Today I finally tried on my Nars Audacious lipstick which I got a while back, the packaging is soo adorable that I didn’t feel like ruining it right away, so I took my time to admire it, stare at it, take pictures of it Of-course. But when I tried it on, the moment of enlightenment dawned on me that how many nude lipstick I own and there might be a vague possibility that I have something similar to this. Thank goodness I didn’t find anything similar to that, but this little swatching adventure led to the moment of DUPE ALERT.
Well, lets just forget I had a moment of ramble and jump right into this, shall we?
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in No. 52 Vs Loreal Colour Riche Lip Balm In Tender Mauve
If we look at the color, there is a definite difference in the color hues, one is a slight more pink toned and the other a bit mauvey brown toned. But the formulation, texture and color pay off is almost identical if not a hundred percent same, I couldn’t barely make a difference in the formulation. They went on smooth, super shiny and sheer. Even though there was a difference when swatched on my hand, there was NO difference what-so-ever when I wore the two.
(Left – Loreal tender mauve, Right – Chanel No.52)
(Top Lip – Loreal, Bottom Lip – Chanel)
So if you are not in the mood to splurge then definitely give Loreal Color Riche Lip Balm’s a try they are highly under-rated lip-products, but absolutely amazing for someone who loves a little kiss of color with an added benefit of SPF.
Loreal Colour Riche Lip Balm : $7.99
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine : $36