Beauty on a Budget: Primark Lip Products!

Beauty on a Budget: Primark Lip Products!
Hey everyone!
I was in Primark recently looking at the beauty bits and overhear two girls sniggering and making fun of the products and basically anyone that buys them which I thought was pretty snobby and childish – but this pushed me to really rethink an idea thought up by Jake for my blog, so behold: BEAUTY ON A BUDGET. It’s really crap when you enjoy something and may even be really damn talented at it but can’t afford to really fund it to the extent you’d like, there’s nothing wrong at all with buying cheaper alternatives to help you along and you know what, half of the time they’re just as good, if not better than a “high-end” brand.
Don’t ever be ashamed to say where something you’re wearing is from, if someone’s asking you, they obviously genuinely think it looks good. And if you do get a bad reaction at all, you don’t need those negative people in your life anyway. Enough of the pep talk, my first “Beauty on a Budget” post is on some Primark lip products I’ve tried so if you want to know more, read on!

Primark PS…Pro Kiss Proof Liquid Matte Lipsticks
The packaging of these remind me of Jeffree Stars Velour Liquid Lipsticks, just obviously made a bit cheaper although you do get 0.1ml more in these for £13 less! I also personally dislike JS’s formula so I’d be so pleased if these turn out great.
They smell like vanilla which is super pleasant and the applicators make them really easy to get a nice clean edge when applying. They are also dermatologically tested and contain Vitamin E to keep the lips nice and moisturised.
Shade “01: Nude In Private” / RRP £3 for 5.5ml
This shade is a really gorgeous pale pink, it’s one of those shades that I think would suit pretty much anyone and go with pretty much any makeup look, much like one of my favourite Lip Liquids “Nairobi Camellia” from The Body Shop.
Shade “02: Pink In Excess” / RRP £3 for 5.5ml
This shade is a nudey brown with a hazey grey pink/purple undertone to it. That sounds quite confusing but its basically just like a smokey nude shade. I think this lip colour would go perfectly with a subtle nude or daring purple eye.
The formula of these lip liquids is actually pretty fabulous, they stay wet for around a minute whilst applying then dry down nicely but not to the point of being too drying at all. They also don’t clump or peel when reapplying on top throughout the day and are pretty long lasting. When wearing them, they have stayed on through a good couple of hours of talking without me feeling the need to reapply. I’d say these were WELL worth the price they’re selling for, I just wish they had more colours available, I’m really hoping they start to expand!
There was another shade in this range when I was instore that was a metallic coral sort of colour but my skin tone would be too pale to pull it off so I didn’t bother picking that one up, I imagine it would look fabulous on anyone darker than me though (which isn’t hard).
Primark PS…Metallic Matte Lip Crayon in Shade “Dark Berry” / RRP £2 for 3.5g
With the metallic craze at the moment and me being such a sucker for vampy colours, I had to pick this up as it was such a deep and gorgeous colour and for only £2! As much as I love matte lips, I really need a break from them as my lips can dry out pretty easily and this looked promising.
I think the packaging looks really cute and professional sticking with the metallic theme and having gold writing. The smell for this one is quite perfumed which I found quite odd, it’s almost a sort of floral/lavender smell which did really put me off the product.
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Unfortunately this one didn’t go on well at all, the formula is quite creamy but it’s not really that easy to apply nicely, so much so that I haven’t even included a picture of it on my lips as I just couldn’t get a nice straight outline no matter how hard I tried with it. It really is a shame as the colour is absolutely gorgeous and I can imagine it suiting so many skin tones beautifully.
What are your favourite budget beauty lip products? Are there any products or brands that you would like to see reviewed in the next “Beauty on a Budget” post?
‘Til next time,


  1. 2nd August 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I love love love Primark beauty! Especially their lip and eye products, definitely recommend their new candy collection I can’t get enough of it 🙂 awesome post x

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Ooh I haven’t seen that range, will have a nose when I next go in! 🙂 X

  2. 2nd August 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I haven’t tried much from Primark Beauty but it all looks SO good! Super pigmented for the price, I need to get myself some next time I go! ?

