MAC Lipstick Dupes

mac lipstick dupes list

Due to the overwhelming popularity of my last makeup dupe post, I am bringing you another one! I got so many supportive comments and re-pins from the last one, that I hope you all enjoy this one as well.

Today’s post is focusing on a specific brand and product: MAC lipstick dupes. MAC is arguably the holy grail of department store makeup and are known for their large selection of lipstick shades- among many other things. I find MAC lipsticks to be a bit drying on my lips personally, but I do love the rich colors and lasting power. However, I’ve found that there are surprisingly so many similar shades and textures of lipsticks that are half of the price.

If it’s a shade you absolutely love and will use daily or weekly, I say go for it and splurge on the MAC. But if you’re testing the waters on new shades, will only wear the color seasonally, or simply just don’t want to shell out $15 or more for a lipstick, then try these dupes! It’s also great for those shades that are discontinued  out of stock, or you can’t find at your local MAC counter.

Here is a graphic to go along with the MAC lipstick dupes list I created. I tried to choose some of the more popular shades, since most people would be looking for less-expensive versions of those. Have you tried any of these MAC lipstick dupes?

mac lipstick dupes

MAC “Creme D’Nude” Lipstick   &  e.l.f. “Natural Nymph” Lipstick”

 MAC “Snob” Lipstick  &  Revlon “Pink Pout” Lipstick

MAC “Viva Glam Nicki” Lipstick  &  Wet & Wild “Pinkerbell” Lipstick

  MAC “Rebel” Lipstick  &  Wet & Wild “Sugar Plum Fairy” Lipstick

  MAC “Pink Nouveau” Lipstick  &  Revlon “Stormy Pink” Lipstick

  MAC “Girl About Town” Lipstick  &  Covergirl “Spellbound” Lipstick 

 MAC “Ravishing” Lipstick  &  Revlon “Smoked Peach” Lipstick

  MAC “Russian Red” Lipstick  &  Revlon “Really Red” Lipstick

  MAC “Shy Girl” Lipstick  &  Rimmel “Nude Delight” Lipstick

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  • Rachelle

    I just realized I’m a MAC lipstick addict. Will check out the elf nude for sure.


  • Rakel Campos

    great post! ^^

  • Dina Karivalis

    It’s true that MAC has the most amazing colors but I must say I am a fan of the revlon copy colors as well. I have pink pout and smoked peach and I love them!

    xo Dina

    Sweetest Somethings

    • Rachel

      Same here! Revlon is actually my favorite lipstick brand

  • Meghan Mee

    this is so cute! im all about style stealers and i love love this article :)

    XO Meghan

    • Rachel

      thank you!

  • Lauren

    I always love these posts. I’m definitely taking a few notes down for my next Target run!

    Fizz and Frosting

    • Rachel

      Thank you Lauren! I love writing them too (and saving money!)

  • Alison Dulaney

    This is great – it’s like hi-low fashion:)

    • Rachel


  • Sharon S

    I am going to totally check out that elf lipstick…it looks like the perfect nude and so cheap for 5 bucks!

    The Tiny Heart
    $50 Target Giveaway!

    • Rachel

      They have great $1 lipsticks, too! This one was mineral though so that’s why it was $5

  • Annie

    I’ve heard great things about MAC…loving all the pretty pink shades!


    The Other Side of Gray

  • Get Your Pretty On

    I love, love, love posts like this!!! Those pink shades are so pretty. I’ll be checking them out later today at Target.

    • Rachel


  • Rachel

    THANK YOU for this post! I love MAC lipstick but sometimes I just want to try a new color and not spend as much on it!

    • Rachel

      Same! I don’t feel as guilty if I spend less

  • Always Maylee

    Great finds on these dupes and for way less money too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • Ashley White

    Great dupe list, doll! Must pin this immediately and stock up. :)


    • Rachel

      thank you for pinning!

  • Jennifer Sudhaus

    This really is a helpful post. I agree that while I love MAC I find it to be a bit drying on my lips. Some of the alternative brands you listed are definitely a bit more moisturizing from my experience. Now I know which colors would be close to my fave MAC Thanks!


    • Rachel

      Same! I love Revlon- I think they are the most similar to MAC

  • Niki Caron

    I’ve never tried any of the Elf lipsticks but I really love that color (even better than the MAC one)!

  • Jen

    Rachel this is such a great post! I only own a couple lipsticks because I seem to gravitate to gloss more often but it’s good to know there are more budget friendly options for Mac Pink Nouveau and Snob because I love both of those!

    xo jen

    • Rachel

      thanks Jen! I should do a lip gloss one in the future

  • fleurdelyss

    I love a dupe post! Definitely picking up Revlon’s “Really Red” next time I’m near Ulta or Target!

