DUPE ALERT: Check your stashes for… | Vasanti Mount Rushmore vs. MAC Whims & Fancies Eyeshadow Duos

Remember this Vasanti Eyeshadow Duo review? Back when I first swatched Mount Rushmore for you, I couldn’t find anything else on the market quite like it — a sooty, plummy matte violet paired with a shimmery, silvery taupe, it was a pretty unique duo.

And it still is, of course, but I couldn’t help but think Mount Rushmore! when I saw the new MAC Whims & Fancies Styleseeker Eyeshadow X2.

Whims & Fancies is limited edition with the Styleseeker collection, retails for $33 CAD and contains two separate eyeshadow pans: Performance Art and Shadowy Lady.

Mount Rushmore, on the other hand, is permanent in the Vasanti collection and retails for $20 CAD, albiet presumably for less product overall. Both products are paraben-free.


L: MAC Whims & Fancies Eyeshadow Duo / R: Vasanti Mount Rushmore Silky Eyeshadow Duo

Vasanti Mount Rushmore Eyeshadow Duo swatches

I can’t speak toward an exact shade dupe, but from what I’ve read about the quality of the Shadowy Lady in Whims & Fancies — if you’re in Canada and you don’t have either yet, go for Mount Rushmore. And if you already have it? Feel free to skip this Styleseeker duo!

P.S. If you’re in need of swatches and reviews for Whims & Fancies, check out these posts on Temptalia and Beautezine.

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  • Very nice! Anytime I see a matte purple I want it!
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  • What beautiful taupe shade! Too bad the packaging does not caught my attention :(
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    • On which duo, Memoiselle? (I've actually found myself surprisingly fond of the Vasanti one — it's quite sturdy, but still really lightweight. Perfect for throwing into your handbag!)

  • Interesting dupe! i like amount of shimmer in the taupe.Vasanti has nice packaging too.
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    • I'm not sure I've ever met a shimmery taupe I didn't love, to be honest :p They usually pull too red on me (this one doesn't), but they're all still so pretty in the pan!

  • I'm so in love with this color combo, I remember when you did an FOTD with those eyeshadows I was like PURPLEEE TAUPE MUST HAVE. The MAC is more accessible for me, so I'll have to give it a swatch next time I'm by their counter.
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    • Haha, I'm glad I could illicit such a reaction from you! :p I think I remember Christine being none to impressed with the duo, but she did suggest some dupes from the permanent line — make sure to check out her post before you go to the counter :)

  • Liz

    Wow, they are really similar. I haven't tried anything from Vasanti aside from a lip conditioner that I really liked, but it seems worth checking out.
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    • I love, love, love the Mount Rushmore duo. (And it would look so good on you, Liz!) Keep me updated on your Vasanti explorations — I'm still trying to familiarize myself with the brand, too :)