Like any makeup junkie, nothing tickles our fancy more than a great dupe. Finding a product that’s both effective and easy on the pocket is truly a rare joy. So you can imagine our excitement when we stumbled upon our most recent jackpot:

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What you’re looking at is a whole bunch of Long Lasting Lipglosses and Kiss Proof Lipsticks by MeNow, a Chinese beauty brand that has zoomed to the top of our radar. These decadent tubes deliver MAC-level pigment and a true matte finish reminiscent of NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream. All that, ladies, for a fraction of the price.

Too good to be true? We thought so, too, at first. But feast your eyes on the swatches below, courtesy of beauty blogger @songrichan:

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Allow us to break these down for you from top to bottom: that’s MeNow’s Kiss Proof Lipstick in #5 and #17, followed by the Long Lasting Lipgloss (which is actually not a lipgloss, but a liquid lipstick) in #18, #30, #26, #33, and #2.

How impressively opaque are these hues? According to songrichan’s beauty prowess, these lippies are dupes for multiple MAC shades (click on the embedded IG photos for the complete list). At only P130 and P149 apiece, we think these MeNow marvels prove that drugstore prices can still serve up close-to-high street quality.

Our suggestion? Stock up (right here!) before these dupes disappear before your very eyes. Because it’ll happen, beautiful. It’s happening right now.

Credit: Instagram photos via @songrichan (1, 2). For more beauty reviews, follow her on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Don’t forget to follow @beautymnl, too.