Back in May I made an executive decision to refresh my lip product collection - I'm almost embarrassed to say I had lipsticks and glosses in my kit that were anything up to 4 or 5 years old, and when I posted an LOTD on Instagram, it was often all pretty pointless as the products weren't even available any more! I was also inspired by my gorgeous pals Lovethatlippie and IndieAna who were whetting my appetite with all their fabulous purchases, some from companies I'd never even heard of. So off I went into Lip-Land with a very modest budget to see what I could find - holey moley I was staggered by the range of products available in the bargain category, and I've only just barely scratched the surface of the drugstore variety. Anyways I figured I'd better start reviewing some of these before the companies stop making them ha ha. So here are some of my Instagram pics of what I purchased, spending anything from $2 to $20 (I'll be doing a study of the more expensive ones once I've given these a good workout, and my bank balance recovers)...
The above collage doesn't include all the varieties I bought from Aldi (I've already reviewed the lipsticks here and the lip lacquers here). All up I've added 64 new lip products to my kit in a wide range of colours, textures and finishes (and tossed out about half that many to make some room). From a quality and performance perspective, some of them have been a delightful surprise, while others just didn't cut it at all. Soooo....over the next few months I'll be reviewing all these items individually (with swatches), and will let you know which ones I would repurchase, and which ones are far better left on the shelf ♥
Here are the brands whose products I purchased for this little (well not quite so little) exercise, in alphabetical order:
bhcosmetics, Boe Professional, BYS, Chi Chi Cosmetics, Covergirl, DB Cosmetics, Fifth Avenue (Kmart), lol Cosmetics, Makeup Revolution, Max Factor, Maybelline, MBA Cosmetics, nude by nature, NYX Cosmetics, Revlon, Rimmel, Rubi Shoes, Starlet (Coles).
I was going to choose a random one to start with, but hey gals, which lippie brand review would you like to see first?
Take care of you,