Covergirl Lip Perfection in Fairytale vs. Mac Party Parrot
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Slight differences: The Mac lipstick is a true matte, whereas the Covergirl lipstick has a bit of a sheen when it is first applied, although this sheen disappears within about half an hour of wear. The Covergirl lipstick is also just a hint more orange-y. It's not a perfect dupe, but, for a drugstore product, there are stunningly close.
|Party Parrot is on the left, Fairytale is on the right.|
Putting them to test:
I wore each of these lipsticks for 4 hours. For both colors, the four hours included one meal, some kisses from my boyfriend, mild physical activity and just general normal wear.
|Covergirl Fairytale when applied and after four hours.|
Mac Party Parrot:
|Mac Party Parrot when applied and after four hours.|
Verdict: Both of these lipsticks performed admirably. It you have your heart set on matte, the Covergirl lipstick has too much sheen to satisfy you. However, if you are simply inspired by the neon dark pink color of Party Parrot, Covergirl Fairytale fades more evenly, holds up better to food and drink, is less drying, and costs about a third of its higher-end counterpart. Victory Covergirl!