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:52 pm

      You definitely do girl! So worth the money 🙂

  3. 2nd August 2017 / 5:02 pm

    wow these look beaut, I must pick some up soon. x

  4. 2nd August 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I’ve not really brought anything from primary beauty before, but it looks great! Might have to give it a try. X

  5. 2nd August 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I actually recently tried their lip liners and I really enjoyed them! The color was honestly so lovely, that I can’t wait to go back and try other beauty products from Primark xxx

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:51 pm

      The lip liners are fab too, I agree! Xx

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:51 pm

      I know I’m so chuffed, I love so many of their other bits and bobs too! X

  6. 2nd August 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I actually really like Primark beauty! I currently have their contour palette and a lip liner from there and they are brilliant! Highly recommend xx

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:51 pm

      Ooh I haven’t tried their contour kit but I totally agree about the lip liners! 🙂 Xx

      • 7th August 2017 / 6:01 am

        Give the contour kit a go! I can’t comment on other brands ones because so far it’s the only one I have used, but I love it! Xx

        • 7th August 2017 / 11:07 am

          Is it the cream or powder? I deffo will! Xx

          • 7th August 2017 / 11:08 am

            It’s powder, I can’t use too much creamy/liquid products on my skin as it makes me breakout x

          • 7th August 2017 / 11:09 am

            Oh good because I’m the worst with cream contour haha! I’ll pick it up next time I’m in there! X

  7. emilyxonline
    2nd August 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Hey lovely!
    Just a tip that might help you with the metallic lip crayon, try getting an angled brush and applying the outline of your lips with that instead of straight from the crayon itself! I’ve found some crayon lipsticks have been shit when trying to apply so I just take an angled brush and apply it that way! ☺️

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Yeah I think that’s what I’m gonna have to do as I don’t wanna waste the product! Thanks for the tip! 🙂 X

      • emilyxonline
        6th August 2017 / 9:20 pm

        You’re welcome ☺️ x

  8. 2nd August 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Ohhh I really love the look of that first liquid matte lip! It really does look like a JS dupe and such a gorgeous shade! I’ll have to see if my local one has this shade!
    Pity about the lip crayon!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:50 pm

      I know right!? Similar quality for a fraction of the price! X

  9. 3rd August 2017 / 8:31 am

    Primary in Oxford is so small, so they have hardly any beauty products! I absolutely love the second lipstick though, I might have to make a trip to a bigger Primark for it! ?

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Do it girl, go and get yourself a little haul! X

  10. Sophia Leigh
    3rd August 2017 / 10:14 am

    The nude brown colour is stunning! If i wore makeup i would probably buy it hehe! Thanks for sharing this, great post

    Love sophie

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:48 pm

      It seems to have been the favourite, it is a lovely shade! X

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Their stuff is lovely!! Thank you! 🙂 Xx

  11. 5th August 2017 / 7:58 am

    Love this!! I really struggle to find a matte liquid lip that isn’t really drying and keeps my lips moisturised so I’ve been avoiding them recently but you’ve just convinced me to give these a try, they sound amazing! I love the matte lip crayons from primark that cost £1 and they are amazing!! No shame in buying primark makeup if it does the job for a fraction of the price x

    • 6th August 2017 / 5:46 pm

      I struggle too! I’ve tried so many different brands and these ones seem to be one of the best I’ve tried surprisingly! I totally agree 🙂 X

  12. 7th August 2017 / 12:52 pm

    That second colour is so gorgeous I need it in my life! I generally love primarks stuff for makeup, they’re awesome x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      11th August 2017 / 8:24 pm

      It has seemed to be the favourite colour! I couldn’t agree more! X

  13. 7th August 2017 / 5:47 pm

    It’s such a shame that metallic one doesn’t go on well! That’s the one a probably would’ve chosen as my relationship with matte lippies is complicated and on going hahaha.

    • blacktulipbeauty
      11th August 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Matte lippies can either be the best or the worst!

  14. 11th August 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I’m loving your try-on photos, definitely do more of them in the future! These lip products look stunning and the vanilla scent is very intriguing to me x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      11th August 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you lovely, I appreciate the feedback! It is a super pleasant smell! X

  15. Veronica Bizzarri
    14th August 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Damn these liquid lipsticks sound fab! I love the shade Pink In Excess.. defo need to hunt these down next time I’m in Primark xx

    Ronnie //

    • blacktulipbeauty
      14th August 2017 / 8:37 pm

      They’re such a bargain! Everyone needs one ☺️ Xx

  16. Kayleigh Zara
    19th August 2017 / 7:12 pm

    The liquid lipsticks both look like stunning shades but the top on pink I’m excess is stunning! I also love the sound of the metallic lip crayon. Your photos are lovely as always x

    Kayleigh Zara ?

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