Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Like Rubenesque, but Better!?

I was doing a little internet shopping the other day (click here to see what else i purchased!) and I came across a Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Sippin' 'n' Dippin' for £6.95 on cheapsmells.com (It is a limited edition shade but currently on the Benefit website for £14). Having never tried these before, but heard great things about them, I added it to my cart thinking that the colour looked pretty and wearable.

When it arrived, I discovered that it is an almost exact dupe for MAC's much admired and celebrated Rubenesque paint pot, which will set you back £13.50.

Above: MAC Rubenesque
Below: Benefit Sippin and Dippin

I'm sure most of you will have seen Rubenesque, if not own it yourself but I thought I'd upload a few comparison pics for you all to see.

Left: MAC Rubenesque
Right: Benefit Sippin and Dippin

Those of you thinking of picking up Rubenesque may want to reconsider as personally, I think Sippin' 'n' Dippin' may be slightly better. The formulation is thinner and easier to apply, while the colour is ever-so-slightly more peachy/pink, with rubenesque being more predominantly gold.

Left: MAC Rubenesque
Right: Benefit Sippin and Dippin

What do you think ladies? Do any of you own either of these? Will anyone be checking out Sippin' 'n' Dippin'? At that price I think it's hard to say no!
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24 comments

  1. I still prefer the goldy tones of Rubenesque but I wouldn't say no to the Benefit one! They aren't exactly the same after all! : )

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  2. definately prefer the look of the benefit one!
    i bought my first ever paint pot the other week and did a post on it :)

    http://sarahbox04.blogspot.com/2011/01/story-of-little-paint-pot-mac-bare.html

    ps: loved watching your boyfriend tag video, was funny :)
    xx

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  3. Hi Fleur! I don't own any of them but I have been thinking about getting Rubenesque, but now that I see both of them compared, I think I like better Sippin' 'n' Dippin'! :)

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  4. I'm so getting this! Thanks for telling us about it :-)

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  5. Both are gorgeous actually. Great dupe.
    But I love my Rubenesque. I use it on my eyes, lips and cheeks. So pretty in Summer.
    X

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  6. These are both gorgeous. I think I will definately go and pick up the Benefit one as it's almost half the price and pretty similar (:

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  7. I have Rubenesque its my fave paint pot. This looks really pretty as well tho. When I run out of Rubenesque I may try this one.

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  8. Definately tryin the benefit one! Looks lovely :) x

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  9. I have both of these and i honestly think Rubenesque is better!! but everyone has there own opinion!!

    But as you said if you can get benefits for £6.95 then its a great dupe and i would get it!!.

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  10. I love Rubenesque but the Benefit dupe looks really similar and is such a bargain! x

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  11. I am obsessed with the Creaseless cream shadows prefer their texture and staying power over MAC paint pots any day... I do believe my collection is lacking this one though! Must purchase :) x

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  12. I'd love to try this but I think it might be to peachy gold for my NC15 skin :(

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  13. 7 quid for a benefit product? I think I might have to buy! :L x

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  14. I don't have either of these but have a few other shades of the Benefit cream shadows so reckon I might have to get this... at £7 it really would be rude not to!!

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  15. It definitely looks like a good product. I still prefer the color of Rubenesque.

    MAC actually is coming out with a new Paint Pot soon that's similar to Rubenesque but looks really beautiful. Mac is actually coming out with quite a few new products soon. I just watched a video where Marlena (The Makeup Geek) did a review on the new products from Mac and Urban Decay. I can't wait until they release them.

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  16. Oooo I think I prefer the benefit one actually - it has a much more useable tone to it for daily wear.

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  17. i am interested in trying the benefit cream shadows!! great post!

    xoxo,

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  18. I think these Benefit creaseless cream shadows really last throughout the day. The results from the paint pots wasn't as good. (for me anyway!)

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  20. I prefer 'Rubenesque', only because I gravitate towards the gold tones.

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