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    The Dupe Thread: If you have... you don't really need...

    Hi all! I was just indulging in some online Mac eyeshadow "window shopping". I'm not nearly as familiar with all their shades as some of you, and have to depend on a Macy's counter that doesn't stock the full line or the Mac site with some pretty dodgy swatches sometimes.

    Anyway, I think it would be really helpful to have some wisdom from the experts that &quot;if you have X, you really don't need Y', before I end up living penniless in the streets! <G> Especially since I'm the type that often gets home and find I have the almost exact identical shade already - this happens to me all the time with lipsticks in particular. I guess I know what I like and keep buying it, no matter what they might name it, LOL.

    Optional bonus question for extra credit: &quot;if you have X eyeshadow, you really need to by ? to go with it!&quot;

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    if you have all that glitters, you don't need jeté (from danse) or jest.

    and of course other ways around (don't need jest if you have all that glitters, etc) although the textures are different, they are all very similar in colour in my opinion.

    that's all i can think of right now. i'm sure others would be able to help a lot more.

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    Senior Member tinagrzela's Avatar
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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    If you have seedy pearl, you don't need that pale colour from Lure last year, can't remember the name right now. Or, if you have the Sweetie Cake quad, the lightest shade is the same as Seedy Pearl AND the light shade from Lure...

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    if you have all that glitters, you don't need jeté (from danse) or jest.

    Oooh, thanks for that! I have All that Glitters but thought Jete looked really pretty - and I hear so much about jest I thought maybe I needed it!

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    Hi all! I was just indulging in some online Mac eyeshadow &quot;window shopping&quot;. I'm not nearly as familiar with all their shades as some of you, and have to depend on a Macy's counter that doesn't stock the full line or the Mac site with some pretty dodgy swatches sometimes.

    Anyway, I think it would be really helpful to have some wisdom from the experts that &quot;if you have X, you really don't need Y', before I end up living penniless in the streets! <G> Especially since I'm the type that often gets home and find I have the almost exact identical shade already - this happens to me all the time with lipsticks in particular. I guess I know what I like and keep buying it, no matter what they might name it, LOL.

    Optional bonus question for extra credit: &quot;if you have X eyeshadow, you really need to by ? to go with it!&quot;

    i think youd get a lot more helpful answers if you list what you already have... then we will know what NOT to recommend, lol!!!

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    i think youd get a lot more helpful answers if you list what you already have... then we will know what NOT to recommend, lol!!!

    I was just looking for a general list of lookalikes...but here goes:

    shroom, naked lunch, grain, bamboo, retrospeck, all that glitters, falling star, haux, arena, wedge, cork, texture, dovefeather, satellite dreams, shale, parfait amour, Li'Lily, taupeless, Amber Lights, Bitter, Swimming, Humid, Shimmermoss, Aquadisiac, black tied

    I think that's all but I might be forgetting something! So, what do I need? <G> I tend to shy away from blues and greens and stick to neutrals or purples, but I'm making an effort to break out of my shell.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    Mulch is very pretty with lighter neutrals, in the crease, or on the lashline blended up. Also if you want to try an easy blue anybody can pull off &quot;Swan Lake&quot; from Danse.
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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    if u have shroom...u don't need Nylon...
    if u have steamy... u don't need shimmermoss (imo these 2 colors really look alike...)

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    I had MAC suggest I use Dovefeather as a sub for Velour, which was dc'd, but now Dovefeather is gone, too.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    gold (frost) pigment and golden lemon pigment... but both are d/c now
    steamy, shimmermoss, surreal
    hepcat and plum dressing
    acid orange pigment and sunsplosion

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    If you have Star Violet... you don't need Cranberry.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    If you have Star Violet... you don't need Cranberry.


    This is the one post I disagree with... I have both, use them both all the time and love them both. Each goes better with different colors.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    Are we talking only eyeshadows?

    If you have Peachtwist blush, you don't need Sunbasque (and vice-versa)
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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    If you have Almond icing you really don't need sea myth. I have tried seeing the difference in those two until my eyes cross, but to me they are exactly the same.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    Ooh this is a great thread!!

    If you have Hepcat you dont need Purple Shower

    If you have Girlie you dont need Rio De Rosa

    If you have Silver Ring you dont need Swan Lake

    If you have Embark you dont need Twinks

    If you have Brun you dont need Concrete

    If you have Shale you dont need Quarry or Haux

    If you have Swiss Chocolate you dont need Espresso

    If you have Humid you dont need Sprout or Greensmoke

    If you have Deep Truth you dont need Contrast

    If you have Tan Ray paint you dont need Structural Brown paint

    If you have Sharkskin shadestick you dont need Graphito paint

    If you have Jadeye Fluidline you dont need Delphic Fluidline
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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    Brule and Bisque are very similar

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    if you have nylon, you don't need magic dust. haha, i'm still trying to tell myself that, but the barbie imprint is so irresistible.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    If you have Juxt you dont need Springtime Skipper

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    Definitely agree - if you have Shimmermoss, you don't need Steamy!
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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    If you have Golder's Green, you don't really need Springtime Skipper.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    if you have nylon, you don't need magic dust. haha, i'm still trying to tell myself that, but the barbie imprint is so irresistible.

