Truth be told, it’s hard to proclaim anything as the carbon-copy dupe of anything else—especially if we’re talking Fenty Beauty. After all, Rihanna and her crew consistently churn out unique formulas and enviable shade ranges that make every new drop feel one-of-a-kind.
That said, you can’t blame a girl for trying to have what Riri’s having. While we’ve yet to snag tubes of the Stunna Lip Paints for our personal swatching pleasure, we have scoured the internet for every possible swatch we can reference.
What we’ve learned: Stunna in Uncensored has been hailed by many as the “perfect universal red,” giving classics like MAC’s Ruby Woo and Dior’s 999 some stiff competition. It’s weightless, long-wearing, and soft matte, making it an easy everyday staple, as far as reds go.

If you’re itching to get your hands on this classic-in-the-making, consider these 5 red lippies we’ve gathered as potential dupes. They may not be exact replicas, but we’d say they’re certainly stunners!


1. Benefit They’re Real Red On, P1,300
ICYMI, Benefit had launched this cute compact lippie exclusively with BeautyMNL in 2017. It’s meant to be a universally flattering true red, boasting a creamy matte finish that’s easy to apply and a shade that can brighten any complexion.

2. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Ambitious, P299
If you’re scoping out Stunna for its staying power, the SuperStay will get you all of that for a fraction of the cost. This fast favorite from the drugstore behemoth is as budge-proof as they come! Our favorite red in the selection has to be Ambitious: it veers on the warmer side, but we’re confident it’s a shade anyone can wear, too.

3. Rom&nd Lip Driver in Skid Mark, P700
With its powder-matte finish and intense color payoff, this Rom&nd entry is a non-drying option for liquid lip veterans. Skid Mark swatches much brighter than the others on this list, so it’s ideal for anyone looking to turn heads with a pop of K-idol red.

4. Sunnies Face Fluffmatte in Hot Sauce, P345
The Fluffmatte is so weightless and blendable, it seriously feels like second skin. Its formula is easy enough to build up that you can go bold or go feathered, depending on your mood. Our pick for best red is Hot Sauce: an almost-coral tomato that’s more flattering than you might expect!

5. Vice Cosmetics Original Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick in Achuchuchu, P195
This local find from Vice is a budget-friendly, lightweight, and long-wearing lip paint that clings without puckering. If you can’t spring for Fenty’s Uncensored, we think blue-toned Achuchuchu gives it a run for its money.

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