Friday, September 12, 2014

The Search For A Dupe

Hey y'all! Today, while I clean and do my mani for the weekend, I have a bit of a lippie swatch post for you.  If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen that lately I've been on a search.  My favorite nude, for me, lipstick is beyond the age of needing to be thrown out.  However I just can't do it until I find the perfect dupe for it.  I haven't worn it on my lips, because's old....but I have swatched it on my arm several times trying to find the perfect dupe for it. 

That color would be EMBE Messina Matte.  The company is no longer around, unfortunately, so my only option is to replace it with something else. I've looked around for a while but finally decided to hunker down and find it.  The first, recent purchase, came from Impulse Cosmetics. 

I went with Cliff Hanger.  I knew from swatches that this probably wasn't going to be a dupe...but would be like a deeper nude for me.  As you can see in the swatches below it's definitely not going to replace it, BUT I do quite like it.  It's like a fall nude.

Then, a few months ago, I started making note of lippies from YouTube videos that I thought might be close.  Shortly after I ran into a CVS to pick up one of the new Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain glosses to try out & grabbed a lipstick from one of those videos.

This is the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in London Posh.  This is a bit lighter in person than it's showing up in these pictures.  It's like a peachy nude.  It does apply a little splotchy, so I've not worn it alone and cannot attest to the "stain" claims.  However I can say that it does have a little shimmer to it and looks great over all of the others in this post.  Scroll down for a swatch.

This is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in #14.  It's pretty close....but I think I might get #12 and try layering the two.  This feels amazing on the lips and does look great on me, IMO.  I've seen a LOT of YouTubers say this is their perfect nude and now I can see why.

As you can see in the swatches above...the Rimmel is pretty close, but it's still kinda lacking a little brownness.  Come to think of it, I might have to try layering it over CliffHanger. 

There are a few possiblities from MAC and Dose of Colors that may end my search, but I'm not stopping until I find it.

What's your favorite nude lip? Do you like more pink or more brown nudes?

1 comment:

  1. Those are some nice nudes. I personally don't wear a lot of nudes myself but it looks great on others.


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