It isn’t easy finding a good lipstick.
First you have to decide what brand you want to concentrate on – would you save and get a drugstore brand or splurge on a higher end brand from a department store? Then you have to test all of those shades against your skin. It can definitely lead to many a day furiously drawing thin lines of lipstick on your hand or trying to scrape a clean portion of lipstick from the side of the tube to try on your mouth (guilty of the latter because my face and hands aren’t the same shade).
In the meantime, it is useful to build an inventory of staple products. I bought Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick mostly on a whim and a good discount. I was pleasantly surprised by the color payoff and medium length staying power of this established drugstore brand (it did rub off when I drank water and ate food). I tried “Certainly Red” and love the vibrant color and re-applied once after snacking outside on a warm and balmy night (everything pretty much melted at that point).
So if you can pay any price for lipstick, why not pay a lower price?
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
– Yes, with reservations! This is a well priced lipstick with average staying power and nice pigmentation
– Nice range of moisturizing colors
– As with most drugstore lipsticks, you can’t test the product in store so it can be hard to select a shade
– Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Target, $4.99 (wow – great price!)