You can find some of the most amazing lipsticks and lip glosses for bargain prices! Here are all of my personal favorites, and what qualities put them on the top of my list!
Once I tried one of their Intense Butter Glosses (Black Cherry Tart to be exact) I was in love! For so long I was on the hunt for a good lip-gloss that wasn’t sticky or clumpy, is pigmented, comfortable to wear, and wouldn’t do that annoying bunching thing at the corners of my mouth. That may sound like a lot to ask for, but we all have our expectations. I remember it was around the Fall where bold and vampy lip colors are trending most, although I can wear them all year long; it’s just my style. I’d never seen such highly pigmented and opaque glosses before until I looked at the NYX display in Nordstrom Rack (I’m going to rave about my love for that store in another blog post soon.)
When I tried it on I was blown away by how rich and deep the color was as well as the creamy and buttery texture of the gloss. It looked almost like a shiny lipstick. I understood why they called them “butter” glosses. At $6 a pop, I knew I had to go back for more. The regular and intense butter glosses are an absolute steal! They’re certainly worth more than their modest price tag.
If you haven’t heard of Colourpop by now, what rock do you live under?? Colourpop is sold exclusively online and has gained MILLIONS of followers and thousands of raving reviews on their affordable lip liners, liquid lipsticks, and eye shadows. Colourpop has some of the best liquid lipsticks. They can compete with high end liquid lipsticks in the department store. They have matte and satin finishes, and a wide range of colors that suit ANY skin tone. And when I mean any skin tone, I mean ANY (because we all know the darker we are we start to get pretty neglected.) They’re comfortable to wear on the lips, aren’t severely drying although I recommend lip balm when wearing liquid lipsticks anyway, and the colors are so unique and vibrant. They retail for $6 each.
Their lippie stix are amazing too! They can be used as lip liners or stand alone lip sticks and they’re $5 each. You can look all over YouTube to find active and up to date coupon codes to save even more! As if it couldn’t get any better, they have FREE SHIPPING for orders over only $30!
Ok, can we just talk about MIlani’s packaging for a second? It’s almost impossible not to be mesmerized by that sleek gold packaging! Milani would fit right into the Sephora or department stores with their packaging alone. Now about the lipsticks: if you can’t afford MAC, this is the absolute closest you will get for formula, color payoff, variety, longevity, even the smell! I literally sniffed (don’t judge me) one of my MAC lipsticks, then a Milani lipstick, and the scent is almost identical! You can even get that dreamy vanilla scent that seemed uniqe to MAC for so long with MIlani lipsticks. Milani color statement lipsticks resemble MAC satin finish lipsticks, and the mattes from Milani are similar to MAC matte finish lipsticks as well. You can order them online from MIlani.com, find them in local drugstores like CVS or Walgreens (good luck with that. They typically sell out pretty quickly.)
Tip: Whenever I go to Walmart the prices on MIlani’s lipsticks are always very low. I’m talking $4-5! You better go grab you up some!
Maybelline’s lipsticks are a favorite of mine. Each Maybelline lipstick I’ve tried has never disappointed me. The colors are so beautiful and the finishes are versatile, from shiny and satin to matte. It’s easy to find these for less than $6 each at Walmart or Target, and less than $8 at drugstores like CVS and Walgreens. Beauty items are usually on sale all the time at those spots so take advantage! Join their rewards programs, ExtraCare for CVS and Balance Rewards at Walgreens to rack up on points that you can turn into spending money to use for future purchases!
What are some great affordably priced lip products do you love? Leave comments on your recommendations!