I’ve been focused on sticking to my tried and true favorites when it comes to lipstick and lip gloss. Rather than buying every new release – even the most affordable drugstore lipstick – I’m working on using up the products I have. However, with the seasons changing, I’ve been drawn to find a new affordable lipstick for fall.
That drugstore appeal is strong and I finally broke down last week coming home with three new affordable lip colors.
It is clear that I have a type but you’ll also see that these lip colors are all fairly different in their application and finish.
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The Best Lip Oil from the Drugstore
The e.l.f. Nourishing Lip Oil in Pink Nude is a stand out favorite in the bunch. Budget-friendly brand e.l.f. definitely has it’s winners and losers (as do all brands, let’s be honest.)
I wasn’t sure what to expect from a lip oil but this is basically a lightweight, non-sticky gloss with a sheer, beautiful wash of color. For me this is an all-day-every-day product, as I don’t typically opt for a bold lip.
As with many glosses, the e.l.f. lip oil doesn’t have a ton of staying power. But, I didn’t mind reapplying as it feels so moisturizing when it goes on.
My drugstore only carried three colors but I was pleased to see that the shade range on the e.l.f. website is much broader.
While on the e.l.f. website I stumbled across these Jelly Pop Juicy lip glosses and what is it about a brightly colored juice lip color that makes me want to immediately over them all?
The Difference Between a Lip Stain and a Lip Ink
The L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Lip Stain seems to have a different name at Target and Walmart but the product itself appears the same.
Whether you call it a lip stain, or a lip ink, this product is a hybrid between a stain and a liquid lipstick.
It has the pigment and staying power of a liquid lipstick with a lightweight formula of a stain.
I recently declared all of my matte lipsticks dead to me as I’m just not drawn to a matte lip on myself.
But, the L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Lip Stain get a pass because it is not a true matte lip, even though the application might make it feel like one.
Comfortable Matte Lipstick You Must Try from the Drugstore
I love a lipstick in crayon form. When they first hit the market a few years ago I was sold simply on the look of them and have owned many, although typically in a sheer or glossy formula.
The Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon is a full-pigment matte lip color. As much as matte isn’t my first choice, this is a wearable, comfortable formula.
Related: First Impressions of Liquid Matte Lipsticks
This color called Lead the Way feels intense on me, but that’s simply because I’m used to a barely-there wash of color.
The colors in this Maybelline collection are gorgeous, and if I was in the habit of wearing a bold lip daily, I would buy more. As it is, this rosy-neutral works for my fair skin tone.
What lip colors are you buying for fall? Are you a drugstore makeup junkie or do you prefer the pricier lipsticks from Charlotte Tilbury? Or are lipsticks and lip glosses a thing of the past since we’re all wearing face masks?
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