MAC All Of My Purple Life Dupe? Say It Ain’t So

I was so mad that I missed out on Afrobella’s lipglass for the MAC Bloggers Obsession Collection, All of My Purple Life. I told myself that I didn’t need it or anything else in the collection. Silly me. Well while sorting through my collection I ran across a lipstick that I barely wear because it tends to be a little too cool-toned for me. So I began to experiment and swatched the lipstick on my arm, the plan being to try different lipglosses on top. When I applied the first gloss my eyes almost popped out of my head as I thought “Woah Nelly, that looks like All of My Purple Life!!!”

"MAC All of My Purple Life Dupe"

My little experiment included MAC Go For It Lipstick from the In the Groove Collection with NYX Megashine Lipgloss in African Queen on top. This color combination gave me the closest dupe that I’ve seen so far for All of My Purple Life. Not quite a match for the in the tube color but matches the on lip color, and more opaque.

"MAC All of My Purple Life Dupe"

From left to right: MAC Go For It, NYX African Queen, African Queen on top of Go For It

I had to put the combination on my lips to be sure that my eyes were not fooling me. Nope, they weren’t.

My combo…

"MAC All of My Purple Life Dupe"

All of My Purple Life…

 Photo: Temptalia.com

Photo: Afrobella.com

Now MAC Go For It was limited edition, however the MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Goes and Goes is an exact dupe and it’s permanent. NYX Megashine Lipgloss in African Queen can be found at cherryculture.com or at your local retailer that sells NYX. It may not be 100% exact but it’s close enough. Also note that Afrobella was wearing a hint of an OCC Lip Tar under All of My Purple Life in this pic.

So what do you guys think, dupe or not?

28 COMMENTS

  1. wow nelly That is close. Love the pun btw. Great dupe. I might have to try that combo since i missed out on all my purple life as well. Thanks

  2. I think it’s a dupe. I get disappointed when something on which I’ve set my heart is no longer available. (Pink Friday, Candy YumYum, Scarlet Ibis, Pink Pidgeon). I have decided to just work what I have, shopping my stash until I can recreate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. :O) XXX

    • No problem at all, Sha. I’m working on shopping my stash as well. I have too many products that I haven’t even touched and that is no good so I need to get through them.

      Just a heads up, I missed out on Candy Yum Yum too but Sleek True Color Lipstick in Amped seems close. I will have to do a post on it 🙂

  3. Great! I got two of Afrobella’s gloss so I’m good. LoL but since I have goes and goes and the nyx gloss I know what I’ll reach for when they run out. 🙂

  4. WOW-sers!! That is as close as you’re going to get. Fantastic dupe. I love NYX’s African Queen but have never thought to mix it up with a purple lipstick.

  5. Hey there! I have been reading your blog now for two days and had to comment on this posting. (I was searching for Sleek blushes and found you) I love your dupe for AOMPL I missed out on it too! But I just HAD to let you know that Revlon Colorburst in Decadent is my dupe that I found for it – LOVES IT! Also, if you want a little extra POW layer it on top of Wet & Wild Sugar Plum Fairy 908C. Beautiful and spot on!

    • First off, welcome to The Glamorous Gleam! 🙂

      I just looked up your two recs and they are gorgeous. I need Decadent in my life and Sugar Plum Fairy kind of looks close to MAC Rebel, which I have already. Running to the drugstore after work to see if I can find Decadant. Thx bunches hon!

    • Glad you’re enjoying it. I went to 2 stores so far and couldn’t find it uuugh. On the bright, side I picked up a few other things that I’ll be sharing this wknd lol 🙂

  6. That shade is incredible. I have been looking for a bright purple shade for the longest time and then MAC finally came out with it with their latest Daphne Guiness for MAC and I bought the Seasoned Plum in cremesheen. Thanks for visiting my site. I gotta visit the Glamourous Gleam more often 😉

    Have a FABulous weekend!

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    • Likewise hon. Seasoned Plum is gorgeous. Reminds me of one of my fave lippies, Inglot gel l/s in #65.

      Hope you are enjoying your wknd, don’t be a stranger! 🙂

  7. I didn’t get Afrobellas color because, I had already had the color Ban This that was featured in MAC’s Dare to Wear Collection.

  8. What a wonderful blog. And what a beautiful woman you are. I will be subscribing…I hope you review nail polish, that is my current fetish…

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