L-R MAC Lipstick in Lovelorn and Natural Collection Lipstick in Pink Mallow
As you can tell, Lovelorn is well-loved and I need to think about repurchasing it pretty soon. I only bought Pink Mallow recently and I have only wore it a couple of times. Now, the major issue between these two products is the price - Lovelorn was £14 and Pink Mallow was £1.99.
But I find that despite the price, these lipsticks are practically dupes. Lovelorn has a lustre finish and Pink Mallow is referred to as a 'Moisture Shine Lipstick'. I find that they are both very moisturising on the lips and don't have a drying effect. If anything, I would say that Pink Mallow is a teeny weeny bit more pinker and lighter toned but there is no real significant difference.
They both aren't 'over the top' pinks and are perfect for everyday wear or even with a smokey eye on a night out. They really are beautiful colours which will accompany any skin tone and occasion.
To decide whether or not to splash the cash, is really up to you. Pink Mallow is an amazing dupe at just over 10% of the price of Lovelorn but if you are looking for the quality and the name, then MAC is your answer.
I hope this was insightful and helpful. I maybe may do more of these posts as I think they can be useful and can cater for all budgets and preferences.
Love, Juliette xo