I received my MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick this week, as I’m sure many other beauty lovers did as well. Upon first applying the lipstick, while I loved it, I did notice the color looks incredibly familiar. Today I dug into my stash to see if I could find a good dupe for this fabulous new MAC release.
Before we get into the colors I also just wanted to note that even if you have some of the colors I’m going to recommend as dupes, if you’re a lipstick lover I still think it’s worth buying Viva Glam Miley and my reasons are twofold: 1. MAC just makes good lipsticks so you won’t be disappointed, and more importantly 2. the entire purchase price of the Viva Glam line goes towards AIDS research so it’s a lipstick with a cause.
Now onto the dupes!
Top row (left to right): Viva Glam Miley Cyrus, Good Kisser, Pink Pigeon, Show Orchid, Kelly Yum Yum
Bottom row: Playtime, Pheromonal
I picked through all of my MAC lipsticks first to see if there was a dupe within the brand. There are plenty of colors that came close but two seemed to take the cake and unfortunately they are both limited edition colors from previous collections. Good Kisser from the A Novel Romance collection is nearly identical in color but has a matte finish instead of an amplified finish. The other color that came really close was Sheen Supreme lipstick from the Moody Bloom collection, Pheromonal. Pheromonal leans slightly more coral and has a much more high gloss finish.
Top row: Viva Glam Miley, Wet n Wild Don’t Blink Pink, Milani Rose Hip, Milani Hot Pink Rage, Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
Bottom row: Maybelline Vivid Rose
It seemed there wasn’t a perfect dupe within the MAC line so I check out the rest of my stash for similar colors. Once again two lipsticks really stood out to me. Wet n Wild Don’t Blink Pink is pretty much a dead ringer for the color, but the finish is nearly matte. Maybelline Vivid Rose is maybe, if you stare hard enough, just the tiniest pink more blue bases than Viva Glam Miley but side by side you can hardly see a difference. They both have a highly pigmented creme finish.
I love that the two best dupes that I found were from the drugstore. If you don’t have access to a MAC or just can’t afford MAC at the moment there are two really great affordable options.
Wet n Wild Don’t Blink Pink is the best color match and I’m pretty sure they retail for like $2 or $3 which is amazing.
Maybelline Vivid Rose is nearly the same color with the same exact finish. This looks identical to Viva Glam Miley on the lips and is the lipstick I recommend as the best dupe.
I hope you guys found this post helpful! See you tomorrow with a new video!