DUPE TIME – MAC V COLOURPOP

Hey all!

Sarah here! It’s been soooo long since our last DUPE TIME post but we have been collecting lots of things and comparing them. And here is today’s…..

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Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in LAX – $4.80

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Carnivorous – £17.50

Colourpop’s website describes it as a “vampy red” and MAC’s describes Carnivorous as a “blackened red”.

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As you can see on the lips, both shades are very similar. The only difference I did find when applying was the consistency and how it felt on my lips. Here’s what I found:

COLOURPOP LAX

  • NEGATIVES: As it dries it seems to have this film over my lip and it feels like it is stretching my lip whenever I spoke.
  • It is super drying to me to the point where it was almost uncomfortable.
  • Compared to the MAC one, it felt like I had lipstick on. It wasn’t lightweight maybe because of how it was drying.
  • POSITIVES: It’s really hard to get off. Although that seems like it would be a negative, this means that it will last all day as it just clings onto the lip.
  • Dried really quick and there wasn’t any colour change once dried. Some liquid lipsticks do that but this one didn’t.
  • It’s cruelty free! So if you exclusively use cruelty free brands then give Coloupop a look.

MAC CARNIVOROUS

  • NEGATIVES: It’s not cruelty free so keep that in mind.
  • As a drugstore fan, the price is just not for me. It’s just too much for me anyway.
  • POSITIVES: It’s lightweight and opaque. One dip covered my bottom lip and if I hadn’t have used the other lipstick on my top lip, it would have covered the top lip too.
  • Felt comfortable on. It didn’t feel super drying like the Colourpop one and it didn’t feel like I had lipstick on.

OVERALL

I’m actually quite shocked that, if I had to choose between the two, I would choose the MAC lipstick. Purely basing it on how it felt on my lips – MAC wins hands down. BUT I do know a lot of people who love the Colourpop formula and swears by it so do take that into account. I hope I have provided a good analysis of both that will help you decide which one to go for 🙂

Anyway, that’s all for now! See you next time!

peace&love❤️

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Siyana says:

    What a dupe! Colourpop never fails to amaze!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sahallyloves says:

      :). They seem to have a lot of shades!

      Liked by 1 person

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