Pricey vs Priceline

Pricey vs Priceline: Nude Lipstick

by Madeleine Borgersen

A nude lipstick is a must-have for any makeup bag. Finding the right one can be a mission, but luckily we’ve found two that suit any budget and are just perfection.

Pricey vs Priceline: Nude Lipstick

Pricey: Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo – $40.21

Coming in six different shades to suit your skin tone to a tee (I personally wear No. 1!) the hourglass lip stylo’s are the bomb. A high class, Chanel kind of bomb.

The packaging is perfect for a clutch or handbag and with the pointed almost crayon-like tip they’re a synch to pucker up with in any environment.

Hourglass’ Lip Stylos have a matte finish that many love. They’re packed with lanolin and seed oil though to prevent those lips from lacking in lustre.

Priceline: Maybelline Color Sensational Stripped Nudes – $16.95

Coming in six very varied shades this can truly be a nude lip for any skin tone. From the super light (and popular Sultry Sand) to a Jamaican Goddess’ dream Naked Brown, each colour is perfectly pigmented.

I wear Tantalizing Taupe, the second lightest in the bunch for a ‘my lips but better’ wash of colour. Saturated with natural pigments and no fillers the colour with these lasts for ages.

The Maybelline is more of of a neutral between not quite high-shine and not quite matte, which I love. It adds some bounce to the lips without looking like a twelve year old girl that just bought her first lipgloss.

The Verdict:

For ease to find and price, it’s definitely the Maybelline winning out today. I also found the Maybelline to be more moisturising. Both contain oils such as lanolin to retain moisture but I found after a day of wearing both my lips felt better with the priceline option.

I do love the packaging on the Hourglass and it is a fantastic lipstick, I’m just not sure with the pricetag and the inconvenience of finding it it will become a staple. Maybe when Sephora arrives in Sydney?


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7 responses to “Pricey vs Priceline: Nude Lipstick”

  1. Angela says:

    Ooh I was actually going to get the maybelline nude the other day, I shouldn’t have hesitated it sounds fab! I always love finding cheaper alternatives to products – they’re usually just as good for half the price! 🙂

    The Sunday Chapter xxx

  2. Lucy Pilz says:

    Serious Mads, I am going to have to pick your brain… I LOVE your layout (and shop functionality). Seriously need to know how you are so amazing (and then steal it from you haha.. joking)!

    I have never used Hourglass ( sad face)

    L x

  3. So jealous you’re getting a Sephora in Sydney, I long for the days when we had Sephora in the UK. Wish they’d bring it back again xxx