3 similar matte nudes at every pricepoint | Dupe ?

We call it a 'dupe' when we find similar products at a more affordable price point, I stumbled upon these 3 products in my collection and they are so similar in colour and are all matte finishes.

A creamy nude | £24

If I were to reach for one lipstick that will go with any look, it's the Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lipstick, although it's a matte finish it is not drying at all and with the hydrating ingredients, it makes my lips very smooth and plump. It's a beautiful pink nude colour that gives you that 'My lips but better' feeling and smells of delicious vanilla cupcakes.

A fancy purchase | £44

The Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick that has so many design cases to choose from is a fancy purchase. I picked Rosy Nude (0.1) which is a tad lighter compared to Pillowtalk and is 100% matte finish. It has a strong floral scent and is a little drying on the lips. The bullet itself feels a little graining when you apply and on the swatches, CT Pillow and Guerlain Rosy nude almost looks identical.

A matte stain | $7

One of my favourite formulas from Colourpop is the Ultra Blotted Lips that gives you that perfect soft stain. Zuma is a stunning warm nude in a true matte finish, it sits very comfortable on the lips and does not transfer unless you eat. It dries down very fast and is a buildable colour but you need to let the first layer set.

I'm shocked out how similar these shades are looking at the swatches and using them in my lips. They vary a lot in price and although they are all marketed as a matte finish some are more comfortable than others. Which one is your favourite?

Until next time!

Joyce x

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  1. such an interesting post - this is my go-to kinda shade! x

  2. Oh these are all such beautiful lip products! I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I've STILL not tried anything from Colourpop so that one is going straight on my wish list! - Soph x

  3. I love the Pillowtalk lipstick. It's such a gorgeous colour and the formula is impeccable x

    Lauren |

  4. I'm a little embarrassed all such beautiful lip products!

    falta desejo

  5. Pillowtalk is so beautiful isn't it, I love the expanded collection based around this one lipstick, it is crazy how successful it has been.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

    1. I know! The collection is doing great! x


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