• A MAC lipstick dupe?

    Everyone loves a good dupe don’t they? Especially when it’s gonna save you some pennies. Today I want to share with you a dupe for MAC’s Impassioned, it’s Sleek’s Candy Cane and it’s pretty darn similar!

    I’ve been looking at buying Impassioned for a while, but was put off by the (what seems like constant) increase in price. As much as I love MAC lipsticks, I can’t afford to be spending £15 on them all the time, especially when I don’t reach for bright shades every day, so when I came across this dupe by Sleek, I knew I had to pick it up. 

    If you consider Impassioned swatches (there’s tonnes on google or temptalia etc) and Candy Cane, they’re really similar both in the bullet and on the lips. Candy Cane is a hot pink with cool undertones and I think it suits me well, despite being quite pale skinned and I honestly thought it might wash me out.

    Impassioned is a amplified creme formula so it’s long-lasting and moisturising. Candy Cane is a sheen formula that glides on the lips, feels really mosturising (which is probably due to Vitamin E) and is long-lasting, just like you would expect from an amplified creme MAC lipstick.

    So there you have it, a dupe for Impassioned that will save you £10, thank me later!

    Would you like to see any more dupe posts like this? Let me know!

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  • Reply Rhoda March 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    This is a fab post, thank you (my bank balance thanks you too). I'd definitely be interested in more dupe posts.x

    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      You're welcome Rhoda! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  • Reply Coco N March 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, that's SO beautiful on you <3

    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Oh thanks Coco! 🙂

  • Reply Ruby blogi March 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    This shade is so beautiful!


    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      It's so pigmented too!

  • Reply daisy walters March 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Really lovely colour. Sleek must be on point because I've actually seen quite a few posts regarding their products being dupes for MAC!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Oooh I've not seen any other products as dupes, will have to investigate 😉

  • Reply Ariadna M March 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I have Impassioned and I regret buying it know knowing that I could have gotten the sleek one for a much more reasonable price! xx


    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Aw no Ariadna! 🙁 If you use it a lot though, then it's definitely worth it. Just think, when it runs out you'll have a cheaper option to repurchase!

  • Reply Amy March 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Loved reading this post! You really suit this shade too, I might have to pick one up myself, can't resist a bargain! x

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you Amy!

  • Reply VioletDaffodils March 14, 2014 at 1:05 am

    The colour looks gorgeous on you!


    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks Kate! x

  • Reply Jess | Just Jesss March 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    This is such a stunning shade, you look lovely!!

    Jess xo

    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you Jess 🙂

  • Reply Kelly McKenny March 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Oooh pretty! I won't folk out the money for a mac lipstick very often either – I have one though!
    This looks like a much purse-friendlier option 🙂

    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      It definitely is, Kelly. I'm on the lookout for more dupes now!

  • Reply Lou Barker March 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    this colour is GORGEOUS, and it suits you so well, you look absolutely stunning!
    Lou Barker xo

    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      oh wow, thanks Lou!

  • Reply Laura Alagöz March 14, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Love this shade, very pretty 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Edmunds March 15, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Oh wow you look beautiful, what a lovely colour xxx


    • Reply tasha March 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Aww thank you, Jessica!

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