Honestly, I thought Tom Ford Lipstick was above my budget but now that Christian Louboutin has launched a highly prestigious and gorgeous line of luxury lipsticks that cost $90 each, well, I guess Tom Ford Lipstick is starting to look like a beauty budget brand at $50 each!
Are you paying too much for your lipstick?
I’m of the mentality that lipstick is a splurge item. Don’t get me wrong, you can go and purchase yourself a $30 lipstick and be crushingly disappointed with it. However, I think that drugstore lipsticks haven’t quite evolved enough in formula for me to comfortably say they are a worthy beauty budget pick. It’s funny because drugstore makeup has come a very, very long way and many formulas have shown great improvement like concealer for example and although there are budget friendly lipsticks around I still feel they have a ways to go to be perfect.
Now, I should say, Japanese drugstore lipstick is the exception to the rule here. Drugstore lipstick in Japan is far superior in formula to US brands with a smooth melty consistency that glides on lips and leaves behind not only color but gorgeous shine as well. I’ve run into lipsticks from L’Oreal, Maybelline, etc here in the US that I really like but none feel as incredible as ones I’ve purchased in Japan!
I’m always happiest when I splurge $25 to $30 on a lipstick versus $5 to $10 at the drugstore. Like I said, I can be just as disappointed splurging $25 but in most cases that’s pretty rare. Versus the fact that I can buy 4 or 5 different drugstore lipsticks for around $7 a pop and be disappointed with either all of them or just happy with one our of the five I splurged on so really after spending $30 at the drugstore I could have just used it towards ONE good mid-range lipstick brand and been happier!
Now there is a limittwhen it comes to lipstick.
I must admit I don’t mind spending $53 on Guerlain Rouge G because they have never disappointed. From an excellent formula to stunning packaging these lipsticks for me are the height of luxury!
When the Christian Louboutin Lipsticks hit the airwaves this month I must admit I had to draw a line. As elegant and beautiful as these lipsticks are I can’t see myself spending $90 on a single shade.
So sure, yes, I think lipsticks are a splurge item but $90 is a little too high for me. I don’t knock anyone who has the means to indulge in these gorgeous lipsticks but for me, personally, I don’t see myself dishing out near $100 for a single shade. Ouch!
How about you?
Do you think $90 is too much for lipstick?
Or does it fit in your budget?
If you won the lotto tomorrow would you be inclined to buy every single shade for yourself?
Honestly, even if I had a million dollars, I likely wouldn’t be spending it on lipstick that’s $90 bucks!