Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lip Liner Battle: NYX vs MAC

Hi!

So - we've all heard of supposed "dupes" when it comes to MAC lipliner. Over the past few months I've built up a small collection of both MAC and NYX liners, so I thought I'd do some swatches for you and prove once and for all that there are no dupes. Close, but no cigars. At all.


The problem with "dupes" is that usually, they're shown swatched side-by-side on a hand, or on a bit of paper. Take four of the most popular liners from each brand, swatch them on paper, and they're pretty much bang on:


But on the lips, it's a different story:



Similar, NOT the same. So therefore NOT dupes. Apart from colour differences, both brands offer creaminess and longevity, with MAC lasting a little longer than NYX. Some NYX lipliners have become harder to get hold of than the MAC ones! I stalked Mauve for months before I got my hands on it - I had no problem getting hold of any of the MAC liners at all. If they weren't in stock at Brown Thomas, House of Fraser had them.

Here are the other colours from both brands that I own, including the horribly named Rosy Rim - sounds like the after-effects of a dodgy curry. Seriously, MAC. What were you thinking?!




No dupes here, folks. Very similar - but not the same.




10 comments:

  1. NYX lip liners are my favorite, you get great quality at an affordable price. I am new to your blog, a new follower :) thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for following! I agree, NYX are really good quality for the price x

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  2. That Mac whirl and rosy rim are gorgeous. If don't own many lip liners, I must invest!

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    1. Rosy Rim really is lovely for all the peachy colours around at the minute! x

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  3. Rosy Rim made me laugh. I can't believe they stuck with that name!

    Some lovely colours in both ranges, but it's great to see them swatched, on lips, side by side so the differences in shade are clearer to spot.

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    1. Awful name, isn't it? It keeps reminding me of that Limp Bizkit album from the early 2000s - Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water.....it was only years later I found out what a chocolate starfish was..........aagh!! x

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  4. I do like a bit of NYX - the chemist next door stocks it, so it would be rude not to buy one (or three) products every now and then! Nice dupe (not dupe) post. Had a lol at Rosy Rim too! x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    1. Oh you lucky duck!! NYX are a great brand all round, their lipsticks are really lovely too x

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