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#Dupe It: Indian Drugstore Dupes for 22 Best-Selling MAC Lipsticks

MAC is one of the best-selling makeup brands worldwide, naturally because it comes up with some of the best products for women with different skin tones. MAC is loved and used by majority of celebs and makeup artists, due to the awesome quality they offer!


These lipsticks come packed in classy black bullets with silver details and the brand currently have around 239 shades in their permanent range! They come in different finishes and you will find almost every lipstick color that you can imagine. However, these lipsticks can be pricey at INR 1500 each, so we have come up with drugstore twins for the best-selling lipsticks from MAC that you can invest in instead of the original ones, because they are a lot cheaper and the colors are pretty similar! So let’s get the balls rolling;

Let’s take a quick sneak peek into the eight finishes that MAC Lipsticks have to offer:

  1. Crème sheen: These offer high shine with a creamy finish
  2. Satin: These offer a satiny/velvety sheen
  3. Frost: These offer a very pearly metallic finish
  4. Retro Matte: These ones are super duper matte
  5. Lustre: This offers a semi-glossy finish
  6. Matte: Gives a beautiful matte finish without drying
  7. Amplified: Offers an opaque creamy finish
  8. Glaze: Provides a glossy veiled finish



Lipsticks and Their Dupes!!!

  1. MAC RUBY WOO (Retro Matte): This is one of the best-selling lipsticks from MAC, and everyone loves it! It is a gorgeous universally flattering blue-toned red that any skin tone can pull off with élan’!

          DUPE:  Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipstick – RED COAT (INR 450)

                        Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color- SPOTLIGHT RED (INR 400)

Sugar It’s A Pout Time Vivid Lipstick- THAT 70’s RED (INR 599)

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2. MAC CANDY YUM YUM (Matte): A beautiful fuchsia color which looks lovely on Indian skin tones and this will be a great shade for someone who loves trying out new lipsticks!

           DUPE:  NYX Matte Lipstick – SHOCKING PINK (INR 625)

                         Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick- FUCHSIA FLASH (INR 340)

Milani Color Statement Lipstick- ROSE HIP (INR 475)


  1. MAC VELVET TEDDY (Matte): A gorgeous nude brown color which is an ideal “my lips but better” shade for beauties on the fairer side!

          DUPE: Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color- BARE IT ALL (INR 400)

                       Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – BARELY THERE (INR 299)

Note Matte Moist Lipstick- MISS KISS (INR 550)

Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lip Color- BARE DARE PINK (INR 850)

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4. MAC DIVA (Matte): If dark vampy shades are your style, you will definitely love MAC Diva as it is a gorg red-burgundy shade which is OH-SO-TRENDY at the moment. This is an awesome color for dark skinned women.

        DUPE:  Maybelline Super Stay 14H Lipstick – TIMELESS CRIMSON (INR 525)

                     L’Oreal Collection *Star Reds*- PURE GARNET (INR 1025)


  1. MAC GIRL ABOUT TOWN (Amplified): It is a purple-pinkish toned color, which looks really nice on any skin tone.

      DUPE:  Revlon Color Burst Lip Color- FUCHSIA (INR 600)

Note Matte Moist Lipstick – SHOW (INR 550)

Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick- VIVID 8 (INR 380)

Revlon Color burst Matte Balm- UNAPOLOGETIC (INR 797)


  1. MAC CROSSWIRES (Crèmesheen): A lovely deep pinkish coral color that everyone can rock in both summers and winters, love the creamy texture of this lippie.

      DUPE: Faces Ultra Pro Crème Lip Crayon- FANTASY (INR 749)

Inglot Freedom System Lipstick- 73 (INR 300)

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick- CORAL PINK (INR 380)crosswires.jpg

  1. MAC RELENTLESSLY RED (Retro Matte): Neither a red nor a pink, and not a coral either. I would describe this as a carrot pink color.  This is a great shade to opt for if you want to add an instant brightness to your face.

     DUPE: Color Pop Lippie Stix Matte – TOUCAN (INR 600)

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick- ALL FIRED UP (INR 575)

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  1. MAC MEHR (Matte): A super beautiful color for Indian skin tones, Mehr looks rosy pink on the lips, while in the bullet it looks more like a muted brown.

     DUPE:  Rimmel London Lipstick- SHADE 104 (INR 399)

                   Inglot Freedom System- 44 (INR 300)

Sugar Matte Lipstick- PEACHY LITTLE LIARS (INR 599)


  1. MAC CAPTIVE (Satin) : Captive is a lovely pinkish plum with a very opaque pigmentation. It is ideal for everyday wear!

     DUPE:  Sephora Lip Liner To Go- ROSEWOOD (INR 400)

                   Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick- 140 (INR 260)


  1. MAC WHIRL: One of my favorite lipsticks from the lot! I love Whirl for being so flattering on each and everyskin tone I have seen it pull off! It was supposedly the perfect Kylie Jenner Lip Color and everyone was going gaga over it!  It is a beautiful neutral pinkish brown!

     DUPE:  NYX Slim Pencil – MAUVE (INR 300)

                  Maybelline Lip Gradation- MAUVE 1 ( INR 500)

Nykaa So Matte! Lipstick- IRISH COFFEE (INR 399)



Other Lipsticks From MAC with their Dupes include:

  1. MAC Honey Love (Matte)– Loreal Paris Color Riche  Lipstick- FAIREST NUDE (INR 795)
  2. MAC Morange (Amplified) – Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick- OBSESSED ORANGE (INR 325)
  3. MAC Heroine (Matte): Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick- P170 (INR 260)
  4. MAC Cosmo (Amplified): NYX Round Lipstick – MILAN (INR 475)
  5. MAC Twig (Satin)- Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – TOUCH OF SPICE (INR 575)
  6. MAC Chili (Matte)- Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick- FATAL RED (INR 340)
  7. MAC Sin (Matte)- Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick – CHERRY BOMB (INR 400)
  8. .MAC Flat Out Fabulous (Retro Matte) – Loreal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick- GLAMOUR FUCHSIA (INR 1200)
  9. MAC Mocha (Satin): Lakme Enrich Satin- 126 (INR 260)
  10. MAC Amorous (Satin): Maybelline Super Stay 14H Lipstick- CONTINUOUS CRANBERRY (INR 525)
  11. MAC FastPlay (Amplified): Rimmel London Lipstick: 08 (INR 399)
  12. MAC Verve ( Satin): Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color : MOCHALICIOUS (INR 400)

So, which is your favorite MAC Lipstick? Do you own the original ones or would love to try the dupes out? Hope this post helps you lay your hands on the shade you have always been on the hunt for! If you know of any other MAC lipstick dupes, do let us know, we would love to add them to our list! 🙂


12 thoughts on “#Dupe It: Indian Drugstore Dupes for 22 Best-Selling MAC Lipsticks

  1. Nice compilation. Very much useful for us those who can’t buy Mac. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The best post for girls in budget… Mac is too expensive and everybody can’t afford, hence this dupes list will help them… Thanks for sharing…

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