So I know that with Mac's new Quite Cute collection out, everyone is going nuts for the new lipsticks and blushes. Namely, the new Candy Yum Yum lipstick is probably the most popular item in the collection... it's already sold out in most places.
I got it knowing I wanted an eye seeringly bright pink lipstick for spring and summer. The formula was fantastic and once I applied it, I realized it looked a bit familiar...
On the left is Maybelline Fuchsia Fever and on the right is Mac Candy Yum Yum.
Now, I KNOW they don't look similar in the tube. When I pulled both of them out, I felt dumb for even thinking they looked similar. But, I gave it a swatch... and here's what I got:
Fuchsia Fever is on the left again and Candy Yum Yum on the right.
I know they're not identical, so I won't say it's a dupe. Fuchsia Fever has more of a blue tone and is a satiny finish, so it's more glossy. As Candy Yum Yum is a matte, it looks more opaque and has a stronger pink base. However, when I wore Candy Yum Yum with a gloss over top, they were nearly identical on my lips. Fuchsia Fever has some of the neon quality about it, especially in the sun. You could tinker with different lip liners and probably get it even closer.
It's really hard to show on camera because they don't show similar enough like they do in person. Standing about five feet from my husband with both on my hands, he couldn't tell the difference between the two. Though it's not a 100% match, identical dupe, I feel like the Maybelline lipstick is a great alternative for someone that either can't afford Mac, can't find the sold out lipstick, or just wants a really nice pink lipstick with a great formula that is in the same color family.
Fuchsia Fever is on the Maybelline website so I am assuming it's permanent.
Here's the point: Maybelline Fuchsia Fever is around $7 (you can definitely get it cheaper) for 0.15oz (4.2g) while Mac is $14.50 for 0.10oz (3g). You're getting more lipstick, in a very similar color, for half the price... I think it's a pretty good deal!
Let me know what you think :)