Top 5 Affordable Lipstick Formulations

Back with a Top 5 post! I wanted to call to call this post “Top 5 Drugstore Lipstick Formulas” but then one of the brands I chose isn’t really a drugstore brand, just a really affordable brand so that’s what we will be focusing on today.

There are so many great affordable lipstick formulas out there that spending $20-25 on a single lipstick just seems so unnecessary. I’m not going to lie, I definitely own some lipsticks in that category (Bite Beauty, Urban Decay, Lorac) and while I love them, I much prefer finding alternatives that cost so much less, that I could snag 3 – 4 different colors for the price of getting one high end lipstick.

Alright, let’s get into it!

Maybelline – Color Sensational Shine Line

I actually received my first lipstick in this line from Influenster and instantly fell in love. This formula is seriously the bomb. The color selection is great (“Taupe Seduction” is my favorite) and the finish is very glossy but very pigmented and opaque. If you are looking for just a sheer barely there finish, this is not the line for that. This is more of the in your face, beautiful opaque color with a great shiny finish. Highly, highly recommend this line!

Revlon Super Lustrous Matte 

If you’re looking for a great matte lipstick that won’t budge and a great color, look for “Dare To Be Nude” from the Revlon Super Lustrous Matte line. The packaging is very sleek, the price is right and the finish is great. Ulta has a huge selection of colors from this line but for some reason doesn’t carry “Dare To Be Nude”. Don’t fret though, Walgreens has the shade so you can definitely still snag it.

NYX Butter Lipsticks

NYX is overall one of my favorite make up brands ever because they’re so affordable and such amazing quality. The butter lipsticks from their brand have been a part of my make up collection for years and I will never stop raving about them. The butter lipsticks wear like, well, butter on the lips and the color selection is pretty awesome. I have several shades including “Pops Explosif” and “Root Beer Float”.

NYX Matte Lipsticks

Yes, another NYX product. This time, quite the opposite of the formula mentioned above, come the matte lipsticks. These are by far my favorite matte lipsticks that I’ve ever tried. These are easy to apply, stay on for hours and again, the color selection is pretty great. I own “Euro Trash” (my favorite) as well as “Merlot”.

Colourpop Lippie Stix

Last but not least, are Colourpop lippie stix. If you’re into make up, you’ve heard of these or probably already own some. I probably own 10 or so shades and will probably end up buying more. The formula is amazing (there are several formulas but I’ve literally been happy with every single one I’ve tried) and the color selection cannot be beat. Some of my personal favorites are “Lumiere”, “Aquarius”, “Oh Snap” and “Cookie”.

Let me know what some of your favorite drug store lipstick formulas are and I’ll have to check them out!

As always, thanks for reading!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the NYX butter lipsticks. I keep one in my purse because they are so easy to apply!


  2. ksloves says:

    gahhhh the colourpop lippie stix are THE BEST EVERRRRR. literally so much color payoff (if you ignore the transfer – but at least they don’t fade!). I also love the Maybelline lipsticks. Have not tried the Revlon!


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