After trying and liking the Aldi mascara I was encouraged to try out more of the make-up and skin care range in Aldi.
I really like wearing a lipstick to add some colour and drama to my look when I am going somewhere. I usually use either a lip gloss or a light lipstick for work and during the day but when I am going somewhere I like to wear a bold colour.
When looking at the make-up in Aldi the lipsticks were really lacking in colour choices but they did have a really deep and bold red colour which I decided to try as it was a shade that looked lovely in the packaging.
Again the price put me off a little because it was only 1.99 but after having tried the mascara I knew that just because it was cheap it wasn’t like some of the high street brands who do cheap make-up which looks and feels horrible.
The colour of this was lovely and was really rich and deep looking on my lips. It felt nice and wasn’t drying or greasy and had just a nice consistency and texture to it. If someone said to me that this cost 10 GBP and was from a well known brand I wouldn’t think twice about it as the quality is just as good as most other lipsticks that I have ever used.
It wasn’t the longest lasting lipstick that I have ever used but it stayed put for an ok amount of time. When drinking I would have to apply fairly regularly but when I was just wearing it and not drinking from a glass it would stay in place for a few hours before needing to be reapplied.
Although I don’t get to Aldi nearly as often as I would like since it is further away from me than a lot of other supermarkets the next time I go I will definitely be stocking up on some more make-up and skin care and especially the lipstick as it is really good for the price.
I really like Lacura products but because Aldi is at the other sideof town from me I hardly ever get there so when I do I always make sure that I get a few things. I really like the fact that I feel like I am getting a bargain when I buy Lacura make-up and skin care because it is really good but the prices make it a bargain.
Lip stick isn't something that I wear very often as I only really wear it from special occasions and big nights out preferring to usually wear a lip balm or something glossy on my lips but the Lacura lip stick is one of my favourite ones to wear when I am going to wear it.
The colour choice isn't very good but they do a lovely red and when I wear a lip stick I do like a red. The lip stick only costs £2 and I think for this amount that it is blooming marvellous value as it is a really good lipstick and just as good and actually better than a lot of other lipsticks that I've used over the years.
It feels lovely on my lips and it isn't drying and doesn't bleed out loads either. It is moisturising and doesn't make my lips feel dry even though it has a matte finish. The finish of the lipstick is matte but it actually has a slight sheen which is really nice and it means that I don't need to bother with adding some Vaseline or lip balm to my lips as they don't become dry and shrivelled looking with this lipstick.
It is a really long wearing lipstick and lasts for ages on my lips even without putting on a sealant. If I am wearing it for a long time then I do reapply it but not nearly as often as I have to do with some others.
The red version of this lipstick is really vibrant and makes a statement. Although usually with my make-up I tend to play it down I like the fact that this is so vivid as my lips are one of my best features and I like to draw attention to them and this helps me do that.
Lacura is my ultimate budget beauty buy. It is from Aldi and nearly everything in the range is just as good as other high street brands and sometimes it is a lot better but it is also a lot cheaper so is great for those of us who are on a budget and looking to make our money stretch a little further.
The Lacura lipstick is fantastic and the fact that it only costs £1.99 is a bonus as I would happily pay more for it.
The packaging makes it look a lot nicer and more luxe than you would expect given the fact that it is so cheap.
I usually stock up on a few lippies when I am in Aldi as my local store is notorious for running out of stock and not replenishing for weeks at a time. The colour selection of the lipsticks on offer aren't all that great but there are always a few choose from. They tend to be much more everyday colours so if you are looking for something more unusual you would be better trying a brand that has a bigger selection.
I usually buy a pink and a brownish toned lipstick from Lacura as these are the two I like the best in the colour range.
The lipstick goes on really smoothly and it has a lovely creamy consistency. Once it is on my lips it doesn't look or feel dry but I do still like to put some Vaseline or lipbalm on top just to give it a bit more shine as it is very matt looking.
It lasts for ages on my lips and doesn't bleed and frankly the quality is so good for something so cheap. I would imagine that in a blind test that people would really struggle to know this was a budget lippy as it is so good and it is no different to better known ones. With some cheap lipsticks you can just tell that they are cheap as they feel horrible on the lips but this one doesn't.
I would happily give this 5 out of 5 as I really believe it is excellent. I would ideally like a choice of a few more shades but at £1.99 I really can't complain too much. I am not the worlds biggest fan of lipsticks and usually prefer glosses but sometimes I will decide I want something a bit less shiny and a bit more sophisticated and this fits the bill perfectly.
I visited my local Aldi store recently to stock up on my favourite dark chocolate, and while we were there we bought a few other grocery items. As we made our way towards the checkout tills, my eye was caught by the display of Lacura Beauty make-up and skincare range.
