Friday, July 30, 2010
Cheap Red Lipstick Find! Dupe for MAC
I have been on the hunt for a true, blue-based matte red. I have a preference bright, blue-base reds, especially MAC's Glam and Ruby Woo. However, MAC discontinued Glam and even though I love Ruby Woo, it is so dry on my lips! I feel like I have 'desert lips' when I am wearing it. I recently bought Make Up For Ever's #205 lipstick in the hopes of finding a dupe for my beloved Glam but the #205 is more of a darker berry red, yet it's still in the bright category. I like the Make Up For Ever but it is not close enough in color to what I am looking for.
So, last night after work, as I was browsing in the cosmetics section at my local Walgreens, I spied Wet N' Wild's Mega Last Lipcolor. The lipstick retails for $3.99 USD. The two shades that caught my eye were 910D and 911D. I realized I had 910D (I lost it in my car somewhere) and even though I liked the color, it is very similar to the Revlon color "Love that Red" (a bright warm red with a touch of pinky coral) that I already wear. As a result, I opted for the blue-toned 911D.
This morning, I painstakingly peeled off the clear plastic overwrap (and ended up chipping a nail) and removed the clear lid from the shiny black tube. The lipstick has a slanted tip. It reminded me of the shape of MAC Mattene. I swirled up the lipstick and swatched it on the back of my hand:
Notice the pink tones? This 911D not only has a great matte texture, it is very close dupe of Glam and Ruby Woo. Now, I have to say that 911D is more like Ruby Woo. Glam had way more pink. Glam was more like a red-based pink than a pink-based red. Ruby Woo is a true blue red with a touch of pink and overall, I have to say that the Wet N' Wild seems to embody both MAC shades. Basically, if I had to describe the color, it would be like if Glam and Ruby Woo "had a baby."
I am impressed with this lipstick. It has a wonderful matte texture. The color feels good on my lips and it lasts all day without drying. I do need to touch up occasionally but not too much. The color is bright and the tone is perfect for me. I have to give Wet N' Wild a big kudos for this product for sure. And for $3.99, a girl cannot go wrong!
Here is me wearing 911D Mega Last Lipcolor:
So, if you girls are looking for an inexpensive, red matte lipstick, give Mega Last a try!