Dupe Alert! MAC Diamonds CCB and Benefit Watt’s Up!


I didn’t go too crazy for the MAC/Riri collections released in 2013, but one item I waited in line for online was the MAC Cream Colour Base in Diamonds. I love CCBs since they’re so beautiful and versatile. Diamonds is a pale amber champagne shade with light shimmer.

Benefit Watt’s Up is a highlighter I have from last year’s Sephora birthday perks. I pulled this out of my stash to get some use out of, and decided to compare the two to see if they matched up as dupes!


Diamonds is a cream in pan form, while Watt’s Up is in stick form. It is also a cream-to-powder formula, where Diamonds is not.

dupe5The colors do look very similar when next to each other. Watt’s Up is a little more metallic, and Diamonds appears a little darker.

Diamonds is on the left, and Watt’s Up is on the right. It’s hard to capture these two highlights on the skin because they are so close to my actual skin color. They are not *exactly* the same, but nobody is going to be able to tell the difference during wear. Watt’s Up is more metallic, while Diamonds has more shimmer and sparkle to it; the texture is a little gritty because of this, but nothing noticeable during wear.

As far as the actual color goes, they are both warm champagne shades. The main differences lie in the finish, which is still very subtle!

Watt’s Up and Diamonds are not exact dupes, but pretty close. If you missed out on Diamonds, I would give Watt’s Up a chance!


This entry was posted in Benefit, Dupes, MAC and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Dupe Alert! MAC Diamonds CCB and Benefit Watt’s Up!

  1. Pingback: MAC Cream Colour Bases Swatches + Overall Review | pink lady beauty

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s