Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MAC Syrup vs Rimmel Vintage Pink

A couple of days ago I was looking through Temptalia's updated dupe list, and noticed that Rimmel's Vintage Pink lipstick is listed as a dupe for MAC Syrup. Since I have both, I decided to pull them out and see for myself. 


As you can see, Vintage Pink is darker and more opaque than Syrup, with less shimmer. Noodles agreed to model them both for me on her lips, but insisted on applying them herself, and was a bit slapdash due to us not currently having a proper bathroom (and therefore only teeny mirrors), so forgive the application.





They're definitely similar, but I can see enough of a difference to warrant owning both. What do you reckon?


  1. Close but no dupe especially when being worn - they looked much closer in the swatch comparison. Great work Noodles.

  2. Yep - very close in colour but not quite. I've never heard of this dupe list - will pop over now & have a look! :)

  3. Yeah - can see the similarities, but I prefer the mac colour...it also looks less 'flat' in both swatch and applied - if that makes sense!?

    Or I suppose, the Rimmel appears to be more matte, whilst the mac more glossy - which I prefer :)

  4. I could see myself doing a little mixing of lipstick to make the Rimmel a little darker and adding some shimmer/gloss to better match the Mac.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. interesting, they do look quite similar but not the same, I often find myself always picking up similar colours to the ones I already have hehe :p