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Splurge or Save Series – Lipstick

If you’re a makeup junkie, you know the struggle when shopping for makeup products. Beauty addicts are always torn when it comes to choosing the right products, to buy or not to buy is the biggest question, and at times you want to splurge whereas other times you would opt for saving. Which is why we present to you Splurge or Save Series!

“Because when I shop, the world gets better.” – Rebecca Bloomwood, Confessions of a Shopaholic

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We will be starting of the Splurge or Save Series with, yes of course, LIPSTICKS. As L’Oreal aptly puts it; A rouge for every woman! Read more about the exclusive collection here.

Splurge or Save Series – Lipstick

We bring to you the crème de la crème of lipsticks along with their dupes or best budget buys as we like to call them. So let’s compare:


MAC is the king when it comes to lipsticks. Asians cannot pull off the “Rihanna’s Nude Lips Look” because it tends to wash us out, but worry not, MAC Half n Half ($16) is a perfect nude for Desi’s. On the other hand, Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick Bare It All ($1.99) is the perfect dupe of this lipstick, personally tried and tested this baby is rich in color and has an amazing formula and texture which does not make your lips look dry or creased.

Splurge or Save Series - Lipsticks nude


You can never have too many pink lipsticks. There are too many shades of pinks now; it’s hard to choose from. MAC Craving ($16) is one of the best pink toned lipsticks you can get your hands on, however, if you’re on a budget we recommend buying Covergirl Ravish ($ 6.69).

Splurge or Save Series - Lipsticks pink


Who doesn’t want a bright fuchsia pout for the summer season? After all it is the latest rage on the makeup scene! Lime Crime Centrifuchsia ($20) is as good as it gets. But don’t lose hope if it seems a little heavy on the pocket as you can get the desired look using Wet n Wild Cherry Picking ($1.99).

Splurge or Save Series - Lipsticks fuchsia


MAC cosmetics has some amazing shades of red, which are hard to find the dupes of, such as MAC Ruby Woo ($16). They produce reds with so many undertones which makes them different and unique, however, NYX Butter Lipstick Mary Janes ($6) is a close enough shade to achieve that red pucker.

Splurge or Save Series - Lipsticks red


So there you have it ladies, the best buys and the budget buys. Now go hit those makeup counters and get the colors you have always longed for!

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