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5 Brilliant Budget Lipsticks To Buy Now


by Jennifer McShane
26th Mar 2016
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Who says you need to fork out a small fortune for a quality lipstick? Budget beauty is in a league of its own these days, especially when it comes to lipsticks. Brands are all vying to get on those budget bestseller lists, and this means producing a product of quality that’s easy on your purse strings. This edit of five affordable luscious lipsticks offers high-end quality, at high-street prices. Each product here would be worth buying at twice the price – but thankfully, we won’t be doing anything of the sort. Snap ’em up at any Boots counter or pharmacies nationwide now.

Rimmel?The Only 1?

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This is the latest offering from Rimmel, who have released a lippy worthy of rivalling their Kate Moss collection. This one offers high-pigments of colour, shine and moisture for a natural finish. You can choose from 15 shades – ‘peachy-beachy’ is a perfect spring nude – and they are just €8.99 a pop.

Sleek VIP Collection?

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Sleek just released their new six-shade VIP collection?which all boast a velvety finish. Each is enriched with vitamin E, shea butter and coconut oil to give both a moisturising and’soft, yet pigmented finish. The shades are on trend, from nudes to pretty pinks, but the standout is ‘Night Spot’ a Marilyn Monroe-type red, perfect for day and night wear. These are €5.49 each.

Catrice Ultimate?Colour?

lip-ultimate-colourYours truly was very impressed with this rich colour range. These lipsticks give you a high-impact matte finish but without drying your pout. Smooth, creamy and long-lasting, any of the 16-shade range will serve you well for a night out. And at €4.49, you can’t go wrong.

Fushia Matte Lipstick?

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My new go-to favourite, for long-lasting wear, these highly-pigmented shades rival my favourite MAC lipstick. Matte, yet moisturising, the colour didn’t move once applied. At €13.50 each, these outperform products double the price.

Bourjois?Rouge Edition?Aqua Laque?

10193037This is an add-on to the already excellent Velvet range. For a long-lasting, high-impact lip, these new liquid lipsticks now offer the glossy finish that their matte counterparts didn’t. Once applied it doesn’t budge so you won’t even need to line your lips prior to application. Choose from an excellent selection of pinks, reds or nudes at €12.49 each.

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