Mac Mauve Lip Liner

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For many people leaving the house without something on their lips can make them feel like their makeup is incomplete. However, lipsticks and lip liners aren’t always cost effective. I’ve put together some dupes I have in my collection, focusing mainly on colour, although some of the dupes also have fantastic wear-time and feel just as comfortable to wear.

MAC Brick and Natural Collection Plum:
Brick lip liner by MAC is a cult favourite, but at £13 for 1.45g it isn’t the easiest purchase to make. Plum by Natural Collection is £1.99 for 1g and, although it’s the teeniest bit deeper in tone, it is a pretty good colour dupe for Brick. The texture is slightly harder than the MAC liner, but it wears well as a result.

MAC Dervish and Essence Satin Mauve:

The texture of the Essence lip liners is similar to the harder consistency of MAC liners, meaning they wear extremely well. Despite being £1 for 1g, versus Dervish’s £13 for 1.45g, the Essence liner is actually slightly more pigmented. Both are great liners, but this dupe is definitely one to consider before splashing out.

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MAC Please Me and Soap and Glory Pretty Muted:
Costing a mere £3.50 compared to MAC’s £16.50 price tag, Pretty Muted is an exact match to Please Me both in colour and texture, as it is also a matte finish. It lasts well and and has sturdy packaging – a perfect alternative!


MAC Crème de la Femme and Natural Collection Cranberry:

Natural Collection may not wear as well as MAC, but the colour match here is practically perfect and the price is even bette (£16.50 versus £1.99). Cranberry is slightly deeper in tone than Crème de la Femme but, used sparingly, it will work perfectly as a dupe, as long as you don’t mind topping it up that little bit more often!

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 38 La Fascinante and L’Oreal Blake’s Pure Red:

As one of the best dupes in my collection, it is hard to deny the likeness of these two lipsticks. Both have the strong blue undertone and the satin finish, and the packaging components follow the same colour scheme and feel just as sturdy. The only difference is the price; you can pay £28 for Coco’s name or £6.99 for Blake’s.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo and Essence Porcelain Doll:

Costing £6, NYX’s soft matte lip creams are not the most expensive on the market. However, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative or do not like the matte feel of the lip creams, Essence’s Porcelain Doll is a great alternative. It has a more satin/sheen finish and is more comfortable to wear, although it will not last as well as the NYX matte finish. However, the NYX lip creams don’t have the best lasting power anyway and, at £2.30, Porcelain Doll is a lot more cost effective.

MAC Modesty and Essence Cool Nude:

Similarly to Porcelain Doll, Cool Nude has a more satin finish, which matches well with Modesty, as it is not a flat matte finish either. The brownish undertone on the two lipsticks makes them fantastic dupes, although with Cool Nude costing £14.20 less than Modesty, Essence is definitely a brand to consider.

Illamasqua Fable and Kiko Shining Star Lip Laquer 01:

As mentioned the focus of my dupe-matching process was colour. This is the perfect example of that as, aside from colour, these two are polar opposite. However, for those who aren’t a fan of that heavy matte feeling, Fable by Illamasqua is immediately ruled out, which is a shame, as it is a beautiful pink that is not too bright but not too muted. Although it does not photograph well, coming off a slightly brown colour, the Kiko lip laquer the exact same shade, with the not-too-bright but not-too-muted tone. Sitting like a lipgloss, but with more pigment, the laquer is far more comfortable to wear and, although it will last nowhere near as long on the lips, you can feel better about topping it up, as it costs far less than the £19.50 Fable. *

*The collection which contained the laquer is no longer stocked at most Kiko stores, although some may have it on sale. However, you are likely to find it on Depop or Amazon, so, if you do see it, be sure to grab it!


Products Mentioned:

Best Lip Liners

MAC Brick:

Natural Collection Lip Liner in Plum: Vivaldi g dur.

Mac Dervish:

Essence Lip Liner in Satin Mauve:

MAC Please Me:

Soap and Glory Pretty Muted:

MAC Crème de la Femme:

Natural Collection Cranberry:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 38 La Fascinante:

L’Oreal Blake’s Pure Red:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo:

Essence Porcelain Doll:

MAC Modesty:

Essence Cool Nude:

Illamasqua Fable:


As promised the other day, I said I would do some research for you guys and find some dupes for my Mac Soar and Mac Faux lip liner, and lipstick. Since today I’m spending the day relaxing at home, and recuperating from last night’s birthday party, I thought I’d spend some time doing that. I’ll link any good videos I find, as well, I’ll post comparison swatches too.

