Today marks the final installment of Budget Beauty Week – I have had so much fun going through my collection and picking out my favourites to share with you. Today it’s one of my favourite categories of all – lip products. I couldn’t quite narrow my lipstick or lip gloss loves down to three because I have far too many favourites…
Boe Professional Super Shine Lipstick – I’ve been completely surprised by how much I love this lipstick as, I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting much when I picked it up. It’s moisturising and creamy to apply and the shade Diva is so pretty. The Boe Professional range is well worth checking out.
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick – A little more on the matte side, which in turn means a little longer lasting. The vampy shades in this range are to die for and the packaging is super sleek. The Nudes range that was recently released is also a must!
L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick* – When it comes to shade range, L’Oreal has it completely covered. They have everything from those mauve-y pinks that I reach for all of the time to those special occasion reds and fuchsias. There’s some mattes and some more creamy finishes in the line so there’s something to suit anybody’s taste.
Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick – A very similar formula to the Boe Professional Super Shine Lipstick, I’ve mentioned this lipstick again and again because it never disappoints. The formula is creamy and feels so comfortable on the lips, I honestly can’t fault it. They’ve recently extended the shade range a little so I’ll be checking out the newbies in the sale.
Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil – These are seriously cheap but so good – if velvety matte lips are your things, look no further. They’re super easy to apply because of their crisp pencil tip and they wear so well. The shade range is awesome, too.
Liquid Lipsticks –
Rimmel Apocalips – I’ve classed these as a liquid lipstick but it’s worth mentioning that they don’t dry down matte as some liquid lipsticks do. They’re essentially just a crazy pigmented, comfortable and long wearing gloss. I often blot with a tissue before adding a second layer and with that technique they last for an age.
Rimmel Provacalips* – These are more your classic liquid lipstick formula. One layer and a bit of drying time is all you need to make these last through anything, even a greasy burger and fries (I speak from experience here).
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet – A slightly more mousse-y, velvet-y formula than the Rimmel options. The shade range is small-ish but still manages to cover all of your bases and they wear so well, any amount of layering with no gross dryness.
Lip Glosses –
Rimmel Oh My Gloss* – A thinner formula than my other favourites but an awesome option if you want a subtle glossy lip. The applicator is also well worth a mention, too.
NYX Butter Gloss – One of the products that I hear the most about when it comes to NYX, everyone seems to love these and I can totally understand why. The shade range is huge and they’re so comfortable to wear.
Maybelline Colour Elixir – By far my favourite lip gloss from the bunch. The selection of shades is awesome, the packaging is compact and practical and the formula is incredible. Glossy lips with none of that annoying stickiness.
L’Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire – These ones are almost as good as the Maybelline ones but feel a little heavier on the lips. Again, though, the shade range is gorgeous. They’re hydrating and comfortable to wear. (the new glosses from L’Oreal are awesome too!)
Covergirl Colourlicious Lip Gloss – Another thinner, sheerer gloss but beautiful nonetheless. I particularly prefer to layer these ones over other products to add a bit of shine.
Lip Liner –
Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner – The Exaggerate line is in a retractable pencil form, so easy to really define the lip shape. I actually love wearing this shade East End Snob on it’s own, too, because it wear so well.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Contouring Pencil – Rimmel knows lip liners, it would seem. The Lasting Finish line is your classic wooden pencil, a little different to the Exaggerate line but just as good. They’re super smooth and creamy and the pencil tip is so precise after a bit of a sharpen.
Essence Lip Liner – The real star of the budget lip liner show, though, comes from Essence. They’re SO cheap and so good. Creamy, easy to apply and actually manage to get the job done. Most of my lip liner collection is made up of Essence ones. They’re literally $2, why wouldn’t you buy them all?
I truly hope you’ve enjoyed this little series this week, and I also hope that I’ve added a few things to your shopping lists for the upcoming sale.
What are your favourite budget lip products?
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