4 Amazing MAC Makeup Dupes

Whether it’s budget, accessibility, or the desire to try something new, we love finding dupes for our favorite shades! Check out 4 amazing MAC dupes below!

Mac heroine and colourpop grind

MAC Heroine is worn by @makeupbybrievega & Colourpop Grind is worn by Sandra

1. MAC Heroine ($16)  vs. Colourpop Grind ($5): A wonderful and inexpensive alternative to MAC’s bright purple Heroine lipstick is Colourpop’s vivid, violet colored Lippie Stix.


MAC Diva vs wet n wild cherry bomb

MAC Diva is worn by @glamstyln and Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb is worn by Lauren

2. MAC Diva  ($16) vs. Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb ($2.50): If you’re looking for an intense reddish-burgundy lipstick similar to MAC’s Diva, Wet n Wild’s Cherry Bomb is a fabulous option.


MAC vegas volt vs. Coral Berry

MAC Vegas Volt is worn by susiemoralesmua and the Revlon Coral-Berry swatch is courtesy of Himi’s Beauty Diary

3. MAC Vegas Volt ($16) vs. Revlon Coral-Berry ($6.50): Creamy in texture, Revlon’s Coral-Berry is a great alternative to MAC’s full power coral Vegas Volt lipstick.


MAC Candy Yum Yum and Sephora Whipped Blush

MAC Candy Yum Yum swatch courtesy of Flawless faces by Delisha shah and Sephora Whipped Blush swatch is courtesy of @themakeupbag_

4. MAC Candy Yum Yum ($16) vs. Sephora Whipped Blush ($13): Equally as pink & neon, Sephora’s Whipped Blush lipstain is a great substitute for MAC’s Candy Yum Yum.

Do you have any favorite makeup dupes? Share with us in the comments below!

5 Unique Lip Looks to Try

Whenever we think about trying out a new lip colors, our go-to shades tend to fall in the pink, red, and neutral categories. However, after our recent bold & beautiful lips makeup challenge, we were so inspired with the unique colors many of our members submitted that we couldn’t help but fall is love with the idea of trying out bolder colors. Since it can be hard to know where to start when venturing out of your lipstick comfort zone, we’ve highlighted five not-so-common lip looks that we think are a must try for your next night out!

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4 New Features on Savvyist

Things have been quite busy over here at Savvyist! Along with building out a new tool that will help you find the perfect lipstick (see more here), we’ve also been adding a few smaller features to the site. Check out our newest additions below and head over to Savvyist.com to see them in action!

1. My WishList: Found something you love? Any product you discover can be added to your public wishlist, so you can track all the makeup you want in one convenient place. Celebrate when you get the product by marking it as “Got it!”.


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5 Indie makeup brands worth checking out

Stuck in a makeup rut? We get it, it’s happened to us before. It becomes way too easy to stick with what you know, rather than to try out something new. Luckily for you, there’s been an explosion of great indie brands and products in recent years, offering unique shades, adorable packaging, and quite often, vegan and cruelty-free products. To help you along, we’ve put together a list of 5 tried and true indie makeup brands definitely worth checking out.

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A new tool to find your perfect lipstick

We love lipstick (did you see our latest makeup challenge?)!  Yet, we know how tricky it can be to find the ‘perfect match’ when the options are so endless.  To help solve this problem, we’ve decided to create a lipstick recommendation tool that will allow you to search for your perfect lipstick.

We’re still in the process of building out this feature, and thought, who better to ask for feedback than our beautiful users!? Check out our mock-ups below, and share with us your thoughts! We’ve highlighted a few specific questions, but would love to hear any general feedback you may have on the tool as well.

Lipstick mockup 1
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It’s time to get creative…introducing our new mosaic tool!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Mosaic tool is officially live! If you haven’t stumbled upon this new feature yet, be sure to check it out—we think it’s pretty cool :).

The mosaic tool allows you to do a side-by-side comparison of 9 different products/looks/swatches. Whether you want to compare and contrast similar shades, showcase your top looks, or collect your favorite products—the choice is yours!

Blank Mosaic
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New ways to find inspiration on Savvyist

You may have noticed a few new features on Savvyist recently. We’re very excited about the new developments and wanted to showcase two of the newest features in today’s blog post.

1. Filter to discover looks by people like you

New Feature: Filter By People Like You

Although we love browsing through all of the amazing looks uploaded by community members to find inspiration, we realized how helpful it would be if we added a tool that would allow you to filter to find looks that matched your own coloring. You may remember our Beauty Guru Tool (which matches you to beauty bloggers and youtubers with similar skin tones, eye color, etc), well our new filter functions in a similar way! Head over to our ‘Looks‘ page to test it out, and to see what other Savvyist members share your features!

2. Inspiration Page

New Feature: Inspiration Page

Some days, you may not know exactly how you want to do your makeup, but do know that you want to rock a bold red lip-or really play up your eyes. This is where our inspiration page comes into play. Our inspiration page pulls together looks based on popular categories, and shows you exactly what makeup product was used to achieve each look! Just select the icon for the category you want to explore (bright pink lips, perhaps?), and you’ll be provided with our favorite looks submitted by Savvyist members that match your desired category.

We are still building out these two features and would love to hear your thoughts  or suggestions. Please share them with us in the comments below!