torsdagen den 8:e november 2012

Makeup Geek Elegant

I've always had an obsession about red lipsticks. The first lipstick I ever bought was one like that, from Isadora, but it got discontinued.

Elegant by Makeup Geek is just the kind of red lipstick that I love! It is very, very similar to Russian red by M.A.C. and I will therefore do a little comparison of the two products to investigate if they're dupes. :)



Color
I'd say that these two lipsticks are about 99% similar in color. You hardly can see any difference but if you are determined enough you might spot that there is a slightly more bluish tone to Elegant than to Russian red.



Finish and pigmentation
Both are matte and have extremely good pigmentation. The swatch above shows one coat of each lipstick. Neat, huh? 

Moisturizing ability 
I find Elegant a lot more moisturizing than Russian red. The latter tends to feel dry on my lips after about an hour while Elegant can stay on for several hours without drying and flaking. 

Price
Elegant $7.99 at Makeup Geek Store

Russian red $15 at M.A.C.'s website but if you live in Sweden it's about $30 at Åhléns

So what do you guys think? Have you tried any of these lipsticks and would you consider them to be dupes? Which one did you prefer?

Personally I wish that Makeup Geek would create a dupe for M.A.C.'s Prince Noir which such a gorgeous shade of deep burgundy. :)

Thank you for reading and hope you have a lovely day! :)



NOTE: None of the products above were sent to me for free (the M.A.C. lipstick I paid for and the Makeup Geek one I won in a contest), and even if they were this wouldn't affect my opinions about the products in any way.







13 kommentarer:

  1. Awesome swatches. Thanks for the comparison I was just considering getting Russian Red but now I think I'll go for the Makeup Geek one.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm glad you found them helpful! :) I love the Makeup Geek lipsticks, and especially this one, so I highly recommend them.

      Radera
  2. Wow great color comparison. Very hard to tell any difference. I opt for the cruelty free as well :-)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. They are very similar, aren't they?
      Cruelty-free is the best! :)

      Radera
  3. Definetly a great dupe, and the best, as you say, cruelty free =D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It is, isn't it? :) Makeup Geek's idea is to provide high quality for a low price and I think they have succeeded very well. :) Yes; cruelty-free is the only option for me! :)

      Radera
  4. Oooo I think I might need to try Make Up Geek's lipsticks.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I highly recommend them! :) I have tried four this far and I love all of them.

      Radera
    2. Cool! I think I'll start with this one.

      Radera
  5. This colour is one of the most awesome red tones, I don't think I have anything like it. Thanks for the comparison :D

    SvaraRadera
  6. Love Love Love the MUG lipSticks! Thanks for showing the MAC Dupe!

    SvaraRadera