Saturday, January 1st, 2011


MAC Peacocky: Kissable Lipcolour Dupes & Comparisons, Part 1

Part one of two for the Kissable Lipcolours! :) The biggest concern regarding finding similar shades is the fact that these are a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid. By comparing it to a lipstick or lip gloss, you are really not getting the same thing. I would say using a lipstick dupe is more similar, because these have the dry down that looks more like a particularly creamy lipstick (think perhaps an Amplified finish) with some slip. This is why I looked more for dupes within similar product types.

  • ENCHANTEE is similar but less blue-based as Snob lipstick and Viva Glam Gaga lipglass.
  • EXXXHIBITIONIST is extremely similar to Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass (I would say Exxxhibitionist is probably more pigmented when worn and slightly more orange-based). Vegas Volt is similar but not quite as intense. Illamasqua Temper is much, much brighter and more intense.
  • FLAUNTING IT is plummier than Illamasqua Move, while it is more opaque than Plumful lipstick. I didn’t have it on hand to swatch, but Chanel Stunt is more neutral, less pink/plum (see my original review here)–it is nonetheless one of the closer dupes I have come across for Stunt.
  • LOVE PECK is a darker, glossier version of Dark Side lipstick, while it is nothing like Illamasqua Fume (hey, it was worth a shot!). There have been several vampy-berry glosses released by MAC in the past year, but I felt that most of them lacked the opacity of Love Peck.
  • PEACOCKY is comparable to OCC Rx Lip Tar, which is a brighter, truer blue, while Peacocky appears darker and has shimmer. I’m sure it comes as a total shocker that I don’t have twenty other blues to compare this to… ;)
  • SCANDELICIOUS is closest to Korres #54, which is redder. Illamasqua Frenzy is significantly lighter, so I would not consider comparable at all. Illamasqua Petulant is a brighter pink.

See swatches!


Snob lipstick, Enchantee, Viva Glam Gaga lipglass


Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass, Exxxhibitionist, Vegas Volt lipstick, Illamasqua Temper


Illamasqua Move, Flaunting It, Plumful lipstick


Illamasqua Fume, Love Peck, Dark Side lipstick


Peacocky, OCC Rx


Illamasqua Frenzy, Illamasqua Petulant, Scandelicious, Korres #54

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54 thoughts on “MAC Peacocky: Kissable Lipcolour Dupes & Comparisons (Part 1)

  1. Rose

    Hey Christine! Thanks for doing this! I can’t even imagine how much work you put into these posts! I was wondering, would the lilac lipstick from the Tartan tale collection be similar to flaunting it?

  2. Katrina

    does scandelicious have a mac l/s dupe?

  3. Heli

    Great comparison pics!

    Too bad so many shades from this collection are easily dupable, the eyeshadows too. Based on swatches Love Peck’s my favorite and the only one I know I’ll definitely buy.

    Which one do you prefer: VG Cyndi or Exxxhibitionist? They’re so alike, I think I only need one of them. I wish Exxxhibitionist was brighter, like Toxic Tale bright.

    Do you think Flaunting It’s similar to Courting Lilac’s mauvey base color?

    • Exxxhibitionist would probably wear longer, and it isn’t sticky :)

      Kind of, but it’s hard to say since Courting Lilac has so much going on in it!

  4. Avatar of rachael Rachael

    Ok… so I know why OCC has blue (for mixing)… is that what the MAC Peacocky is for?

  5. maryelle

    i’m sure ke$ha wore OCC Rx Lip Tar on new years! actually, she loves wearing that color. i see her wear it alot!

  6. morena123

    Vegas volt looks a lot like movie star red to me

  7. cyndi

    flaunting it reminded me of blooming lovely lipstick from liberty of london collection!

    do you think love peck is worth having in a collection? its the shade that screams out to me the most? like is it more of a gothic thing or is it a bold red lip a girl can wear in the day time?

  8. Candice

    love peck looks a lot like a deep nyx gloss i have that is very very opaque. i’ll have to find it and see what it’s called!

