I consider myself somewhat of a lipstick connoisseur; I’ve been collecting the stuff since I was about nine, and it’s just as fun today as it was back then. I look for lip color that’s moisturizing, without heaviness, and never sticky, or chalky. Over the years, I’ve purchased and returned many brands of lipstick. Either they came off within an hour, felt gritty, tacky or greasy, or dried my lips.
One thing I’ve discovered, when a lipstick’s ingredient list begins with something unpronpuncable I’m usually displeased with it. You’ll notice every lip color featured here is naturally based.
The lip tints below were chosen as much for their texture and staying power as for their colors. In addition, all are $15 and under. If you don’t see your favorite color on this list, be sure to check out each lines full palette online or at your local store.
Here they are, my top five fabulous lipsticks:
5. Mary Kay Creme Lipstick -Whipped Berries ($15)
Mary Kay’s Creme Lipstick is the absolute best full color lipstick I’ve experienced. It’s highly pigmented, moisturizing, feels silky on my lips, and lasts about four hours between applications. Whipped berries is deep berry shade that flatters fair complexions.
4. Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer-Fig ($5.99)
After trying Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer, I wore nothing else for years. This wonderful peppermint infused lip balm/lipstick hybrid still remains my absolute favorite. Burt’s Bee’s Lip Shimmer is a triple-treat offering moisturizing protection, color, and aromatherapy all in one little tube.
3. Badger Balm Lip Tint and Shimmer-Copper ($5.99)
Everyone should have a copper shade to warm up their complexion. I found this hidden gem on the bottom shelf of the cosmetics section at Sprouts. Badger Balm’s Copper is super moisturizing, the color and moisture last for several hours. What’s more, it’s double sided there’s a sheer shimmer which can be worn alone or in combination with the copper to lighten the shade. As if thay weren’t enough, the cocoa butter in Badger Balm’s Lip Tint and Shimmer gives it a chocolate-y scent and flavor. I’ve featured copper here, but have every shade, and love them all.
2. Mineral Fusion Lip Butter-Blackberry ($11.00)
This is somewhat of a lip stain. It’s lighter in texture, and I like to pair it with my favorite lip balm. The color is sheer, strong, and looks like you ate blackberries. Mineral Fusion Lip Butter in Blackberry would suit most complexions.
1. Everyday Minerals Lip Shimmer-Adorn ($6.00)
Everyday Minerals is incredibly creamy and long lasting with a light citrus scent. Adorn is a warm pink shade that reminds me of glistening rose petals.
Which one will you try? What are your favorite lipsticks?