Do we really need to ‘dupe’ items that are only £5.50 in the first place? It’s unlikely. But I wasn’t really sure what to call this post otherwise. Basically I found an ~even cheaper~ alternative to the mega hyped NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams that I’d like to share with y’all in a lil quick blog post.
Enter stage left, Collection 2000’s Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream. Soft Matte Lip Cream vs Moisturizing Lip Cream. Hmm. These are the same damn things.
LOOK AT THE PACKAGING. The packaging is *clap hands emoji* the *clap hands emoji* exact *clap hands emoji* same *clap hands emoji* bottle*clap hands emoji*. Same size. Same lid that feels like you’re stroking a dolphin. Same everything but the writing on the bottle and the colours. Hmmmm.
*Extremely anyway here’s Wonderwall voice* Anyway here’s some swatches:
Basically they’re the exact same formula. They’re both that fluffy, whipped, comfortable matte liquid lipstick. In the swatches the Collection version maybe looks a tad sheerer? But on the lips they look the exact same. The only differences are the colour range, availability and price. The Collection ones are £2.99 each, the NYX ones are £5.50 each. In *most* UK Boots there is now a small-medium sized NYX counter (finally!), but in pretty much ALL Boots there is a Collection 2000 counter, due to it being their exclusive, OG ‘Year 7 and need a clear brow gel for my eyelashes and a pale pink lipgloss’ brand.
The downside, however, is that Collection 2000 only makes 4 shades of their lip cream, whilst NYX makes about nine million. The reasoning behind this is that the Collection shades are limited because they’re supposed to only be neutrals (AKA Kylie Lip Kits when they were still cool, no shade tho, never shade).
Anyway, if you’re looking for a neutral NYX shade that’s always sold out (Abu Dhabi I’m looking at you) and need a dupe, or you just LOVE to save £2.51, check out the Collection 2000 Cream Puff lip creams and let me know what you think.