MAC does it always.
They launch a new product and set new trends with it.
The MAC metallic lipsticks collection is a part of their recent launch. In the international market, they were launched sometime around in April. But in India, they got launched through Nykaa in late August.
This new range includes 18 shades of lipsticks with a metallic finish. They are priced at $17.50 each in the USA and Rs.1650/- in India. The price point is not that crazy, but it is not that affordable either. Especially for college going girls like me, MAC products are just a dream! 😓 Do you find this relatable? Then you are going to love this post about dupes of MAC metallic lipsticks collection.
In this post, I have mentioned 6 affordable metallic lipsticks ranges from drugstore brands. They may not give you the exact same finish and results as the MAC ones, but they will give you a similar kind of look and feel once you will apply them on your lips. The swatches of all the lipsticks are available online so make sure to check them out. Now let’s get started with the post MAC Metallic Lipsticks Dupe list, shall we?
6 Best Dupes For MAC Metallic Lipsticks Collection
Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallic Lipsticks | 10 Shades | Price – $5.49 USD
Cannot do a list post without mentioning a maybelline product, can I?
Starting off the list with these new Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallic Lipsticks. They were launched after the MAC ones. You might have seen them on Maybelline’s instagram account if you follow them there. This range is not launched in India yet, but the lipsticks are available on Amazon International and Ulta Online as well as stores across USA. I cannot say if they will be launched in India, the brand will decide it after knowing about its demand in the Indian market.
Here are the matches that I could find from this range:
dupe for MAC Metallic Lipstick Act So Cool – Molten Bronze (more on the Burgundy side, ACS is on the brown side)
dupe for MAC Metallic Lipstick Digging For Gold – White Gold
dupe for MAC Metallic Lipstick Metal Head – Smoked Silver
dupe for MAC Metallic Lipstick Serpentine – Zerocool
Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crème | 18 Shades Internationally / 7 in India | Price – Rs.1100 / $9 USD
Milani is another very popular drugstore brand like Maybelline. They have normal, non-metallic matte liquid lipsticks in their amore lip creme range as well as these metallic ones.
These matte metallic liquid lipsticks are very subtle. I would say these ones are more wearable, unlike the MAC ones. No one will notice that you are wearing a metallic lipstick unless they will look really closely. You can buy them for $9 USD on Amazon International and for Rs.1100/- on Nykaa, India.
dupe for MAC Metallic Lipstick In Lust – Dramatic Diva
dupe for MAC Metallic Lipstick Act So Cool – Matterialistic
LA Girl Metal Liquid Lipstick | 18 Shades | Price – Rs.675 / $7 USD
LA Girl Metal Liquid Lipsticks are also very subtle, but they are not that close to the MAC metallic collection.
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ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip | 8 Shades | Price – $6 USD
Every time I read this word “Colourpop”, my heart sobs..
Their products are so damn inexpensive and intriguing, but I cannot purchase them because
A) I don’t have a credit card and..
B) They are over priced on Instagram stores.
I am just waiting for them to be launched in India officially because getting a credit card is way out of my league! Hopefully, they will not be overpriced once they will get launched here through Nykaa or Amazon. All you lucky people who have direct access to Colourpop products can check out the entire ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip collection here
NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream | 18 Shades Internationally / 9 Shades in India | Price – Rs.700 / $7.50 USD
The shades in this cosmic metals lip cream range are..
Just out of the world! This range has funky shades like purple, light blue, bright pink, black.. You can see them in the picture above.
Don’t they look so unique?! But yeah, only half of them have been launched in India. Nevertheless, at least we have 9 “wearable” shades to choose from. Get them on Amazon International and Nykaa, do have a look at this shade called “Elite” from this range.
L’Oreal Foil Infallible Lip Paint Metallic Liquid Lipstick Swatches | 4 Shades | Price – $9.99 USD
I hate mentioning a product in my post that is yet to be launched in India, but this mention is for my readers who reside outside of India and have access to these wonderful L’Oreal Foil Infallible Lip Paint Metallic Liquid Lipsticks. Sorry fellow Indian makeupholics, don’t be sad because I am pretty sure this range will be coming here soon! L’Oreal has recently launched Infallible Lip Paint Lacquers on Nykaa so maybe after a couple of months, they will launch Metallic Lip Paints too!
L’Oreal Foil Infallible Lip Paint Metallic Liquid Lipsticks are available in 4 shades on Amazon – Moon Lust, Galactic Foil, Smoldering Eclipse and Liquid Venom. All 4 of them are really, really gorgeous and wearable. They look so glossy and metallic, but not too over the top. I died a little when I saw their gorgeous swatches online! 😍
That’s it guys and girls! I hope you found this dupes list helpful.. It was very hard for me to find exact same dupes because most of the Metallic lipsticks these days are in liquid form, while the MAC ones are in bullet form. Moreover, not all of them have the same shades as the MAC metallic range. I still tried my best, although I feel that out of all 6 of them, the Maybelline Matte Metallic Lipsticks are the closest dupes.. or should I say, alternatives that I could find. If you are looking for a particular MAC Metallic Lipstick dupe then do let me know in the comments below and I will try to find one for you! 🙂 Also, I will update this post if I find more dupes for the MAC Metallic Lipsticks Collection.
Again, I would like to say that please do check the swatches of the lipsticks mentioned here before you buy them, to make sure you are getting the right kind of shade and finish that you are looking for. You can find the swatches on Pinterest or Amazon reviews page.
(P.S. Here is a bonus dupe – Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Metallic Lip Kits. Priced at $8.40 USD)
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Comment down below and tell me how do you like the metallic lipsticks trend? Are you comfortable enough to try it? I don’t think I will ever be brave enough to try bang-on metallic lipsticks like NYX Cosmic Metals, but I would love to try the subtle ones like Milani Amore Matte Metallics.
Metallic lips are one of the 2017’s hottest makeup trends after all, so I really don’t want to miss out on trying this! Here is an interesting article called “How to Rock the Metallic Lipstick Trend Without Looking Like the Terminator” which I recently read on PopSugar. Do take a look at it to get some tips and tricks related to metallic lips trend! (Not getting paid to mention them, though I wish I was 😂)
I will see ya all in my next post!