After doing this post
on Nars lipsticks I got a lot of questions about more accessible & inexpensive options. A few weeks ago, after doing extensive research online, I visited the Walgreens Beauty Shop
and started testing a plethora of drugstore lipsticks. I chose a few brands then wore each shade for a day adding more after I found a few lines that I liked. I started each the same. I put on Burt's Bees Original let it soak in a while, applied the lipstick, then blotted it with tissue. Some wore off in hours and a few stayed put all day long. I didn't have high expectations, and none beat the Nars. However, a few wore off evenly and were a great texture for as long as they lasted.
Revlon ColorStay was my absolute favorite because they are a beautiful matte texture. The three I've tried are really sheer and stay for a long time. The top is 030 High Heels, second is 060 It Girl, and today I bought 080 Fashionista (sheer dark red).
L'Oreal Colour Riche in 172 Blushing Sequin was beautiful, sheer bright pink. It just feels nice. Covergirl Lip Perfection in 300 Flame was a magenta, it wears fast but is a great color and texture.
I bought the Wet n Wild Mega Last light pink (901B Think Pink) on a whim since it was 99 cents, and it was amazing! It's borderline Nicki Minaj opaque matte. I started carrying it in my purse right away. Since I loved that one I bought 911D Stoplight Red which isn't as matte, but is a great bright red that lasted pretty long. I did use a Wet n Wild lip liner for the red.
I liked a lot of the colors and the texture of the Maybelline Color Sensational New Vivids, but they didn't last very long. The Rimmel Kate line is pretty good. I especially loved the matte (red tubes). However, they're all scented and I don't deal with scents well. I especially disliked
the L'Oreal Infallible lipsticks I tried. ♥ Mallory