Everybody absolutely loves a bargain. No one likes spending more money on something than they need to… If you had to pay £8,000 for a car or £7,500 for the same one in the same condition of course you’d choose the less expensive one. So why is it when we come to buy make-up more often than not we stick to the brands that cost more? Are we make-up snobs? I think we are… there’s no doubt that when it comes to some products, for example foundation that we splurge a little because we don’t want our skin to dry out or break out. But when it comes to things like lipstick and lipgloss why are some people willing to spend £37/£25/even £15 (Tom Ford/Chanel/MAC) on a lipstick? I’m on a mission to find affordable replica’s of all my expensive lipsticks (mainly Chanel and MAC). I wanted to start off with one of my favourite pink shades which is MACs Snob, which so happens to be a VERY similar shade to Chanel’s Radieuse that I failed to notice when I bought them, oops. I managed to find a dupe of the colours with Rimmel’s Kate Moss 101 shade.
Top Left Kate Moss 101- Top Right Snob MAC
As you can see both Snob (MAC) & Radieuse (Chanel) are very similar to the Rimmel Kate Moss 101 shade. I popped in Creme Cup for comparison because I feel if Creme Cup were slightly stronger and less shimmery then it would be very similar in shade also.
On my hand you can perhaps tell the slightest difference between the shades, however, when the lipstick is applied there is no difference whatsoever which really did surprise me. I hoped that I’d be wrong in creating this dupes post and that actually spending more means that I was getting more. Sadly I was wrong. The cheaper Rimmel shade felt exactly the same on my lips as the Chanel and MAC shades.
Anyway, so here it comes. The Thirty Days of Dupes, I’m not going to post for thirty consecutive posts solely about lipstick, however, I’ll try to fit at least two dupe posts in per month so if you’re keen to save some money by laying off the expensive shades then there will be an alternative. If you click the calendar above it will take you to the 30 days page where I’ll be posting individual links for each dupe.