Instead of: MAC Viva Glam Gaga, $41.99 (or cheaper if you can find it at a local store)
Try: Rimmel Lasting Finish Pink Blush, $4.99
Viva Glam Gaga is a bubblegum-pink colored lipstick that’s part of MAC's Viva Glam line, which gives 100% of its proceeds to the MAC AIDS Fund. This lipstick has a luster finish, which means that it's meant to be creamy and sheer. But if you apply a few layers, it goes on more opaque. This lipstick applies smoothly, smells like vanilla and is super moisturizing. Viva Glam Gaga has just one downfall: it only stays on my lips for about an hour. Oh wait–it also costs $42!
Rimmel makes the exact same Barbie-pink color for only $4.99! Pink Blush is a super creamy lipstick that gives the same semi-matte finish as Viva Glam Gaga. I actually prefer Rimmel's version—it lasts for 3 hours, even after a few glasses of wine! Even though MAC's version is nice, I'm gaga over Rimmel's Pink Blush.