Mac lipsticks are an investment no matter how you look at it – they’re expensive! Some can be easily duplicated and Mac Speak Louder is one of them… Here’s a look at a much more flattering shade available at the pharmacy.

After more Mac dupes? We’ve showcased one for Ruby Woo, All Fired Up and Sweetie as well. 

Mac Speak Louder is a shade I hadn’t heard very much about and during a impulse US MAC order forever ago I purchased. The Cremesheen lipstick is described as a ‘clean poppy blue pink’ but I would describe it as a medium pink with very subtle blue undertones. As with all Cremesheen formulas this has a very lovely opaque colour with a glossy finish. I do like this shade in theory and I bought it thinking it would be a shade I could wear on an everyday basis but it’s my least worn MAC lipstick. I don’t know if it’s the coolness but something about it just doesn’t look right on me.

My budget alternative is from the Kate Moss Lasting Finish in 05. This is still a medium pink shade but it pulls a little warmer and mauvey. I much prefer this over the MAC shade and if you’re a medium/light skin tone I would recommend it over Speak Louder. The warmth of the lipstick offers a bit more of a brightness to the face. The formulation is just as good, creamy and opaque, as the MAC so I think it’s a much better purchase.

For me, the MAC Cremesheens are one of the formulations I really try to find a budget option for. Shade wise, I just don’t think that Speak Louder hit the spot for me so it’s a shade I kind of regret purchasing. Perhaps if your slightly darker in skin tone it would work better for you!

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Do you have any MAC lipsticks you regret purchasing?

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    I love these dupes, thank you for saving me money! These are so close but I can definitely see the Rimmel one being more wearable as the MAC one is very cool toned like you said!


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    I love reading about what people think about specific MAC lipsticks. I don’t actually own one myself, but I am thinking about taking the plunge soon, so I’m looking for the perfect shade to be my 1st purchase!

    I think on this occasion I would purchase the Rimmel one, I just adore the Kate line!!

    Nicole Lauren x

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    Fab post, I love the look of Speak Louder but then Kate Moss in 05 looks gorgeous too! I think I own this shade so need to dig it out and start wearing it more often :) I find the formulas of Kate Moss lipsticks to be really good quality also :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    I have MAC Speak Louder but it’s probably one of my more neglected lipsticks. The Rimmel one actually looks a lot prettier, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for it next time I’m in the drugstore.

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

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    I have this Rimmel one. I didn’t know it wads dupe but nice to know. It’s a very wearable everyday pink that is pretty and makes you feel put together. Even better if you can get it 50% at CWH.

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