Budget Beauty: Lacura Beauty Lipstick in 403

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!

11 Comments

  • Reply March 6, 2012

    Natalie Stewart

    Wow that lipstick is amazing! The colour is simply stunning and it looks absolutely gorgeous on you. I’ll definitely be popping down to Aldi to pick one up when I next go shopping :) x

  • Reply March 9, 2012

    Ez

    This lippy looks fab on you! And your hair looks gorgeous in that photo – so glossy and bouncy looking!

    I love this make-up range – Lacura concealer is amazing, better than Touche Eclat and less that quarter of the price!

  • Reply March 27, 2012

    Sarah

    I wish you updated more! You’re such a lovely woman and I like seeing what kind of products you recommend for paley girls!

  • Reply March 29, 2012

    Minnie Burton

    Wow that lipstick is lovely!

    I love the Lacura Blush compact. I’m also very fair skinned and the colour I got in Aldi suits me perfectly. Plus it was only about £2!

    Got to love a bargain!

  • Reply April 14, 2012

    Sara

    Amber your teeth are amazing!! Love that shade :-)

  • Reply April 14, 2012

    Heidi

    Not really about the topic of this post, but what Illamasqua shade would you recommend for me? I have extremely light skin with pink undertones. For reference, MUFE 15 and Bobbi Brown alabaster are too dark.

    • Reply April 21, 2012

      Dollface

      Hi Heidi,
      I don’t actually use Illamasqua, I’m afraid, so I can’t offer advice on that: the one shade I tried was too dark, and the only other one I’ve used is the pure white one, which I sometimes mix with other colours to dial them down a little.

  • Reply April 17, 2012

    Heather

    Love the color! I wonder if I can find it in the U.S.

  • Reply April 24, 2012

    Taylor

    What concealers do you use for under the eye? I, too, am very fair skinned and have an obsession with making my undereyes look better due to darkness and lines (im only in my 20s!). Your under eyes look great so i was curious, because its difficult for me to find shades that match my fair skin, and cover well.

    • Reply April 26, 2012

      Dollface

      Hi Taylor,

      I use Bobbi Brown Corrector in the palest shade which is called Porcelain Bisque… I find that’s pale enough for me!

    • Reply May 4, 2012

      Heidi

      i second that. porcelain bisque is extremely pale and even lighter than bobbi brown foundation in alabaster.

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