Lip Products Under $10!

Drugstore Lippes!

Hello readers and good morning!  Well, at least on my side of the world it’s morning. 🙂  Hope all of you are doing well!  I’ve been sick off and on for the past month or so and I feel like this year, it’s been brutal.  I think I’m battling allergies now and I just cannot wait until this is over with.  Anyone else feel the same way?

Any who, on to the task at hand.  Today’s review is all about lip products under $10.  Now, as much as I love my higher end lip products- Bite Beauty and Tom Ford, I’m looking at you- there are some pretty amazing ones at a much more affordable cost.  And let’s face it, when you have great products that don’t cost a lot, you can buy multiple colors and save that money for, ahem, other makeup items. Charlotte Tilbury anyone?  🙂

Below are my reviews.

NYX Butter Gloss BLG05 Creme Brulee

NYX Butter Gloss


Described by NYX as “buttery soft and silky smooth, our scrumptious new Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie—and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky.”


Smell nice

Not sticky

Great color selection

Affordable price range


Not long-lasting (wears off quickly when drinking or eating

Bottom Line: I love these glosses alone or layered underneath lipstick.  The scent isn’t over powering and in my opinion very comparable to some of MAC’s Cremesheen lipglosses at about half the cost.


NYX High Voltage Lipstick HVLS 18 Free Spirit

NYX High Voltage


Described by NYX as amping “up your look with our High Voltage lipstick! Each of the 22 dramatic shades is infused with vibrant color with a super-rich finish!


Highly pigmented

Affordable cost

Slightly moisturizing


Can be a bit drying as time goes on

Has a tendency to accentuate fine lines/dry lips

Bottom Line: A great item from NYX if you’re looking for excellent color payoff.  Color begins to fade a bit while eating or drinking but leaves behind a good stain.  Exfoliating lips prior to use is a must though to avoid it clinging to any dry patches.


Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Innocence




Described by Milani as “the matte that not only feels great (yes, you read that right – it’s actually comfy) but also lasts for hours and has “a-mazing Instagram selfie” written all over it. Infused with grape seed extract imported from Italy, this smear-proof lip soother delivers mega color that won’t budge, even after a close encounter with a cappuccino cup.”



Feels creamy upon application

Lasts a decent amount of time

Great color selection


This shade is pretty light so I need multiple layers to get coverage

Accentuates fine lines/dry lips

Bottom Line: This shade looks best when paired with a lipgloss.  It lasts better than most lipsticks through drinking but I wouldn’t classify this is long-lasting.  The texture is very unique and very similar (if not identical) to Maybelline Mattes.  Feels creamy upon application instead  of the usual dry texture most mattes have but not exactly moisturizing.  Exfoliating lips is a must prior to use.

NYX Matte Lipstick MLS 05 Indie Flick


NYX Matte


Described by NYX as “highly pigmented, richly formulated and long-wearing. The formula glides on smoothly and stays put with a non-drying matte finish.”


Highly pigmented

Excellent staying power

Affordable price



Accentuates fine lines, dry lips

Bottom Line: I bought this lipstick after seeing it on Janet from Jan and Jot and I am so glad I did.  Not only is a gorgeous shade-perfect for spring and summer-but it is immensely pigmented and very long lasting. I do find this more on the drying side though, so sometimes I’ll sheer it out with lip balm underneath and make sure to exfoliate lips beforehand.

Rimmel London Kate Moss


Rimmel London


Described by Rimmel as “Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Matte Collection Lipstick gives the gorgeous color richness and comfort of Kate’s lipstick, now in a velvety, matte finish. Ruby powder-enriched formula intensifies the color while keeping a matte finish all day long.”


Highly pigmented

Very affordable

Leaves behind a stain



Feels drying after a while

Settles into fine lines/accentuates dry lips

Prominent scent that lingers

Bottom Line: Another product I bought after I saw it on Chanelle Hayley from Chanelle Hayleyyy . The color is beautiful and sophisticated and I love the staying power.  I do not mind the scent at all, sort of floral mixed with berries, but it is strong and you can definitely smell it while you’re wearing it; it does fade after a while though.

