Once upon a time I absolutely loved my drug store lipsticks, but after learning how many heavy metals were in a lot of my products I threw away most of my collection a few years ago. I haven’t looked into if any of these products have heavy metals yet, so if you know if they do have some, please let me know! I do love trying new products and there are some very good products in the drug store, but there are also a lot of duds.
The Essence lipstick was purchased under five dollars. I used it for years as a dupe for the MAC Ruby Woo. It is incredibly matte, the formula is very dry and chalky so it does last for hours without bleeding, but it has enough hydration not to crack or flake on the lip. I would recommend this product to anyone. I did notice that I got longer wear time when I dabbed off excess product with a tissue.
The NYX lipstick has a very creamy formula, its scent is has a inexpensive, plastic smell to it. I found it to not to be a long wear formula. I didn’t like the applicator, it is a straight, thick doe foot applicator that has no flexibility. It is an alright lipstick but I would not repurchase it.
The Revlon lipstick is absolutely lovely when worn. The scent is very discrete, though a little unpleasant. The formula is creamy, it have very good coverage and it wears for a few hours before needing a touch up. I really like this product, I feel it applies well and feels moisturizing on the lips. I would recommend this one.
This lipstick claims to be matte, and it is not a matte product. It has a suede, light creamy consistency. I found it to go on a little streaky, so application can be a little more difficult. It smells very nice, almost a vanilla candy scent. It feels moisturizing but quickly does start to cling to itself, causing the lipstick to drag between your lips. If you set it with translucent powder it does solve that issue. I think it’s a decent product, but again I don’t think I will repurchase it.
If you like the smell of dirty wax crayons, you will love the scent of this streaky lipstick. It has a gooey consistency and it bleeds very quickly. It doesn’t have a nice lip feel, it smells bad, it doesn’t cover well and the product is not worth purchasing. I have heard other people say they absolutely love it, but I did buy two colours of this lipstick and both has unfortunate results.
I look forward to increasing my drug store collection and letting you know what I thought of them once I’ve worn them for a while. If you have any recommendations for great lipsticks I would love to know about them!