Primark Lipsticks - A MAC dupe?!







Primark Make up has upped it's game massively in 2018. Bringing out new collections, dupes and a whole host of affordable make up, in sleek packaging. Of course in most cases you get what you pay for, however there are a few products that have me pleasantly surprised.

I've spotted these MAC-esque lipsticks every time I've been in but never bothered to further inspect - until the other day when I finally decided to give them a swatch.

First thing to note is the smell, as soon as you open the cap the vanilla scent hits you like a big yellow school bus. Thankfully, I love the smell of vanilla and I see what they've tried to do here by mimicking the classic vanilla smell of the MAC ones, however I think they could have toned it down just a smidge.



On to the colour options - there are a million and one different shades of nude and I am all here for it along with the odd red and more pinky/purple options. There's definitely something for everyone. They also come in two finishes - Matte (£1.50 and Lustre £0.90), not quite sure why there is a 60p difference in price but hey ho both are an absolute bargain.


Bottom - Top - Limbo, Naked Flame, Shot Gun, Toast.

The Matte lipsticks really do remind me of the MAC matte lipsticks - think Ruby Woo, the colour pay off was incredible but boy was that shit drying. The Primark ones are no different, you can really feel them on the lips however, as someone who is used to wearing liquid lipsticks on the daily this isn't a problem for me. The colour pay off is incredible and all in all I'm happy with these! I picked up the shades 'Limbo - a bright coral' and 'Naked Flame - a nude pink'.

The Lustre lipsticks were a bit less exciting, the more hydrating formula meant the colour pay off was a lot sheerer. Although I did find that the shade 'Toast' is almost identical to MAC Velvet Teddy accept of course, it's in a less drying formula. A great option for every day if you just want a wash of colour and for £0.90, you can't really expect anything more. I also picked up the shade Shot Gun which is a slightly darker browny/nude, I like this if I'm feeling a bit more of a dramatic day time look. I'm definitely still not over the 90's brown lip trend.

Top - Velvet Teddy, Bottom - Toast


All in all, the Primark lipsticks did impress me. However, I don't think they're an exact dupe MAC as you certainly get what you're paying for. The colour options are nice and if you can cope with a liquid lipstick and the strong vanilla scent, it might be worth picking one up to try.

Liv x

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