Affordable lip products to love


Happy National Lipstick day!

You can pretty much always find at least one handful of lip products swimming somewhere in my bag. Mostly, they’re just lip balms and lipsticks and while I love splurging on them, there are also quite a few drugstore lip products that I’ve been loving and trusting for years.


NYX Cosmetics makes some of my favorite drugstore lip products. My favorite line of their lipsticks is the Matte collection. Some of my-most loved shades are Tea Rose, Whipped Caviar and Natural. They have a very pigmented formula, a stunning matte finish, yet the formula wears very comfortably and isn’t drying at all.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren is a pretty and fun orange shade that I love for summer. Another shade I like from this line is Rich Girl Red. They’re not the most-long-lasting lipsticks, but I love reaching for them when I want to try something bright, but not too intense. Formula is a bit sheer, but buildable and wears very comfortably.

Similar to Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lippies, Milani Color Statement Lipsticks have a very nice formula, but are much more pigmented. They also come in a  beautiful packaging and smell just like bubble gum and come in a ton of fun both bright and dar shades. My favorite summer shades are Rose Hip and Flamingo Rose.


Another NYX product I love is their Wonder Pencil. It’s one of those multitasking pencils that can be used in your water line, your skin, and to highlight you cupid’s bow. It conceals, brightens and has a nice, creamy formula.


As far as lip care goes, it doesn’t get better than the good old Cherry Chapstick. I think that Cherry Chapstick was probably one of my very first beauty products. When I was little, growing up in Poland, my grandpa, who at the time lived in the States, would send me and my sister boxes full of chapstick and Cherry has always been my favorite.

When it comes to drugstore products, you can also never go wrong  with Smith’s Rosebud Salve. It works great on lips, skin and cuticles. Another very similar product that works just as well are the Vaseline Lip Therapy Balms.  These are basically petrolatum with some color and scent, but help to heal dry skin. These tin packages are cute, but I usually keep them in my night stand and only use them at nigh, as the idea of dipping my finger in and out of the tin during the day doesn’t sound too fun.


Milani Lipstick in Rose Hip, Milani Lipstick in Flamingo Rose, NYX Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose,    NYX Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rich Girl Red. 

What are some affordable lip products that you guys love? If you were to try only one of these products, I’d definitely recommend you try those Matte Lipsticks from NYX!


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    July 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Whipped caviar is right up my alley! Such a gorgeous shade for daily wear :)

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    Teresa Melendez
    July 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I think I’m going to have to treat myself to some NYX lipsticks! Lol! I keep hearing so much about them and I always see them at Target!! I have the rich girl red lipstick from Revlon and I really like it :)

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    Nicole Merza
    July 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Taking note that I must purchase Tea Rose & Whipped Caviar. Lovely post! :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM // Enter My Giveaway!

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    July 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Being honest I think cherry is one of those flavours you either love or hate and I really didn’t enjoy the scent of it!! Something about it reminds me of medication haha :) Great post
    Kathy x

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    July 30, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Love this post and the photos! I will try the NYX lipsticks

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    July 30, 2016 at 3:13 am

    The NYX entire lip range is just a whole load of love. I haven’t found one of their lip products I don’t like yet & I’ve tried nearly all of their formulas..!!

    Katie // Words By Katie

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    Ambar Syed
    July 30, 2016 at 4:12 am

    The NYX ones look totally up my street! Will have to pick some up :)
    – Ambar x

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    Natasha Todd
    July 30, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Revlon have always been one of my top lipstick picks, the colour pigments are always fab. I haven’t tried any NYX ones yet but it’s definitely on my list next after reading this! x

    Tash |

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    Dagmara Klich
    July 30, 2016 at 5:38 am

    I’m a massive fan of NYX Matte lipsticks, they’re amazing quality! I’ve never actually tried any Revlon lipsticks, need to check them in store! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    The Sunday Mode
    July 30, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Oooo National lipstick day, I had no idea! I love the look of those NYX lipsticks as well, I’m going to keep my eyes out for Tea Rose especially.

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    Dea Andriany
    July 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Revlon just can’t go wrong with their lipstick formula. My lips are really picky, sometimes even MAC lustre dries them out. I think Revlon is the one of the brand that works without problem.