Sit back and read on for the magic of a dupe!

xo, as always!


Alright, so back to it, I did find a pretty good video with some affordable drugstore dupes for both liners and lipsticks that are pretty close matches for Mac’s Soar lip liner. Who doesn’t love a good, affordable dupe, right? A lot of these are very similar options, some ranging a little more pink, some being the same colour, just a little less vibrant. All are great options, and the colour pay off for the price is a no-brainer! Depending where you are, some of these can be hard to find, but never forget the option of purchasing online! (Be careful though, it’s addicting!)

Check out the video if you want, it shows swatches so you can get the feel, but I’ll list ’em below!

Starting with lip liners:

  1. Milani #03 is a lighter, browner shade
  2. Jordana in Tawny is the same colour but a little lighter
  3. Essence #06 (Satin Mauve) is very similar in my opinion, the best lip liner option (and I love the brand, too!)
  4. Nyx in Mauve is slightly pinker in my opinion, but very similar

Moving on to lipsticks:

  1. Nyx in Natural is a little bit rosier, but if you like pink, it could be a good option
  2. Nyx in Whipped Caviar is very similar and mentioned by so many different people as a good dupe!
  3. L’oreal #519 (Tender Berry) is rosier, but very similar and probably the easiest to find universally
  4. Nyx Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake is a very similar colour, but because it’s a gloss it’s got less pigment and so not opaque, but great if you don’t want the matte lip option, or if you’re looking for something glossy that won’t change the colour of your lips!

So those are the dupes for Soar lip liner, and probably very close to faux as well, since I don’t find a huge difference between the two, they are very similar in colour, with Soar being a little bit more dusty rose than Faux lip liner! Now, moving on!

Let me tell you guys, finding you a dupe for Faux proved harder than I thought. Even other people couldn’t find many. I watched a ton of videos, looked at a ton of swatch pictures, and I just wasn’t finding many, so what I’ve compiled for you is a few that have similar colours, but are not exactly the same, and I’m not claiming any of these to be exactly the same to either shade, but definitely pretty close, so without further blabbering, let’s finish this off!

These are all lipsticks:

  1. Mac in Velvet Teddy is more brown, less pink, but still gorgeous! When faced with having to choose a colour, I was picking between three- faux, velvet teddy, and the next dupe I have for you. It’s been rumoured that Velvet Teddy is also a colour that Kylie Jenner wears, so if you’re looking for a Kylie dupe and Faux is out of stock, you can pick this one up instead!
  2. Mac in Twig is a redder and more earthy, so I found darker. It’s such a gorgeous colour, and I swatched it a few times but in the end Faux won me over.
  3. Wet N’ Wild in Bare it All is a matte finish rather than a satin, and I find it to be less mauve and more brown, but either way still gorgeous and probably the closest dupe. I actually have this one and swatched the two myself, I can add a photo so you can see below, it’s a pretty similar dupe, and gorgeous either way!
  4. Nyx in Pops is more pink, but still does the job of a neutral toned mauve.
  5. Maybelline in Pinky-beige is a lighter pink and also has a different finish, but could do the job in a pinch
  6. NYX in Abu Dhabi is browner but again close and could probably do the trick

Like I said, finding a dupe for Faux was a challenge, but I’d definitely say that the Wet N’ Wild Bare it All is pretty close, and definitely worth having in your collection, especially at the low cost that it is!

I’d always recommend going with the colour that you’re looking for first, but of course if you can’t find it, or it’s out of your price range, duping can be good and definitely better pricing. In the case of Mac, I was always under the impression that it was really expensive, but here in Canada it’s only $19 per lipstick, which is great, especially since most lipsticks from Sephora are more than that, from any brand.

I’ve always been under the impression that Mac wasn’t something I could afford or wanted to, because I find most Mac lipsticks so dupeable, but if you’re looking for the gorgeous colour that Faux gives, I would definitely recommend spending the $16-$19, (depending where you are) because it’s really not something that has a good dupe!

In summary, Mac Faux is next to undupable, but Wet N’ Wild Bare it All is an almost perfect dupe for Velvet Teddy and both would be the closest acceptable options and Mac Soar has 2 dupes, a liner from Essence in #06 Satin Mauve, or a lipstick from Nyx in Whipped Caviar.

I hope this helped some of my beauties, I’ll talk to you soon!

xo, for now!