While swatching some lipsticks for a different post (coming soon!) I realised two lipsticks I owned looked the exact same when swatched on paper. So I decided to apply them to my lips one on the top lip and one on the bottom and it looked like I was wearing the same lipstick. To say I was surprised was an understatement.

The L'oreal lipstick in Blake's Red I had deemed good wear because it was such a gorgeous red shade. While the Wet n Wild lipstick in 'Stoplight Red' I was wearing daily because it was gorgeous and 'I had nothing in my collection quite like it' (post all about it here) and boy was I wrong. After thinking the L'oreal colour was too good for everyday wear and practically wearing the exact shade by Wet n Wild just makes me feel stupid to be honest.

The Wet n Wild lipstick lasts a good few hours on the lips but of course you may need to top it up after eating food. It does stain the lips slightly which I like and it's really buttery so it glides onto your lips. I do use it with a lip liner because it is a red shade and I just feel that if you make a mistake with a red lipstick it's hard to get rid of the evidence. The Wet n Wild lipstick is also really affordable and although it may not be easy to get our hands on it here in Ireland, over in the states it will only set you back a couple of dollars.

The L'oreal lipstick also has really good staying power and I just have to add I adore the packaging, it just makes the product look so much more expensive. Again I do wear it with a liner just to be on the safe side. The only thing I will say that's different is I prefer the shape of this lipstick. As it has the point on the product making it easier to perfectly outline your lips. Other than that both products are the exact same in quality and colour wise. This one will set you back €10.49 which I guess isn't ridiculous but if you're on a budget every penny helps!

Honestly I'm still so surprised by this and cannot believe all this time I've been wearing a colour as everyday wear not realising the exact same shade in more expensive packaging I ended up deeming as 'good wear'.

Have you found any dupes lately?