Of all of the lipsticks and glosses I own, the one I’ve been wearing most often recently is a Lacura Beauty lipstick, which is available at Aldi for a massive £1.99.
Aldi offered to send me this a few weeks ago, and because I’ve previously tried – and been really impressed with - some of their skincare products, I was happy to agree.
I was sent shade 403, which is a shimmery, pinkish-red shade with a semi-sheer finish:
I like this colour because it’s pretty natural on me, and because it’s a very low-maintenance lipstick- the type you can put on in a hurry without having to spend ages lining your lips, applying, and then meticulously re-applying to get the perfect outline. This makes it perfect for days when I don’t have a lot of time, or just don’t want to look too made-up, but still want to add a little colour to my lips. (My natural lips are super-pale, so going without lip colour altogether is an easy way to guarantee a few “OMG, are you ill?” questions…) I also like the fact that I can just pop it in my handbag and use it for touch-ups as required: I know technically you can do this with ANY lipstick, but I’ve never been a fan of standing in public bathrooms trying to re-do my Ruby Woo, or some other colour which requires a very precise application – with this, it’s one swipe and you’re done.
This is available at Aldi, and as I mentioned above, it’s only £1.99 per tube, which is pretty cheap by anyone’s standards. You will have to visit the store in person to buy it, I’m afraid, as you can’t shop online, but hey, at least you’ll have the chance to look at some more colours!