Monday, 10 June 2013

DUPE ALERT - Sleek Grape vs MAC Violetta

A while back , I done a blog post about my first MAC Lipstick Purchase in Violetta which in turn has become my holy grail lipstick colour. It’s such an amazing vibrant violet purple shade.

Anyway, last week I went to my local hair store (Beauty Queen Cosmetics) in Northampton and noticed they had a Sleek lipstick stand. To my surprise whilst browsing the stand, I saw a shade called Grape and it reminded me alot of my MAC Violetta . Due to using Violetta so much , I needed to find a new alternative lipstick so I could preserve Violetta and within 2 minutes I was at the till purchasing the Sleek Grape lipstick.

As soon as I got home I compared both lipsticks MAC v Sleek & identified they were an exact dupe.

I wanted to show you guys a swatch comparisons of the two lipsticks together. Sleek Grape is on the left and MAC Violetta is on the right in all photos!

Both lipsticks are very creamy in texture and although MAC is a satin finish, the Sleek creme lipstick contains small glitter particles to counteract that sheen finish. They are both have a non-drying formula to help condition the lips to keep them soft and plump.Unlike MAC lipsticks, the Sleek lipstick does not come attached with the famous vanilla scent.
The high pigmentation is excellent on both lipsticks, though MAC has a longer staying power as it slightly stains your lips;whereas Sleek - Grape wears off after a couple of hours.

Although Sleek Grape does not have a long staying power and a nice vanilla scent unlike MAC, I am still going to stock up on a couple more Sleek lipsticks incase they are discontinued, as MAC Violetta is only available in MAC Pro stores so it is not easily accessible .

Sleek Grape retails for £2.49 , an amazing price difference of over £10  in comparison to £14 for MAC Lipsticks.

Although I was able to purchase mine for £2.49, the cheapest I could find online was £3.80 via Amazon here.

Peace, Love & Besos


  1. Woww! It's really a great dupe and a bargain! xx
    Love, Cynthia

  2. I love both but I haven't seen the Sleek in that packaging for a while :(

  3. Such a unique and gorgeous colour - I love a good dupe post and often struggle to find lip colours that suit me, but this might just do it :D
    Saving a few pennies won't hurt either :)

    Holly Mixtures

  4. You have a wonderful blog! did we follow each other already? if not, do you want to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN? if you decided to follow me, please let me know so I can follow you back! xoxo

  5. Such a stunning colour & an amazing dupe! xo

  6. Great dupe! Love finding colours that are cheaper!

  7. I love dupes as I am kinda frugal and not willing to spend above certain amounts on products.

  8. Wow, they're practically identical! Great find :)

    Jess xo

  9. Wow thats a fantastic dupe! Gorgeous shade too.
    I wish I could wear more purple shades but I'm far too pale!

    Kerys | Little Bo Blab

  10. OMG,this color is sooo amazing.*__*
    I really like your blog. Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  11. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin and gfc,too.
    Do you also follow me on gfc?
    Btw,I'm new on Instagram,maybe you like my site???
    Lovely greets

  12. Great post the colours are lovely!
    I have yet to try sleek lipstick but its now on the must have list!

    New followers here. Hope you can check us out too at

    L&C x

  13. They're really similar indeed!

  14. Great Dupe. Love me some purple lipsticks:) xx

  15. Beautiful color!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  16. I love a good dupe! Nice find hun, both lippies are gorgeous :)


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