I have a lot of MAC dupes from Silk Naturals, but I don’t have all the MAC originals. So I went to look for the famous brand colors I have, along with their mineral makeup counterpart, and swatched them. I swatched these all on the Detrivore primer. I don’t normally use this primer for swatching.
Famous Brands vs. Mineral Makeup
MAC Juxt vs. Silk Naturals Charmed
MAC Vex vs. Silk Naturals Nymph
Urban Decay Asphyxia vs. Evil Shades Suffocation
When I’ve used Vex and Nymph, they both look identical to me on my eyes in looks. In the swatches, Vex seems slightly deeper.
When I’ve used Juxt and Charmed, they look very very close, but slightly different. Juxt is more of a deeper duotone green and gold, where Charmed is slightly lighter and sparklier.
When I’ve used UD Asphyxia, I’ve been frustrated by the lack of color payoff, even on a good primer. When I’ve used Evil Shades Suffocation, I’ve been very happy at the color payoff. Suffocation looks slightly deeper in the swatches, and the blue reflect shows up better.
Overall, I’ve been very happy with my famous brand color clones from mineral makeup companies. Sometimes they even have better color payoff.
Have you tried any mineral makeup clones? What did you think of them?