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Monday, June 18, 2012

MAC Innocence Beware, Drugstore Dupe? Maybelline Nude Nuances!

I've searched high and low for the new Colorsensational Porcelain's collection from Maybelline after seeeing swatch after gorgeous swatch on other blogs. In my opinion, it is a daunting task to find a great drugstore nude that is similar to the likes of MAC Myth, Playing Koi, Shy Girl, or Innocence Beware. But I've found one from this new Maybelline collection called Nude Nuances. At first glance, I thought it would be a dead ringer for Playing Koi but its actually almost an exact dupe for Innocence Beware. I thought for sure IB was pinkier but side by side they look identical. I've swatched Nude Nuances next to Playing Koi, Myth, and Innocence Beware so you can see how it compares. 

I love the texture of the Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks, they are smooth and hydrating with decent staying power and a pleasant scent. This shade in particular goes on opaque with a very nice concentration of color. Overall, a win win and a second trip to Walgreen's is in my future to pick up Afternoon Tea and Smooth Taupe from the same collection! Hurry, these are limited edition shades! (around $6.50 USD)

Photo Credit Maybelline Nude Nuances (above)

Photo Credit MAC Innocence Beware & Maybelline Nude Nuances
Photo taken by me. From L to R: Maybelline Nude Nuances, MAC Playing Koi, MAC Myth, MAC Innocence Beware


  1. These lipsticks are some of my favorite. Can't go wrong with any Maybelline lipstick in my opinion. I love this color!

  2. Thanks for this... The shade is pretty close!

  3. Ate they still available?