MAC is one of those brands everyone talks about and loves. I did too. I have their lipstick in the shade "Velvet Teddy" and it was my signature color for years. Though the price is hard to really keep u with. Ever since I started running low on "Velvet Teddy" I decided to be in search of the perfect dupe: application, color, formula, and long-wear. I recently bought one of Colourpop's Lippie Stix in the shade "Cookie" and I figured to give it a try. So, here's what I found out:
The formula of MAC's "Velvet Teddy" had an easy, smooth, and kind-of nourishing application. My lips didn't dry out wearing it and that was really important to me since this was a soft matte and I wanted the best dupe possible. I can say Coulourpop's applies exactly the same. It's just as creamy, doesn't dry out my lips, and has that great matte finish.
The color for MAC is a deep-tone beige. Like I said above, it's a matte finish that isn't drying. Colourpop's "Cookie" is the exact same shade. Colourpop describes "Cookie" as "matte warm brown nude" but it's honestly the same color. If there is any difference, it's undetectable.
I was able to wear "Velvet Teddy" out for hours. Well, you know, before quarantine(s). It was long lasting and I only reapplied after eating or drinking something without a straw. But even then it was only to touch it up a bit. Colourpop's is the exact same way. I actually think it stays on my lips a little longer.
So, is it a Dupe or a Dude?
Colourpop's "Cookie' is without a doubt the best dupe I have used. At only $7.00 compared to MAC's $19.00 one, I'd say Colourpop wins this round. From the formula to the color and even how long it lasts, Colourpop lives up to MAC in every possible way. Get it at ULTA today and enjoy!