April 27, 2016

$10 and Under Lipstick and Lipgloss Picks

budget lipsticks and lipglosses

I always feel terribly excited when I discover a lipstick or a lipgloss under $10 that has an excellent formula. Well, I should say finding anything cheap in the makeup world with an excellent formula always brings me a little thrill.

I think as a makeup junkie I consider myself an Indiana Jones of sorts. Always seeking out new and exciting beauty finds! Some of those best finds are the ones that are inexpensive with great formulas.

Here are 8 under $10 lipsticks and lipglosses to try that are formulated brilliant and won’t cost you a ton of money to try!

Besame Cosmetics Classic Color Lipstick Matches $6
You’re either one of the lucky people that has tried Besame or lipstick or one of the unfortunate ones that hasn’t! If you haven’t I wildly suggest picking up their lipstick matches which is a little matchbox that pays home to five shades of one of six Besame Lipstick shades of your choosing for a single application. Highly pigmnented and long wearing this is a great set to introduce you to the reasons why Besame has such a cult following. And for those of already fans? This a lightweight way to travel with your favorite power red.

Besame Lipstick & Matchbook Set 8

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream $8
Every try a matte lip stain? Sephora’s new and interesting Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream has a creamy, thin formula that sets to a stained matte finish. If you’re going for vibrant lips this season you’ll adore some of these bright shades that embrace the matte trend everyone is so hyped about!

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream

Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream2

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color $7.99
If the matte craze has you down I highly suggest checking out some of these new Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors. These have a gel-like consistency and aren’t your average everyday drying matte! These are moist, shimmer-free, and hug lips in gorgeous pigmented color!

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color $8.99
Want more wearable mattes? Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lip Color brings it! These smooth, creamy, shimmer-free mattes have a hint of sheen and a high color pay off giving lips a gorgeous look without drying them out!

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Stila Lip Glaze $8
Stila Lip Glaze has long since been a fav of mine! Click this pen and gloss magically flows into the attached lip brush so you can easily swipe this sheer, long wearing gloss on. Add in the fact the formula comes in a variety of gorgeous colors and you’re all set at under $10 bucks per shade!

Burt’s Bees Lipstick $8.99
Burt’s Bees hit it out of the park with their first lipstick formula. These smooth, lightweight cream lipsticks have come in a variety of pigmented shades that have a lightly hydrating formula which give lips a soft, kissable finish!

Burt's Bees Lipstick

Essence Longlasting Lipstick $2.99
Who says you have to pay a lot for lipstick? Essence’s Longlasting Lipstick is a mere three bucks and has a creamy, hydrating texture that glides on lips like butter plus packs plenty of pigment!

Essence Longlasting Lipstick

What are some of your fav $10 and under lipstick or lipgloss picks?

Do share them!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Elise

    I was stunned at how much I like the Revlon Ultra HD lippies! They wear longer than I expected, I like how they smell and the matte down is not completely drying. I will def give the Maybelline formula a try the next time they are on sale. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed! I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked these. You’ll enjoy Maybelline’s formula if you loved Revlon’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heidi

    I love the Revlon HD lippie. They feel nice and light. I’m on the fence about the Maybelline, though. The smell of their lipsticks lately has been too strong for me to take, though the formulas tend to be really good.
    Agreed on the Burt’s Bees lipstick. And I want to go try the Sephora cushion matte now.

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree! Both L’Oreal and Maybelline taste horrible! ๐Ÿ™ The cushion matte is quite interesting! It’s like a matte lip stain!

  • Dora

    Agree about the Revlon Ultra HD. For < $10, I really like the Maybelline Color Elixir lip glosses and for lipstick, the Maybelline Color Sensationals. (I even like their weird dirt/clay/play-do scent.) I feel like I have to try those Burt's Bees lipsticks.

  • LS

    Burt’s Bees lipstick in Sunset Cruise is one of my favorites!

    I also like the darker NYX butter glosses. The lighter ones have too little color payoff for my taste.

    Also, I have an Ulta Lip Butter in a berry shade that is shockingly pigmented on the lips!

    • Isabella Muse

      NYX is always a solid pick for great glosses/lipstick and on a budget ๐Ÿ˜€ good picks LS!

  • danadoo

    I’ve only tried one of the revlon liquid mattes and i was disappointed with it..it is a vivid pink shade and it applies very patchy. I must admit that my lips have been terribly chapped, so i will give it another go when they get better. I’m totally psyched to try the burts bees, i’ve heard all good things about the formula, and i love their lip shimmer.

  • Katelyn

    Oh my god, the essence lipstick in barely there is one of my favorite lipsticks ever!!

  • amy

    In my 30+ years of wearing makeup, I honestly have yet to find one worth spending more than $10 on… I’ve had just as many “fails” on the HE side, and had a severe reaction to a “Luxury” brand, so I just stick to DS. Besides, I have only really finished less than 5 in my lifetime, and tossing out a $5 product stings a lot less than a $50 one!

  • Colleen

    Good finds! I have been loving the new lipsticks from Shea Moisture (the ones that look like traditional lipstick, I don’t like the twist up crayon ones as much). They are $9.99 at Ulta and they are REALLY nice, no weird taste or smell, very comfortable to wear.

    • Isabella Muse

      I have yet to try Shea Moisture makeup anything! Need to redeem that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Zovesta

    NYX’s butter glosses, ULTA’s weightless lipstick formula, WnW’s silk and regular formula, and just about every Milani lip formula. =) I have an essence lipstick, but haven’t worn it much – got buried in the remodeling craze. I must dig it out!