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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Matte Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick Look for Less

Happy Friday, budget babes! I'm Jamie Stone from Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis, and in my new weekly column for The Budget Babe, I will be bringing you the best expensive beauty products and their budget-friendly equivalents. We all love a luxe product but there's always something similar - and for a lot less money! This week, we're talking matte red lipstick.
MAC Russian Red is often referred to as the “perfect” red lipstick. It’s worn by hoards of A-list celebrities on the red carpet (Angelina Jolie included!), but not everyone wants to spend $15 on lipstick.

MAC Russian Red lipstick swatch

Why do we love MAC Russian Red? It’s a deep, pigmented, matte red that suits all skin tones due to the fact that it has very natural undertones. It truly is an amazing red lipstick…but after years of searching, I recently came across an almost perfect match:

Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast lipstick in Stoplight Red, which costs $2. Yes, you read that right. Two dollars! The color itself is almost an exact match and it also boasts a matte finish and smooth application.

Wet 'n Wild Megalast in Stoplight Red

Same luscious look - for a lot less cash!

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#1 Jade (Homepage) on 2014-02-21 14:31 (Reply)
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