Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick Dupe!

MAC Lipstick Dupe Alert! If you have ever watched any of my YouTube videos you know that I absolutely love lipsticks that are a "your lips, but better shade." I would say that is my all time favorite shade of lip color. I was going through my collection the other day and I saw these two lipsticks that fit that shade description exactly and I thought they looked pretty similar in the tube. I have had both of these in my collection for quite a while, but I have never really thought to compare them. One is a drugstore lipstick that cost a couple of dollars and one is a high end lipstick that will run you $14.50, so I thought that maybe the drugstore one could be a dupe of the higer end one. The picture above shows both of these lipsticks. Tne one on the left is Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Sunset and the one on the right is MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick.

The one of the left is Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Sunset which is available in all drugstores that sell Rimmel. The one on the right is my all time favorite MAC Viva Glam V lipstick available at Mac stores, counters, and online,

They both have pretty much the same amount of shimmer. In my opinion they are pretty close dupes. I think that the Rimmel lipstick is a bit more neutral than the MAC Viva Glam V which I think is a tad bit more on the pink-neutral side. Both of these lipsticks are a "my lips, but better" lipstick and it is the perfect lip color to wear on an everyday basis.

Will I replace my MAC lipstick with the Rimmel one? Probably not and I only say that because 100% of the proceeds of the MAC one go to charity. So while the MAC one is $14.50 and the Rimmel one is about $5, I will pay the extra money to donate to charity. For those of you who are looking for a good alternative and a cheaper dupe, definitely check out the Rimmel one!


  1. My mum has good skin. So I just briefly took one of her SKII( to use, which I assume is a moisturizer. It's good man I tell you! She gave me a small bottle of eye cream before but the effects weren't that great and I stopped using. But my mum's moisturizer is good! I can feel it reacting once I applied it

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    I do use lipsticks too with moisturizers. I use just one certain brand. I'm allergic to some of it. Before purchasing it, I do see if it is safe to use.