2018 · dupes · makeup

Dupe: Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Vs. Essence Kiss The Mermaid.

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It’s that time of the month again, the time of the month where I talk all about dupes, last month I forgot to do a dupe post so the last dupe post was in April and was all about eyeshadow and this month is all about lipsticks, more specifically all about color changing lipstick. So let’s just dive right in and get into seeing if these two are dupes.

IMG_0609Today is all about seeing if the Essence Kiss The Mermaid Lipstick and the Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lipstick.

I want to start by saying that the Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lipstick will run you $25.00 and comes with 0.12oz of product whereas the Essence Kiss The Mermaid Lipstick will run you $3.49 and comes with 0.169oz of product. So, the essence once is not only considerably cheaper is also comes with more product.

IMG_0610I want to move on to talking about the packaging of these two, these two are for sure not dupes in terms of packaging. The essence one does feel really cheap and like cheap chapstick container that you would get at the drugstore, but I can’t really complain but so much consider it cost $3.49.

The lipstick queen one is much nicer and feels a lot more like a proper lipstick tube, it’s nothing super extravagant but it still feels pretty nice and I prefer it much more over the other one, which is probably very unsurprising considering the price difference in the two.

20180603_095358I want to start by saying please excuse my flakey, dry, gross lips.

Now it is time to talk about the formula of these, spoiler, I do prefer the Lipstick Queen one a little bit more though I am not sure that I would say it’s worth it if you don’t already have it. The Lipstick Queen is on top the Essence is on the bottom and as you can see there isn’t a lot of difference in color that it turns to.

The reason why I prefer the Lipstick Queen over the Essence is because of how it feels on the lips, I think it feels silky and more moisturizing than the Essence and honestly, that’s the only difference I really notice between these two items, that and the packaging of course.

So, I think by now it’s probably pretty clear that I do think these two are pretty much dead on dupes for one another, there are a couple of slight differences between the two but I don’t think it’s worth it to own either or two by the Lipstick Queen one unless you really want to.

What do you think of color changing makeup?

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