Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Viva Glam Cyndi Dupe?

Possible Viva Glam Cyndi Dupe

Today on The Lovely Nerds I am bringing you a short post on a possible dupe I've heard of for Mac's Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick. Want to see more? Keep reading -->

I've seen written on the internet on more than one occasion that Mac's Viva Glam Cyndi is undupeable, I've also read the names of some possible dupes. Recently, I was in Walgreens and saw one of them sitting on the shelf so I picked it up to see for myself. 

The name of this possible dupe is Nivea's Kiss of Cherry lip balm. 

I will tell you that right off the bat my thoughts were that this is far too sheer to look anything like Cyndi. I will also tell you that the cherry smell is very strong. It also seems like there was too much glossy sheen to it for it to be a dupe.

Looking at these swatches you can see why I pegged it as too sheer to be a dupe. Swatched next to each other, these two products look NOTHING alike.

This is a swatch of Viva Glam Cyndi on the lips.

And here is a swatch of Nivea Kiss of Cherry on the lips.

As you can see, it is far more sheer than Cyndi, but does give a similar effect on the lips. Would I call this a dupe? Not really, but I would say that it could serve as a suitable replacement if you cannot get your hands on Cyndi.

Thanks for reading :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I don't agree that this wonderful lipstick is undupeable. On my blog, I have two posts filled with swatches of possible dupes.