The Only Lipstick You Need (And it’s Under $10)

Woah… It’s been like 6 months since I last posted. YIKES! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun…. and planning a wedding… and working …and moving… and just dealing with every day LIFE.

Also, YES! I got married! This is the main reason why I put this blog on the far, far back burner. Planning a wedding is no joke! It’s funny because no matter how much time you give yourself to plan a wedding, the majority of planning is done about two to three months before the wedding… Hell, sometimes most of the decisions have to be made the month of your wedding. And I will guarantee that you’ll be pulling your hair out and making last minute changes and decisions the week of week your wedding. BRIDEZILLA is a thing. It’s a part of the process so just embrace it.

Anyway, this post is not about the wedding. I’m probably going to put together a few blog posts about our wedding, and the whole wedding process, sometime in the near future. That’s a pretty HUGE project to tackle right now and I want to take enough time to create some informative posts for all of you soon-to-be brides.

For now, I want to talk about lipstick, which you’ll rarely see me to do because finding a good lipstick for me is nearly impossible (more on that later). So when Almay sent me their new Almay Lip Vibes line in three gorgeous neutrals I didn’t expect to fall in love! I would say the word “obsessed” but I’m so tired of bloggers and every girl on Instagram being “obsessed” with everything they see and try. I think it’s time for a new word, yes?

ANYWAY…. Back to Almay Lip Vibes

Left to right: Call Out, Rise Up, Worry Less

Almay Lip Vibes has nearly 5 stars with 250 reviews on Ulta. Why you may ask? Because its freaking amazing. To be honest with you, I was not planning on writing a blog post about this brand of lipstick. This was a paid partnership and I was only planning on posting a story and photo on Instagram. However; after using their lipsticks for a few days I was SO impressed that I figured I would dedicate an entire post to them. THEY ARE THAT GOOD!


$8.00. Yeah, you read that right. That’s less than the cost of a Grande S-V-L and an order of Egg White bites from Starbucks. This price point is absolutely fantastic! In my opinion the Almay Lip Vibes should be WAY more expensive. They are so much better than most of the $20+ lipsticks that you can find at Sephora. That means you can stock up on ALL the fun shades without breaking your piggy bank.

Non Sticky / Non Drying

These leave your kissers soft and buttery smooth. I think it probably has to do with the fact that their lipsticks are formulated with vitamins E & C and Shea Butter, which I LOVE!

I’ve tried SO many lipsticks that claim to be non drying; but by the end of the day I am left with dry/chapped lips that are cracked and basically disgusting.

ALMAY Lip Vibe Colors

Okay so they may not have 150+ shades to choose from like Urban Decay; but who needs that many color options anyway?! I am indecisive as it is; I do not need 34 different shades of red to choose from. Blue undertone, better for blondes, goes well with green eyes, more orange than red but still red …. like, what? Give me a pretty red and send me on my way, THANKS!

Almay has 24 shades – 12 matte and 12 creme. The shades are all gorgeous and they even have a few crazy colors like blue and yellow for all of you wild gals.

I was given the option to choose three reds, neutrals, or vibrant colors. I went with neutrals because that’s what I wear 99.9% of the time.

Wearing the shade “Call Out”

All three were extremely beautiful but my favorite color was definitely the shade Call Out . It’s a darker brown that looks so beautiful on. This is considered a creme and not matte. This color is perfect for fall. How fantastic would this color be with a fierce leopard print dress?! Ahhh-mazing!

The Worry Less matte neutral is my go-to color. I can’t live without it. It basically goes with everything and gives you just enough color. I’ve worn this shade durning the day and also out at night. BTW… It photographs REALLY well!

Long Lasting

The Almay Lip Vibes last for a good amount of time but you will need to reapply. They are NOT like the matte lipsticks that will last through a marathon or intense session of hot yoga. In my opinion, the longer they last, the more drying they are. Right?! I would say mine lasts for about 2-3 hours which is a LONG time for me. I’m one of those people that put on lipstick and its gone within 30 minutes.

Lastly, let’s not forget about the CUTE packaging! I love the tropical vibe they give off. So fun!

You can purchase these colors at Ulta, Amazon, some CVS pharmacies. I’ve linked my favorite shades here for you here:

What’s your favorite Lipstick brand ?!?!