish list for some time now and I still can't justify to myself to spend so much on a brush. Now I know where I can get a cheaper alternative :)

    mabeses.blogspot.com

    Xo Mabes

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  21. Whipped caviar looks amazing! Definitely going to check it out on payday! xx

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  22. Brave is still at the top of my MAC wishlist and seems impossible to find (just like Soar) but I'll check out the nyx alternative! Thanks for sharing x

    beauty visions

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  23. I love dupe posts. I love Zoeva brushes they are such great quality for such a reasonable price. I am definitely going to check out some of those lipstick dupes.

    Beth x
    www.hellibeth.co.uk

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  24. These are great dupes!

    http://xxchloescloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Whipped Caviar is such a pretty shade! Great group of dupes!

    She Likes to Shop

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  26. I love posts like these! Very helpful x

    Ellé | www.ellesimpson.co.uk

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  27. Wonderful dupes, and lets hope they cure me of my MAC addiction!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  28. Great dupes! NYX whipped caviar looks spot on, I'm definitely going to give that a go :)
    Emily xx
    Emily May Designs

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  29. Ohhh, I was going to buy Rebel, but I'll check out the Maybelline pencil first, I love them!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  30. This is an impressive set of dupes, and something cheaper than the mac 217....that's music to my ears!

    franklyflawless.com

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  31. This post is so helpful, thanks for putting it together! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    katiegoodluck.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. These are such good dupes which I haven't heard about before! You have such a lovely blog and the pictures are beautiful.
    Ottilie xx

    www.oisforottilie.blogspot.co.uk

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