10.5.13

My 5 Best Lipsticks for Under £5

Seeing as I mentioned a couple of fantastic cheap lippies in my recent April Fashion Finds, I thought I should show them on my lips. I always find swatches on the back of a hand are nothing like the outcome on your lips! So I thought it might be a good idea for me to put together a list of my 5 top cheap lipsticks for under a fiver. I don't wear lippy daily, but I'm becoming more and more fond of certain ones! I'm not sure that I'll ever spend a colossal £14 on a MAC lippy after finding these babies! 

For reference, I generally find lipsticks quite uncomfortable to wear and a bit of a hassle to reapply, plus my beauty knowledge is rather poor, so these are judged mainly on this basis!

cheap lipsticks
17 Supreme Shine in Hot Stuff, £4.99 at Boots - but I've found half price vouchers at the Advantage Card Kiosk! this was actually how I first tried the formula. Although it is called Supreme Shine, I don't really feel that the formula is massively shiny. There's no glitter particles in the formula (I personally dislike that in lipsticks) and it's not too drying. A good in-between for moisturising and mattifying. Hot Stuff is a relatively neutral bright red, I'd say it's slightly blue toned (I'm a bit rubbish with that kind of thing though). Favourite red lippy at the moment!

best affordable lipsticks
17 Supreme Shine in Red Devil, £4.99 at Boots - same formula as the former, but a darker shade, more like MAC's Russian Red. This is certainly more blue toned and I think it'd suit almost anyone! Again, pretty comfortable to wear and lasts well for the price!

budget lipstick
Maybelline Colour Sensational in 175 Pink Punch, £2.99 at eBay - not entirely sure if this is still in stores seeing as it's selling on eBay for such a cheap price?! But this is a super formula for me, a really bright shade, but not drying. I also really love the packaging! The colour hasn't photographed on my lips too well, it is more like the tube colour in real life! I haven't worn this loads because I do find it makes my teeth look a little yellower, but I just think the formula and price is super - might have to give some other shades a go.

cheapest lipsticks
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo, £5 at NYX - I seriously love this colour, but the formula is a bit tricky to wear if you have lips that tend to dry out when you use lippy - like mine! I really have to be having a good-lip-day for this one! It shows up every flake of skin, every crevice. This is an extremely matte finish, but is relatively comfortable to wear, although I wouldn't wear it all evening. It doesn't last very long on me either - I have to reapply really regularly. But I also have this Lip Cream in Amsterdam and love that shade. The doe-foot applicator enables precise applications for a clumsy'un like moi. The pink shade of Tokyo is a nice change to my red obsession! Plus, at a fiver it's a really affordable option for something a little different!

Barry M Lip Paint in 129 Palest Lavender, £4.49 at Barry M - this is my current favourite! If Barry M have reformulated all of their Lip Paints to be like this one, I might have to buy some more... It's a light pinky-purple with a blue undertone. I do have two older Lip Paints, but they're really quite drying. Palest Lavender is nothing like these older ones. It's a little less cakey and glides on a lot better. I also really love this shade - it washes me out a little, but it does look better when I have blonde hair! It does need reapplying every hour or so, but I love that Barry M provide more unusual colours in their range at budget prices.

I'd love to know of any of your bargain lipstick finds! I'm loving trying out crazy new shades - so please share your favourites in the comments!
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30 comments

  1. The last two are gorgeous, and they look great with your new super lilac hair =^.^=
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  2. I love the Maybelline shade! All of these are such gorgeous colours too! xxx


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  3. I love both the 17 shades on you, they look amazing with your hair colour! xo

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  4. I adore your new hair colour - it's awesome! xxx

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  5. If you like Barry M, you should try the TMLP shade - it changes colour to the PH of your lips! The formula of their lip paints are awesome :) x

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  6. I really like the NYC lip cream on you but it was hard to focus properly because your hair is so freakin' amazing. WAH.

    Tara
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  7. I love that first one on you, looks great! Your hair also looks perfect!

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  8. R.e. bargain lipsticks... my favourite is Boots Natural Collection's Moisture Shine lipstick (my staple is shade "raspberry"). I keep treating myself to more expensive brands but always go back (MAC included!). It's only £1.99!!!


    There are also the NYC ones in Superdrug for around the same price, but I find them to be very dry and would prefer to splash out/ buy the Natural Collection one!

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    1. Oh cool - will have to have a look, thank you! x

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  9. This is a lovely post! I like tha you've shown what it looks like on your lips too!
    Xx

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  10. I've never tried any of these brands for lipsticks, but am tempted by the red 17 ones and the Barry M! xo

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  11. The last one, Barry M lavender shade, looks fab with the new lilac hair!! X

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  12. too bad we can't find barry M in spain, i love the shades they carry... and their prices! xx
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    1. Hope Barry M comes to Spain soon for you Alice!! xx

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  13. I love the Maybelline lippies!


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  14. OMG! You've got Lilac Robyn! Bladdy love it girrrrl!

    I quite like the NYX Cream lipsticks. eBay is my saviour when it comes to cheapo lipsticks.

    Halima

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  15. i really like the NYX soft matte cream, it looks good on you! :)

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    Kamila xx

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  16. The Lavender Barry M Lip paint suits you so well! I think Barry M are my favourite lipsticks actually!

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  17. the NYX one seems to be the same as my collection 2000 one which is cheaper! although they don't have that kinda colour but its still good. and smells SO good.
    I need to stock up on more lippy xx

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  18. Cute post! You should check out fragrancedirect for more bargainous beauty goodies :)

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  19. The NYX one is such a nice colour, and I'm a bit obsessed with Barry M lip paints!

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  20. under £5 but all look so good!! :)
    xx

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  21. The lavender one looks AMAZING with your hair! x

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  22. The NYX lip cream looks stunning! Such a nice shade xo

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  23. I still can't get over how freakin' amazing your hair is! xx

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