MAC Cosmetics “Smoked Purple” was a purchase I made when I went into a MAC Store while I was visiting friends in Chicago hoping that they wouldn’t be sold out of “Cyber” like everywhere I went in New York City. The MUA there recommended smoked purple as an alternative, and I am SO GLAD that he did! It was like “Cyber”, plus all that I hoped it would be. I love cyber, but I sometimes wished it was darker, and thats exactly what “Smoked Purple” is. So the dupes that I’m about to show you are for both “Smoked Purple” and “Cyber”. If you ask me, it doesn’t get any better than that!
- MAC’s “Smoked Purple” = $15.00
- Rimmel London’s “Rossetto” = Approx. $6.00 (depending on where you go to purchase)
- Wet N’ Wild’s “919B” = $1.99
“Rossetto” is definitely closer to “Smoked Purple” in terms of the shade of purple. Wet N’ Wild’s “919B” is about two or three shades deeper but in my book, the darker the better, so I say it’s definitely qualified. “919B” is just as matte as MAC’s formula for “Smoked Purple”. Rimmel London I think is closer to an amplified formula; you definitely get the same color pay off with way more dewy luster.
Since I’ve purchased “Smoked Purple”, “Rosetto” and “919B”, I’ve been able to pick up cyber (once it was finally available again) in stores and stare at its coveted shade of purple and put it back down without purchasing it, because at this point, I’d be paying $15 for nothing more than the sticker at the bottom of the tube that says “Cyber”.
For the love of lipstick & purple kisses…