Hey Gals! Just a quick little comparison between my beloved MAC Ever Hip lipstick and my new Physicians Formula Happy Booster lipstick in I <3 Nude:
|Left side of photo, MAC Ever Hip; Right side of photo, Physicians Formula Happy Booster in I <3 Nude|
Fragrance/Taste: MAC lipsticks have a vanilla scent that I find delectable. I was a little afraid of trying the Physicians Formula Happy Booster lipsticks because they are supposed to have a violet scent and I usually despise any lip products with floral scents. However, I find the scent to be surprisingly nice and not too soapy! It's kind of like the Milani lipsticks in that it is floral but sweet. While I could almost nom my Ever Hip, I don't mind I <3 Nude's scent at all and don't think either lipstick has a taste.
Texture/Color: Ever Hip is a Cremesheen formula and thus it is rather glossy. Both lipsticks apply a bit patchy but can be easily built up and blended to full opacity. Both can sheer down nicely, too. I <3 Nude is more of a creamy lipstick finish without much gloss to it, but it certainly isn't matte. It seemed to photograph slightly darker than Ever Hip and I think that's because it's not as glossy/light reflective.
|Left, Physicans Formula I <3 Nude; Right, MAC Ever Hip|
I visited the MAC counter yesterday and the lovely SA Janelle's jaw dropped and she exclaimed, "That lipstick looks incredible on you!" I asked her if she thought it looked like Ever Hip and she said yes, and that she has four backups, LOL.
Longevity: Both of these lipsticks pull over four hours of wear on me, which is excellent!
I don't really want to declare a "winner" because Ever Hip was limited edition (and I would buy a backup if I could) and the Physicians Formula is brand-new and permanent (I think). With Ever Hip not being released this Spring (and quickly selling out when it is released), I think you ought to consider spending the $8.79 to get the Physicians Formula Happy Booster lipstick in I <3 Nude as a lovely stand-in (the closest I've found).
What do you guys think - Dupe or not?