Monday, 27 August 2012

Cheap or Chic? #1

I've really enjoyed having a day off today - it has consisted of watching the final Harry Potter in my pj's and stuffing my face. Perfect. Anyway, I was sorting out my lipsticks in my make-up draw last night and as I was going through them all, I noticed two were rather similar. I've seen a few of these kinda posts in the bloggersphere and I thought I would give it a shot too.

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


  1. wow what a great dupe! I love the natural collection lipsticks but one of mine snapped today :( but for the price they are not half bad! xx

  2. Thats a pretty amazing dupe for a MAC lipstick, might need to go buy myself one :)


  3. This is such a good idea. I find that my rimmel lipsticks have lots of dupes for MAC ones. I just followed. Follow back? :)

  4. I have the Pink Mallow lipstick,I love it! :) xo

  5. I adore MAC cosmetics & love the finish to their lipsticks!
    Would love you to check out my latest post :)
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo


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