Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MAC Dupes Swatchfest Part 1: NYX Round Lipsticks

Hello Pinay Beauties! I have a very interesting post for you today. I am going to show you swatches of NYX Round Lipstick and which MAC lipstick is it a dupe for. :)

See, not all of us can afford to collect MAC lipsticks, hell I can't even afford to buy one unless I really save up for it or have someone give it to me. That is why I have this blog so I can show you that there are cheaper and quality alternatives to these high end products.

I already did a review on these lipsticks, and if you haven't seen it yet you may check it out here. This post will focus more on the swatches, description of the colors and comparison to their corresponding MAC dupe.

And also, in between application of the lipstick I use a lip balm and concealer to mute the natural color of my lips and show the true color of these lipsticks. Ready for the swatches?

Circe is a creamy neutral beige nude lipstick. This is super creamy that I had a hard time making the color show on my lips. It applies a bit streaky too, just like the next 2 lipsticks that I am going to show you.

Now this is a dupe for MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2. They both have the same beige nude color, but Viva Glam Gaga 2 has an amplified finish so this lipstick is creamier.

Orange Soda is a pale orange color, more like a muted orange peach. Again, this is super creamy and very streaky to apply, so you need to blend it with a brush or your finger afterwards.

This is said to be a dupe for MAC Peachstock, although Peachstock is darker than Orange Soda. It is more of a peach beige color.

Pumpkin Pie is a mid-toned peach coral, it is darker than Orange Soda. I've had this for a while now and I am still inlove with it. This is my go-to peachy nude lip color.

This is said to be a dupe for MAC Shy Girl, but I think Shy Girl is a brighter peach nude than Pumpkin Pie. The finish is almost the same, but like every lipstick in this post, the NYX RL is creamier than the MAC ones.

Now this is a bright coral pink lipstick with a frost finish. I am not really a fan of frost lipsticks, but these shade is super gorgeous!

This is a dupe for MAC Costa Chic, and they really look the same. The only difference is Margarita is more frosted than Costa Chic, so it appears brighter.

Power is a mauve colored lipstick. Quite frankly, I don't have anything like this in my collection. I love the color (although it doesn't suit with the eye look that I have above) and I see myself wearing this more often.

This is a dupe for MAC Snob. They both are mauve color, although Power has more purple in it.

Thalia is a pinky mauve color. I actually really like this shade, and this suits morenas really well. Some people say that this is their MLBB lipstick, and I can see why. For fair skinned people like me, it is a great everyday nude pink color.

Now this is said to be a dupe for MAC Brave or MAC Modesty, depending on the pigmentation of your lips, but since I used concealer on me before I applied the lipstick, the color is much more closer to MAC Modesty.

I am not sure how to explain this shade, but this is a slightly bright medium pink. It screams pink but it is that kind of color that you can pull off for an everyday look.

This lipstick and the next one is said to be a dupe for MAC Chatterbox, again I think it will depend on the pigmentation of the lips, but I find that this shade is darker than the MAC one.

Compared to Fig, Louisiana is your bright, bold Barbie pink lip color. It has more purple undertones to it, and I believe this is a closer dupe for MAC Chatterbox. Although this is slightly brighter, they have the same undertone.

This is love! Spellbound is a hot, bright pink! The color is just awesome and I really love the color and the pigmentation of this lipstick.

Spellbound is a dupe for MAC Impassioned, although Impassioned is a stronger pink than Spellbound. Side by side, Spellbound looks more like it has a blue undertone than Impassioned.

Chic Red is described to be a bright red color, but upon swatching it actually looks more like a pink red.

This is said to be a dupe for MAC Riri Woo/Ruby Woo, but I think it is more of a perfect dupe for MAC Marilyn Monroe Love Goddess lipstick because of the pink red color.

Just like Power, I don't have anything like this color on my collection. Snow White is a gorgeous brown red color, and I like the effect of a strong lip color, but not as bright as my other red ones.

Snow White is the closest dupe for MAC Dubonnet. Dubonnet is also a brownish red color and the only difference is Snow White is creamier, lighter and redder in appearance. Dubonnet is just richer and more opaque than Snow White.

And that is it for this post! Did you like it? Find it helpful? Let me know your thoughts by posting a comment below. And yes, there will be definitely a part 2 featuring another lipstick brand. Can you guess what it is?

Thank you so much for reading loves! I really do hope you enjoyed this post. Stay pretty, and goodluck!


  1. rhania escuetaMarch 12, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    i had spellbound! i love the sierra too!

  2. MichelleMarch 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I've been wanting to get Snow white for so long! Thanks for sharing this! There's also one MAC dupe I found from NYX and it's the shade EROS and it's a dupe for Lady Danger. It's a pretty orange-red :3

  3. Marielle AMarch 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    I love NYX. I agree that some colors are dupes for MAC. I just don't like the scent of some NYX Round Lipsticks but overall NYX lippies are cheap and it gives good pigmentation.

  4. RaeMarch 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Thalia looks great on you. I'm planning to get NYX's matte lipsticks naman. I wonder if there are dupes for MAC lipsticks.

  5. Maica SaldoMarch 14, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    Yes there are some shades actually. :) I will be posting a review of the NYX Mattes, probably by next week. I have two shades that are dupes for MAC lippies.. :D

  6. Maica SaldoMarch 14, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    Yes, they smell like soap. :( But they are cheap and the color selection is just awesome. :D Thanks for dropping by!

  7. Maica SaldoMarch 14, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Oh thank you so much for sharing! Snow White is really nice, I love that shade! :D

  8. Maica SaldoMarch 14, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Cool. :) Haven't tried Sierra yet. I might pick up a few shades pa to try out.. Hehehe!

  9. lynee ayubanMarch 14, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Omg I love the Snow white... :-) hope someday mabili ko yan :-)

  10. Maica SaldoMarch 16, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Its cheap lang dear, hope you can try it ASAP, its really nice! :)


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