Lately I have been posting a few brand vs brand themed posts and it seems like you guys have really been enjoying them. So today I am putting the Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream in Mango against the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sao Paulo.
The reason I chose to put these two against each other is because they are pretty much identical. Look at the images in this blog post. The tube shape is near identical. The consistency of the arm swatches are identical. The shape and size of the doe-foot applicators are also identical. You cannot smell them through the screen but they both have that divine vanilla cream scent. I spy a little ala Kylie Jenner/Colorpop factory drama if you know what I mean.
Something I find really strange is that Mango is maybe half a centimeter shorter than Sao Paulo. BUT Mango only contains 5ml of product while Sao Paulo contains 8ml. Is there less product in Mango? Why does that MINOR difference equal 3ml less of product? It would seem all too dodgey for me if it was a high end brand. Thankfully the Collection Velvet Kiss is 2.99 pounds (roughly R54) so it is not too much of a big deal. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are R124.95 via Clicks.
Both lipsticks are exactly the same in formulation, they are thick and creamy with a long lasting pigmentation. Mango is not usually the shade I would go for but after using it a few times I fell in love. You get AGES of wear out of it, easily four to five hours. Sao Paulo however is a very me shade and it will sit on your lips for an entire work day without budging. These cream formulations kick some serious ass when it comes to lipsticks!
I have reviewed the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams on Make It Rayne many times before but, just in case you are new, I will still choose it over another option any day. Mango applied beautifully and lasted ages, but I did have to apply two layers to get it even. The NYX versions apply evenly no matter what the shade! An there are over 30 to choose from.
The NYX lip creams are easily attainable in South Africa from Clicks stores as well as the NYX Pro Stores for R124,95 each. The Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Creams are not available here but they are available for Boots and Superdrug online. There are 36 NYX options and 6 Collection options.
Let me know if you have any ideas for future brand VS brand posts! I would love to possibly turn this into a series if you guys like the sound of it.