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Top 10 of 2014: Best Budget-Friendly Lipsticks & Lipglosses

There’s little sweeter in beauty than when a product performs exceptionally well and comes with a wallet-friendly price tag! These lip products prove you don’t need to spend a lot to get bold, bright, or unique colors. I love seeing brands put out better and better budget-friendly alternatives so that anyone and everyone can find the right products for their budget! Here are my favorite shades of lipstick and gloss that won’t break the bank from 2014:

What are your must-have budget-friendly lip products that you tried in 2014?

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I love the Maybelline and NYX lippies! I am surprised Rimmel lipsticks aren’t on here- they’re some of my favorite!
Happy New Years to you, Christine! May 2015 bring you everything you hope for!

I never paid much attention to Rimmel either, but they just came out with Provocolips 16 hr lipsticks that are getting rave reviews everywhere for pigmentation and insanely long wear without drying out your lips. I’ve been prowling around the local drugstores trying to find them…..

I love the look of Rose Quartz! Sadly, I don’t think any of these are available in the UK (we have Revlon and Maybelline, but different products) – Maple Kiss and a some of the HD lipglosses would probably be insta-buys for me.

I bought the Rose Quartz gloss and absolutely love it. A rare occasion where a lip color looks the same on you as it does on me (very pale)! On me it is actually a tinge more cool-toned rosy. I highly recommend.

Thanks so much for compiling this list! Definitely getting some of the new Revlon HD Glosses! And I VERY much agree with you that Revlon ought to make Snoe Peach part of their PERMANENT line, it looks so soft and almost ethereal.

Sometimes it totally eludes me why brands don’t make certain shades permanent… Revlon’s line is large – why not?! It’s not like they only have five!

I just started getting into lipsticks this year, actually in the last two months after being a lipgloss only girl for years.
So far I’m loving the Milani Color Statement lipsticks, Black Cherry and Sangria are a favorite.
Colourpop lippie stix in Flawless (OMG I love it)

Also I have to add that Jordana makes wonderful lip liners. Creamy, pigmented and super cheap. Like $1.99 cheap!

Happy New Year Christine. Thanks for all you do 🙂

I just need all of those ColorPop lipsticks, lol! I’ve actually had some good budget-friendly lip products, this year.

My favorites have been:
1. Pixi Shea Butter chap stick in “Ripe Raspberry” (SO pigmented, OMG!)
2. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balmstain in “Crush”
3. Neutrogena’s tinted lipbalms (the ones that come in the oval twist-up tubes). They smell delicious, have a great pigmentation, and are moisturizing.
4. Burt’s Bees glosses (for layering, not for being worn alone)

I love Nyx lippies of all kinds, Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick, bhCosmetics lipliner pencils, Performance Colors lipsticks, ColourPop lippies and pencils, Maybelline Vivid Lipsticks.

I just got into lipsticks in particular. I was a l/g girl for years.
Milani Color Statement line: Black Cherry and Sangria are favorites
ColourPop lippie stix in Flawless (IN LOVE!)
Also to add the Jordana lipliners are fantastic and cheap!

Thanks for all you do Christine

Hi Christine, whenever I try to click on the link for snow peach it sends me to a page where it says that it is not available..

I have a huge lippie collection, but the Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquers have become my latest obsession!! I grabbed 6 of them and I’m thinking of getting 2 more. The pigmentation on most of them is so crazy it looks like they shoved 2 lipsticks into that tube, then added gloss for extra shine. I only need to dot a little bit on, go over with with a clear SPF 15 lip balm, and my lips are plush and soft all day, even in the dead of winter. And I can’t believe the price – only $9 each, sometimes $7 if on sale.

So much goodness here! Three cheers for affordable lipsticks that pack not only pigment, but hydration and awesome colours too! <3

I can't wait for the Revlon glosses to get here, and I'm loving my Nyx. I need to get a hold of a couple of those Lippie Stix at some point, too (Bunny and Feminist, I think? The green and the purple?)

So glad I bought Pink Ruby. It looks bright in the tube but looks perfect on my lips! I get so many compliments when I wear it! And the formula is highly pigmented and comfortable…not tacky to me. Happy new year! 🙂

I wore NYX Violet a lot last year. It’s a really pretty purple lipstick that’s easy to wear. I picked up a couple of those Revlon HD glosses but I don’t remember seeing Pink Ruby. It looks so pretty! I have to try it along with the NYX Wicked lipstick

I bought several of the Revlon HD lippies – Rose Q (based on your photo). I am an MAC NC50. It is beautiful. i also like NYX Soft Matte Creams, and Revlon Lip Butters.

The Revlon HD Ultra Lip Lacquers are my absolute fave!! I already have 6 of them. I love Rose Quartz ,a MLBB shade. I’m thinking of getting Pink Ruby and Fire Opal next–super bold colors but hope I can pull them off, or I can probably sheer them out with some lip balm.


NYX Tea Rose is my favorite pinky/nude w/o looking ashy
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle – great glossy brown pink
Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balms in Standout and Sultry
Revlon HD Lip Lacquer in Smoky and Rose Quartz

Rimmel has a matte deep red but can’t recall the shade
I am also interested in two shades from Milani’s matte collection

I ended up buying Revlon Pink Ruby and (to my surprise) it looks great on me! Sometimes I have trouble with bright pink colors because I’m pretty pale and I think I have yellow-y undertones (I can never actually be sure) but I’m really glad I got it. I also got Citrine because orange lip products are my favorite. I’m just so thankful for all your reviews!

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