Thursday, May 30, 2013

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Dupe

I am kicking myself over and over again for not buying at least one backup of MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick. The coral red shade is a lustre finish which normally applies a bit sheer, but this shade packs lot of shine and color on the lips. I love it for day or night 
but tend to only use it sparingly because I love it so much.

One day I decided to search possible dupes and stumbled upon a couple of posts that said Wet n Wild's  Natural Blend Lip Shimmer in Spice #106 is a close contender. After searching my local CVS, Walgreens, and Wal Mart, I finally found it at the latter.

Here are closeups of the two products. Viva Glam Cyndi is discontinued but sold for either $14.50 or $15.00 (however much MAC lipsticks were running or run these days) and the Wet n Wild was around $1.99-$3.00 (I can't remember the exact price).

When swatched on my hand, the lip colors look a bit different. Wet n Wild (top swatch in photo below) applied to my hand looked a bit sheer and patchy. 
Viva Clam Cyndi (bottom swatch) applied much more smooth.

However, on the lips they are identical! 
Can you tell a difference?

I think the Wet n Wild dupe is a perfect solution for you if you love Viva Glam Cyndi as much as I do, missed out on Cyndi when it was released, or are looking for an 
inexpensive coral red lip color!

Were you more of a Viva Glam Cyndi or Viva Glam Gaga?


  1. Oh wow, quite a nice alternative x

  2. I will be hunting down that dupe ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You definitely should check out the dupe. Heading to your blog now:)

  3. The Wet & Wild one looks gorgeous. I wish I could get hold of their products! Hope you're well?

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  4. It really is a gorgeous shade! Sometimes I wish beauty products were universal so we wouldn't have to lust over each other's stuff :)

  5. Definitely love a good dupe. I do love the formula of M.A.C Lipsticks though :)

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  6. Say what?! I have not seen this dupe before. I need to go to the store like NAO. Viva Glam Cyndi was probably my most favorite red lippie ever! I must check this out myself. :)