A couple of posts back when i was getting my natural hair goddess braid on, I wore MAC’s Yung Rapunzel lipstick in the photos. People I encountered that day inquired about the color. It was MAC’s Azaelia Banks’ limited edition smokey purple. A color very similar to it is Revlon’s Va Va Violet which I have been using for years. They’re so similar in color, you can get just one of them without really missing the other.
My swatch above shows that the undertones in each color are slightly different. Va Va Violet has a red undertone and Yung Rapunzel has a blue undertone. Both lipsticks require several swipes over the lips to get a slightly more opaque color. The real difference in these lipsticks besides the undertones is the experience the user has with these lipsticks. While Va Va Violet doesn’t have a scent at all to me, Yung Rapunzel smells distinctly like a MAC lipstick (all MAC products have a distinct smell). Also YR is so creamy and moisturizing. I love putting it on my lips because it feels like they are being conditioned as well.
Overall I’d rate both colors 8/10 Blushes. I simply love the color. Perfect for fall. The reason i’d give it an 8/10 versus a 10/10 is just due to the fact that it’s not opaque with just one swipe. It takes time to build it up.