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#Dupe That! - #MAC #Brickola #Lipstick

By Hlthbeauty
All of us keep hunting for those perfect (or close-to) dupes of our favorite department, high-end or luxury cosmetics. I am no exception!
Presenting "Dupe That!" section in the blog that exactly focuses on affordable dupes or alternative products to that elusive makeup product you have always wanted.
Today's dupe is for a lipstick - MAC Brick-o-la.
So which lipstick is its dupe? Hang on!
#Dupe That! - #MAC #Brickola #Lipstick
MAC describes "Brick-o-la" as a "mid-tone berry". It has an 'amplified creme' finish and is part of the permanent line of MAC lipsticks.
IMO - this is a berry pink with hints of brown and red to it. A versatile shade that would flatter all skin tones.
The dupe I have for you is from the French drugstore brand - Bourjois.
Shade "#05 Brun Boheme" from the Bourjois Rouge Edition range of lipsticks fits as a perfect dupe to MAC Brick-o-la.
#Dupe That! - #MAC #Brickola #Lipstick
#Dupe That! - #MAC #Brickola #Lipstick
#Dupe That! - #MAC #Brickola #Lipstick
If you compare the lipstick bullets as such, Brun Boheme comes across as darker. Whereas in reality, Brick-o-la is a tad more pigmented (I would rather call it redder) when swatched.
On my lips, both the shades look exactly the same!
#Dupe That! - #MAC #Brickola #Lipstick

#Dupe That! - #MAC #Brickola #Lipstick


Packaging - Though I love the cult MAC lipstick packaging, I prefer the Bourjois packaging in this case - since its easy to identify the shade with its transparent bottom.
Texture - Both lipsticks are creamy and non-drying on the lips.
Pigmentation - Both are definitely pigmented lipsticks, but MAC Brick-o-la scores a brownie point for pigmentation when compared as single swipe swatches.
Staying power - Owing to the creamy texture, both lipsticks stay for about 4 hrs. with light food/drinks. Both fade evenly as well.
Price - MAC Brick-o-la is priced now at INR 1450 and is mostly OOS being a shade-in-demand. Bourjois Rouge Edition Brun Boheme is sold at INR 1050.
Availability - Brick-o-la available only at MAC stores in select cities and does not retail online too. Bourjois counters are spread across the country and their products can be bought online too.
Winner - Bourjois Rouge Edition Brun Boheme #05
Brick-o-la lovers....
If you do not have a MAC store in your city or this lipstick remains elusive being OOS most of the time - Bourjois Rouge Edition Brun Boheme is a must check-out shade for you!
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