If a defined, high-pigment pout is on your agenda then it’s lip kits you’ll be looking for. While Kylie Jenner may have the monopoly on the premium end of the market, there are also some amazing options out there that cost a little less – well, under £10 if we’re being exact.
A good lip is one that lasts all day. We’re talking through any meals, snacks and drinks – and is still visible after a night out. The Lottie London Slay All Day Lip Kit, £8.95, bonds to lips and doesn’t succumb to fade – and the same goes with Makeup Revolution Luxe Metallic Kit, £6. To get the most out of them, simply line your lips first, then paint in the rest of your lips with the included liquid lip. This liquid lip transforms lips with a shimmery finish.
Matte lips have been one of the biggest trends and getting all you need in a kit that costs under £10 is quite the steal. Barry M is known for its pigments and its Matte Me Up Lip Kit, £6.99, won’t let you down. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s on par with Kylie’s creations. Alternatively, Kiko Intense Colour Lip Kit, £6.90, gives you the seamless match of a lipstick and lip pencil for building a strong lip shape with bold colours and a pigment-rich texture.
Oh, and if you love a long-wear lip then it’s only right that you look after your lips between layers of lipstick. Those formulas can make lips feels a little drier than normal so the Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3-Step Kit, £3.50, will put back any of the softness those kits can take out.
Glitter fan? Topshop recently jumped on the lip kit bandwagon but took it one step further, by including a little pot of glitter and a mattifier in the set too. Sure, you’re paying a little more but for £18 you’ll be equipped with all you need to achieve festival-ready lips.