I love make-up, and consider myself a bit of a lipstick addict. Whenever I'm in Boots I have to restrain myself, or a stern voice in my head will instruct me to 'Step away from the lipsticks. Step away from the lipsticks!'. So when I saw that the Lacura lipsticks were only £1.99, I decided that I must take my investigation further. When I was there, there were no testers available, and because colour swatches on packaging (the lipsticks come in boxes) are not always reliable, I very carefully opened the boxes of the lipsticks I thought I would like, so that I could check the colours for myself. I would not dream of trying the lipsticks in store, but I was able to decide that I was indeed happy with the colours I had chosen. So the lipsticks were placed carefully back in their boxes, and then even more carefully added to my grocery trolley.
I bought two shades - 307, which is a soft, neutral brown that I think is suitable for any time of year, and 416, which is a deeper, more chestnut brown perhaps more suited to the autumn and winter months. From memory, the other shades available were in the pink and purple ranges - I know from experience that these colours don't suit me, so I didn't take a closer look at them.
The lipstick holder looks very sleek and modern, with a rounded dark silver casing. The words 'LACURA Beauty' are printed on the side, and the label on the base tells you the number of the shade.
Aldi's own website states that 'Lacura Beauty offers a full range of modern beauty essentials with rich nurturing ingredients. Each product is presented in a sleek silver case, a stylish addition to any dressing-table or handbag, and our latest collection offers low-cost luxury in a variety of brilliant and long-lasting shades'. The Lacura make-up range includes foundation, powder, blusher, eyeshadows, mascara, nail varnish, a concealer pen, lipstick and lipglosses. The website also states that the lipstick is currently available in five shades.
When I got home I was eager to test out my new purchases, and I was delighted with the results. The lipsticks glide on easily and softly, and feel comfortable and moisturising. They are enriched with avocado oil and 'hydro-vitamin complex', which is great for me as I tend to suffer from dry lips. Because I always prefer a really glossy finish, I blotted my lips and then applied a light coat of Boots Natural Collection Lipgloss (in a neutral shade, which I have also reviewed), which added just the right finishing touch for me.
The Lacura Beauty range was developed by German skincare scientists, and Aldi's website also states that the Lacura products contain 'the same fabulous, luxurious ingredients that are in the expensive labels'. I noticed that the lipsticks have a soft and gentle fragrance which seemed to resemble that of Lancome lipsticks - a delicate rose fragrance - and while researching this product today, I found a review on another website that agreed with that resemblance.
I am amazed by the high quality of this budget lipstick, which I consider to be excellent - and excellent value too at only £1.99. I'm happy to give this product five stars, and the next time I go to Aldi I hope to take a look at Lacura's lipglosses (unless that stern voice decides to give me a good talking to!).
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
So I'd got into work, and shock, horror I realised I'd forgotten my lunch and so not relishing the thought of going without food for the whole day I had a quick word with my boss, ie, made up an excuse to go out to get myself something! ("We need some more milk and teabags"!), and so I soon found myself in Aldi. I grabbed myself a sarnie which was only 59p (they didn't have much choice!) and thought no-way can I use my switch card for just that! Like usual, I didn't have any cash on me, so I scanned around to see what else I could purchase, and there in front of me glinting away in it's shiny silver casing was this lipstick, looking alot more expensive than it's £1.99 price tag!
The lipstick comes encased in a gorgeous designer looking silver bullet shaped casing which looks just fab, so sleek and sexy and it's then packaged in a rectangular shaped cardboard box which to my mind is just a total waste of packaging and is not really needed.
From what I could see there were just the 4 colour choices. The one I wanted originally was the pink one that is pictured above, but it was out of stock so I ended up with my second choice of Mocha, which as you might expect from the name is a neutral light brown which I would think would be suitable for most skin tones.
My first thoughts on using this for the first time were that it is not the most moisturising of lipsticks, it's not overly drying, but it can feel abit caked on at times, this is easily sorted with a quick slick of lipbalm over the top. If you don't then you do feel like you need to lick your lips every now and again to inject a little bit of moisture into them! It seems to be fairly long lasting, well it lasts for at least 2-3 hours, which is not that bad really, it actually lasts longer than some of the bigger named brands I've used.
One thing I really like about it is that it is not overly scented, it doesn't smell cheap. If anyone has ever had a really cheap lippy before then you'll know what I mean about that really strong artificial flowery sort of smell that puts you off before you've even applied it to your lips, this is very subtly scented, and only when you sniff really hard can you detect a slight scent.
I think I've found a new favourite neutral lipstick, it's a great colour to wear during the day at work, and it's a bargain at £1.99, I just need to overcome the slight dryness that comes with it, maybe my lips were just abit parched to start off with? I'll continue using it with a slick of lip balm and I think I'll get myself a pink one too! Even if you do get one and it doesn't agree with you in whatever way, you're not wasting an absolute fortune.
Lacura Beauty was developed by German skincare specialists and the products are made with the same top quality ingredients that are found in the more expensive brands, all this, but without the big bucks price tag! The next thing I'll be trying is the light reflective concealer, which is a total YSL lookie-likey, but only £3.59....bargain!
I'll award this lipstick 4 stars, and deduct a star for the slight drying factor.
Cheap price but not cheap quality.
Love love love it -- I have two colors and vow to use no other limpstick!
A luxury lipstick!