Love MAC lipstick? I guarantee you’ll love these MAC lipstick dupes even better.
Top MAC Lipstick Dupes For Less Than Half The Price
There’s no denying that MAC lipstick’s shades are delightful, and there’s also no denying how much you’ll have to spend to build your MAC lipstick collection. If you’re a fan of cheap thrills and bargain buys, then you should get your hands on these MAC lipstick dupes.
1. MAC Ruby Woo & Colourpop Weekender
If you’re an avid fan of MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick, then you’ll be happy to know that you can buy the same shade for a fraction of the price. Get Colourpop Lippie Stix in Weekender instead. The price difference? $17 for MAC and $5 for Colourpop, that gives me such a big laugh.
2. MAC Please Me & Revlon Matte Balm Elusive
MAC Please Me is a color found on many personal and professional makeup kits, but the Revlon Matte Balm in the shade Elusive is giving this baby a run for its money at $8.99. This really close MAC lipstick dupe might be the next best thing after MAC’s $17 shade.
3. MAC Shy Girl & NYX Pumpkin Pie
MAC Shy Girl is a gorgeous satiny orange shade that is not so easy to dupe, but NYX’s round lipstick is coming in close with the shade Pumpkin Pie ($4). It’s a matter of difference in the finish as this one is more a creamy matte finish, compared to Shy Girl’s sheer satin wash ($16).
4. MAC Candy Yum Yum and OCC Nylon Lip Tar
This cool-toned pink is a beautiful color that deserves a cult following such as what it currently enjoys, but OCC’s Nylon Lip Tar is a ridiculous color match, the swatch above may have been taken under different lights, hence, to difference in tone register, but they are almost basically the same color, except that OCC’s is a matte finish and MAC’s is a creamy matte color.
5. Mac Angel and Maybelline Born With It
Another cult favorite is MAC’s Angel shade ($16), with celebrities using this color, it’s understandable why this beautiful shade runs out of stock easily, but if you see Maybelline’s Born With It shade ($7.49), you might just pick the less burdensome on your pocket, anyway, they look very similar, from the color to the finish.
6. MAC Kinda Sexy and Wet n’ Wild Bare It All
Nudes are the new pinks and this beautiful nude shade is right up there, luckily there is an exact dupe that costs only $1.50, the Wet n’ Wild lipstick in shade Bare It All. It almost sounds like a hoax every time I go on their website because their price is just ridiculous especially compared to MAC’s Kinda Sexy at $16.
7. MAC Twig and NYX B52
If you love mauve colors, then you may be obsessed with MAC Twig ($16) but did you know that NYX shade B52 ($4$) is almost an exact dupe? If only it were a bit less glossy it would’ve been the perfect dupe in this list of MAC lipstick dupes.
8. MAC Russian Red & Maybelline 970 Daring Ruby
One of the best red shades in my personal opinion is MAC’s Russian Red, so when I learned that Maybelline in the shade 970 Daring Ruby is a close dupe to this beauty, I couldn’t be more ecstatic!
9. MAC Viva Glam 1 and NYX Alabama
This is another beautiful red from MAC, Viva Glam 1. Could you blame my heart if it skips a beat to NYX’s shade in Alabama ($4) especially if it looks like a perfect dupe to Viva Glam ($16)?
10. MAC Rebel & Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy
MAC’s Rebel ($17) is one of the most popular deep purple MAC lipstick shades in the market today. But if you don’t want to spend $17 for it, you can just spend $1.99 for Wet n Wild’s Sugar Plum Fairy–an exact dupe.
11. MAC Diva and Revlon Raisin Rage
MAC Diva ($16) is a red for every woman, you’d think that a shade this versatile would be hard to dupe and rightly so, but Revlon’s Super Lustrous ($4.97) in shade Raisin Rage has done it, two swipes of this drugstore beauty and you may have copped MAC’s beautiful intense Diva red.
12. MAC Impassioned & Maybelline 870 Shocking Coral
This is another excellent MAC lipstick shade to use this summer. MAC’s Impassioned ($16) is a neon-pink red shade with coral undertones. But if spending on a MAC lippie is more than something your budget can handle at this time, just get Maybelline’s Shocking Coral ($7.49).
13. MAC Pink Nouveau & NYX Summer Breeze
MAC Pink Nouveau ($16) just may be the most popular choice of lip color this summer. It’s a cotton candy pink shade that women love. Thus, I am more than happy to tell you that you can get the same shade from NYX with the Summer Breeze shade at $6.
14. MAC Cyber & Wet n Wild Vamp It Up
So, you’re someone who really likes to go dark on those purples? Well, don’t worry because if you’ve been using MAC’s Cyber ($16) for a while because you can now switch to Wet n Wild’s Vamp It Up at $1.99 and get the same look and finish.
15. MAC Whirl ang Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate #48
One of my favorite shades is MAC Whirl and to find out the Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish by Kate #48 may be an exact dupe to the beauty that is MAC Whirl means I don’t have to think twice about buying it because it’s only $4.97. Take my money!
16. MAC Sin & Wet n’ Wild Cherry Bomb
We all know how much MAC lipstick costs, a bullet will range between $16 to $20++ and finding a dupe that costs only over a dollar is probably one of the best things that could ever happen in the makeup world! LOL! Anyway, here I found a dupe for the ever famous MAC Sin in Wet n Wild’s Cherry Bomb! See how similar they look not only in color but also in finish?
17. MAC Velvet Teddy & Maybelline Nude Perfection
I’m calling it, Maybelline’s Nude Perfection could be a favorite among the MAC lipstick dupes list because it performs so much like MAC’s Velvet Teddy. Talk about wise investments, this color is a coveted shade and to get it for less than half the price is ridiculous.
BONUS: MAC Relentlessly Red & ColourPop Toucan
Our super lovely friends at Dupe-that managed to find a dupe for the elusive Mac Relentlessly Red! I’ve been trying to find a dupe for this gorgeous pink/red shade but I’ve been having a really hard time. Thank goodness, Dupe-that is super reliable when it comes to finding spot-on dupes of our favorite MAC products.
Want to see a beautiful vampy lipstick look in action? Check out this video by Johanna Ortega:
Now that you have a list of different, MAC lipstick dupes, go ahead and splurge on them all. After all, you won’t be breaking the bank on each of these MAC lipstick dupes.
What are your favorite MAC lipstick dupes? Let us know in the comments section below, and I hope you find this list helpful because I have another makeup dupe list here that you will surely love.
*Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.