I’m pretty jazzed about this year’s list for budget-friendly favorites in the lipstick category, as last year’s list was only eight deep, but this year, lipsticks under $15 was almost a third of the lipstick content reviewed on the blog. That’s in large part thanks to ColourPop Lux / Matte Lux Lipsticks and Sephora’s LipStories making their debuts in 2018. I started narrowing my list of 40 shades down to the 24 shown here. One of the aspects I really enjoyed about the LipStories range was how diverse the offerings were from a multitude of finishes to pops of bold color and more traditional hues.
Best of 2018
Best Lipsticks (Under $15)
I really hope we’ll see something like a ColourPop LumiLux Lipstick, where all of my luminous, pearlescent lipstick dreams come true for under $10. In the meantime, L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks offer a more luminous finish (though less pearly) and were a nice addition to drugstore offerings released this year.
What affordable lipsticks did you reach for this year?