Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The hunt for the perfect dupe.

It has become something of a mission of mine to try and find my perfect lipstick shade. Ever since the Chaira Fashion photoshoot (post here) I've been on the hunt for the perfect dupe for MAC's Angel lipstick. The make-up artist picked it out for me and it's something I would have never thought of trying especially as it's a 'baby pink' and I'm far from a pink kinda girl - or at least I thought I was. So ever since I've worn that shade I've been on the look out for the perfect dupe. I've not managed to find the 'one' yet but here are a few close contenders.

KIKO Lipstick - £2.50

I picked this up when I was in Westfeild last week, I've had a few products from KIKO in the past and they're really reasonably priced. In fact this lippy was a bit of a steal at less than £3. I love the colour and the finish but it's just not quite pink enough to be the perfect dupe.

MUA Lipstick - £1

We all know and love the bargain brand that is MUA and once again their lipsticks haven't failed me. For £1 you can't complain at the quality - it's not as pigmented as the others but you get a nice sheen on your lips. This is pretty close to the perfect dupe but it's just slightly too sheer and leaves more of a gloss finish rather than a matte look.

ELF Lipstick £2 (via Ebay)

This is actually the first product I've properly tried from ELF and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. The pigmentation is fab considering the price and the lipstick is really long wearing. This is almost the perfect dupe but it's just that tiny bit too dark and doesn't have enough blue under tones - so close yet so far.

So my hunt is continuing for the perfect colour for me, I've got a list of lipsticks to look at saved in my phone so if you have any more suggestions please send them my way!

Katie xx



  1. ooh the mua lipstick is gorg! x

  2. The ELF lipstick is lovely :) I'm forever on the hunt for drugstore dupes and usually give up haha

    ox Lucy

  3. The ELF lipstick is lovely. I've never used MAC Angel, but it seems like a lovely shade, hope you find your dupe!

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  4. I love these shades! i know what a pain it is searching for the perfect dupe. I have a 5 year lipstick which is my favourite ever and it's my life mission to find a duper for it! LOL xx

  5. The MUA colour looks really nice, a lot of people seem to be into that brand. It's so cheap I'm gunna have to check it out!


  6. I have the ELF lipstick, I like it too! :) MUA lipsticks are fab also. Good luck on your quest for the perfect dupe!
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

  7. I'd recommend a CK lipstick you can get them on fragrance direct. You might like the shade Henna it's a nude pink :) Good luck with your hunt!

  8. I love the look of the MUA shade it's so pretty!
    Kirsty x


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