That being said, despite being stony broke, our compulsion to buy makeup does not waver. Not even a bit. The makeup addicts out there feel me, I know you do.
But what if I told you that your addiction can be satisfied for just a few measly euro? What if you didn't buy one coffee a week (better make it Monday as it's so much easier to be very virtuous at the start of the week)? Then in a couple of weeks you could go into Penneys, for a look, famous last words, and head towards the makeup. You know exactly where it is, I know you.
They've got some of the best budget lip products I've tried to date lads and after trying a handful of lip liners, glosses and pencils, it's probably a good thing that they're so affordable because I want to try more. Let's get to swatching shall we?
The Liquid Lipsticks are divine! As a neutral lip lover, my immediate favourite was shade 15, a wonderful warm caramel that I've been getting lots of wear out of. These guys have a small brush applicator, aren't sticky and are incredibly pigmented. And for €2.50 each, I want to get the rest of the shades. For the blog and all...
|Liquid Lipstick Shade 02|
|Liquid Lipstick Shade 15|
|Liquid Lipstick Shade 05|
If I did a blind test with these two agains the NARS Matte Velvet Lip Pencils, I don't think I'd be able to tell the difference between the two. The Penneys version give my lips a soft, velvety finish that's really comfortable to wear and more importantly, doesn't dry them out. The red shade is scarily pigmented and is a contender for The Red I Might Leave The House Wearing Someday. As for the nude shade, it's perfect on it's own and looks equally perfect with a gloss over the top.
|Matte Velvet Lip Crayon Shade 04|
|Matte Velvet Lip Crayon Shade 05|
|Lip Liner Pencil Shade 06|
|Lip Liner Pencil Shade 11|
|Lip Liner Pencil Shade 05|
The liners are €1.50 each and like the rest of the products mentioned here today, I want to try more. And despite being mouldy broke, I can always find a couple of euro in the bottom of my bag and head to Penneys! And now I want to try out the rest of their makeup collection too, and their polishes, and their eyelashes.... Stay tuned for more Penneys posts!
*Purchased by moi*