Lipstick dupes are exact colour matches for high-end lipstick brands like MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent, which are often considered to be luxury brands that the average person cannot afford to use on a daily basis.
This is where dupes (or duplicates) come in. These are more affordable drugstore brands like Revlon, Rimmel, Maybelline, Wet ‘n Wild, Covergirl, Avon, Physician’s Formula, L’Oreal, NYX and Almay, to name a few. These more affordable brands can be well pigmented and are often very similar in consistency and formula to their high end counterparts. The colour match is usually very close or even 100%.
I haven’t personally drawn up any lists, but the links below contain names of exact matches for most MAC lipstick colours, as well as other well-known brands of lipstick and make-up.
For a list of MAC lipstick matches visit www.glossytalk.wordpress.com and www.lipstickdupe.com
For a list of other make-up matches see www.temptalia.com (just use the refining tool on the left in this website to narrow your make-up selection to lipstick, eyeshadow, etc.)