When a friend at work told me she used to work at the body shop, and had an un-used lipstick she didn’t want – and offered it for blog purposes, I said “erm yes please!”. Body Shop is a brand I totally neglect to shop in – and Body Shop makeup wouldn’t be something I would even think about looking at… just because I forget they actually make it!
When I got this home, peeled off the plastic and twisted it up – I had an “is it?” moment – Yes it is. A MAC dupe. Running upstairs to compare this Colour Crush Lipstick 240 with MAC’s Rebel, side by side, these two are almost identical.
Where Body Shop 240 is a little more purple – MAC Rebel is a little more pink. Where Rebel is more matte in finish – 240 is a little more shiny. MAC’s is more pigmented – but Body Shop’s can be built with an extra swipe. You couldn’t really justify the need for both of these as where there are differences, they’re so slight. If I was picking one I would probably go for the MAC – personally just because I prefer a matte look lip currently and a more matte finish tends to wear a little longer.
Swatched on my arm they look way more pink than they do on the lips :
I was surprised as I thought I’d be telling you that I’d found a super cheap alternative to the cult favourite MAC shade. But looking up these are still £10 a pop (I guess they are a third cheaper), but it’s probably not cheap enough to deter the MAC lipstick addict collectors out there, who will want to have the MAC one – because it’s a MAC one. (Don’t be ashamed, I’m one of those too).
This is a shade that will suit me more when it comes to the autumn – I’m already quite tanned and it’s only June, and I’m only going to get browner as the months go on, and I think this purple sits better against my skin when I’m a tad paler rather than my natural orange brown hue.
Have you tried anything from the Body Shop Line?
MAC Rebel Dupe