I'm always on the hunt for a good bargain lipstick. Considering the amount of lipstick I go through, it stands to reason that if I can find a nice color for $10 instead of my typical $30, it's a deal! Sadly, most of the less expensive lipsticks don't perform to my standards and end up in the trash or with a friend. I've actually sat down and done a cost analysis on a per-day cost between a cheaper, less effective lipstick versus one of my pricey, longer-lasting, more conditioning formulas and have somehow found a way to justify the higher-end lines. I have to apply them much less frequently because the color lasts significantly longer and stays moist throughout wear time, and of course there's the whole "try it on" factor of knowing what I'm getting before I get home. There's little in life more disappointing than spending money on a lipstick only to get it home and find out the color isn't remotely similar to the swatch on the bottom of the tube. At least, in my charmed life there isn't.
5 hours ago