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.
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