Dark Berry Lipstick Dupes!

It is officially September, and we all know what that means: Pumpkin Spice everything and DARK BERRY LIPSTICKS!!!!

One of my all time favorite Fall lipsticks is MACs Diva which is a beautiful bold cool-red that happens to be MATTE (my fav!) MACs Diva is on the pricey side for lipstick, $17 on macscosmetics.com so I wanted to find a dupe for you guys that is not only affordable but a great product! While I was swatching my lipstick arsenal, not only did I find a great matte dupe, I also found non-matte dupe for anyone who prefers a shiny finish.

Before I give away my secrets… Can you tell which is which in this photo? I used MAC Diva on one lip and a dupe on the other…. (sorry for the fuzzy photo)

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DRUM ROLL please…..

The top lip is MAC and the bottom lip is Ultas Mulberry Matte Lipstick!!!

The colors and finishes of these lipsticks are soooo similar! Below I have swatched these  two on my arm. The third lipstick is NYX Butter Lipstick in Moonlit Night, it is a very similar color for those of you who aren’t fan of matte lipsticks.

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Pricing/ Availability:

MACs Diva (matte) — $17 on macscosmetics.com

Ulta Mulberry (matte)— $8 on ulta.com

NYX Moonlit Night (butter lipstick)— $5.99 on target.com

Overall thoughts:

MAC does have a creamier texture when applying to the lips, where as Ulta does seem a bit drier. I feel as though that’s not a huge deal since you can just use a great lip hydrator before applying your lipstick, and for only $8 you can’t really go wrong. This color is perfect for Fall and even into the Holidays!

Here’s a full look at a glam/grunge look I did- I have Mac on the top lip and Ulta on the bottom, can’t even tell the difference!

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