Highstreet Vs High End: Rimmel 'Celeb' Vs Mac 'Please Me'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rimmel 'Celeb' £2 (Discontinued)/ Mac 'Please Me' £15.50 Available Here

You'd think that swatching two lipsticks in your collection and realising they're almost identical would be a disappointing moment, but I always get a strange sense of satisfaction from it. In this case it was especially great, as it meant finding a dupe for a well-loved but sadly discontinued shade (when life gives you lemons...buy a new Mac lipstick!) Falling in love with a discontinued lipstick was a bit of a risky move, a quick look online has just shown me that you can't even find Celeb any more (even in the darkest and dustiest corners of eBay) and so I think Please Me came into my life at just the right time!

When I bought Mac's Please Me I wasn't specifically going out of my way to find a match for Celeb, but now that I have it it definitely makes sense; I wanted something wearable for daytime and Celeb is undoubtedly one of my most worn daytime lipsticks. While I love bright pink, red or orange toned lipstick, when it comes to day to day wear I tend to gravitate towards more muted and fail-safe shades. My excuse is that I like to go heavy on the eye makeup, but in reality it's more like sheer laziness as colours like this are a lot lower maintenance. You can tell that I've got my wear out of Celeb, I'm about half way through it which is pretty good going seeing as there's probably more than a hundred different lip products in my collection (people talk about drugs being addictive... clearly they've never tried walking past Superdrug or Boots when there's a three for two deal on!.

While they don't look especially similar in the bullet (I think Please Me looks more pink toned) you can probably see from the swatch that the colour is almost identical. I actually had to double check before labelling these, because they're so similar I couldn't tell them apart. The differences in these two lipsticks lies in the formulation; Celeb is creamy with a slightly glossy finish which is typical of most standard lipsticks, it's very comfortable on the lips but with a shorter wear time. Please Me is matte and sits close to the lips, giving it much better staying power. While I don't find Please Me to be overly drying or uncomfortable, it definitely feels different to your standard 'creme finish' lipsticks.

Have you ever found a good dupe for one of your favourite products? 
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    1. pretty close in colour aren't they! The finish is different though but a good dupe colour-wise I think x

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  2. It's a close enough dupe, but I love my MAC Please me far too much to just abandon it now :O). Had I never tried it, it might have been a different story. Xx

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    1. I agree, I much prefer the Mac one! Please Me was a replacement for Celeb as it's discontinued :) x

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  3. Cant believe how similar they are, such pretty shades!

    zozeze.com x

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    1. I love them both, a great colour that looks pretty without being overdone when I do smokey eyes :) x

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  4. What a fun discovery! They are surprisingly similar :)
    I find dupe posts are always fun.

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    1. So similar aren't they, if it wasn't for the formulation they'd be identical x

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  5. A shame Rimmel has discontinued such a gorgeous lippie! Glad to hear there is an alternative though!xx

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    1. I know it's such a wearable shade too, I wonder if there's anything similar in their newer ranges x

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  6. I done a blog post on MAC chatterbox vs Revlon sweet tart lip butter. Exact dupe also!

    http://www.pandorasbasket.com/2013/06/mac-chatterbox-dupe-revlon-lip-butter.html

    Love your post, i'm definitely going to pick up Please Me. I have a MAC lipstick wishlist the length of my arm!

    Lx

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    1. Love finding a good dupe haha. I'll definitely check that out thanks for the link! :) x

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  7. Oh wow, they look so so similar! They are both a gorgeous colour, defo going to check out the Rimmel one next time I'm in Boots!

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  8. Such a pretty color, need to check both of these out so I can pick the finish I like. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Fantastic dupe! I bet you were so proud of your find! xx

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    1. I really was lol! Especially as I can't get Celeb any more x

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  10. ahh wish celeb was still available! xx

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    1. It used to be available for £2 as discontinued stock, I wish I'd have bought loads of them lol x

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  11. Wow they are very similar, and looking at the swatches alone I probably couldn't tell the difference. I think Rimmel do some of the best high street lipsticks.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I couldn't tell the difference from the swatches either, you can feel the difference when they're on though the Rimmel is a lot more comfortable x

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  12. Well I have almost the same lipstick, it`s my favourite :) So I might have a dupe for you. Look up Rimmel, Kate Moss, 101. It`s matte.

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    1. I checked this out and you're right they're definitely similar! 107 is darker but is a lot closer in finish to Please Me x

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  13. Oh wow, thats such a dupe! Thanks for sharing

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  14. LOVE PLEASE ME! So disappointed that you've found a dupe for it!
    If you have any other MAC lipstick dupes, let me know so I don't buy any more! Haha
    Estelle x
    letmegoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You can't get the Rimmel one any more so the Mac one is the dupe, even though dupes are usually the cheaper version lol x

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  15. WOW! That's such a great dupe! They look the exact same!

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    1. They're so similar, only the feel on the lips is different :) x

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  16. Great dupe. Will definitely be hunting at Rimmel lipstick down :)

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    1. Let me know if you do because I can't find it anywhere! :) x

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  17. this is sucha pretty colour! so many shades of mac i want! :( not fair!

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    1. Me too, I literally have about 20 on my wishlist lol x

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  18. Those are so similar! It must be fun to find dupes! I don't think I have yet, though. At least not that I can remember, lol.

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    1. I bet you'll have a few hiding in there somewhere, it's fun when you find them lol :D xx

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  19. Wow, this is the closest dupe I've ever seen! Shame you can't get Celeb anymore, I thought I'd try eBay but then you said there was none there either, noo! xx

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

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    1. I searched ebay, amazon and all of the discount cosmetics places and couldnt find it- maybe it will crop up again at some point! :) x

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  20. That is the closest dupe I've seen, your onto an absolute winner there! I had the same issue, Rimmel used to do a Strawberry Suede and they discontinued it - perfect time for MAC's Ruby Woo to be launched!

    elissex.blogspot.com x

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    1. I hate it when they discontinue great shades- I agree with you about moving on to a Mac shade though haha. I have Ruby Woo on my wishlist for this autumn winter too :) x

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  21. That is such a great dupe! Its a lovely shade but don't think it will suit me!

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    1. Are you sure, I think this kind of muted mid pink would suit anyone! :) x

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  22. Which would you buy if the Rimmel one was still available, and you happened to try the MAC one? Carly. X

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    1. Probably both still as I love the colour, but I'd keep the Rimmel one in my handbag for topups and keep the Mac one at home in case it melts or gets lost lol x x

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  23. Can't believe how pretty much identical they are! Love this blog post it's such a great idea!
    Michelle xo - @shelleymagpie
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  24. Wow! They are so similar! It's a shame that the Rimmel one isn't still available but still a great post!x
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  25. that is a great dupe they look almost the same love finding these kinds of products! thanks for sharing this! totally trying that rimmel one. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  26. They are so similar.. I understand your disappointment at the first. But it's a real dupe !
    Thank you for your tests, I love this natural color...
    Xxx
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  27. gosh they are similar! such a shame they have discontinued the Rimmel one but what a find! lovely colour as well! thank you for the follow- following you back now :)

    Becci x

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  28. What a great match!! I do love MAC lipsticks though.....

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  29. Such a gorgeous shade and a brilliant dupe, looking for this now when I next visit MAC, looks such a wearable pink! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

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  30. Wow, these are so similar, you'd never know the difference! Great find! :)
    Charlotte.x

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  31. Nice dupes! Wish Rimmel wasn't discontinued :/

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  32. Such an awesome dupe, they look completely the same! It's a shame that the Rimmel one is discontinue :( x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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