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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: MAC Coral Lipstick

MAC Orange Lipstick Splurge vs. Save

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products (and their high-end equivalents!) that are available online and in-store. This week, we’re chatting coral lipstick (!). Also make sure to check out my blog, for even more beauty product reviews and tips.

We all know how good MAC lipstick really is (like, really, really good) and their Pro LongWear Lip Crème in Good To Go is certainly no exception. I’ve been looking for a fun coral lipstick for summer but, eh, I’m not really willing to shell out $18 for a color that I’ll probably only wear a few times…but, luckily for me (and you!), I found a super close dupe: Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Sweet Nectar is VERY close…not exactly the same, but close. The Milani version isn’t quite as bright but it still gives me the fun, summery coral lip that I wanted, and for only $5.50. Done deal.

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Lovely dupe! I wish there were swatches too!
#1 Amanda on 2014-07-18 15:03 (Reply)
I'm wearing Sweet Nectar right it!
#2 Davina W. on 2014-07-20 10:56 (Reply)
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