The right lip colour can bring great oomph to your look. On days when you don’t have time for an elaborate makeup regime, a dash of kohl on the eyes and a smear of colour on the lips can set you up good. While every girl dreams of a vanity drawer overflowing with La Prairie and Bobbi Brown products, our wallets seem to disagree. Luckily for us, there is a whole range of affordable alternatives that do an equally amazing job of jazzing up our looks without burning a hole in our pockets.
Here’s a list of 10 amazing yet inexpensive lipsticks for times when you are low on dough:
Maybelline New York Baby Lips Candy Wow Lip Balm Blackberry
This colour-tinted lip balm is perfect for daytime outings when you want to keep your look subtle. Apart from adding a nice sheer colour, hydrating qualities of this balm prevent drying or chapping of lips. And it comes with SPF protection.
Price: INR 285
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Sexy Balm Cant Sit With Us 110
Speaking of coloured lip balms, this L’Oreal Paris offering is a great pick for smooth, lustrous lips. The colour pigment in this is concentrated enough to create that lipstick-stain effect. The retractable crayon packaging and smooth creamy texture make it easy to apply, as the balm stick just glides over your lips evenly.
Price: INR 475
Ruby’s Organics Lipstick Nuddy
This lipstick from Ruby’s Organics gets you in on the raging nudes trend on a budget. Made from a high pigmentation formula, this cool-toned nude hue accentuates your lips in the most natural way. The lasting matte finish prevents lips from drying out.
Price: INR 990
Colorbar USA Velvet Matte Lipstick Hot Hot 01
The vitamin E enriched lipstick is designed to lend your lips a bold look. It also boasts of five hour wear time, thanks to the high pigment formulation. The Hot Hot lippy is a vibrant, peppy shade that’ll brighten up your face and mood in a jiffy!
Price: INR 325
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Maple Mocha
The Maple Mocha from L’Oreal Paris is a personal favourite that has earned a permanent spot in my makeup box. The earthy hue of this lipstick has an extremely universal appeal and goes with just about everything – irrespective of whether you are wearing whites, blues, pinks or reds, or sporting an ethnic or western look. If you are looking for a lipstick that you can carry around at all times, this has to be it.
Price: INR 750
Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick Rosemantic 401
It’s liquid, it’s matte, and it is a trendy shade of pink – the perfect combination that you can rarely go wrong with. From date nights to a pub crawl with your girlfriends, this Chambor lipstick will stand you in good stead no matter what the occasion.
Price: INR 845
Lakmé Absolute Lip Pout Creme Lip Color Plum Rush
This retractable crayon lipstick adds great definition and volume to the lips making them look fuller. The plum red is a rich, deep shade in a creamy finish that works well to uplift your appearance almost instantaneously.
Price: INR 650
Faces Canada Ultime Pro Longwear Lipstick Peach Blush
For those of you who love to wear peaches but shy away from anything too bright, this lipstick is the one for you. The vitamin E formula and rich finish add the ultimate glam feel to your look, while the waterproof formulation ensures that your lip colour stays in place for a long time without any bleeds or smudges.
Price: INR 799
BeYu Scandalous Lips Lip Gloss Fabulous Rose
This smooth, soft pink lip gloss is a must-have for all those who love a hint of pink on their lips. It is a versatile shade that does not fail to work its charm. Apply it as is on bare lips, or add it on top of a your nude lipstick to achieve that perfect MLBB shade!
Price: INR 700
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Inti Matte Lipstick Just A Teaser
Aptly named Just A Teaser, this is a subtle colour that accentuates your lips without being too out there. The creamy texture blended in with a matte finish adds a nice touch of hydration that makes the lipstick glide over your lips effortlessly.
Price: INR 575