In this quest I found myself trying little cheapie options I had never purchased before. Literally things would just catch my eye as I was out and about. I didn’t have the cash at the time to be actually going out looking for make up so it was down to what I stumbled across. Any way I was hoping that I would discover a magical gem of a lippy that would cost next to nothing and work wonders. Ok, so maybe this was wishful thinking.
Firstly the I did find myself a couple of ok things. Wet n Wild (bought in Tesco) in Retro Pink and Pink Ice are quite nice. Under £2, long lasting considering the price and Retro Pink (above) certainly packs a punch colour wise.
On the other side of things Tesco also sells their own basic range “All About Face” and oh my were these lipsticks crap. There really is no other word for them. I bought one in Soft Coral and another I can’t even remember the colour of. These were so greasy I literally put them on my lips once and that was it. Awful, I just wish there had been a tester (they come wrapped up in a plastic sleeve). That was £4 wasted. So bad I don't have photos of them for you to see.
Now there may be some people out there that say “well what do you expect for under £2?”. I probably would have agreed a couple of weeks ago but that was before I bought “Boots Natural Collection” lipsticks. I’ve blogged about these previously so I won’t repeat myself but simply say, brilliant everyday lipsticks and cheap as chips!
Also 2 True (in Superdrug)do a lovely little pink number (number 4)that I am very keen on.
On the slightly more expensive scale but still drugstore brand was GOSH and Barry M. Both had let downs for me, GOSH’s Darling and Barry M’s 101, for the same reason. Far, far too white pale for me. I literally looked like I had rubbed concealer all over my lips which gave me a lovely corpse-like appearance. Both seemed to settle into every line of my lips. Hideous. I doubt if I will ever use these two again. I could use these over a liner etc but I would rather just get myself another colour that causes me less hassle.
Also Barry M’s magic lipstick wasn’t a winner for me. Goes on green and turns pink once on the lips. Stains unevenly, grabs every line and just looks rough. However I do want to say that Barry M’s 136 is lovely. I use that regularly.
Maybelline’s Ambre Rose is another favourite. I have adored this recent purchase . I really wished I had ignored the GOSH temptation and bought another colour from Maybelline’s range. The Hollywood red has my attention.
Any way I thought I would do a little highs and lows of my lipstick hunting.
What about you guys. Any favourite lippies of late?