Dupe #1: Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop in Smack
|Top to bottom: NYX Bewitching & Marc Jacobs Smack|
Up first: Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop in Smack ($28) vs. NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in Bewitching ($6.50). With these, the NYX one is slightly more purple and cooler in tone whereas the Marc Jacobs one is slightly more brown and warmer. However, this difference is barely noticeable on the lips. And both pair perfectly with NYX Lip Pencil in Plum.
|Left to right: Marc Jacobs Smack & NYX ...|
Dupe #2: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Liv
|Top to bottom: NYX She Devil & Nars Liv|
And my favorite: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Liv ($32) vs. NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in She Devil ($6.50). These two are just like the first set in that the NYX one is ever so slightly more purple and cooler in tone whereas the Nars one is slightly more brown and warmer in tone. Again, however, this difference is barely noticeable on the lips. Both pair perfectly with MAC's lip liner in Nightmoth.
|Left to right: Nars Liv & NYX She Devil|
Unfortunately, my lighting was not exactly the same in each set of these dupe photos, which also accounts for a slight difference in appearance. But even with these minimal discrepancies, the similarity in color and texture of the NYX Simply Vamp Lip Creams to their higher end counterparts is incredible. Sure, they don't feel as luxurious, but for only about one fifth of the price, I think it's a fair sacrifice.
What are some of your favorite drugstore dupes?