Welcome back to Makeup Monday!!! I’m so excited for this day because, let’s face it, makeup is an obsession of mine! For a little personal side note my house in under construction and yes, I’m still living in it! I am currently in my painting clothes writing this post so forgive me if this is not to long. 😉
If you are a makeup junkie like me you probably follow a lot of makeup artist’s blogs, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Instagram is my jam, so that’s where I get most of my makeup fix. Lately you may have seen or heard a lot about Anastasia Beverly Hill’s liquid lipstick and Gerard’s lipstick and lip gloss. Both of these products look amaze-balls on, very high in pigment and offer a lot of amazing colours to choose from. Basically they are everything and more you want in a tube of lipstick. Or are they…?
So here is the deal. I am a normal girl with 2 part time jobs living my life. I also happen to like a wide variety of lip colours. So, are these products that range from $20-$30 a color a good option for me to purchase on a routine basis (not counting Christmas and birthdays)? Probably not. Sadly I can’t afford to buy all the colours I want and still afford to eat. Will I purchase my most loved shade when I have some extra cash? Yes! But for my everyday experimental needs, I have to go with something a little more affordable. Thankfully I happened to have worked at a drugstore cosmetic counter (for you Americans think Sephora and Ulta) for a year; and guess what I found??? Essence! You may have heard of this brand….possibly even tried one thing?! In my opinion, out of everything they have to offer, I think their lip products are the best! Why? Because they are cute and less than $2 a piece! Yup! You will not blow your budget and heck after looking at their website, you may even want the whole colour line? If so, go for it!!!! I will say this. This lip line is good for trying out new colours, for everyday use or for a trip to the mall for an hour. They are, by no means, high quality or long lasting. But they are still great for your everyday average lipstick wear. They add a bit of shine, moisture and BAM! For pennies you have a cute natural lip. So, if you are itching for some makeup to play with go grab a few of these products, a glass of wine and a big mirror. Have fun and feel good that you didn’t blow your rent money on glossy lips.
My current favorite colours are 09- Wear Berries (part of their new matt lipstick range) and 53- All About Cupcake (part of their original lipstick line). For reference, I enjoy these formulas almost as much as Revlon but for a fraction of the cost 🙂 Hope this sparks some lipstick excitement in each and everyone! -love Chris Left: All about cupcake, Right: Wear Berries