- According to MAC Cosmetics, sales of nude lip liner in particular have increased this past year, with bestsellers including Spice, Whirl, Cork, Soar and Stripdown, £15.50 each. Not only does lip pencil maximise the shape of lips but it gives lipstick a base to cling on to for longer (something tan doesn’t do) and helps make lipstick.
- In my honest opinion, MAC Cosmetics‘ best-selling nude lip liners like Spice, Whirl, Cork, Soar, and Stripdown are the creamiest and most pigmented of all, but I also love Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer, which is just as precise; NYX Professional Makeup Lip Liner Pencil, which defines without snagging (and will set you back just $4);.
- The solution—a faux glow—is fairly obvious, but I’d never had much luck applying self-tanner without getting weird streaks or ending up looking more orange than golden.
Seeing as how brown lipsticks are trending right now, I thought I would introduce one of my new favorite lip colors – and compare it to it’s NYX dupe. Most MAC lipliners seem to have a similar color in the NYX line of lipliners, and after doing some research, word on the street is that the NYX liner in ‘Natural’ is a dupe for MAC’s ‘Stripdown’.
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Personally, I don’t think these two liners are that close in color. ‘Natural’ is described as a deep-toned beige, while MAC describes ‘Stripdown’ as a creamy brown-beige.
As you’ll see from the above swatch, “Natural” definitely has more warm pink undertones, while ‘Stripdown’ is much more of a browny-beige. Both liners have great pigmentation and a similar creamy texture, making them both easy to apply.
As I’ve said in prior MAC/NYX dupe posts, the biggest difference between them is the price point. MAC lipliners run for $16, while NYX lipliners are only $3.50.
Shop the liners
Mac Stripdown Lip Pencil
Buy MAC “Stripdown” at ULTA.
Buy NYX “Natural” at ULTA.
Have you ever tried either of these lip liners or know of another dupe for MAC’s ‘Stripdown’? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