Hey guys, hope you are doing well. I’m going to talk about affordable matte lipsticks in this post. I know all the ladies are crazy about that one lipstick or lip colors that they can’t live without. Finding the right shade of lipstick is like finding a soulmate. It takes time and lot of experience to get that perfect shade that matches your skin tone.
Well fret not, I’m going to list out the most affordable and quality lipstick brands that will help you choose and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Without further ado, let’s begin the journey to finding that perfect lipstick. Read on till the end to find out my top favorite lipstick.
Top Affordable Quality Lip colors to get your hands on:
7. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick
Everybody loves a classic red lips. I myself is a huge fan of red lips. And I have a number of red lipsticks from different brands.
The Colobar Velvet Matte Lipstick is one lipstick you can wear out on daily basis. I have the ‘Hearts & Tarts’ shade in my collection. Upon application it gives a velvet matte finish to your lips (which is very important and no cracks).
Price: 325 rupees
1. It is very cheap and can be worn everyday (college, office, others)
2. It has 48 shades so you won’t have any problem with choosing your shade.
3. It is highly pigmented and doesn’t cause any cracks on your lips.
1. It’s not entirely smudge proof. Upon eating oily food it easily comes out.
2. It only lasts for about 5 hours.
6. Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick
This is a liquid lipstick which is both cheap and long lasting. It gives wonderful results in just one coat of application. It is available in 42 gorgeous shades which is amazing.
I have ‘Brazen Raisin’ in my collection, it is a dark blood red shade which is my absolute favorite.
Price: 499 rupees
How to apply:
With liquid lipsticks comes great responsibility. A little carelessness and you will end up with a pair of disaster lips.
Step 1. Exfoliate your lips
Step 2. Apply a good quality lip balm (Himalaya/Maybelline/Nivea)
Step 3. Apply your Sugar Smudge Me Not liquid lipstick.
1. It is a good quality liquid lipstick which comes under a great price of 499.
2. It gives an opaque pigmentation on a single coat.
3. It stays put for 9 hours and is smudge and water proof.
1. Personally I am not a huge fan of the applicator, it doesn’t provide a precise application and shape.
2. It’s not hydrating at all. Once it drys, it leaves your lips super dry (Use a lip balm underneath)
3. Hard to remove (Use an oil-based remover)
5. Maybelline New York Superstay24 hours 2-Step liquid Lipstick
I am a huge fan of Maybelline and love all their products which is super affordable and is of great quality.
Maybelline’s Superstay 24 hr 2-step liquid lipstick is a very good quality lipstick which is water proof and can be used for long wear without the fear of fading.
As the name suggests it is a 2–step lip color with liquid lip color in one end and a conditioning lip balm on the other end. It can be applied very easily. It comes in 14 shades.
I have the ‘Keep up the Flame’ shade in my collection and it is a super bold red in color.
Price: 600 rupees
How to Apply:
Step 1. Apply your usual lip balm.
Step 2. Apply liquid lip color to your lips.
Step 3. Let it dry for few seconds and apply the conditioning lip balm.
Step 4. Reapply the balm if your lips feel dry.
How to remove:
Use only oil-based remover.
1. Super long lasting up to 16 hours.
2.Smudge, transfer and water proof.
3. Comes with a super hydrating lip balm.
1. Time consuming as it needs time to apply properly.
2. Sticky in nature.
3. Lips becomes super dry without the balm.
4. Maybelline New York Loaded Bolds Lipstick
Maybelline’s Loaded Bolds Lipsticks are very good matte lipstick although it is not a liquid lipstick, it gives a creamy matte finish which keeps the lip super hydrated and can be used for long wear.
Highly pigmented Loaded Bolds gives high impact color in one single apply. It has a variety of colors from plums, blues, reds and nudes. It is available in 10 stunning shades.
I have the ‘Berry Bossy’ shade in my collection which is a perfect wine/berry color which makes your lips very classy and elegant in a swift stroke.
Price: 550 rupees
1. Highly pigmented.
2. Matte finish without dry lips.
3. Lasts up to 8-9 hours.
1. Not smudge proof.
2. It becomes dry and heavy if applied more than two coats.
3. Maybelline New York Superstay Matte Ink
Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink is a better version of Superstay 24 hours in my opinion. This lip color comes in a very special arrow applicator which gives precise shape to your lips and a full color in just one apply. It gives a flawless matte finish lasting up to 16 hours. It comes in 10 beautiful shades.
Price: 650 rupees
I have ‘Escapist’ and ‘Voyager’ in my collection.
Escapist is a deep burgundy shade with plum undertones and is not for the faint hearted. It gives a very vampy look and is not useful for everyday look.
Voyager is a deep red with brown undertones and is my favorite among the two. I can wear it for my everyday look, it is a very beautiful shade.
1. Highly pigmented.
2. Long lasting up to 16 hours.
3. Special Arrow applicator to finish your look in one stroke.
1. If applied more than two coats, your lips will feel heavy.
2. Slightly sticky in nature.
3. It is transferable.
2. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color
Finally a Lip color that caters to the need of busy and on the go women with 2 in 1 benefit. Lakme’s weightless matte lip and cheek color is the perfect lip color and it’s dual purpose makes it very functional. It can be used both on your lips and cheeks. Your lips will feel ultra light because of it’s weight less formula. A soft powdery matte finish which last for 9 hours. Truly a 9-5 lip color. It is available in 10 shades.
I have the ‘Burgundy Lush’ in my collection which is a deep brick red shade and is a must have in your lipstick collection.
Price: 625 rupees
How to Apply:
Step 1. Use a lip balm.
Step 2. Start applying the lip color from the center of your lips towards the edge.
Step 3. To apply on cheeks, apply a small amount of color to your cheeks and gently rub it.
1. Super light with powdery matte finish.
2. Highly pigmented.
3. No dry and cakey lips.
1. Packing of the lip color is opaque which makes it difficult to know which shade of lip color you are picking.
1. Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain
Now it’s time to reveal my favorite matte lip color of all time. Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain is my favorite and is one of the most amazing lip color under a budget. Not only does it has a catchy name but it impressively delivers too. The kiss proof lip color is very light, gives a flawless creamy matte finish and lasts very long. It is available in 19 shades.
I have ‘Hollywood 001’ in my collection which is a classic ruby red and is a must have.
Price: 950 rupees
1.Transfer free and smudge proof.
2.Ultra light in weight, very comfortable.
3. Long lasting up to 12 hours.
Honestly, I have no cons for this Lip Stain.
However, some will find the price very steep. I promise, you will not regret buying this lip stain. It’s just amazing and falls right under 1000 bucks which is pretty acceptable. My only suggestion is ‘For good stuff you gotta pay good money.’
Buy the mentioned Lipsticks on Nykaa.com. It is the best online cosmetic shop in India, my personal favorite because of all the crazy deals and offers they have for their customers.
We have reached the end of this post. I feel amazing to share this with you people.
Comment down your favorite lip colors or show hands if you are using any of the above lip colors. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to ask.
Till next time, Take care!