Dupe Alert – MAC Viva Glam 3 v/s Nykaa So Matte Fall Collection Spice Cabernet


Hola, dupe lovers!


Let’s be honest! We all love dupes, don’t we? Who wants to spend a huge amount of money on a single lipstick when you can have two or even three for that price? I personally have a fetish for dupes and I try to find dupes for every high-end lipstick out there, especially MAC. Now, even after Nykaa launched MAC in India, only a certain population can afford to buy such pricey products but what about us? We also want to try those colours and here comes the role of Dupes. Though dupes traditionally mean any similar thing, it is not mandatory to be a less price product but for us Indians, we try to find dupes with an affordable price tag. But finding dupes is not that easy, I tell you! You have to work, work and work to find that single dupe. And for Wiseshe, a huge shout out to our lovely Neha Mam. She is our Dupe speciality and from her kitty comes another dupe for a MAC lipstick – MAC Viva Glam 3. So without blabbing much, let’s see how can we steal that colour! 🙂


MAC Viva Glam 3:

Price: 1500 INR


MAC Viva Glam 3 is a muted brown shade with slight plum undertones. The texture is matte but not those kinds of powdery matte which feel uncomfortable on the lips. The pigmentation is super awesome and one swipe is enough for getting that perfect colour on the lips.

Though the shade is meant for all skin tones, it looks slightly more vampy and darker on fair to medium skin tones which will give a fall season effect on the lips. For ladies with medium to deeper skin tones, this will suit perfectly well and will be a perfect brown for them.

The packaging is really cult MAC Black case one, just the inner rim is a shiny red colour one which looks really pretty. The shade has a very typical vanilla fragrance which lasts for sometimes. It is definitely not bothersome even for people with a sensitive nose.

The longevity of this lip shade is pretty awesome. It lasts for the whole day with light meals in between and you don’t need to touch up or reapply a lot. I personally love this shade and this can be your one of the sure priced possessions.


Nykaa So Matte Fall-Winter Collection Spice Cabernet:

Price: 399 INR for 4.2 gms


The shade Spice Cabernet is a mauve-brown shade with slight pink hues. This is a creamy matte lipstick which glides so well on the lips and doesn’t dry out the lips. It is well suitable for those who have a chapped lips issue as it doesn’t set into fine lines. But it surely is not a ‘So Matte’ lipstick, as stated on the website.

The pigmentation is really nice and in just one swipe you get around 80% of the actual colour on the lips. So two swipes and you are ready to go. This lipstick is just perfect for someone with pigmented lips and it really hides your pigmentation to a really large extent.

The packaging is really cool as it comes with a magnetic clasp. The lipstick comes in outer Carton hot pink box which looks extremely classy and sturdy. The bullet sets in a Black colour cuboid shaped lipstick case which somewhat resembles NARS Audacious lipstick packaging.

The smell is again like vanilla which doesn’t linger long. Also, it is not bothersome to sensitive nose people at all.

The staying power is a little less than Viva Glam 3 though. Being a creamy matte lipstick, it cannot survive meals and you need to reapply it again if you have anything in between. Overall, for me at this price, I can vouch for it as my go-to dupe.

The only difference I saw is in the texture which reflects on the staying power. But if you are a lover of creamy matte lip shade like me, I am sure you will love this dupe to bits!

Hand Swatch of both (for better comparison)

MAC Viva Glam 3 LOTD

Nykaa So Matte Spice Cabernet LOTD


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