July 1, 2010

Spend vs. Save: MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

Here's one of MAC's best selling shade. I read famous celebrities like Anne Curtis, Heart Evangelista, Ruffa Gutierrez and Kriz Aquino have this in their kikay kits.

MAC Lipstick in Pink Nouveau (Satin) - Php 970.00
It is described as a Bright Pink on MAC's site

LA Colors Moisture Lipstick in Pink Parfait - Php 60.00

PACKAGING :

I love the sturdy black bullet case of MAC's lipsticks.
LA Colors has a clear "cheap" plastic cap that easily cracks.

WEIGHT :
MAC - 3 grams
LA Colors - 3.7 grams

TEXTURE :
Both are creamy but MAC has a drier texture compared to LA Colors that is a bit glossy when applied.

COLOR - PAY OFF :
Both are pigmented.

STAYING POWER :
Both lasts for about 3-4 hours on me without eating or drinking.


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I included other pink lipsticks for comparison.

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Mauve
LA Colors Moisture Lipstick in Pink Parfait
MAC Lipstick in Pink Nouveau
NYX round lipstick in Fig

Pink Parfait is a blue based pink while Pink Nouveau looks a purplish pink in the tube, but goes bright pink when applied. Fig is a warm medium pink while Mauve has a purple undertone but not bright when applied - its a very pretty MLBB shade on me.


FINAL THOUGHTS:
I love Pink Nouveau but if you're looking for something cheaper Pink Parfait is an alternative. Plus I really love the glossy texture of LA Colors lipsticks, its very moisturing!


Till next time,

13 comments:

Crystal said...

hey kim, where did you buy your LA colors?

Shen said...

i will be wearing my mac pink nouvaeu later. glad l.a. colors have a dupe in care i can't afford to replace my pink nouveau once i ran out.

i use mac fascination eye khol as my white eyeliner. the best by far. :)

Mikki Aragon said...

hi khymm! i got requested to do a comparison, too...just havent posted it yet.

kabarato sa LA colors oi!! there is in Metro, diba? Ma-try kuno...

plus, its nice to know that it's moisturizing pa...

:)

PS...havent answered your email pa...been so busy. email kita later. XOXO

Khymm (Shopcoholic) said...

@ crystal - sa Metro Ayala dito sa Cebu ko to nabili =)

@ Shen - thanks! Muah!

~tHiAmErE~ said...

nice comparison..i still why away from pinks for it seems to make my yellow teeth look yellow-er
>_<

but it's great to know that LA Colors' lipstick is really moisturizing
^_^

Cynthia Z said...

Hey thanks for the comment!

I'm loving yr pinkish lippies...good swatches. I wanna try Nyx lipsticks

♥xx♥

Askmewhats said...

L.A. Colors, hmm..I think I've seen them around at Market! Market! Not sure if they have the lipsticks though, got to check them out! thanks for sharing

JoiceyTwenty said...

my favorite part of your blog! spend vs save :D hehehe. wow it really looks the same ha, though mas bright yung LA colors but really close! sayang kase ang onti ng available colors dito sa Manila ng LA colors lipstick.

anyway, i love NYX fig :D


xoxoJoice
http://joice.isgreat.org

PEACHY PINK SISTERS said...

Loud pink!!! Love your swatches Khymm! =) I just don't think I can carry any of those lippies though, boo!

✿Lady.Mitchelli✿ said...

They have LA Colors at Market! Market! Dept. Store... I will go and check them out, its really cheap so I think it's worth the try.. =)

Btw sis, as u know i had troubles w/ my blog feed lately, and its now been fixed.
Please UNfollow me then FOLLOW me again so that my posts will now be visible in ur dashboard.
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Pammy said...

Pink Noveau still looks prettier. :P But that's a good comparison. :)

EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

hey, great dupe. Once its on your lips, you can't even tell the difference :)

Grace said...

nice lippies. i like pink nouveau btw i tagged you, go and checked my blog to claim your award.

http://shopaholigoddessonabudget.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-love-your-blog.html

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