    • Rachel

      It’s my favorite red shade actually!

  • Ginny Mossman

    I don’t wear lipstick but I love Macs clear lipgloss, it has the best shine! Great post with cheaper alternatives today :)

    • Rachel

      thank you!

  • Allison Jordan

    This is awesome! I love finding similar products with better pricing. Thanks for sharing this!


    • Rachel

      same- thanks!

  • two birds

    i have that spellbound color and absolutely love it!! great post!

    • Rachel

      thank you!

  • Maria

    Love these! I lost my MAC Russian Red at a bar (read: drunk) one night and literally wanted to die. But we had a tube of Revlon Really Red at work and now I’m obsessed.


    • Rachel

      haah oh man that has happened to be before with chapstick. One time it went under the table but I was just too “lazy” to get it so I just left it there. Oops

  • Chelsea Stephens

    Love this series! So helpful. I totally agree with you that if it is your color that you always wear, splurge. MAC and NARS just have killer staying power, but if you aren’t sure how fushia is gonna suit you, this substitution list is perfection! LOVE !

    • Rachel

      thank you!

  • Kristin Reynolds

    This seriously helped, Thank You!


    • Rachel

      Aw good!

  • dancingwithashley

    OOohhh Yes! I do love these posts. I’ve been wanting to branch out of my “only gloss” phase and actually get a lipstick. Thanks for these tips. PS. How do you make your collages?

    • Rachel

      I use Polyvore sometimes, but then add text and play around in Photoshop! Thanks Ashley :)

  • miss b bobochic

    Great post with some lovely alternatives. I’m not buying lipsticks or glosses at the moment as I have so many but might have to make an exception!

    • Rachel


  • Chelsie | Chelsie, Darling

    thank you for this! i love me some on-budget lip finds :)

  • Dani Shapiro

    I love a good dupe! haha. I’m a slave to Sephora, so I am digging this! (With lipsticks, though, sometimes I feel like drugstore brands just aren’t creamy or long-lasting enough! (But for $3, I’m willing to give it a try!)

    • Rachel

      Yeah I have to try different brands to find the “good” drugstore ones!

  • fromproseccotoplaid

    This is great. So so helpful! Love the colors. xo, Julie

    • Rachel


  • Maya McDonald

    Excuse me as I run to Target for those Revlon shades – so gorgeous and a steal!

  • natashaufl

    Pink Pout is one of my favorite lip colors!

    xo, tasha
    Enter to win a monogram pendant necklace

    • Rachel

      me too!

  • Ashley

    I love the makeup dupes post! Although I’m not a huge fan of their lipsticks (they dry my lips out like crazy!), I love that you take the time to find cheaper alternatives. Great idea :)



    Southern (California) Belle

    • Rachel


  • Erica

    Oh, I love finding high end shades at drug store bargain prices. I own a few of those dupes already and will have to check out some of the others.

  • Elle

    I’m all about drugstore lipstick when it comes to trying bright colors especially – great alternatives here! I’ve actually never tried MAC lipstick!

  • Bree

    Noo freaking way girl! I am so glad you have brought this dupe list into my life lol I am so bookmarking this and referring to it for my next lipstick purchase!

    • Rachel

      haha thanks! I’m so glad you liked it

  • Kelly Ann

    This is AMAZING, especially as I am just getting in to Lipstick!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • andréa

    LOVE THIS! I am just getting into makeup and lipstick, and can’t commit to expensive colors!



  • Brenna McCarthy

    This is such a great idea! I hate buying lipstick at the drugstore because you can never test it out and I never know which color looks good on me. This guide will definitely come in handy.

    • Rachel

      ok it sounds weird, but I usually do a Google image search of the lipstick shade before I buy it to see what it looks like on someone. Also, at Rite Aid and Walgreen and CVS you can return opened items for a full refund!

      • Brenna McCarthy

        That’s such a good idea! I must try it.

  • Simple Easy Style

    Great post, I love MAC lipsticks, but not the price! Please check out my blog and enter my Friday Link Up! :)

  • AJ

    Wow, such an extensive list! I don’t own anything MAC but would love to try some of the alternatives. My problem is lipstick never lasts as long as I want it to.


    • Rachel

      boo! Sometimes if I line my lips beforehand, I notice it stays longer

    • LipstickJunkie

      My lipsticks stick much longer with ArtDeco lip concealer. :)

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  • Carissa Siordia Vasile

    Not the greatest match, but if you’re not picky, I guess it’s ok.

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  • Sopi

    Somebody plz tell me the dupe of Mac lipstick meltdown

  • Sarah

    Do you have a dupe for Mac Faux? Thanks so much!

  • Christy Messina

    what about Candy Yum Yum ?

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