I think I have lips that like to drink. No, I don't mean it like that. It's trust that they love lipstick so much so they lap it up within seconds of being applied.
So I needed to find something that lasts and I need to find it for less. Bargain is my middle name, so I have tried and tested all kinds of lippies this week which won't break the bank. From nude to more pigmented, I've been swatching like a demon.
While Sleek has been around for a while, I hadn't tried it before. It's stocked in Boots (€5.99) and the bullet is kind of mini so it will fit in an evening bag with no issues.
I tried out Barely There (number 776) for a daytime look. On first view the texture seems dry, but it isn't at all. I applied this straight from the bullet and found it went on well and evenly. The colour has a nice pigment to it, that really does last even after a take away coffee. This is a great brand and the eye palettes are next on my list.
I think this a great lipstick for daytime that doesn't need to be topped up. Win!
Next up it's Catrice which I have used many times, but I've never tried the lipsticks.
I opted for a stronger colour called Don't Mind The Pink from their Luminous Lips range. If you have dry lips then this one is definitely for you as it is incredibly hydrating. It has a glossy finish which I like for evening time, and with an eyeful of mascara I think this shade will totally pop.
It does transfer a little, which I expected from the texture, but if shine is what you want in your lippie you have to add this one to your make up bag. I think it does need a lip liner though just to keep it in check.
And Catrice is available at Penneys nationwide.
Since it came to Ireland last year, Wet n Wild have made an impact.
Their famous lipsticks first came to my attention when I lived in America a few years ago so when they launched here I was just like an excited child. Then on top of that I was asked to be their Irish brand ambassador, so that just all fell into place didn't it? The Megalast lipstick is the best of the bunch and one of the most popular colours here and in the States is Coral-line (€2.99). This has a slightly more matte effect, so I recommend using a lip primer first just so it doesn't dry out your lips too much.
If you want pigment, this one is perfect. It does last as well, I wore the colour for a whole night and it didn't bleed to wear away that quickly. And as I mentioned above, a lip liner will give this look a more dramatic effect.
So do any of the above tickle your fancy? Have you got a hero lipstick that was a super bargain?