Those who know me well know that my eyes are constantly glued to Temptalia.com and of course I was more than thrilled when the MAC Rocky Horror collection lipstick swatches were posted this weekend. And then I actually looked at them…
It’s not that the lipsticks aren’t beautiful. They are absolutely gorgeous, but I feel like I’ve seen them all before. So I dug a few of my reds out of my lipstick stash and went to the Temptalia dupe list to start figuring out why all these Rocky Horror lipsticks looked so stinking familiar. Turns out I have dupes for at least 3 of the 4 collection lipsticks.
Going left to right in both photos we have Maybelline ColorSensational Vivid lipstick in Neon Red, Maybelline ColorSensational Vivid lipstick in On Fire Red, and MAC lipstick in Lingering Kiss.
Neon Red is a dupe for Strange Journey. On Fire Red is a dupe for Oblivion. While Lingering Kiss is a close enough dupe for Sin, Sin is actually part of the permanent line. So if you bought Lingering Kiss from the A Novel Romance collection you don’t need to purchase Sin, but if you missed out on it Sin is a great alternative option. I’ve never really understood why permanent colors were included in limited edition collections and I’m sure I never will. Regardless Sin is here to stay for quite some time so no need to worry about that one. I don’t think that all of the lipstick finishes are the same but the colors are pretty spot on.
As for Frank-n-furter, I think I have a couple of reds that could possibly dupe it but none of them have photos in Temptalia database. Here are several dupes the website already had listed.
Now I can’t be sure these are 100% dupes because I’m not going to buy the Rocky Horror lipsticks. These are all based on the dupes list on Temptalia. Additionally, here is the review of all of the Rocky Horror lipsticks.