Today, I have a great dupe for the infamous MAC 'Soar' lip liner. A Kylie Jenner favourite, 'Soar' is a dusty nude with brown undertones. MAC lip liners retail for £12.50 which I don't think is super expensive, but my dupe, GOSH's Velvet Touch Lip Liner in '001 Nougat Crisp', is only £4.99.
The packing is very similar, dark matte finish, sample of the colour at the end, branding in metallic writing. When I photographed them, the caps were even so similar that I couldn't work out which belonged to which! The MAC liner comes in a box, whereas the GOSH one doesn't. But then again, who ever keeps the box?
Colour wise, they're very similar. Nougat Crisp is ever so slightly pinker, but not enough that you'd probably need both in your collection. If you're wearing them alone all over your lips, there's a slight difference, but as just a liner, there's hardly any. From my MAC collection, I'd say the GOSH liner would be a great match for MAC's Brave, while Soar would match 'Velvet Teddy' better. (There is actually a 'Soar' lipstick though, but I don't own it!)
The formula of the MAC liner is creamier than the GOSH one, which makes it more comfortable to wear all over the lips and doesn't look dry on, whereas the GOSH one is a little harder and more waxy, which works better to actually line the lips, and acts as a better barrier to stop lipstick bleeding around the edges.
To be honest, I love both and reach for both regularly, however I do think if you're on a budget that GOSH lip liners are incredible value for money.
MAC 'Soar' is available from MAC stores, counters and online here, while GOSH 'Nougat Crisp' is available in most Superdrug stores and online here.