Thursday, December 3, 2009

MAC VS. SPORTSGIRL

Hello everyone,

Who isn't looking for an alternative to MAC?
Because frankly i am not too excited about having to pay $42 for a lipgloss and can not see anyone disagreeing. So here i come to you with a post comparing a drugstore lipgloss with a MAC one. I guess you could say that i am on the hunt for an identical MAC alternative.

MAC DAZZLEGLASS: "Baby Sparks" ($42)
SPORTSGIRL GIVE SOME LIP: "Just The Two
Of Us" ($8.95)

You can see that packaging wise, they are not very similar. However, the colour is very comparable. Sportsgirl is very pink toned whereas MAC is more peach toned but they are still similar.
Then the swatching just crushes my hopes even further as the Sportsgirl one goes on extremley sheer with no colour, leaving it as a transparent gloss with little sparkle. MAC on the other hand has just the right amount of sparkle, acting more like a shimmer which is more tasteful. The colour is a pigmented baby pink and although sticky, not a bad sticky that you want to wipe of. Sportsgirl has an overpowering scent of vanilla whereas MAC does smell like vanilla but not as heavily. The scent and pigmentation really lets this Sportsgirl lipgloss down and i can not stand it being on my lips.

Therefore i am still on the search for a MAC alternative. I have seen MYER stock a Sugarbaby lipgloss where the packaging looks quite similar to MAC's and Lorein has reccomended an Australis one from their Colour Inject range. Both only $10 so i will update you on how they go for me.

8 comments:

Jessica Holloway said...

i think i requested this
so thank you
too bad it didnt turn out to be a good mac dupe
i think dry the australis and sugarbaby one and you might find it

Mac Princess said...

I REALLY LIKE THIS IDEA OF TRYING TO FIND A MAC DUPLICATE. YOU SHOULD MAKE IT A WHOLE SERIES.

Hannah K said...

I wish MAC was as cheap as drugstore!!

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

@Jessica
You did, your welcome.
A bit of a bummer but i am still on the search!

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

@Mac Princess
LOL maybe i should!

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Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

@Hannah
You and me both kid

Jeri said...

Sooo true! I think MAC is quite often over-rated. The only thing that really interests me are some of their unique, standout colours. Like Russian Red, Viva Glam I etc. There are a couple of timeless items I'd consider buying but on the whole most of the stuff is waaay to expensive for a student like me!

I'm in NZ and my make-up blog is www.ninetyninepinkballoons.blogspot.com if you wanna check it out ^^