Wednesday, 7 March 2012

MAC Shop Lipstick Comparisons

Once again, the photos are playing up, these shades lean more blue, and I Like It Like That at the end is more lilacy than brown! Siiiighhh. Anyway, when swatching Saint Germain is a lot closer than Viva Glam Gaga, just lighter and brighter. I found that Revlon Matte in Stormy Pink was also quite similar, not as pigmented and a tiny bit darker, the last two, are a no-go! I swatched Florida for colour reference, but unfortunately it's not showing so well! Not happy! 

L-R; Innocence, Beware! Hue, VIVO Barely There, YSL Rouge Volupte 01, Sleek Barely There, Creme Cup

I figured that Hue would be pretty much the same as I.B! and I was right, although I.B! is more pink than Hue, and a cremesheen, I don't really NEED them both. When swatching, VIVO's barely there lipstick was quite a similar shade, just darker - the lipstick feels like a lipbalm/lipstick hybrid, so maybe this is a cheap alternative if you're looking for something similar. Obviously the other swatches just get darker, but I really don't wear nudes. I swatched Creme Cup as it was the other lightest MAC lipstick that's most similar, but obviously it's a lot more pink. I think Creme D'Nude is more peach based, and Myth.

L-R; Quick Sizzle, NARS Schiap, Topshop All About Me, Lickable, Show Orchid, MUA Shade 3, NYX Addis Ababa, Models Own Deep Fuschia

Ahhh.. isn't it beautiful?! I'm seriously still loving a hot pink lip right now, and I am so so glad I picked up Quick Sizzle, as hot pink and matte lips are beauuutiiiful! But here are the other hot pinks I have that are similar. Right, well..... NARS Schiap is pretty much the same... (Oh the shame) but It's still not as pigmented, and I don't really like the formula so I might sell it! Plus it's not helpful seeing as it's more expensive than MAC, but then again it is a permanent colour if you need it in your life. Topshops All About Me is a bit more red in the flesh. Lickable is Quick Sizzles lighter, glossier, safer cousin. Show Orchid is still a bit more purple/fuschia based, and has a blue/purple iridescence. MUA Shade 3 isn't that similar, but looking at it, I think it's quite similar to Girl About Town. NYX Addis Ababa matte lip cream is also quite similar, but obviously a totally different finish and formula. And Models Own Deep Fuschia is a totally different type of pink! 

Hope that helps if you've missed out at the moment, or don't want to pay the price for MAC. If you know of any other similar shades or dupes, tell me about them, or link me to any of your posts! 
I also promise I will post about some stuff other than MAC soon! 


  1. lovelovelovelovelove quick sizzle. can't find it anywhere and is totally sold out.

  2. @alivingdiary

    I know it sucks :( I literally spent all my money on them as soon as they came out! I had to order mine from selfridges website, and one from the mac website too!

    NARS Schiap is pretty much the exact same colour, and the others are quite similar if it helps??