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2/21/13

MAC Modesty Lipstick Review, Swatches & Dupe

Last year, I went into MAC to get a backup for Patisserie, but I got Modesty instead, because they looked similar. I'm so glad I did, coz I got to try another awesome nude lippie. I'm so into nude lipsticks at the moment.... I just want them all!
MAC Modesty is a Cremesheen lipstick that is described as a Muted Neutral Pink. It's opaque, creamy and never dries out my lips. I've always been a fan of Cremesheen finish, coz it's so low maintenance and doesn't leave your lips easily- even after eating & drinking. Many people say they smell nice, but I don't smell anything...only a faint beeswax-kind-of smell.
Price ~ Rs.990
My Rating ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5/5

MAC Modesty Swatch
MAC Modesty Swatch- In different light just to show it's not as peachy as it appears in most photos

MAC Modesty Swatch

Dupe is Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in #215 Totally Toffee (Review & Swatches here). Funny thing was, I googled nude Maybelline lipstick swatches to find a dupe (I had a feeling I'd seen a similar Maybelline lippie somewhere), and then I landed on my own review of Maybelline Totally Toffee where I also mentioned it might be similar to Modesty....haha! I ran up to my room to check if I took it with me....and I did! I couldn't stop grinning after swatching them together.
Not a 100% dupe, but it's almost hard to tell the difference when they worn on the lips. Even their finishes feel almost the same. The only difference is Maybelline Totally Toffee leans a little more towards pink, and MAC Modesty towards terracotta. They're together, but parting ways. For Rs.299, I think the minor difference - that most people wouldn't even be able to detect - is certainly overlook-able.


MAC Modesty Vs MAC Patisserie
Finish: Modesty is Cremesheen, Patisserie is Lustre with shimmer.
Shade: Modesty is described as Muted Neutral Pink. Patisserie is described as Sheer Creamy Neutral Pink. Modesty is more opaque & feels heavier than Patisserie.
MAC Modesty 'Vs' MAC Patisserie

Both nice nude lippies in their own way, but for me, Patisserie is still a winner. If you have a darker skin tone than mine and Patisserie washes you out, do take a look at Modesty.

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Phew! I was at this for hours. I kept swatching Modesty & Totally Toffee side-by-side, and then forgetting which one is which! 
So, which of the 3 is your ideal nude lippie? 


♥ Cynthia Z *.*

27 comments:

  1. wow its a gorgeous MLBB shade... i so want to wear such shades you know Cyn but am sure they'll wash me out :( I am sooo yellow :'(

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    1. I guess you'll have to stick to warmer shades then.. Freckletone, perhaps?

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  2. all the 3 lippies look so similar to my eyes :)however its a treat watching your lovely lips :)
    Patisserie might be my MLBB.
    my current one is Inglot 226

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    1. Hehe...thanks for complimenting the lips :D Inglot 226 looks nice too

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  3. I love 'Totally Toffee' , its my all time fav,Nowadays I am hooked on to 'Airy Fairy' by Rimmel London though.'Patisserie' looks better than 'Modesty' to me.

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  4. I am so going and buying totally toffee today itself :D thx
    xoxo <3

    www.littlemisssinner.com

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  5. im loving MOdesty! and nude lippies look awesome on you Cynthia xx

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    1. Thanks Rakhshan ...can't live without them :)

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  6. Totally Toffee is actually so similar..thanks for the dupe :)

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  7. This is such a gorgeous nude shade! Totally Toffee looks like such a great dupe, although I can see a minor different between it and Modesty, you can hardly tell and definitely won't be noticeable on the lips :) I might have a look already for Totally Toffee now!

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  8. How would you compare it to the Revlon lippie in Rosy Nude?

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    1. Rosy Nude is much more on the peachy side. I have reviewed it, so you could look at the pics side by side.

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  9. Lovely post.....Am grabbing "Modesty" sooon ;)

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  10. lovely post... My fav nude lipstick is Revlon Color Burst Blush(though it is discontinues but I can still find it certain stores)


    Face Pack for oily skin

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  11. I want this one... this seems close my mlbb shade Lakme aphrodite blush :)

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  12. i like the way you wear mac modiste, and so curious about dupe you said, and great you've mention maybelline totally toffee .. my sister has it, and it's totally ruin my whole look .. so i have to skip mac modiste too.

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  13. I love Maybelline Totally Toffee...in fact, that's what I'm wearing in my profile pic :) . Sorry MAC, not paying you 990 for Modesty (oops, that came out quite wrong.....hehe)

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    1. Hehe... :D Looks awesome on u!

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  14. But maybellines totally toffee is a gloss right? So that would come out more glossy. Both the lipsticks are very similar but so pretty :)

    www.glamdiaries.com

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    1. Nah the gloss is Touch Of Toffee

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  15. My first thought when I saw your first lip swatch up there- "Hmm it looks a lot like one of those maybelline lippies I have somewhere". And then when I saw you mention it, I was like O_o

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  16. ohh i <3 nude shades... both the lippies looks fab on you... :)

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  17. you can hardly make any difference between too by juts looking at swatch... I really like cremesheen range

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  18. cyntia mam should i buY revlon lip butter cuz its my "MLBB" PERFECTLY . ???? !! :/
    <3 SHRUTIKA

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    1. Sorry the shade is sweet tart :p im dumb ! :D

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  19. je préfère le modesty, il est légèrement plus teinté que le pâtisserie

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