5 Best & Affordable MAC Lipstick Dupes

Though I love high end makeup, I cannot afford to splurge every time I like something so I opt for drugstore versions which have the same quality and finish at a fraction of the cost. MAC Lipsticks which retails for ($23 in India and $17 in US see what I’m talking about) houses a ton of shades with a variety of different finishes that suits everyone’s taste but the price hike of MAC in India has taken a serious toll in every girl’s wallet now. So over time I have found 5 Best & Affordable MAC Lipstick Dupes in my collection that are pretty similar in color and finishes. Without any further ado here we go!
MAC Lipstick Dupes

MAC Whirl Lipstick (Matte)-

This lip color earned its fame after Kylie Jenner posted her plump pout on Instagram. It is a dusty rose shade with brown undertones perfect to get that 90s grunge lips. The dupe of MAC Whirl Lipstick is the Gerard Cosmetics 1995 Lipstick(Matte, $9) was made by Gerard in collaboration with the famous YouTuber aka The Blending Queen ‘Jaclyn Hill’. She wanted to create a dupe for MAC Whirl and she had done a wonderful job on replicating the same.
MAC Lipstick Dupes

MAC Twig (Satin)-

MAC describes Twig as soft-muted brownish pink with a satin finish. This shade looks different on different skin tones and the best dupe for MAC Twig is the Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry(Matte, $7). But the Revlon has a different finish which is matte.
MAC Lipstick Dupes

MAC Velvet Teddy (Matte)-

MAC Velvet Teddy is a beautiful matte beigy pinky brown shade. It is a beautiful nude shade that is a great everyday shade. And the best dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick is the Wet N Wild In The Flesh Lipstick (Matte, $1.99).
MAC Lipstick Dupes

MAC Please Me (Matte)-

MAC Please Me is a medium pink with warm undertones and MAC describes it as a muted-rosy-tinted pink. It is a soft pink that is a perfect spring/summer shade. And the best and affordable MAC Please Me dupe is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul (Matte, $5.99).
MAC Lipstick Dupes

MAC Rebel Lipstick (Satin)-

MAC Rebel Lipstick is a satin finish berry with purple pink undertones. It is super creamy and glides on like a dream. The perfect dupe for MAC Rebel Lipstick is the Makeup Revolution Rebel With Cause (Creamy, $1.5). From the color to the finish they are both very similar to each other.

MAC Lipstick Dupes

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10 Comments on 5 Best & Affordable MAC Lipstick Dupes

  1. crazyforcosmetics
    May 9, 2015 at 12:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Interesting list Pavithra… loved the swatch of the Revlon matte balm..

  2. [email protected]
    May 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Why did Mac raise their prices? That too almost 40-50% in one go ! 🙁
    Lovely dupe-post, will help me out sooner or later, Gerard cosmetics lipstick case looks luxurious.

    • Pavithra Balakrishnan
      May 9, 2015 at 11:13 pm (5 years ago)

      I know right :/ Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick is my new found love they look and feel so luxurious. 🙂

    • Pavithra Balakrishnan
      May 10, 2015 at 1:51 am (5 years ago)

      I have only one and I’m loving it so far. What are your favorite lipsticks ? 🙂

  3. Priya
    May 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Where did u brought nyx product in chennai?

  4. Ishita Sesha
    March 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Bookmarking it right away <3

    • Pavithra Balakrishnan
      March 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha yes it might come in handy anytime 😀

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