MAC Lipstick Dupes
Due to the overwhelming popularity of my last makeup dupe post, I am bringing you another one! I got so many supportive comments and re-pins from the last one, that I hope you all enjoy this one as well.
Today’s post is focusing on a specific brand and product: MAC lipstick dupes. MAC is arguably the holy grail of department store makeup and are known for their large selection of lipstick shades- among many other things. I find MAC lipsticks to be a bit drying on my lips personally, but I do love the rich colors and lasting power. However, I’ve found that there are surprisingly so many similar shades and textures of lipsticks that are half of the price.
If it’s a shade you absolutely love and will use daily or weekly, I say go for it and splurge on the MAC. But if you’re testing the waters on new shades, will only wear the color seasonally, or simply just don’t want to shell out $15 or more for a lipstick, then try these dupes! It’s also great for those shades that are discontinued out of stock, or you can’t find at your local MAC counter.
Here is a graphic to go along with the MAC lipstick dupes list I created. I tried to choose some of the more popular shades, since most people would be looking for less-expensive versions of those. Have you tried any of these MAC lipstick dupes?
MAC “Creme D’Nude” Lipstick‘s dupe is e.l.f. “Natural Nymph” Lipstick”
MAC “Snob” Lipstick‘s dupe is Revlon “Pink Pout” Lipstick
MAC “Viva Glam Nicki” Lipstick‘s dupe is Wet & Wild “Pinkerbell” Lipstick
MAC “Rebel” Lipstick‘s dupe is Wet & Wild “Sugar Plum Fairy” Lipstick
MAC “Pink Nouveau” Lipstick‘s dupe is Revlon “Stormy Pink” Lipstick
MAC “Girl About Town” Lipstick‘s dupe is Covergirl “Spellbound” Lipstick
MAC “Ravishing” Lipstick‘s dupe is Revlon “Smoked Peach” Lipstick
MAC “Russian Red” Lipstick‘s dupe is Revlon “Really Red” Lipstick
MAC “Shy Girl” Lipstick‘s dupe is Rimmel “Nude Delight” Lipstick
I just realized I’m a MAC lipstick addict. Will check out the elf nude for sure.
It’s true that MAC has the most amazing colors but I must say I am a fan of the revlon copy colors as well. I have pink pout and smoked peach and I love them!
Same here! Revlon is actually my favorite lipstick brand
this is so cute! im all about style stealers and i love love this article 🙂
I always love these posts. I’m definitely taking a few notes down for my next Target run!
Thank you Lauren! I love writing them too (and saving money!)
This is great – it’s like hi-low fashion:)
I am going to totally check out that elf lipstick…it looks like the perfect nude and so cheap for 5 bucks!
They have great $1 lipsticks, too! This one was mineral though so that’s why it was $5
I’ve heard great things about MAC…loving all the pretty pink shades!
I love, love, love posts like this!!! Those pink shades are so pretty. I’ll be checking them out later today at Target.
THANK YOU for this post! I love MAC lipstick but sometimes I just want to try a new color and not spend as much on it!
Same! I don’t feel as guilty if I spend less
Great finds on these dupes and for way less money too!
Great dupe list, doll! Must pin this immediately and stock up.
thank you for pinning!
This really is a helpful post. I agree that while I love MAC I find it to be a bit drying on my lips. Some of the alternative brands you listed are definitely a bit more moisturizing from my experience. Now I know which colors would be close to my fave MAC Thanks!
Same! I love Revlon- I think they are the most similar to MAC
I’ve never tried any of the Elf lipsticks but I really love that color (even better than the MAC one)!
Rachel this is such a great post! I only own a couple lipsticks because I seem to gravitate to gloss more often but it’s good to know there are more budget friendly options for Mac Pink Nouveau and Snob because I love both of those!
thanks Jen! I should do a lip gloss one in the future
I love a dupe post! Definitely picking up Revlon’s “Really Red” next time I’m near Ulta or Target!
It’s my favorite red shade actually!
I don’t wear lipstick but I love Macs clear lipgloss, it has the best shine! Great post with cheaper alternatives today 🙂
This is awesome! I love finding similar products with better pricing. Thanks for sharing this!
i have that spellbound color and absolutely love it!! great post!
Love these! I lost my MAC Russian Red at a bar (read: drunk) one night and literally wanted to die. But we had a tube of Revlon Really Red at work and now I’m obsessed.
haah oh man that has happened to be before with chapstick. One time it went under the table but I was just too “lazy” to get it so I just left it there. Oops
Love this series! So helpful. I totally agree with you that if it is your color that you always wear, splurge. MAC and NARS just have killer staying power, but if you aren’t sure how fushia is gonna suit you, this substitution list is perfection! LOVE !
This seriously helped, Thank You!
OOohhh Yes! I do love these posts. I’ve been wanting to branch out of my “only gloss” phase and actually get a lipstick. Thanks for these tips. PS. How do you make your collages?
I use Polyvore sometimes, but then add text and play around in Photoshop! Thanks Ashley 🙂
Great post with some lovely alternatives. I’m not buying lipsticks or glosses at the moment as I have so many but might have to make an exception!
thank you for this! i love me some on-budget lip finds 🙂
I love a good dupe! haha. I’m a slave to Sephora, so I am digging this! (With lipsticks, though, sometimes I feel like drugstore brands just aren’t creamy or long-lasting enough! (But for $3, I’m willing to give it a try!)
Yeah I have to try different brands to find the “good” drugstore ones!
This is great. So so helpful! Love the colors.
Excuse me as I run to Target for those Revlon shades – so gorgeous and a steal!
Pink Pout is one of my favorite lip colors!
I love the makeup dupes post! Although I’m not a huge fan of their lipsticks (they dry my lips out like crazy!), I love that you take the time to find cheaper alternatives.
Oh, I love finding high end shades at drug store bargain prices. I own a few of those dupes already and will have to check out some of the others.
I’m all about drugstore lipstick when it comes to trying bright colors especially – great alternatives here! I’ve actually never tried MAC lipstick!
Noo freaking way girl! I am so glad you have brought this dupe list into my life lol I am so bookmarking this and referring to it for my next lipstick purchase!
haha thanks! I’m so glad you liked it
This is AMAZING, especially as I am just getting in to Lipstick!
LOVE THIS! I am just getting into makeup and lipstick, and can’t commit to expensive colors!
This is such a great idea! I hate buying lipstick at the drugstore because you can never test it out and I never know which color looks good on me. This guide will definitely come in handy.
ok it sounds weird, but I usually do a Google image search of the lipstick shade before I buy it to see what it looks like on someone. Also, at Rite Aid and Walgreen and CVS you can return opened items for a full refund!
That’s such a good idea! I must try it.
Great post, I love MAC lipsticks, but not the price!
Wow, such an extensive list! I don’t own anything MAC but would love to try some of the alternatives. My problem is lipstick never lasts as long as I want it to.
boo! Sometimes if I line my lips beforehand, I notice it stays longer
My lipsticks stick much longer with ArtDeco lip concealer. 🙂
Somebody plz tell me the dupe of Mac lipstick meltdown
This is the closest one I can find: https://bit.ly/3j9mI5Q
Do you have a dupe for Mac Faux? Thanks so much!
Try NYX Whipped Caviar Lipstick: http://bit.ly/1qOBPFN
what about Candy Yum Yum ?
Try Maybelline’s Fuchsia Flash: https://bit.ly/2QqWNtV
Can you do one using Avon lipstick
Sure! I’ll add it to my content calendar