The best lipsticks you can buy for under $15
In a perfect world, we'd have enough money to just go wild and buy everything that catches our eye makeup-wise. Except the world isn't perfect, which is where savvy apportioning of our beauty budget comes in. Working out what to splurge on and what to save on can be a costly endeavour, but one area you can easily get by spending a little less, is lipstick.
Great formulations and on-trend shades are easily accessible these days. Even cult beauty retailers like Sephora and Mecca have great options at every price point and places like Life Pharmacy and Farmers are treasure troves of great, affordable beauty buys.
Here are six of of the best options for $15 and under that we love. It's also worth checking out other products by these brands as they have plenty of options that span trends and staples and will become regulalrly reached for in your beauty arsenal.
Makeup Revolution Soph Nude Lipstick, $11
A relatively new option in our market, Makeup Revolution has been making waves in its home country of UK and across Europe for several years. The brand has a large number of affordable 'fast beauty' products, but we are most taken with the collection the brand did in collaboration with Sophie of Soph Does Nails fame. The three nude lipsticks have great depth of pigment and are a pleasing cross between matte and cream, which means they are comfortable to wear | Shop Now
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdamn, $11.95
A kinder, softer cream than most matte liquid lipsticks, we're obsessed with this product as it comes in all the best colours, including this incredibly vivid red. It stays where you put it and wont bleed into lines, it's an absolute winner! | Shop Now
Sephora Collection Lipstories Lipstick, $15
Squeaking into our price category, these vibrant options from Sephora's house brand are a good place to look if you're tentative about trying a new colour you wouldn't normally wear. There are matte, cream and metallic finishes each in a nice lightweight formulation | Shop now
Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colour, $6.49
Like the name suggests, this formulation rivals high end long-wear lipsticks in performance, such is its ability to survive cocktails and tacos or anything else you imbibe on a night out! | Shop now
Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow, $8.99
For anyone after a more sheer, shiny finish Maybelline's Baby Lips balm colours are iconic! Plush, lush kissable-looking lips are yours and you wont need a mirror to apply! There's plenty of vitamin E for hydration and although you'll need to reapply after a while, you wont need to worry about it smudging or moving all over your face, which is useful if you're a low mainty kind of person! Shop now and/or review
DB Cosmetics Long Wear Lipstick, $13.95
Statement lip lovers rejoice, for we have found your affordable option! We love this wine shade but there are plenty to choose from and if you prefer a more shiny finish check out DB's Moisturising lipsticks too. The other deciding factor that may sway your opinion, is that all of DB's products are vegan-friendly and not tested on animals | Shop now
* Which budget-friendly formulas can you recommend?