    Selene Addicted

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    Jennifer Monforton
    July 30, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful picks! I am a true lipstick addict and I have to agree with you- Milani, NYX, and Revlon make the best budget lippies out there! :)

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    July 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Love the NYX lippies and those super lustrous Revlon lipsticks are some of my favourites too!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    Megan Clarke
    July 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I always have vaseline in my stash! Its such a classic product and works so well :)

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    Millie Robinson
    July 30, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I need to try some NYX lipsticks, all the colours look so pretty! x

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    Hannah Lucy
    July 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    These sound amazing – sometimes all you need is a good Vaseline!

    Hannah | Oh January

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    Emma Louise
    July 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I have some of the NYX Matte Lipsticks they are amazing, even though they are matte I really don’t find them drying at all.

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

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    Gemma Louise
    July 30, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I love a good matte lipstick so I will have to try out the NYX ones, the shades you have are gorgeous x

    Gemma Louise

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    Abby Evans
    July 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    My favorite affordable lipsticks are definitely Nyx and Rimmel!

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    July 30, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    These all sound great! Especially interested to try the NYX matte lipsticks, those shades look so pretty!

    Millie x // Millie’s Wardrobe

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    Passant Adel
    July 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I always have a hard time with the packaging of the lip balms! I love it so much that I could buy them only for that matter!!!!

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    Sophie Sierra
    July 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous, dreamy post love! And how amazing is National Lipstick Day? Surely one of the best days ever invented, right?! ;) These lip products are all so insanely gorgeous, the Milani colour lipsticks look so tropical and I’m completely sold on the bubblegum scent, damn, how divine, hehe! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    The Gossip Darling
    July 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I love NYX! I need to try Milani!!

    Mel |

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    July 30, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I keep the Vaseline/tin type lipsticks on my nightstand too. Definitely nothing something you can use while you are on the go. I had to go to 4 different Walgreens before I could find the Limited Edition Pink Bubbly Vaseline. It was worth it though!


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    Kahla Sansom
    July 31, 2016 at 12:13 am

    I’m a lipstick and chapstick hoarder! Theres almost always one lipstick, and one Carmex lip balm in my bag.


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    Brooke Sinha
    July 31, 2016 at 12:44 am

    The NYX wonder pencil is one of my all time favorites! I love how it is such a great multitasker. Great post! So perfect for national lipstick day :)

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    July 31, 2016 at 12:55 am

    I bought my first NYX matte lippie (in tea rose) the other day and I was SO impressed! It’s easily one of the most affordable lippies out there and it felt so comfortable and lasted well on the lips!

    Paula, do you have any affordable lip liner brands to recommend?


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    Eli Dumas
    July 31, 2016 at 3:54 am

    We have the exact same taste in lip shades. I own the two NYX matte lipsticks you have mentioned plus I have them in Shocking Pink that is very similar to the Milani in Rose Hip and in Sierra which is an orange-brown.

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    Rosie von Waldherr
    July 31, 2016 at 5:11 am

    I never tried NYX lipsticks, but I love some from Essence and L’Oreal! =D

    xoRosie // Rosie’s Life

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    Kiss & Make-up
    July 31, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Such great colors, the swatches all look lovely.

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    July 31, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I can see a fellow bright lipstick addict over here!

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    Tess Felber
    July 31, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Anytime I want to try a new bold lip color I always go for NYX or the cheaper brands! Great post :)
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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    Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    July 31, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I such a fan of Vaseline lip therapy. I have such dry lips and I feel like that’s the only thing that helps.

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    August 1, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I looooove the NYX matte lipstick, the colors are gorgeous and the formula is nice also !

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    August 2, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Wow Whipped Caviar looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The formula of all of these look incredible as well! I have the Smith’s lip balms in the tube form, but I wonder if the one in the tin is thicker and more moisturizing. Lovely post as always!

    Cindy |

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    August 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I have my heart set on whipped caviar and tea rose. I haven’t tried any of these lipsticks. But I know Nyx lipsticks are pretty darn good.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    My Beauty Law
    August 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Great picks! <3 I love the Milani & NYX lipsticks! Lots of love! xx

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