Wednesday, 29 January 2014

MAC and Sleek dupes

 When I was taking some blog photos recently, I noticed that a few products in the pans look very close to the eyeshadow Cranberry by MAC - which is one of my favourites. So, I decided to see if they were in fact, dupes.

L-R: Solar by Sleek, Shade 25 by MUA, MAC Cranberry, Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranete.

The four I noticed were: Solar in the Celestial Palette by Sleek, Shade 25 by MUA and Metallic Pomegranete. In the pans, MUA look almost completely identical to Cranberry just with less of a frost finish. Solar had a bit more of a purple tone rather than the red of Cranberry, and Metallic Pomegranete was slightly darker than Cranberry at first glance.

However, when swatched they aren't so similar. The closest dupe to Cranberry out of the three was Metallic Pomegranete which is still slightly darker however it has the same tones and a similar frosted finish. However, Cranberry is a powder eyeshadow and Metallic Pomegranete is a cream. I know a lot of bloggers have used Metallic Pomegranete as a base underneath Cranberry to help it stick better and to ensure the shadow stays in place all day, however I had never tried it (I don't know why either!) but now I can see why! They compliment each other beautifully.

However, I noticed that whilst Solar and MUA aren't dupes for Cranberry - I did notice however, they were almost dupes of each other. Which is useful, as Sleek have now brought out the latest limited edition palette (Garden of Eden), it is harder to track down the Celestial Palette which Solar is unique too - so instead, you can opt for MUA in Shade 25. It's almost identical in colour, the only difference is Solar has a bit more shimmer and glitter in it, but nothing too noticeable.

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