Once upon a time, I was Tumbling as I am wont to do, and I stumbled upon this post on The Makeup Box, comparing Sephora's Love Test creme lipstick to MAC's LE and sold out Quick Sizzle lipstick from the Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection. The colors popped off the screen and looked so bold and vibrant, I decided to give Love Test a try.
Lo and behold it was a pretty fair color match for MUFE Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #36, which I happen to own and love a WHOLE HECK OF A LOT.
MUFE on top, Sephora on the bottom.
So Sephora looks denser and more pigmented than MUFE but I think that's just the sheen of the MUFE lipstick. It also appears warmer in pictures but they are pretty much the same color. Honestly, I put them on my lips right next to each other and couldn't tell them apart.
MUFE on the left, Sephora on the right.
I honestly like the MUFE better, it's a really top quality lipstick, it's nice and creamy and wears quite well. I'm still not 100% sure I should even be wearing the Sephora lipstick, as I have had allergic reactions to some of their lip products in the past. I've had no bad reactions to Love Test so far, but I'm not totally convinced one way or the other. I will say that Love Test has a noticable bad taste, not as bad as Urban Decay's lipsticks, but if you are sensitive to these sorts of things (and I am) it's worth keeping in mind.
So if you're looking for a Quick Sizzle dupe, apparently Love Test is a pretty close one, and IMO MUFE #36 is a perfect match for Love Test, so either way you're set. But really, there's no such thing as too many bright pink lipsticks, am I right?!
love and cupcakes,