If you were to take a peek into my makeup collection, I hope you'd notice the variety of price ranges when it comes to products. Sure, I recently shared an Empties post where I mentioned some expensive mascara. But I also love some cheap treats from the drugstore! I love it all!

Recently I was back in my hometown, which is a small town in South Georgia--if you've ever heard me speak, this is where the accent comes from. I've told y'all this before, but I swear by the drugstores in small towns. I can always find the latest makeup or some new-to-me goodies--it's my little not-really-a-secret. An example of that is the L.A. Colors Matte Liquid Lip Color. I found this at the Dollar General, y'all.

For $3, I had to give it a shot. Y'all already know my obsession with all things matte liquid lipsticks, right? I've covered them many times on here.

These come in 18 shades and can be found in stores like Dollar General and Kmart. You just have to look for them or order them online.

The product comes in a standard tube, similar to the size of other matte liquid lipsticks. The formula is nice and is not too thick or mousse-y. I find while I like the mousse-like liquid lipsticks, the product tends to separate on me and luckily that is not the formula for this one.

The applicator is tapered on either side--a little harder for me to work with, but I was able to apply without having to use a lip liner--I usually do use one, but when testing I wanted to see how easy application was. Pictured is the shade Perfection. It is definitely darker than the picture. See the swatches below:

I found this to apply nicely as long as I only did one coat--it could get the slightest bit crumbly if I applied too much. It is not as drying as some are, like Wet N Wild is on me. I also like it better than ColourPop. It does require some effort to remove, but nothing unusual. It does have a slight sweet candy scent--nothing like Kylie Lip Kits. Speaking of, should I do a Dupe or Not with this?

Serious blogger face alert! Someone commented they got tired of me smiling, so here's a serious face, where I look into the distance, and have deep thoughts about how I'm really wanting a donut. ;)

I kept my makeup minimal on this day for pics--foundation, concealer, blush and lipstick. By the way, those are my lash extensions still going strong over here! YES you can wear eye makeup and mascara and all with them--I clearly mentioned that in my review here, but you know how some people skim before they comment. Rant over. ;) When I asked a 3 year old her opinion, she asked me why I had purple lips--ha! I liked the shade on me!

Anyway, back to the wear of this: it lasted for a few hours, but it definitely wears off the more you drink, etc. I was really impressed though for the price! I'm not sure if I would get any more shades since most of them are really dark and the nude shades look too concealer-ish on me. But for $3 and if you want to try a liquid lipstick, this is a great one to try.

Have you tried LA Colors Matte Liquid Lip Color?

Extra Elle: Anyone else watch the train wreck of the Dirty Dancing remake last night? I did off and on, and I tried to give it a real chance and not immediately hate on it, but it was so bad!


  1. That Perfection shade is so pretty and you can't beat the $3 price point! I'm going to have to try it!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Isn't it fun when you stumble across obscure brands in drugstores and get to be pleasantly surprised by them? I really like the colour of this one and, like you, love a good matte lipstick, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for this brand.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. This is so pretty and I love the shade! Definitely cant beat that price either!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  4. I loveee that shade on you! I would totally rock that too and it seems pretty fab for a $3 tube!

  5. Thanks for sharing this great but cheap lip color! The shade is really pretty on you. I have never tried but might have to!


  6. This colour looks so good on you! Defs want to try these :)


  7. deep thought of wanting a donut... I so laughed.
    I love cheap tubes of color ... that way if they dont work, or lost (which is more so the case for me) I dont care.

  8. I am so over matte liquid lipsticks and enjoy normal lipsticks again. I have never tried Wet n Wild liquid lipsticks but I know many love the range so it's good to know you find them drying.

  9. Such a pretty shade! Love how you can find amazing products in small town drugstores, especially at great price points <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. I love the color, and such a good price!

  11. Ohhh that is such a pretty color!!! And I love the price too! On another note, someone complained that you always smile. Are you kidding me with this??? People are ridiculous!!! Girl, you smile all you want!!!

  12. Wow you can't beat this price! Of course I love all of them :) especially the one you have on.

  13. I've never tried these, but they sound like a great product for a good price! I love the color you have on!

  14. What a great find, Elle! Drugstore/dollar store finds like this are the best, eh? :D And yay for the lash extensions!

  15. Im not sure I can rock matte lipstick, but I do have a few shades I love! This one looks really pretty... need to check it out :)


    Novelstyle Blog

  16. I always feel the need to add gloss to my matte lipsticks---which is just silly, I realize. Maybe one of these days, I'll be fine with a matte by itself?

  17. I definitely agree that small town drugstores have better product selections. I haven't tried this, but I've got to find them and give them a go. I love liquid lipsticks and I especially love trying new formulas.

  18. This sounds like such a bargain and the colour looks lovely on you :) I have enjoyed using liquid lipsticks more recently as long as they aren't too drying. x

  19. Wow this is really nice! My Dollar Tree never has good brands. I'll have to keep an eye out. They have LA Colors but normally the squeeze tube glosses and cheap eyeshadows.

  20. The color is super pretty and it's always nice to find bargain friendly liquid matte options. Maybe I burned myself out on them when they were at the height of their popularity. lol For the life of me I can't bring myself to rock a matte lip lately. lol


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