When I first received the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella” as the 2015 Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift, I immediately fell in love with it and had a whole new outlook on red lipstick.
“Cruella” is a beautiful matte ‘scarlet red’ shade, and because of its neutral undertones, it will flatter a variety of different skintones, which is what makes it so special. The only problem is that is costs $26, which leads me to the main point of this whole post. I found a dupe for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella”…
The dupe I found for this was the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in the shade 107, which only costs $4.99!
When swatched, the Rimmel 107 looks slightly darker and more pinky, while the Cruella is a bit more red. However, when I applied them on my lips, they look identical and I can’t tell the difference. Both shades are matte and extremely long-lasting, yet they don’t feel overly drying on the lips. They are both amazing quality and I would completely recommend purchasing Rimmel “107” next time you go to the drugstore because it is an amazing dupe for NARS “Cruella”!