Lip Locking! Affordable lipstick haul (with swatches)!

Lana Turner once said Love awaits you, so put on your lipstick. 

My Sister will agree with the next sentence (or 3). I have an unhealthy obsession with lipstick, lip gloss, lip stains and any other product that is meant for the lips. That obsession extends to the colour pink in particular. The brighter the better! I think this is one of the places you can really accessorise with colour and believe me, I do. 

At the moment, one of my practices is to focus on one area and try lots of different products and colours. It has been all about the eyes for some time but I have fallen in love with the lips again. I am not sure if I read it somewhere or was told this by someone but the ‘right lipstick will look like you have on a full face of make-up’. When I am not in the mood to go all out on a face routine, I do my brows, mascara and lips. This  makes me feel (and look) like I have been in front of the make-up table for hours, perfecting the perfect look. 

My collection of lip products includes everything from free samples to ones over £20.00. The most I am sure I have spent on one lipstick is about £23.00. I haven’t found anything yet that will warrant me spending more than that. 

I recently took a trip to Superdrug (UK Drugstore) and purchased a couple of lipsticks. All were under £10.00 each and they were having a 2 for 3 promotion. Needless to say I purchased 9 from 3 different brands. None of the products are that new to the market and should be available in your country or to purchase on line.

A mini/ basic review is below. I have also included pictures. None of me wearing the lipstick, however, as I have yet to perfect my pout. That will be soon, I am working on it as I type…

They are in no particular order!

  • Sleek Pout Paint £4.99


Richly pigmented lip stain. You need the smallest amount as it does ‘stain’ the lip. The description states you need only apply the tiniest drop of pout paint to your lip brush for complete coverage…a little goes a very long way! 

As the name suggests, it makes me want to pout. I don’t know why. I could just be strange. The colours are gorgeous and intense. You can tone them down with lipgloss, vaseline or another colour. You can make your own colours by mixing them with others from the collection.

I purchased, 159 Port, 154 Mauve Over and 160 Pinkini (see above swatch).

As it is a stain, you will have to put in a little extra work to remove the product at the end of the day. 

Price: 5/5.

For a stain that is so rich in colour and for the amount needed this will last you a long time. Value for money!

Packaging: 3/5. 

Standard squeezy tube. At least you can squeeze to the last drop. 

Product: 5/5.

I love it and then love it some more. The biggest pro is the intensity of the colours. Some of them are quite unique and when mixed are pretty awesome. I haven’t tried OCC Lip Tars yet and wonder if this is a cheap alternative?

  • Revlon Lip Butter £7.99


Super excited for these as they took a while to hit the UK. We don’t have all the same colours as the US does and indeed other parts of the world. That is the same with many other make-up products but that is another blog for another time.

As smooth as butter. I don’t know anyone who puts butter on their lips but if they did, it would feel like this. Actually, I am sure this feels better. 

I purchased 010 Raspberry Pie, 035 Candy Apple and 075 Lollipop (swatch above).

Really soft and creamy ( I promise to stop with the butter talk) but not a huge colour pay off-especially the more neutral or nude colours. The pinks and reds are not a bad pigmentation. Smell is nondescript. Wipes away easily and you may find you have to reapply often especially after food, kissing and so on.

Price: 4/5. 

You’re paying for the Revlon name. Reasonable as under £10.00 and similar pricing for most of their lipsticks.

Packaging: 5/5.

Super cute. The case matches the colour of the product and it has a clear top so you can see the shade clearly. 

Product: 4/5.

I love Revlon lipsticks. This is no different. I am a huge fan of their Colourburst and Super Lustrous ranges. I will be adding to this Lip Butter collection very soon. 

Last but not least…

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate (Moss) Lipstick £5.49


Second cheapest set of the bunch and that is not a bad thing. They don’t have names that I could see but numbers instead. I have a couple of Rimmel lipsticks and glosses and I love the consistency and lasting effect. This is no different. Kate’s name had no bearing on me buying the product and I just loved the colours.

Wonderful colour return on the lips. Not as creamy as some of the other Rimmel lip products but soft all the same. Normal lipstick smell and long-lasting. 

I purchased 01, 02 and 08. My best description would be red, hot pink and dusty rose pink. 

Price: 5/5.

Need I really say more. 

Packaging: 3/5.

Plain black durable case with Kate Moss signature. Colour sticker at bottom with number. 

Product: 4/5.

I am wondering what would it take to give this full scores. I think maybe the packaging and also if it were a little more hydrating. I score hard but then again 4/5 is a great score. 

The above is very much my humble opinion. The colours purchased compliment my skin tone and that of many others. They were a great price and do what you would expect any other lipstick to. I like experimenting with lip products and often don’t just wear on their own. I will be back soon with more from my collection (new and old) all different brands and prices.

Hope you enjoyed this post! 

Kiss! Kiss!

The Beauty Holder! xoxo


10 responses to “Lip Locking! Affordable lipstick haul (with swatches)!”

  1. Beautifull colours with your skintone. You’re lucky that you can have such bright colours this summer. I have a really really light skintone, and I don’t find beautifull colours for me but yeah I have to deal with it. And in case you want to know: The lipgloss in the middle is my favorite one 🙂 And I enjoyed your post as wel haha 🙂

    1. Thank you very much for your comment! They are beautiful colours! They have so made shades you will certainly find the right match (or more for you)!

      Glad you enjoyed this post! Hope to see you checking out some of the others soon! 🙂

  2. I love lipsticks, I keep hearing about those Lip butters they look so cute I want some

    1. They are really cute! I think what you’re hearing is right… they are worth a try! They are as affordable as they come too!

      Thank you for checking out this post! Hope you check out some of the other posts too! 🙂

  3. Was that from our trip to Superdrug? lol… I didn’t realise you bought 9!!

    1. Yep! how could I resist. All your fault. Lol. I picked you up the Candy Apple flavour!

      1. Yay! Thanx hun… yes blame me for your obsession! lol

  4. Yes you are obsessed with lipstick, but i like those colours. I may have to check some of them out.

    1. I am not sure if you have Sleek there. Let me know which ones you like and I’ll send you a care package! 🙂

  5. Great post and swatches. And wow I absolutely love the Sleek Pout Paint colours! So bight and bold. Very very nice.

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