March 04, 2016

Swap For Safer: MAC Lipstick in "Blankety"

Swap For Safer: MAC Lipstick in "Blankety"

It's that time again for another "Swap For Safer". Today's safer option is a dupe for the MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in the shade "Blankety".

I absolutely love this nude shade! It's the best cool toned nude shade for my skin tone, and it looks gorgeous with a smokey eye. However, MAC Lipsticks do not have the cleanest ingredients, so when I was at Sephora recently, I was determined to find a non-toxic dupe for it.

Let's get started!

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in "Madeira"

The Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils retail for $24 (0.09 oz) and are available in-store and online exclusively at Sephora.

Madeira is described as a nude pink. It's similar to MAC Blankety, which is described as a soft pink beige, but warmer. I swatched these two shades next to each other during my latest Sephora trip, and they were almost identical in color, finish, and opacity. (My MAC Blankety Review HERE)

Both shades leave a natural shine creme finish to the lips while providing excellent color payoff.

Compared to.....

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in "Blankety"

The MAC Amplified Creme Lipsticks retail for $17 (0.1 oz) and are available in-store and online at MAC, and select department store counter locations.

Unlike MAC Blankety, Bite Beauty Madeira has no artificial scent, polyethylene, or other questionable ingredients. Both formulas do contain artificial dyes.

Here is a quick comparison of the two ingredient listings:

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil:

Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Silica*, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil**, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Tocopherol*, Natural Flavor*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)*. May Contain: Mica (Ci 77019)*, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Fd&C Blue No. 1 (Ci 42090), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 (Ci 19140), Fd&C Yellow No. 6 (Ci 15985), Fd&C Red No. 40 (Ci 16035), D&C Red 6 (Ci 15850), D&C Red 7 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*. *Natural. **Certified organic.

MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick:

Ricinus Communis Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Lanolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Silica, Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina, Triticum Vulgare, Glycine Soja, Hordeum Vulgare, Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Alumina, Linoleic Acid, Vanillin, Mica, Ci 77891, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Ci 75470, Ci 42090, Ci 15850, Ci 45410, Ci 73360, Ci 17200, Ci 19140, Ci 15985, Ci 47005

Whether you're looking for a dupe for MAC's Blankety, or looking to swap out your lipsticks for cleaner options, I highly recommend Madeira by Bite Beauty. 

I realized I've done mostly lipstick options for Swap For Safer, so I will try to make the next one a skincare option!

Let me know if you guys have any products you'd like to see on future Swap For Safer's!

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