MAC Rebel VS. Wet N Wild Sugar Plum Fairy: Dupe or Not?

Time to test more so-called "dupes" and see if they are the real thing! Today I'm comparing MAC Rebel and Wet N Wild Sugar Plum Fairy.

MAC Rebel:

  • $17
  • Satin finish
  • MAC stores, online
Wet N Wild Sugar Plum Fairy:
  • $1.99 (I've seen it around $1.34 and as high as $3)
  • Semi-Matte
  • Drugstores, Walmart, online


  • They look similar in the tube and similar when swatched

Side by Side:
  • WNW on your left, MAC on your right
  • MAC wears better/longer to me
  • WNW can cling to dry patches and makes it look darker in those areas
  • WNW however stayed longer on the skin--the swatch was hard to get off!
    • Overall: it's a dupe!

Do you think it's a dupe?
What dupes what you like to see compared next?

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  1. This is such a great color! So good to know its a dupe!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  2. Such a beautiful color! Love it when there's a great dupe to a fabulous product <3

    Green Fashionista

  3. I couldn't tell the difference between the two! The WNW is a great alternative!

  4. You can't tell a difference between the swatches but on the MAC looks a bit more pigmented! I just bought that color and now I'm so excited to wear it! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. who knew?! that color is gorgeous - i will have to add to my list!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. I like this color a lot! I've definitely noticed what you mentioned about WNW clinging to dry patches... but for the price I just keep going back to it, lol

  7. Regardless of price - there is something about a MAC lipstick! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. That's almost scary how alike these two are! I do like the finish of MAC lipsticks in general as well, but dang! I love WetNWild:D

  9. They look very similar! For the price, the WNW is a great lipstick! Have a nice day!


  10. Such a pretty color--and the dupe is so cheap!

  11. This is awesome! I love finding more affordable alternatives to department store makeup. I am a total MAC girl, but I will definitely be trying the Wet N Wild lipstick now! :)

    Dani | www.styledvariety.com

  12. Whoo hoo, thank you Elle! I'm going to pick up the Sugar Plum soon!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  13. Super excited about this, Elle! I have been wanting MAC Rebel but I have bought so much lipstick recently, I didn't want to spend that much money! I'm heading to the drugstore at lunch to check out sugar plum! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  14. Thanks for doing the work here! Love this color in general. :)


  15. I really can't tell the difference! Amazing!


  16. Holy cow - those are so close!!! What a bargain!

  17. These are def super close and a great dupe since its soo much cheaper.

  18. I watched your video this morning while getting ready. These are super close!!! I love Wet N Wild lipsticks! (:

  19. Great dupe, lady! I have MAC Rebel in my vanity and I loooove it during the fall + winter!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. Ooh wow, one that IS a dupe! I was actually just looking for some wine/berry hued lipstick so I'll have to check out the WNW version for sure. Thanks Elle!

  21. I may have to pick the dupe up! I need to branch out with my lip colors, and this one is so pretty!

  22. That color is gorgeous on you!!! I am totally grabbing that Wet n Wild one because I rarely wear dark colors like that but gosh do I want to! My skin tone and eyes are similar to yours so maybe it will look good :)

  23. I'm not big on red lip colors but love dark colors so I'll def be picking up that WNW! I think I have one red color by them I like but it melted after I left it in the car LOL

  24. The colours are very similar indeed! Great alternative to anyone who doesn't want to splurge on the MAC one :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  25. you can get the wet n wild for even cheaper with coupons. I love when you make these post.


  26. That's a pretty close dupe! Thanks for sharing! I was actually expecting these to look darker based on how they appear in the tube.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  27. Gorgeous color! I would definitely go with the Wet and Wild one although I don't usually prefer matte finishes. Nice review!

  28. Love Rebel so much. *__*
    Have a nice Friday...

  29. Rebel is my favorite color!!!! Omg I cannot beleive how close these two are! When my rebel runs out I might have to pic up the WIW 1.99 what?!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  30. AH I love how close in color these are! Definitely going to treat myself.

    xx katie // a touch of teal

  31. When makeup is that cheap it makes me kind of nervous, I am a big fan of MAC lipstick. And that is a great color btw.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  32. The shade is so pretty and they are so close! I'm going to get the dupe!

    Doused In Pink

  33. Wow, they are super similar!! I had no idea I had a Rebel dupe in my collection this whole time! I prefer the feel of MAC's formula and satin finish, but $2 or $17 (did they raise the price of their lipsticks recently!?!?) when you're on a budget? No brainer... Wet 'n Wild it is!

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

  34. I have Rebel and I really love that color! It's good to know that WNW is a good dupe for it, though I am such a fan of MAC lipsticks.

  35. Love when you find a drugstore dupe! Wet 'n Wild is great for experimenting with a shade before investing in a more expensive brand

  36. Well there you go! I am so glad to be back on the net as I was out of computer and internet for almost 2 months! On top of that doing posts on my phone, well let's just say AWFUL. I was thinking about you and praying for peace for you during the holidays. Hope you are well girl!


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