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Do you wear expensive lipsticks or not?!

(82 Posts)
Appuskidu Mon 11-Dec-17 20:13:20

Do you think it’s worth spending a bit more and which brands do you recommend?

Since the heady days of Coffee Shimmer, I have always used a ‘colour me beautiful’ lipstick which I really like and lasts me ages, but everyone at work keeps raving about MAC so I thought I’d treat myself! Is it worth a punt? Or are there better makes out there??

Cracker09jacker Mon 11-Dec-17 20:15:15

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Lucked Mon 11-Dec-17 20:18:45

Lipstick is my one makeup thing so I have quite a few Chanel, Clinique and Mac lipsticks. I also really rate Rosie for Autograph at M&S.

MrsPicklesonSmythe Mon 11-Dec-17 20:33:14

Lipstick tends to be something I'll wear from any brand. I just go by what colours I like. I have some favourites but the only difference I find is longevity but if I've paid £1 for one I don't mind reapplying it every hour. I must have over 100 ranging from budget to high end.

LoveYouTimMinchin Mon 11-Dec-17 20:34:41


A bit of tinted lip gloss now and then.

noshit Mon 11-Dec-17 20:54:59

MAC Twig is my guilty pleasure. wink

roobrr Mon 11-Dec-17 20:58:10


I wear MAC mainly but have a couple of Chanel and Tom Ford, which are also lovely.

FrustratedFrugal Mon 11-Dec-17 21:02:29

Yes, and to me YSL and Chanel are worth the markup, Nars probably not. Kiko, NYX, Max Factor and Yves Rocher are my favorite lower cost alternatives.

Hellywelly10 Mon 11-Dec-17 21:04:04

I usually go for mid range. Mac does have some gorgeous colours. Treat yourself.

peppykoala Mon 11-Dec-17 21:04:06

Total mix. I have quite a bit of Chanel & Lipstick Queen, but the ones I'm using most at the moment are a Rimmel Kate Moss one & a couple of L'Oreal Color Riche (which last amazingly well & better than any of the high-end ones in terms of staying on!). I definitely go for colour rather than brand.

affectionincoldclimate Mon 11-Dec-17 21:04:12

Mac Ruby Woo is a red like no other. I rarely wear lipstick but when I do is only that colour and make as it's just so awesome.

peppykoala Mon 11-Dec-17 21:05:35

Although you can still get Heather Shimmer too ;)

BriocheBriocheBrioche Mon 11-Dec-17 21:06:34

I love MAC lipsticks and definitely they think they are worth the money.

I’ve recently bought a few NYX lipsticks and have found them to be amazing and a third of the price.

dementedma Mon 11-Dec-17 21:09:25

no, rarely wear it. makes my lips feel sticky and leaves rims on coffee cups and glasses.
DD wears "a red lip" from time to time which makes me corpse with laughter. what, just the one?

silkpyjamasallday Mon 11-Dec-17 21:13:14

I own two Charlotte tilbury lipsticks, I have only ever worn them in the house, I bought them mostly for the packaging

weebarra Mon 11-Dec-17 21:14:08

I love MAC twig! I also have some Chanel and Clinique. They're probably the make up I spend most on. I need to check out NYX though.

LemonysSnicket Mon 11-Dec-17 21:14:30

I dont think MAC are that good quality wise ( well, hit and miss) but they're incredible for the colour range. Charlotte Tilbury lipstick actually cured my chapped lips in a day - better than blister and beautiful, but £££. I also LOVE the chanel ones, but again they cost a bomb.

tehmina23 Mon 11-Dec-17 21:43:10

I like Clinique Pop lip colour & primer lipsticks- my favourite colour is Party Pop, it's about £16.50 & ive had compliments on the colour.

LentilBaby Mon 11-Dec-17 21:53:04

I think you get a better selection of colours with the pricier brands. I love MAC and Tom Ford. The texture is also better. There are so many alternatives to the traditional ‘lipstick’ now that give fantastic colour and coverage. Worth heading to the beauty counters and trying some on with the help of the staff.

Judydreamsofhorses Mon 11-Dec-17 21:57:31

I wear mainly red lipstick, with the very occasional hot pink. I really rate Nars Audacious, and their lip crayons, like Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and Chanel, and have one YSL one that I re-purchase. I don’t like Dior, Estée Lauder, or Clinique personally. Budget-wise I have a few Revlon lipsticks which I like.

TheStarsAreMine Mon 11-Dec-17 22:03:49

I don't mean to highjack but how do you get the HOC to last? It's my one and only lipstick (!) and I end up with that horrible liner look where the inside of your lips has faded but the outside is still coloured.

BusterGonad Tue 12-Dec-17 19:03:30

What is HOC? To get my lipstick to last I DO NOT put Balm on first, I sometimes put my facial primer just over my lip line, the same with my foundation, then I apply a lip liner, maybe all over my lips if the colour is a perfect match, then I'll apply my lipstick with a brush (if I can be bothered) then blot, then re apply, blog then one last swipe, usually from the tube!

BusterGonad Tue 12-Dec-17 19:08:16

By HOC do you mean House of Colour! 😂

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-Dec-17 19:15:20

I am perfectly happy with Rimmel and Boots 17. I used to buy expensive ones but I don't think it's worth it.

hollygolipo Tue 12-Dec-17 19:18:00

I like Laura Mercier - Brown Sugar is a beautiful neutral which lasts well; I think it's worth the cost. Charlotte Tilbury tastes vile IMO

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