A NARS Cruella dupe?


NARS Cruella // Revlon Standout 
We all love a good dupe, non? Especially ones for NARS! I have a fairly good one from the new Revlon colourburst matte balm stains. 


Both products are matte and creamy to apply. Both products are obviously similar in shape, and are chunky pencils that you just draw in. The revlon is wind up, whereas the NARS one needs to be sharpened, which leads to more waste... The NARS end finish is a smidgen more matte, and so maybe a little bit more drying but the overall finish is pretty similar. The colours are not exact dupes, but when I swatched the revlon one in Boots I thought the richness was similar. The tones of the red are really similar, and although the NARS appears a little bit darker swatched, on the lips it applies lighter. You can also layer the revlon one and it just gets darker and darker. 



The revlon is a stain, so it is designed to fade nicely and last for ages. The NARS one lasts for so long on the lips, but both products last a nice time on the lips and then fade evenly. Relatively fuss-free red lip. 



If you want a straight up matte matte then I'd say NARS. Otherwise, the revlon option is such a good alternative for £10 less :) 



10 comments

  1. Now I want both :( haha lovely post! x

    lamourjosie.com

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  2. Ooh I had this in my hand and went for the baby pink which I'm now regretting, this is such a pretty shade! And I had to pick up the purple shade, of course :p xx

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    1. Haha, I knew you'd get the purple one! xx

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  3. Oooh no! Another shade of Revlon balms to add to my wish list! I'll end up wanting all of these! Such a gorgeous deep red!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

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  4. buying this next time i'm up town :)

    Jade

    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Yay, it'll look lovely on you Jade! xx

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  5. Even though I'm not that interested in either the matte or lacquer new releases I can't help keep being tempted by them and now I'm really tempted by this one! It looks an amazing colour and I haven't been able to try a NARS lip crayon yet and this looks like the next best thing :)

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. I wasn't too bothered by them until I swatched this one... hmm! :) xx

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