In my stash: Dupes!

When looking through my makeup collection for my recent blog sale, I came across a couple of dupes for one of my favourite MAC eyeshadows – Amber Lights. I don’t know about you guys but I like finding dupes as it gives you a few options on which product to buy. The 3 products I’m going to show you below are all pretty much identical in colour but come in different forms. So being the make up junkie that I am, I can and have easily justified having all three lol. However, I’ll let you decide 🙂


Clockwise from the bottom left: MAC Amber Lights, NARS Cheyenne Duo, NYX Gold Jumbo Pencil 


MAC Amber Lights
RRP $32 AUD
One of my all time favourite eyeshadows from MAC. It is a lovely amber colour, with a gold sheen that glows beautifully. It’s a Veluxe Pearl shadow so the texture is buttery smooth, and is highly pigmented. Check out my tutorial here on one of my favourite AL eye looks. 
NARS Cheyenne Eyeshadow Duo
RRP $78 AUD
Same amber colour but it runs slightly more orange than Amber Lights. The shadow also has a gorgeous satin finish but not the same lovely gold sheen. As with most NARS eyeshadows, it is very pigmented and smooth to work with. I adore this duo, it’s very convenient to have both shadows in one compact container, and both colours work very well together.
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Gold
RRP $6.25 AUD
The cheapie of the bunch, but don’t let that fool you. The pencil has a creamy texture with a nice velvety finish. This contains a bit of glitter instead of a nice fine shimmer like the other two, but nothing chunky so it still works well. I’d say this also has more of a bronzey tone to it than AL but it’s hardly noticeable once on the eye. You do have to be careful with these NYX Jumbo Pencils though, as they will crease if you apply too much. 


Swatches left to right: NARS Cheyenne, MAC Amber Lights , NYX Gold Jumbo Pencil
As you can see all three only have very subtle differences, so take your pick! Have you found any good dupes lately?


xoxo

2 Comments on In my stash: Dupes!

  1. Kirstie Valerio
    October 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm (4 years ago)

    These colors are gorgeous! Amber lights has been on my wishlist for a while now, and so has Cheyenne, but it’s been discontinued, do you know of any dupes for the purple shade? Maybe another Mac shadow??
    Do you know how similar it is to Too Faced Push-up? Thank you! 🙂

    Reply
  2. Kirstie Valerio
    October 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm (4 years ago)

    These colors are gorgeous! Amber lights has been on my wishlist for a while now, and so has Cheyenne, but it’s been discontinued, do you know of any dupes for the purple shade? Maybe another Mac shadow??
    Do you know how similar it is to Too Faced Push-up? Thank you! 🙂

    Reply

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