The good news for me (and maybe for you, if this inspires you to try them out) is that my favorite lip spot is a drugstore find that is only $ 5: Revlons Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in Wine Lit.. I love good business and burgundy lip color.
Ever since I discovered this lip stain, I swear I get compliments every time I wear it. Before the quarantine, I wore it both in the office and on the go, and most of the time I got the message, “I love your lipstick. Where does it come from?” or “This lip color is super flattering. I want it!” Every time I inquired that it was a $ 5 find, I got a little thrill followed by, “Isn’t that a deal ?!” Now I like to wear it to Zoom work meetings or FaceTimes with friends to make up for the fact that I will most likely be wearing leggings or pajama bottoms.
As for the product itself, the applicator is a sponge-like soft tip that allows you to build on paint exactly how you want it to be. You can just do a few quick swabs for a pop of color or more for a saturated hue. It sinks in and leaves a mottled finish without drying out my lips. It’s so light that it doesn’t really feel like you’re wearing anything.