Monday, April 11, 2011

Favorite MAC Lipsticks + Drugstore Dupes!

Hey everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start! I posted a new video yesterday that I am so excited about! :) Initially, I planned to do a video sharing my favorite MAC lipsticks... but to take it a step further, I made it my mission to find drugstore dupes for each of my favorites! It wasn't easy, but I'm very happy with the dupes I found in my collection! It took a lot of swatching (my arm looked SCARY afterward!) but it was worth it! Something I noticed is that you can't just judge the outside appearance of the lipstick itself when you're comparing... sometimes the swatch will come off more (or less) similar than you think! One more thing-- I shot a tutorial on the look I'm wearing in this video- you can expect to see that this week!


Favorite MAC Lipsticks + Drugstore Dupes

MAC Angel ♥ ELF Lipstick in Classy
MAC Creme Cup ♥ Maybelline Shine Sensational in Born With It
MAC Viva Glam II ♥ L'oreal Colour Riche in Fairest Nude
MAC Viva Glam V ♥ Rimmel Moisture Renew in Sunset
MAC Speed Dial ♥ Revlon Colorburst in Carnation
MAC Craving ♥ Maybelline Shine Sensational in Party Pink


Daily Nuggets
  • I got an iPhone!!! And I love it. It's definitely life-changing.
  • It's a dreary, rainy day here in southern IL. But I can use a break from the heat... not that it was sweltering here over the weekend, but our AC needs to be looked at!
  • Cupcake has found a new napping spot... under my bottom rack of clothes in my closet.
  • I got a few new Wallflowers from Bath & Body Works over the weekend- one looks just like a strawberry! Adorable! :)
  • I answered some questions on Formspring today. I kind of like the randomness of the questions!
  • Over the weekend I did my very first BlogTV!! It was just a test, since I'd never done it before. I'll give more notice before I do it next time. I think you can actually go to the site & subscribe. I had a BLAST! :D

36 comments:

  1. I watched your video when you posted it yesterday. I reallllly appreciate you actually putting on the lipsticks instead of just swatching them. You put a lot of hard work into your videos and it definitely shows :)
    And iPhones are life changing for sure haha

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  2. I watched the video earlier, it definitely brightened up my dull day of studying :o( although I think the true meaning of the video was lost on me, I ended up adding more lipsticks to my mac wish list! Speed dial, you are MINE! :o) xxxx

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  3. I am enjoying your blog a lot! I was just thinking about buying the MAC VIVA Glam V lipstick, but now I may just buy the Rimmel one. Thanks for this post!
    -Christina

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  4. Best dupe video... ever! I love that you tried them on your lips! Thank you for all the effort you put into Beauty Broadcast!

    And yes...iphones are life-changing :) download "words with Friends", its like scrabble on your phone and you can play friends and family... very addicting! I'm pmartinez2010 if you ever need an opponent :)

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  5. What a great video! I love getting to actually see the lippies on, instead of just in the tube. Such a great idea to show dupes as well!
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  6. emily, you my absolute favorite blogger.
    and thank you for the video, it is absolutely fantastic!

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  7. Thanks so much for the dupe lippy video! I've been searching for the Rimmel Moisture Renewel lipstick in Sunset..I think ever since you talked about it in your awards video...and I have yet to find it. Can you tell me where you bought yours? Thank you!! :)

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  9. Thank you for another helpful video.
    Could you suggest a dupe for Viva Glam Cyndi?

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  10. Hi Emily! Thanks so much for this video! I would love more like these. I try to mix and match the higher end brands with some low cost alternatives. And this video was perfect! Thanks for putting so much work into it, I appreciate it!

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  11. Much love Em! I've been itching to try Craving minus the price tag. Party Pink will do just fabulously!

    Cheers!

    Tanya

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  12. So excited to try some of these. Thanks for the tips!

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  13. love your blog and also your channel :-) ... thumbs up from Czech Republic :-)

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  14. I haven't been able to find Rimmel Sunset for a few months, so I contacted the company. A rep confirmed that Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Sunset has has been discontinued.

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  15. So, I LOVE your blog...and went to find Sunset to try...they discontinued it so I ran to Macy's to get Viva Glam V. LOVE it. Cannot tell you how much I love this color. I just adore it. You totally rock!

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  20. My favorite MAC lipstick is definitely Viva Glam Cyndi. I did a blog post swatching everything similar that I had in my collection since the color has been discontinued.

    http://talkfastandpretty.blogspot.com/2011/03/mac-viva-glam-cyndi-love.html

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  21. Hi Emily! I found a great dupe for MAC High Tea. It is Avon lipstick in Sheer Naturale.

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  23. I think the true meaning of the video was lost on me, I ended up adding more lipsticks to my mac wish list! Speed dial, you are MINE!

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  24. i love the video you have put up here painstakingly , thanks again!

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  25. Thank you for the great video.

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  26. Holy spamapalooza, Batman!! Good heavens, Mrs. Em, your blog sure is popular with the spammers.

    I, however, am not one. *ting!*

    So I just checked Rimmel's website (almost a year after this blog post), and Sunset is included in their list of colors for the Moisture Renew lipsticks. Wuh-hut?? I'd love to believe that it's true, but until I see that actual tube on actual shelves in actual stores in my area... with the very whites of my very own eyes... I'm gonna be skeptical. *keeping my fingers crossed* :D

    Meanwhile, I might just have to treat myself to the actual MAC Viva Glam V.

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  27. Congratulations for the video! It´s amazing and very useful. I was looking for "viva glam V dupe" and I´ve found it thanks to you. Sorry for my english. Regards from Canary Islands (Spain).

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  32. Thanks so much for the dupe lippy video! I've been searching for the Rimmel Moisture Renewel lipstick in Sunset..I think ever since you talked about it in your awards video...and I have yet to find it. Can you tell me where you bought yours? Thank you!! :)
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