I’m all for a good lipstick or gloss or stain, etc. and National Lipstick Day seems as good a day as any to invest in another tube. We all know how much ladies love their lipstick — it was one thing that remained in production during WWII.
Until the most recent recession, lipstick sales were an economic indicator (known as the Lipstick Effect). However, this time the effect seemed to be over. Lipstick was outperformed by nail polish.
If you want to save on lipstick, you could always resort to drugstore tubes, but in honor of National Lipstick Day, here are a few mid-priced lipstick brands that you can get right now for less.
BareMinerals: BareMinerals is apparently discontinuing its Pretty Amazing Lipcolor. You can get what’s left of the opaque lipgloss collection online for $9.50. The original price was $16. Check out the 10 color lineup at www.bareescentuals.com.
Jouer: This makeup line was launched in 2004 with busy ladies on-the-go in mind. Products are designed to be fun, convenient and pull double duty if needed. Right now, select colors of Jouer Hydrating Lipstick can be had for $17.40 (instead of $24) including a lovely sheer nude called “Dusty.” Get them at www.jouercosmetics.com.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The biggest sale of the season is still going strong until Aug. 2 and it’s one of the best times to score beauty deals. You can save on lipcolors from brands including MAC, Stila and Nars.