25+ MAC Lipstick Drugstore Dupes

by Melissa

25+ MAC Lipstick Drugstore Dupes | This Girl's Life Blog

M.A.C.  Lipstick   |   Drugstore Dupe

Up the Amp   |   Revlon Berry Haute & Cover Girl Devine
Viva Glam Nicki   |   WNW Pinkerbelle
Dark Side   |   Revlon Black Cherry
Twig   |   Maybelline Afternoon Tea
Party Parrot   |   Cover Girl Flame
Red   |   WNW Stoplight Red
Velvet Teddy   |   Rimmel Spotlight Beige
Shy Girl   |   Rimmel Nude Delight
Modesty   |   WNW Fergiedaily
Brave   |   NYX Thalia
Viva Glam II   |   Rimmel Kate Moss 03
Scarlet Ibis   |   Rimmel Kate Moss 12
Crosswires   |   Cover Girl Fairy Tale
Angel   |   Rimmel Kate Moss 101 & Elf Classy
Lovelorn   |   Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake
Russian Red   |   Rimmel Red Fever, Revlon Really Red & Sonia Kashuk Geisha
Rebel   |   WNW Sugar Plum Fairy
Candy Yum Yum   |   Milani Rose Hip
Cream D Nude   |   Elf Natural Nymph
Vegas Volt   |   Revlon Coralberry
CreamCup   |   WNW Think Pink, Elf Runaway Pink & Revlon Primrose
So Chaud   |   WNW Purty Persimmon
Faux   |   Maybelline Pinky Beige
Girl About Town   |   Cover Girl Spellbound
Chatterbox   |   NYX Fig
Snob   |   Revlon Pink Pout

Do you know of any good MAC lipstick dupes not listed? 
Let me know so that I can add it to the list. 🙂

What is your favorite M.A.C. lipstick dupe?

Be sure to check out my list of MAC blush dupes & MAC eyeshadow dupes as well.

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Some of these colors where/are limited edition/discontinued and no longer available except for on online sites like Ebay or Amazon.


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Kelly July 1, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Ahhhhh thank you so much for posting this! It’s so easy having them all listed in one place!

I love getting dupes…it saves loads of money. And usually, they’re worth it! I love my Rebel dupe (the Wet’n’Wild Sugar Plum Fairy). It’s amazing!!

<3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

Melissa Coleman July 1, 2013 - 9:55 PM

Thanks Kelly! I agree having a go to list of all of them is so much easier then searching for random ones all over. I plan to do more dupe lists so be sure to check back. 🙂


Sarah morethanadored July 1, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Great post! You mentioned some I’ve been eyeing for a while! Would love to see side by side swatches 🙂


Melissa Coleman July 2, 2013 - 5:43 AM

Sarah, I would love to provide swatches to them all but I don’t even come close to having all of these. I’m sure there are loads of swatches individually of each one though.


Katy July 2, 2013 - 12:58 AM

Wow, this is awesome! To be honest, I only one one MAC eyeshadow and nothing else. I’m tempted to go out and buy some MAC lipsticks, but with these dupes, you just saved me alot of money!


Melissa Coleman July 2, 2013 - 5:45 AM

Mac has great products but there are tons of great drugstore ones to which is definitely my preference if I can.

Daily Diary of a Brown girl July 2, 2013 - 4:47 PM

I always wanted to try Twig and Shy girl ! Thanks


Filomena Kaguako October 1, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Lovd twig! It’s amazing!

Artsy Chicks Rule July 3, 2013 - 7:53 PM

Great list! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

lilsexy1982 July 29, 2013 - 10:43 PM

MAC Asian Flower and Covergirl the Verve

Melissa Coleman July 30, 2013 - 8:30 PM

🙂 Thanks! I will have to add that one up.


ANGIE July 30, 2013 - 7:45 PM

OH EM GEE! GIRL! You just made my day! I am in LOVE with my up the amp dupe by revlon! AAAHHH!!!Thank you! Do you mind if i mention you in my blog? http://www.sweetsirena.com? Let me know! We can definitly cross promote!

Melissa Coleman July 30, 2013 - 8:28 PM

I definitely don’t mind Angie. 🙂


justanotherlipstick August 6, 2013 - 6:02 AM

Another really good dupe is for MAC Cyber and it is WnW Vamp It Up! I bought it online and instead of paying $36 for Cyber (I live in Australia) I paid $1.50!

Carolyn Harmeling October 8, 2013 - 4:20 AM

What about MAC Viva Glam 3? I have been looking so hard for a good drugstore dupe for that color! I would greatly appreciate if you find one!

Melissa December 11, 2013 - 6:47 PM

I haven’t seen a good one but if I do I will be sure to add it.

Sita July 17, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Do you have a dupe for MAC Viva Glam 6 lipstick? Thanks.

Melissa Coleman August 3, 2014 - 11:43 AM

I don’t know of any for Viva Glam VI at this time but if I do find any I will post them. Thanks!

GELI December 11, 2013 - 6:31 AM

what about the mac verve?? didn’t see that up there :-/

Melissa December 11, 2013 - 6:47 PM

Geli, I have not seen one for MAC verve yet but I will post it up as soon as I do. 🙂

GELI December 12, 2013 - 4:20 AM

i went to cvs today and found one! lol it was the nyc #304

Dimepiece OnaDime January 13, 2014 - 6:50 PM

the better dupe to candy yum yum is NYX Matte Lipstick in shocking pink. it’s exact and is also matte like candy yum yum. Also, Mac’s lady danger and WNW Pretty Persimmon

Melissa February 1, 2014 - 10:30 PM

I have not seen one for Relentless since it is a matte. I will look around though and try to get back with you.

Julie Dragovic March 21, 2014 - 10:37 PM

Hi Melissa, I’m in love with Mac St Germain, but I wanted to know is there a Dupe for it ?

Melissa Coleman March 23, 2014 - 3:52 AM


Here are some options you could try.

NYX lip pencil in dolly pink…It is a pencil so it might be a little drying.
Wet n wild doll house pink (it’s a little deeper but a good match)

misty March 31, 2014 - 12:16 PM

looking for a dupe for plum dandy, do you know one that will be same/close to color?

Melissa Coleman March 31, 2014 - 6:35 PM

I don’t know anything off the top of my head as a dupe for plum dandy but I will keep it on my list of ones to try and hunt for.

msD April 26, 2014 - 3:01 AM

I just spent over 500.00 on MAC for my daughter and myself and then i went to the drug store and found alot of dupes i am upset but i wont buy at MAC again unless its a color that cannot be duped but two dupes i found for MAC violetta i bought bh cosmetics in vixen and for MAC heroine i bought revlon matte balm in shameless and for MAC tananrama i bought nyc applelicious lip balm #350

msD April 26, 2014 - 3:03 AM

I meant MAC tanarama*

msD April 26, 2014 - 3:07 AM

Oh and eye shadow dupes i only own two mac shadows which are all that glitters and satin taupe and i bought a palette of eyeshadows and blush the 26 color palette from bh cosmetics and i see two colors in the palette that could be dupes for MAC especially the satin taupe there is a color in the palette that is an exact dupe.

hanine August 30, 2014 - 8:19 AM

Is there any dupe for flat out fabulous retro matte lipstick?

Melissa Coleman September 4, 2014 - 9:03 AM

Have you tried NYX Sweet Pink? Might be a good dupe for you.