One of the finest makeup brands in the world has to be M.A.C for sure! Not only does it offer an awesome variety of make-up but delivers excellent quality as well. I have been a huge fan of their powder foundation, and their lipsticks have been a cult-favorite for as far as I can remember! However, the price tag can be a bit too disappointing for my lovely ladies on a budget and who does not like a drugstore twin to these absolutely flattering lip colors? Well, I do and I’m sure most of you do too! Drugstore dupes are a steal deal for the price and who would want to miss out on such gorgeous shades?? So, I have a list of the Top 5 MAC lipsticks and their drugstore counterparts, which most of you would be more than glad to splurge on! So, let’s go-
1.M.A.C Ruby Woo
Drugstore Counterpart- NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red
One of the most gorgeous blue toned red shade which flatters every skin tone brilliantly, priced at INR 1500! The lipstick is a retro matte and gives your face an instant pick-me-up; wear it alone or team it with a classic wing and you are good to go! Coming down to the drugstore twin, the NYX lipstick in perfect red stands to be the exact dupe for ruby woo, just as vibrant and the best part is that it is literally 3/4th the price, i.e. it retails at INR 625. Nothing to lose!!
2. M.A.C Chili
Drugstore Counterpart- Colorbar Matte Lipstick in Pretty Please
M.A.C Chili is again a red from the brand with orange undertones, which flatter Indian Skin tones like nobody’s business! It is a color which adds an instant brightness to the face and can be worn both day and night! Priced at INR 1500, M.A.C chili is a stunning shade. The drugstore counterpart, on the other hand, is an Indian brand Colorbar, who are known for their awesome range of lipsticks. The shade Pretty Please is not a matte and dries to a velvety/creamy finish; however it is the cheapest dupe you can get at INR 260. To matte down the color, blot the lipstick with a tissue and dab some powder, you’ll be good to go!
Drugstore Counterpart- L’Oreal Paris Color Riche in Maple Mocha
Every girl likes to have the perfect nude in her collection, however, it isn’t very easy to figure out which one suits you the best, this shade from M.A.C in Taupe is one of those shades that you cannot go wrong with. It is a muted brown color with hints of red, making for the perfect pout! Priced at INR 1500, this color is a cult favorite of many women. The drugstore twin is priced at INR 760, called Maple Mocha from the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche line. The texture is more of a creamy matte, which keeps the lips looking hydrated and the color is to die-for!
4. M.A.C Flat Out Fabulous
Drugstore Counterpart- Street Wear Ultra Moist Lipstick in Pink Passion
A vibrant pink color, which is not something us Indian’s would prefer wearing, but as surprising as it may sound, this is a favorite lipstick of many! It is a very bright color that screams pink sitting there in the bullet, while on the lips it tones down a bit and looks more of a vivid pink shade. It is priced at INR 1500, and the drugstore variant is 75 times less, at INR 220. it is a really close dupe of flat out fabulous and has a very nice texture to it. Love how it feels on the lips and keeps them from looking dry or flaky.
5. M.A.C Diva
Drugstore Counterpart- L’Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Lipstick in Pure Brick
A beautiful red from M.A.C more on the vampire side, Diva is your go-to shade when you just want to go bold with your makeup! It is a stunning color with a gorgeous burgundy undertones to it. A color every skin tone can pull off with ease, and is hydrating on the lips too! The drugstore version is called Pure Brick from L’Oreal which is priced INR 820 and is lhe best dupe for Diva. It has similar color-payoff, it isn’t as hydrating though! Overall, a deal that is too hard to resist!
Do you know of any dupes for MAC Lipsticks? Tell us in the comments section below!
Author: Cidra Khan