MAC Impassioned Lipstick Dupe: Is it possible?

So for a little while now I've been dupe hunting.

I'm trying with all my might to save money as I'm heading to the USA in a few months (Sephora - whoo!) so the buying of higher end products has been stopped. Sadly, that means no M.A.C. So for the meantime I've been trying to find cheaper alternatives (even though I shouldn't really be buying these either!).

One lipstick I really love, but haven't purchased yet is M.A.C's Impassioned. You can see the colour on the lovely Lilit over at her blog Makeup and Macaroons (she totally rocks this colour!).

So I searched far and wide for a possible alternative. Close colours included Revlon's Luxurious Living Lipstick in Hot Coral, which is actually somewhere between Impassioned and MAC Vegas Volt.

Another similar colour comes from the Max Factor Colour Collections range and is called Bewitching Coral (#827). Check out a swatch of these colours here.

But finally, I found a (similar) dupe I was happy with. It is slightly pinker than Impassioned but I think that works well for my fairer complexion. What do you guys think, is it a close enough match?
The top colour is Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick in Pink Fame, the bottom is Impassioned.

Pink fame came up a bit more corally in this photo but in real life they are very very similar (a friend I was shopping with told me she couldn't tell the difference!). The main difference I saw however, is finish, Impassioned is a MAC Amplified Lipstick so it's finish is a bright moisture rich lustre, Pink Fame leans more towards a matte. I did layer the Rimmel colour with a Rimmel Royal gloss called Candylicious which made it much more Impassioned like (the pics didn't show up very well though, sorry!).

For more possible Impassioned dupes, check out Ebrushka's blog here, though I'm not sure if the lippies she mentions are available in Australia yet.

Does anyone else know of some great dupes for M.A.C lipsticks? I'd love to hear about them!

Happy Monday beauties!



Makeup and Macaroons said...

Thanks for the mention SJ. The Rimmel colour is so lovely, in the pic it looks a bit lighter than Impassioned but still a gorgeous colour. Will def have to check it out. Oh and completely forgot to post my pics from my little research on Impassioned dupes last week, so will do that sometime this week instead.

Ad for dupes, BYS champagne rain is a pretty good dupe of MAC Hue,, and NYX Fig is pretty close to MAC Chatterbox. Both

Angela said...

That Rimmel one looks soo pretty!

Angela said...

That Rimmel shade is soo pretty!

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