Mac Dervish Lip Liner

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  • Luscious Lipsticks for Wedding Lovely Lips Today, our beauty expert Natasha, of Glossy Make-up, tackles the issue of finding the perfect lip colour for your special day. This may seem like a minor concern in the bigger scheme of things, but I myself recall spending ages searching for.

For many people leaving the house without something on their lips can make them feel like their makeup is incomplete. However, lipsticks and lip liners aren’t always cost effective. I’ve put together some dupes I have in my collection, focusing mainly on colour, although some of the dupes also have fantastic wear-time and feel just as comfortable to wear.

Full Description. A lip liner designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Our Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or colouring them in. Available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades. Key Claims and Benefits.

MAC Brick and Natural Collection Plum:
Brick lip liner by MAC is a cult favourite, but at £13 for 1.45g it isn’t the easiest purchase to make. Plum by Natural Collection is £1.99 for 1g and, although it’s the teeniest bit deeper in tone, it is a pretty good colour dupe for Brick. The texture is slightly harder than the MAC liner, but it wears well as a result.

MAC Dervish and Essence Satin Mauve:

The texture of the Essence lip liners is similar to the harder consistency of MAC liners, meaning they wear extremely well. Despite being £1 for 1g, versus Dervish’s £13 for 1.45g, the Essence liner is actually slightly more pigmented. Both are great liners, but this dupe is definitely one to consider before splashing out.

MAC Please Me and Soap and Glory Pretty Muted:
Costing a mere £3.50 compared to MAC’s £16.50 price tag, Pretty Muted is an exact match to Please Me both in colour and texture, as it is also a matte finish. It lasts well and and has sturdy packaging – a perfect alternative!

MAC Crème de la Femme and Natural Collection Cranberry:

Natural Collection may not wear as well as MAC, but the colour match here is practically perfect and the price is even bette (£16.50 versus £1.99). Cranberry is slightly deeper in tone than Crème de la Femme but, used sparingly, it will work perfectly as a dupe, as long as you don’t mind topping it up that little bit more often!

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 38 La Fascinante and L’Oreal Blake’s Pure Red:

As one of the best dupes in my collection, it is hard to deny the likeness of these two lipsticks. Both have the strong blue undertone and the satin finish, and the packaging components follow the same colour scheme and feel just as sturdy. The only difference is the price; you can pay £28 for Coco’s name or £6.99 for Blake’s.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo and Essence Porcelain Doll:

Costing £6, NYX’s soft matte lip creams are not the most expensive on the market. However, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative or do not like the matte feel of the lip creams, Essence’s Porcelain Doll is a great alternative. It has a more satin/sheen finish and is more comfortable to wear, although it will not last as well as the NYX matte finish. However, the NYX lip creams don’t have the best lasting power anyway and, at £2.30, Porcelain Doll is a lot more cost effective.

MAC Modesty and Essence Cool Nude:

Similarly to Porcelain Doll, Cool Nude has a more satin finish, which matches well with Modesty, as it is not a flat matte finish either. The brownish undertone on the two lipsticks makes them fantastic dupes, although with Cool Nude costing £14.20 less than Modesty, Essence is definitely a brand to consider.

Illamasqua Fable and Kiko Shining Star Lip Laquer 01:

As mentioned the focus of my dupe-matching process was colour. This is the perfect example of that as, aside from colour, these two are polar opposite. However, for those who aren’t a fan of that heavy matte feeling, Fable by Illamasqua is immediately ruled out, which is a shame, as it is a beautiful pink that is not too bright but not too muted. Although it does not photograph well, coming off a slightly brown colour, the Kiko lip laquer the exact same shade, with the not-too-bright but not-too-muted tone. Sitting like a lipgloss, but with more pigment, the laquer is far more comfortable to wear and, although it will last nowhere near as long on the lips, you can feel better about topping it up, as it costs far less than the £19.50 Fable. *

*The collection which contained the laquer is no longer stocked at most Kiko stores, although some may have it on sale. However, you are likely to find it on Depop or Amazon, so, if you do see it, be sure to grab it!


Products Mentioned:

Mac Dervish Dupe

MAC Brick:

Natural Collection Lip Liner in Plum:

Mac Dervish:

Essence Lip Liner in Satin Mauve:

MAC Please Me:

Soap and Glory Pretty Muted:

MAC Crème de la Femme:

Natural Collection Cranberry:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 38 La Fascinante:

L’Oreal Blake’s Pure Red:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo:

Essence Porcelain Doll:

MAC Modesty:


Essence Cool Nude:

Illamasqua Fable:

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Dupe

What girl doesn’t lust over a makeup bag full of MAC? Here at The Dupe Diaries, we LOVE MAC products but sometimes, you just can’t afford to splash out €20 on a lipstick.

We’ve searched high and low to find some pretty convincing dupes for our favourite MAC nude lipsticks and lipliners (this is The Dupe Diaries, after all).

We’ve photographed our favourite MAC nudes with their dupes. MAC products are on on the lower lip, while we’re wearing the dupes on our top lips.

Sara’s Picks

MAC Faux lipstick €19.50 Vs Essence Cool Nude €2.89

Faux is such an easy-to-wear nude, with substantial colour, for those who don’t like a really pale nude. It’s a great natural colour without making you look washed out. This Essence lipstick is a fantastic dupe for Faux. The colour is extremely similar and the texture is also a really good match.

MAC Kinda Sexy €19.50 Vs Wet’n’Wild Just Peachy €2.99

This is one of my all time favourite lipsticks from MAC. It’s an extremely flattering shade and another great neutral for day or night. This Wet’nWild number is an almost perfect match but with a slightly more moisturising texture so for those of you who don’t like a really matte lipstick, this would be a great one to get.

Claire’s Picks

MAC Velvet Teddy €19.50 Vs Wet’n’ Wild Bare It All €2.99

Velvet Teddy cemented it’s cult status when it became a go-to for Kylie Jenner, and again it’s a great shade for flattering all skin tones. I personally find it a little drying as it’s a matte finish, so I usually wear it with lip balm, as you can see from the photos below. I actually prefer the finish of the Wet’n’Wild dupe, as it’s creamier. In terms of durability, both last for hours, and are staples in my makeup bag!

MAC Hue €19.50 Vs NYX Summer Love €5.99

Hue is a firm favourite for many Irish girls, as it’s a pinky nude and very wearable for day and night. Although they don’t swatch similarly as you can see below, once on the lips, they are pretty much identical. I get similar wear time out of both, and because they are a little creamier (Hue is a glaze finish), they don’t last as long as the matte finishes.

MAC lip liner dupes

We both love MAC lip liners. The colours are great, they’re very long wearing and the pencils themselves are very long (neither of us has managed to use up a full pencil yet), but at €16.50 a pop, they’re a tad pricey. We’ve found some great dupes for them at a fraction of the price. Some of the dupes don’t have quite as creamy a consistency as MAC but the difference is barely noticeable and they last just as long.

MAC Boldly Bare €16.50 Vs Rimmel Spice €4.79

MAC Subculture €16.50 Vs Wet’n’Wild Willow €1.99

MAC Spice Vs Catrice Upper Brown Side €1.99

MAC Dervish Vs Catrice That’s What Rose Wood Do! €1.99

All of the dupes mentioned are genuinely very close and really good quality-wise, so we rate them as fantastic budget buys! What are your top MAC dupes, or have you any MAC colours you’d like us to find a dupe for? Leave a comment or drop us an email!

Mac Dervish Lip Pencil Review

Sara and Claire

Mac Dervish Lip Liner