    But when you use it (assuming you will), the imprint will go away and you'll end up with look a likes...

    My makeup case is a great example of similar colors. They're all a little bit off so it works, but really, how many pink eyeshadows does one person need?

    Here's mine:

    If you have the Barbie Collection, you don't really need any other colors because they're so friggin perfect!!!.

    If you have unlimited funds... you don't really need to worry about colors that are a shade off - just buy them all!! Or you can join the real world I'm hoping I'll get there someday because I've got the second part down but I don't have the first to go along with it LOL!

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    Quote:
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    If you have Juxt you dont need Springtime Skipper


    I could not agree more! Too bad I had to find that out after I purchased Springtime Skipper.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    I find Nylon and Magic Dust similar but an even closer match is Pollen, but that doesn't help most people since it's also hard to find haha.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    if you have all that glitters, you don't need jet&#233; (from danse) or jest.

    and of course other ways around (don't need jest if you have all that glitters, etc) although the textures are different, they are all very similar in colour in my opinion.

    that's all i can think of right now. i'm sure others would be able to help a lot more.

    Have to disagree on this one, All That Glitters is tan/beige (on me anyway, I'm NW20) and Jete is pinky/peach. But Jete and Jest and Hush are all similer.

    Pink Source and Pink Venus are close. Mancatcher and Lavender Sky are close too, on me anyway.
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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    I think this is a tricky thread, because some colors show up differently on different skin tones. so something that is a lookalike for a NW20 might not be a lookalike for a NC45 or even an NC20. the cool and warm can make a big difference.

    although some are really VERY close no matter what.

    I think that if you have amber lights you don't really need casino.

    I found casino at the cco and thought it was gorgeous! and then I got home and noticed it is frickin identical to amber lights. the naked eye can't tell the difference.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    this is hard cause i have noticed that some colors look idenitcal on me but on others are totally different
    but here are mine
    almond icing = seedy pearl, sea myth
    belle azure = fresh water
    juxt = sorintime skipper
    sharkskin = graphito
    sadly i know this is probably only me but golden olive and golders green shows up the same on me.....i know that most people don't have this issue, i have swatched them to death and on everyone else there is a difference
    rite of spring = pink opal....again probably only on me
    tease n teal = teal piggie
    now i'm sure on someone fair skinned they would see the difference..but on me they look the same no matter how hard or long i look at them.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    Have to disagree on this one, All That Glitters is tan/beige (on me anyway, I'm NW20) and Jete is pinky/peach. But Jete and Jest and Hush are all similer.

    Me too. I don't have Jete and was wondering if I should get it - is it less frosty than Jest?

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    I think that if you have the Free to Be quad you don't need Sultress. I know the colours aren't identical but they are v similar imho.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

    Although Shimmermoss, Steamy, and Surreal are somewhat similar, Surreal is much lighter than the other two. Steamy also has a bit more blue than Shimmermoss.
    If you love teals, it's worth it to get all three. I think Surreal is different enough from the other two to make it worth purchasing.
    Personally, I own all three, but I really love teals. I can see where if you only use them occasionally it wouldn't be worth it.

    Also, this may just be for me, but if you own Anti-Establishment, don't get Silver Ring. The two looked extremely similar on me.

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    Re: If you have...you don't really need....

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    Ooh this is a great thread!!

    If you have Embark you dont need Twinks

    If you have Shale you dont need Quarry or Haux

    If you have Humid you dont need Sprout or Greensmoke

    I completly disagree with these:

    I have Embark and hate it while I love Twinks. One is matte and the other is a Veluxe Pearl. Embark is just a muddy dark color while Twinks is a shimmering chocolate brown with purple undertones

    Again, they aren't alike, Shale is a purple, silverish taupe

    Humid is a darkish but bright green, while Sprout is a really light green and Greensmoke is a dark forest green


    here is my list:

    hepcat = plum dressing but hepcat has the better texture
    falling star is close to cranberry but lighter
    rite of spring is really close to pink opal piggie
    fiction is really close to greensmoke but greensmoke has more glitter
    inventive=sketch
    overgrown is close to bitter but lighter
    brun is really close to mystery

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