Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dupe Alert: Revlon Vs Mac

If you have watched my recent haul videos on my YouTube channel you will know that I recently Back to Mac quite a few items. As I was able to get 3 eyeshadows and 1 lipstick.

The lipstick has been one of the few I have kept my eye on for a bit from Mac, as it has been mentioned in several YouTube Gurus (that I watch) videos.

Thus the newest edition to my personal lipstick collection became Mac's Show Orchid, which is an Amplified Lipstick.

Attempting to look up a bit more information on the Mac Cosmetics website, I noticed that Show Orchid is actually not offered at the moment (which is a little bit odd). So I had to turn to the wonderful beauty blogger, Temptalia for the "official" description.

Mac Amplified Lipstick in Show Orchid
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"MAC Show Orchid Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a vibrant shade of fuchsia-pink with iridescent fuchsia-purple sheen. It’s a bold and bright shade that’s definitely eye-catching. It is a full-color coverage lipstick with a creamy feel and light sheen. It has an amplified creme finish, which means it has a creamy (but not too creamy–there’s no real slip here) and incredibly pigmented. It smells like vanilla, has no taste (at least, not to me), and wears for a good four hours before it needs a reapplication." -Temptalia

Swatches
Natural Lighting
show orchid

With Flash
SO w flash

The lipstick is definitely creamy and very pigmented. One entire good swipe on both the upper and lower lips and I'm good to go. Since this color is a very bold statement, which is also great for the summer. I think a pretty neutral eye to even just a basic shuttle liner and mascara would pair well with this vibrant color.

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Mac's Show Orchid Lipstick

Now, considering this lipstick apparently is currently unavailable on the website, I suppose it is a good thing I got bored the other day and started to reorganize the set up of my make up collection. Which of course lead me to sitting there and reswatching lipsticks, as to make sure that I don't have similar colors. Cause as exciting as it is to have lots of lipsticks...I prefer having the space!

Though I came across a GREAT Dupe for Mac's Show Orchid!!! And it's a drug store brand...score for savings!!! What is even more ironic is the fact they both have the word Orchid in the name.

Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid
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Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid ($ 4.97-$5.97 pending on store of purchase for .15 oz) which according to the Revlon Website has "Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness. Silky-smooth, creamy texture. Stay true color wears evenly". Although there is no formal description of Wild Orchid, I would say this is a purpley fuchsia with a blue undertone making it a cool tone. Due to the texture of this lipstick it applies easily, is quite pigmented, and has no smell (not even the vanilla scent that many lipsticks have).

Swatches
Natural Lighting
wo natural

With Flash
revlon flash

Can you even tell the difference from the above pics of the swatches of Show Orchid to these swatches of Wild Orchid? Even when I applied it on the lips I could really tell no difference!

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Revlon Wild Orchid

Looking at the actual products in the tubes you can see the shuttle differences.

Natural Lighting
both natural
Left: Mac Show Orchid Right: Revlon Wild Orchid

As you will notice the Show Orchid is has more of a pink color in the tube while Wild Orchid has a bit more of a purple color.

With Flash
both flash
Left: Mac Show Orchid Right: Revlon Wild Orchid

Looking at these with the flash you can actually see the more purple tone in the Wild Orchid makes it appear a hotter pink than Show Orchid

Swatch Comparsion

Natural Lighting
both

With Flash
both

I tried both lipsticks in a manner of two days. Seriously I could not tell the difference between either one, from one day to the next. Neither could my husband or my friend, they both thought I liked rocking the color.

Final thoughts: Overall if you are looking for a fun bright summer color of Mac's Show Orchid but don't want to pay then try out Revlon's Wild Orchid!!!


2 comments:

  1. I just picked up Revlon's WO! I can't wait to try it on!

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