19/04/2011

MAC Quite Cute Lipstick Dupes



This post is actually to persuade myself that I don't need to purchase any more of the lipsticks from the MAC Quite Cute collection (namely Candy Yum Yum). You can probably tell that I'm trying very hard not too, lol! To quote my boyfriend, 'You don't need to buy any more lipsticks, you already have all the colours. Don't be too greedy!' ...though it may sound a bit harsh, he does have a point I am being a bit greedy haha!. I had a mental rummage of my collection, and picked out these lippies. I thought they were similar enough based on online swatches. I hope this persuades you not to buy the new lipsticks -if you were thinking about them, and if you have these lipsticks (or anything similar) in your stash!


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Out of all the lipsticks in the collection, Play Time is the only one I picked up, and it was as my Back2MAC too. Here the rest are my 'dupes'.

Candy Yum Yum = Petals and Peacocks (blotted)
Both are bright bright blue toned pink lipsticks, but I actually think Candy Yum Yum is brighter, but they are similar enogh that I don't need both. Petals and Peacocks comes in the special Liberty of London packaging too, which is a plus!

Saint Germain = Melrose Mood
Saint Germain is part of the permanent line so theres no rush to pick it up. I got Melrose Mood from the Heatherette collection as few years ago and they have been compared in the past. They're both cool toned well-pigmented creamy light pink lipsticks, and again, I don't need both!

Quite Cute = Fashion Mews
This lipstick has the name of the collection. I used to be in a phase where I had to purchase te product with the collection's name on it, but I'm so happy I grew out of it. I actually wasn't too impressed with the Quite Cute lipstick when I swatched it, so I'm happy to settle for Fashion Mews, which I love but hardly use! Fashion Mews is from the Hello Kitty collection.

Playing Koi = Fleshpot
Ive also had the urge to pick up Playing Koi lipstick despite it's bad reviews online because of how brightening it looks on the lips, which could also be translated to concealer lips. But still, I just cant stop thinking about it. I have Fleshpot lipstick though, which is just slightly more yellow, less pink, but still just as light. They're quite similar so I shouldn't need both, should I? No. I definitely do not need both!

I admit, A lot of these dupes I stated I haven't Used more than 3x, do there's really no point in me buying their counterparts. I believe that unless you use a colour really often, it's not cost effective buying one you would hardly use. It would be a waste of money and product.

That said, I suppose I'm glad there wasn't a real coral colour in this collection! Otherwise I would be all over it. I was looking forward to Playing Koi lipstick and Miss Behave blush to be real corals instead of being so pale, and I was just disappointed.

Swatches:
(L-R) Fleshpot, Melrose Mood, Petals and Peacocks (blotted), Fashion Mews, Play Time

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Petals and Peacocks, Petals and Peacocks Blotted

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Well I hope this post was useful.
And I hope to continue to think like this from now on, and not cave in!

What do you think?? ♥

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12 comments

  1. OWWW! Fleshpot and Melrose Mood are SUUUUPER pretty! *_*

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  2. This post is so helpful! I have Petals & Peacocks, Fleshpot, and Fashion Mews in my stash. I have not yet touched my Fashion Mews lipstick from Hello Kitty and will use it one of thse days. I have to admit I ended up with all the lipsticks except for Saint Germain in which I will get soon.

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  3. lovely colors, I can def see the dupes!

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  4. Oh my! I so envy you! Though I'm not apt at using lipsticks, those MACs are eye-candies! Definitely a must-have! :)

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  5. LOL @ your bf - girls can never have enough lipsticks! great post and pretty swatches.. the QC collection arrives in australia next week - so excited! x

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  6. Have you done a mac Liptick Collection?
    If not please Do one x

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  7. @나니- Fleshpot is permanent at MAC Pro stores, and Melrose Mood is almost exactly like Saint Germain which is permanent! You can probably pick them up :)

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  8. @Jacquelyn- I'm happy you liked this post. Its nice to be able to dig up old favourites x

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  9. @the.pink.margarita- You're right, MAC makes wonderful lipsticks! :) x

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  10. @faye lu review- True, a girl can never have too many lipsticks. But she does not always have unlimited cash lol. What products are you purchasing?? :D

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  11. @PinkSweetSz- Thats a good idea! I'll try to get to it hun! :) x

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