Maybelline Color Sensational Summer Sunset



Described by Maybelline as “crisper color from pure pigments; creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar; lipcolor so rich, so stunning…it’s sensational.”


Highly pigmented



Extensive shade selection


Feels a little bit waxy

Not as hydrating as it claims

Can feel a bit drying at times

Clings to dry patches

Bottom Line: I do like these but I will be honest and say I am not fond of the texture.  It feels a bit too waxy to me as opposed to creamy but using a lip balm underneath helps.  Worn alone it has great staying power and there are so many shades to choose from.

Below are the colors swatched and make sure to follow me on Instagram to see more pictures and looks using these colors. 🙂

Swatches Lippies

L to R: Creme Brulee, Free Spirit, Matte Innocence, Indie Flick, KM 107, Summer Sunset

Thank you for reading and let me know what your favorite under $10 lipsticks/lipglosses are! 



38 thoughts on “Lip Products Under $10!

  1. Awesome review! 😃 How does the Summer Sunset smell? I like that color. I don’t normally like to wear gloss or matte lipsticks, but I do enjoy the NYX gloss for the smell & I think the NYX matte lipsticks are nice.

    • Thanks Cos! Hmm. Summer Sunset doesn’t really have that much of a smell, but maybe I would say like a traditional lipstick. Not bad but nothing that stands out, at least to me. I have a love/hate with mattes. I love the staying power, especially with bright colors, but I hate the dry feel. I prefer moisturizing but those sometimes don’t last and the glosses that do are sticky.

      • I do like the lasting power of mattes, but if I had to choose hydrating or long lasting right now I would go with hydrating. I ask about the smell, because I can’t wear lipsticks like the L’Oreal Nudes line, because the smell drives me nuts! Thanks again!

      • When I get home, I will check the smell again but it didn’t seem to stand out like the Rimmel one. I haven’t smelled the L’Oreal Nude ones though-now I am tempted to see. 🙂

      • Okay so funny story. On my lunch break I went to pick up my medications and I stopped to check out the L’Oreal nudes. They smell just like the Rimmel one so definitely stay away from Rimmel. The other one has s subtle scent but not overpowering. Don’t think it should be an issue but you may just want to check it out just in case 🙂

  2. Wonderful review Stephanie! I love all of those shades! I especially love the NYX Butter Glosses and right now my favorite lipstick has been MIlani’s Statement Lipstick in Nude Creme. Sunset looks really pretty too!! ❤ xo

    • I’ll think you will love it! Yes, I love high end ones but you just can’t beat the price for these and not to mention they are amazing. Let me know if you try one. I’m always curious about other people’s take. 🙂

  3. Well it only took me 6 months, but I finally got around to checking out this review! Lol! I have 5 of the NYX butter glosses and I want more of them. They have so many nice colors! I’ve never tried a Milani lipstick, but now I want to. Maybe I’ll take a look at those next time I go to Target. And I saw in another post that your reviewed an Elf lipstick. I’ll have to try one of those too! Like you, I’ve been skeptical because they’re so inexpensive. I feel like if they’re that cheap, they must suck. Ha! But for 3 bucks, I might as well try one. 😉

    • Haha. Well thanks so much for coming back and checking it out. I probably would have forgotten already. Love NYX Butter Glosses and and Milani is nice, I’d just recommend to get a darker color than the one I featured because that was super light. Yes, elf has some good lipsticks. The packaging can feel a little cheap as when I twist the lipstick up it kind of wobbles but eh, not a whole deal breaker. Try one and see what you think-you can always return it if it doesn’t work out. Maybelline The Mattes are also good drugstore ones to try. My blog is here for whenever you need it. 🙂

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