If there’s one category of products where I have a lot of high-end favourites, I think it’s lip products. Tom Ford, Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, the Nars Lip Pencils,… There’s just something about a lipstick in a luxurious packaging to put in your bag for some touching up.
Which is exactly why I don’t want to take them with me on a trip, I don’t want risk losing them! The top drawer of my MUJI is off-limits when packing.
Fortunately, there are quite a few awesome budget friendly lip products out there. I’m not calling them dupes, because drugstore products can be brilliant on their own without being considered a shameless copy of a high-end product. So let’s call them alternatives, more affordable alternatives that give you the same result, maybe not the same packaging, but also not the same frustration if you were to lose them.