I was introduced to another brand of makeup recently. Mattese Elite. I made a post showing all the items from my haul, along with swatches. To view the post click HERE. After doing swatches I immediately realized a few shades were similar.
Mac Party Parrot, ME Ecstasy
Mac Pink Pigeon, ME Porn Star, Mac Quick Sizzle
Mac Reel Sexy, Mac Gotta Dash
Mac Party Parrot and Mattese Elite's Ecstasy are exact dupes!! I had to reswatch just to make sure I had the correct names for each shade. The only obvious difference is the finish. Party Parrot is a matte and Ecstasy has a bit of sheen to it. Now Porn Star is a mix of Quick Sizzle and Pink Pigeon. The photo shows is to be much darker than Pink Pigeon, but it really isn't. In real life they look very close in color. Quick Sizzle is just a tad bit darker. A really pretty lipstick that I know i'll be reaching for a lot this spring/summer! And lastly, Mac Reel Sexy verses Gotta Dash. Reel Sexy is a tad bit lighter than Gotta Dash. It has more of a white base to it. The difference isn't as major as the photo makes it seem. The flash picked up the white based side of Reel Sexy. Gotta Dash is from Mac's Sheen Supreme collection so it has more shine, and isn't as pigmented as the amplified Reel Sexy. I actually find Gotta Dash more suitable for my NC50 complexion. I can just apply and go. With Reel Sexy I have to use a liner to tone it down a bit. To purchase any of the Mattese Elite lipsticks above check out Rickys NYC online.
Hope this post was helpful for those that missed out on any of the Mac LE lipsticks above.