Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nars & Marc Jacobs Vampy Lipstick Drugstore Dupes + The Perfect Liner Pairs

Now I realize that vampy lipstick season is almost over, but that doesn't mean the love for them stops. I was playing around with my collection the other day (I'm obsessed with darker hues), and realized I had a couple of dupes for my favorite Nars and Marc Jacobs lippies thanks to the NYX Simply Vamp Lip Creams. To find out what they are, and the perfect lip liners to pair with them, keep reading!


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?

12 comments:

  1. smack is such a pretty shade!
    following you on bloglovin' and twitter. hope you'll look for me too. see you around!


    a possible fantasy

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    1. Love your blog, I've followed you back :)

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  2. I love that color! I'm following you on blogloving. I'd very glad if you could visit my blog and follow me (maybe).

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  3. Great dupe! I am going to check out some more nyx cosmetics!

    Vievelle

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    1. Thanks Genevieve! They're a great brand :)

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  4. I was thinking of getting Liv. It's nice to know there's a cheaper alternative. :)

    Could you add a Name/URL option to the comment section? I'm having trouble signing in with Wordpress

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    1. Sorry to hear you had trouble, I'll definitely try to do that!

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  5. Those lipsticks look so pretty! It's always good knowing where to find cheaper options, and I think NYX lipsticks are pretty good quality as well.

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    1. I agree, NYX is probably my favorite drugstore brand!

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  6. Hey, we love your blog and these lipsticks!! You're so pretty, could you check our blog out please- we're kind of new to this. It would mean a lot!! :) thanks

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    1. Hi Kristy and Eloise, thank you so much!! I checked out your blog and love your nail-art tutorial-- so cute!

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