Wednesday, September 28, 2011
MAC Mattene Lipstick vs. Sephora Matte
In the pick above, Sephora is on the left, MAC on the right. You can tell that the MAC version is very pigmented and offers much better coverage. However, if you are looking for something more sheer, the Sephora version may be for you.
There's also the issue of cost. Each is 5 grams and MAC costs $14.50 and Sephora costs $12. At that price, I'd still go with MAC because for $2.50 more you're getting a better pigmentation. HOWEVER, I did get my Sephora lipstick (check your local stores, ladies & gents!) for $3!!! If you were thinking of purchasing one or the other and it came down to $14.50 or $3, then I'd opt for Sephora. But I don't think the sephora version is worth $12.
Either way, the MAC formula is less drying than Sephora. It is still drying after 2 hours, but it's an improvement in comparison to other mattes. Overall, no regrets on the MAC purchase and I'm satisfied with the product. I'd recommend the MAC version over Sephora unless you can get the Sephora version on sale.
MAC wins: packaging, pigmentation, staying power
Sephora wins: Sale Price, wider color selection, always available (MAC is limited edition)