  9. Great swatches Christine! Happy New Year! Do you think Ke$ha was wearing Peacocky at NYE? I saw her on Dick Clark’s NYE and that’s the first thought I had! lol

  10. krisann

    Wow how do you get your pictures so perfect ? Like what camera and lighting do you use? Excellent camera work.

  11. lissa

    gorgeous, thanks Christine!

  12. Avatar of Solangel Solangel

    Is it wrong that I want Move AND Flaunting It? They’re both so prettyyyy :X Christine, if you ever find a reason to get rid of them, I’ll gladly hold them for you! ;)

  13. Avatar of Laia Laia

    I loooove Exxhibitionist, such a sucker for corals haha!

  14. Kellie

    Flaunting it reminds me alot of MAC’s Juxtarose Lacquer, which I loved but is discontinued. I’ll definitely be comparing them.

  15. that blue one is kinda scary =S i have no idea how i would wear that..

    thanks for all your hardwork Christine =)

  16. Avatar of lisa loulouthi

    what about english accents lipglass compared to flaunting it?

  17. Valerie Brower

    Such gorgeous colors!!

  18. Avatar of aradhana aradhana

    love peck looks like it *might* be similar to illamasqua’s meena.

  19. eRiN

    Of course there’s no dupe for Love Peck, the one color I’m lemming the most … I may have to break my own rules regarding expensive makeup and buy that one!!

  20. Loving Love Peck and Scandelicious!

  21. Heather

    Hi Christine! How does Love Peck compare to Dark Deed from VV? Thanks in advance!

  22. WithIt

    Hiya Christine! Beautiful shots and thorough comparisons, as always! Do you think Flaunting It is at all like MAC’s Amorous lipstick? It looks kinda similar to me, but I don’t have your trained eye. Thanks!

  23. Shanda

    Wow out of the three I liked, one I don’t have to get b/c I have the Cyndi Lipglass… more money in my pocket!

  24. Is Flaunting It similar to a gloss version of Up The Amp?

  25. Heather

    Hi Christine!

    How does Love Peck compare with Dark Deed from VV?

  26. Courtney

    Thank you! Thank you! I’ve been dying to see swatches of these lippies for months. I never would have given Flaunting It a second look, but now that I see it, I really like it.

  27. Vanessa S

    Did you try Scandelicious next to Strawberry fields by NARS? I think its pretty close and if it is im going to buy Scan… ASAP becuase i missed out on SF :(

  28. Honeys

    OMG! i knew it! when i saw your swatch on Exxxhibitionist in MAC Peaocky Review, Photos, Swatches Part1, the 1st thing that popped my mind was Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass!
    and i love Viva Glam Cyndi lipglass so so much! i guess that’s why i’m attracted to Exxxhibitionist..LOL! =)
    thanks for the dupes Christine, great great job! ;) xoxo~

  29. Is Love Peck at all similar to NYX Round Pandora or Violet Ray? I got them in today and they look slightly similar (though obviously with a different finish)

  30. Cynthia B.

    I wore Viva Glam Cyndi on top of Vegas Volt, and it was VERY close to Exxxhibitionist. I’d say it wore at least a few hours as well, because of the layering. Is it sad, and insane, that I still REALLY want Exxxhibitionist? I resisted getting it with my online order, but I can’t stop thinking I’m missing out on something… I’m probably going to cave at some point, lol. Ah well, at least it’ll be convenient to have the target colour in one tube, rather than layering to get the same results. ;)

  31. Krystal

    I believe it was lancome’s L’ABSOLU ROUGE in crushed rose (def had rose in the name) that I swatched that looked just like So Vain! So Vain just happens to be more affordable! :)

  32. despoina1976

    Happy New Year!Flaunting It ,is the colour i was looking for months now!!!thanks for the share!!!

  33. Eblbrow

    How does Flaunting It compare to OCC Katricia?

  34. Annick Chantal L. H.

    Pour scandalicious, nars strawberry fields is closed. Scandalicious can be a good dupe for nars strawberry fields… Flaunting it seems to be closed to nars lipgloss bougainville, I think.

  35. Avatar of Fitrah Fitrah

    I have been fighting the urge to splurge on Exxxhibitionist for a month now. I decided today to go with the Cyndi gloss since it’s for charity.