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The MAC lipstick dupes

MAC lipsticks are a bit of a cult product in the makeup land with classic colours like Ruby Woo and Whirl gracing many a makeup bag. For me, the MAC matte lipsticks are a must have not just because of the colour selection but also their staying power. You really can pop it on in the  morning and just need a quick touch up at lunch. They are complete no fuss lipsticks with all the punch!

As much as I love a MAC lippie, sometimes the old bank balance won’t stretch to spending £17.50 on a slightly different red shade than the other 12 I have. Worry not, kind reader as there are some bloody brilliant dupes on the High Street for your favourite MAC mattes.

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MAC Lady Danger – Sleek Lip Dose soft matte lip click in You Already Know

I wrote about you Already Know in my summer makeup essentials
post and to be honest my feelings haven’t really changed on this one. Packaging is gimmicky and you do need to reapply but in terms of colour pay off and shade, this is exactly the same as the infamous Lady Danger from MAC. And the lip click comes in at an affordable £5.99.

Shade: warm toned orange

MAC Russian Red – Revlon Ultra HD matte lip colour in Passion

Taking a step to the darker side of red lipsticks we have Russian Red from MAC and its high street equivalent – Passion. One thing I will say about Russian Red vs Passion is that the latter doesn’t have as great staying power. It gives a lovely colour but doesn’t dry down to a full on matte finish.  Other than that, it is a really lovely dupe for Russian Red if you aren’t after a full on matte finish.

Shade: cool toned, medium-dark red

MAC Lady Be Good – Sleek Birthday Suit

Shade: warm toned, dark peach

We’ve done enough talking about reds so lets go over to the nudes. Oh er, Mrs.

Lady Be Good is one of my go-to everyday nudes when I don’t fancy a bold, statement lip. It is a great dark peach shade that works with pretty much all eye shadow looks. Birthday Suit from high street favourite, Sleek, is pretty much identical. It has the same dark peach shade, amazing staying power like the MAC equivalent and is only £4.99!

Shade: warm toned, dark peach

What MAC lipsticks have you found great dupes for?

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