Saturday, September 8, 2012

MAC Yung Rapunxel Swatches + Possible Dupes

Hey Guys!

MAC has collaborated with Azealia Banks and released a lipstick named Yung Repunxel. It's described as a "Deep, rich plum with amplified finish". This is a Limited Edition shade selling for $15.00. 

My Thoughts:: The formula reminds me more of a lustre than amplified. I applied it directly out of the tube and didn't find it hard to make even on the lips.It also didn't take more than about two layers to be opaque. It feels very creamy on the lips and didn't give me the "I need some lip balm!" panic feeling that some lipsticks tend to do. I wore it for about 4 hours with minimal eating or drinking and it lasted great. It does stain your lips slightly, so be aware of that!

There are some close drugstore dupes I found if you wanted the dark purple "vamp" look without the $15 price tag:

DUPE ALERT:: As you can see, Revlon's Va Va Violet is a dead on ringer for Yung Rapunxel! The only difference is the formula. Yung Repunxel has a much creamier, smooth texture than Va Va Violet, but if you just have to have the color, Va Va Violet would work perfectly!

The MAC website currently says "out of stock- ships soon!" So they could be restocking soon. Click here to order yours!

Have you picked up this lipstick? Thanks so much for reading!