Tuesday, 19 June 2012

MAC Candy Yum Yum Dupes...




l-r Topshop - Clueless, Barry M - 62, MAC - Candy Yum Yum, Sleek - Fuschia

Now here is a post that I have been so excited to type up, mainly to try and distract me from the disappointment that is MAC Candy Yum Yum.
I was so gutted when I missed the boat on this lipstick the first time around, a neon pink lipstick that promised to be brighter than bright, right up my street. Every MAC was sold out and the only way that I could buy it was by spending £80, yes EIGHTY, on ebay....umm the words HELL and NO come to mind.
But I could not get this lipstick out of my head, as silly as it sounds, I just could not believe that there was a lipstick that could even come close, especially after seeing blog posts on it.
I hunted the highstreet for dupes, which in hindsight are amazing lipsticks in themselves, but I still wasn't convinced that they were as good as MAC Candy Yum Yum. 
The chance for me to get my hands on Candy Yum Yum came when it was placed on a twitter sale, I think for around £17 maybe? I think I try and shield myself from the cost of this lipstick.
I was so excited, literally ripping it open when it arrived. Applied it straight away, and there was this massive "oh, is that it!" moment.
I looks almost exactly the same to the other bright pinks that I own (all shown above), there are some differences, Sleek Fuschia is a little darker but the other two are almost exactly the same, much cheaper and much more easier to get hold of.
Topshop Clueless is a little dryer than Mac Candy Yum Yum, so is Barry M, but Sleek's Fuschia is quite moisturising. 
Oh and the best part for me, now that MAC is no longer cruelty free the dupes I have shown here are all cruelty free brands.... I love this.

So what do you think?
Did I find some pretty good dupes?
Have you ever had the hunt for a makeup item that you just HAD TO have?




  1. I hate it when i have an "oh is that it" moment.So disappointing.Fantastic dupes.Even though they are all similar my favourite is the Barry m one. x

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  3. Wow! This post is amazing, I have to say. Each of the dupes is basically exactly the same! And the price difference makes all the difference xo

  4. Aww I'm so glad you did this post. There is so much hype over that lipstick. I think if I got one I would plump for the Barry M version as its the most available one. I'm so surprised that MAC is no longer cruelty free, thats certainly making me think twice about their products. Great post =D x


  5. Thank you for this post. I am now totally over Candy Yum Yum and will instead search for something else to obsess about.


  6. The barry m is really close to candy yum yum!

  7. These are fabulous dupes, and yay for bright pink lipsticks :)


  8. These dupes are great:) I'm loving Topshop Clueless it looks beautiful xxx

  9. barry m 1 is almost the sane!

  10. Barry-M 62 is almost identical! I will be delving into my nearest boots at the Barry-M lipstick stand as soon as I can! XO



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