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
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.”
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
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!
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
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.”
Excellent staying power
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
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.”
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.”
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. 🙂
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!