The accidental dupe…
I don’t wear nude lipsticks ever… You guys know that. I decided it was time for me to look for a suitable nude for my skintone. Most people go from nudes to brights but I of course want to go from brights to nudes. I decided to consult with Ms. Rai of Glam Morena to see what nude lipstick she would recommend for me. She of course gave me a list of more than I wanted and it became an obsession over the new Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks.
My original plan was to pick up Delish (the nude) and Divine (a cool toned medium purplish pink quite similar to Up The Amp) but Divine was sold out!!! After going back and forth looking at the crappy plastic swatches at the bottom of the lipstick cases I decided on Spellbound.
I get home and try on Spellbound. You can’t see me but I’m making the “I effin did it again” face. It looks awfully similar to one of my go to lippies, MAC Girl About Town. SO I went and did an arm swatch and this is what I see…
My camera whore of a dog (like mother like doggy) in the background yes but the swatches are ALMOST identical. GAT is slightly darker and redder if you want to nitpick but honestly they are almost exactly the same. The texture is quite similar as well. The only way I could pass a blind test is by smell. The Covergirl definitely had a strong perfumey candy smell I wasn’t too fond of that lasted way longer than I wanted. I had to do a lip comparison.
So one lip is MAC Girl About Town and the other is Covergirl Spellbound…. Which is which? You tell me.. All I can say is it is pretty damn similar.
MAC GAT looks darker in the tube but when applied they definitely look similar. So $6.99 for a perfumey version of $14.50 MAC Girl About Town? You decide. I am exchanging Spellbound FYI.
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