Drugstore vs High end

It’s another Drugstore vs High end post, where I try to find cheap, like-for-like alternatives to high end products. 

The deep red lip trend is coming back again for Autumn/winter 2015 so this is the best time to get your dark, vampy lip products in. Hopefully this post can help you do this.

  
This time I decided to try and find a dupe of my favourite Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Night Crimson- RRP £23. I absolutely adore this lipstick for its moisturising formula, stay put colour and intense pigmentation. It’s a real all-rounder and the case is just to die for aswell. I keep it on my vanity table just because it looks so beautiful.  

  
So, comparing anything to this lipstick was going to be a challenge. I really didn’t think I’d be able to find something even close to it, but I did. The closest I could find was the Avon Ultra colour bold lipstick in Bold Bordeaux – RRP £7.50. The tube isn’t anything special unlike the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, but it does the job. I don’t think I’d keep it on my vanity table, though the lipstick itself is actually brilliant. 

  
As you can see from the swatches, the shades are very similar and the formula is also comparable. Both are very moisturising, have a smooth consistency and leave a solid slick of colour. The Avon lipstick (on the left) is slightly more red toned than the Charlotte Tilbury, giving it a bit of a brighter look. However, when on, they look pretty much the same and both last really well with minimal fraying. The Charlotte Tilbury lasted better and felt a bit more comfortable for a longer period of time, but for the price difference, it’s really not that much of a big deal. I would fully recommend both lipsticks, but at least we know that you can get the dark, vampy pout everyone’s raving about no matter what your budget is. 

http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/k-i-s-s-i-n-g-night-crimson.html
http://avonshop.co.uk/product/make-up/lips/avon-ultra-colour-bold-lipstick.html

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