You can't beat a dupe. January is pretty much the most horrible time of the year - financially speaking. Because of the interruption of Christmas, it feels like we've all gone about two months without being paid, which means that the choice isn't between Mac and Rimmel, it's more likely to be between fridge leftover soup and your fourth dinner of Findus Crispy Pancakes this week.
Still, February has reared its (offensively freezing) head and hopefully things will regulate a bit, so that we no longer consider 'Cauliflower, Tabasco and Mustard' a legitimate soup recipe. It also means that you might be able to treat yourself to a little something. Mac lipsticks are entirely divine - we love them. But sometimes the wallet can't stretch, so the next best thing is a sneaky dupe!
- Mac Lady Danger (€19.50)
This is an iconic shade from Mac. It's actually much more orange (and much less pink) than it appears in the above image, and is perfectly on trend (if you give a hoot, which I really don't!) coming into Spring. I just love orange reds, and Lady Danger looks equally fantastic on super pale skin and the deepest darkest skin. It also look great on almost every skin tone in between! If you're feeling brave, it's the perfect way to say 'I'm very well put together and important; stare away!'
The formulation is amazingly opaque, and the matte finish just makes it that bit braver and more striking.
- Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love With Ginger (€7.99)
This lipstick from Rimmel's glorious Moisture Renew Lipstick range is a brilliant match for Lady Danger, and saves you eleven euro! As is often the case with dupes, some sacrifices have to made - In Love With Ginger is more of a shiny satin than a matte, but you can pat it down with a tissue to matte it out. Also, though the staying power is great, the Mac alternative lasts longer. But what's a moment taken to touch up your lipstick when you have an extra eleven quid in your pocket?
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Are you a Lady Danger fan? And which iconic product would you love to see a dupe for? Share in the comments!