Here is a list of colorful lipstick alternatives so I never have to hear the excuse “but they’re the only colored lipstick on the market” ever fucking again. Also they aren’t the only ones doing matte liquid lipstick but like if that makes you feel better fine just don’t talk to me about them ever. You cannot justify them, research doesn’t shrug off history. Limecrime weren’t the first in the weird lipstick game, they won’t be the last, they aren’t the best, they aren’t the most affordable, they aren’t the most accessible. Here are things I have and love. BUY THESE INSTEAD.
- Portland Black Lipstick Company - cheaper and better formulations to boot. Swatches.
- OCC - more colors and more accessible. Swatches.
- KAOIR - more colors and a nice formulation
- Morgana’s Crypt - I love them, have a bunch. SUPER UNIQUE and also affordable
- Geek Chic Cosmetics - Super affordable, fandom based, good products
- NYX - cheaper and more colors
- FierceMagenta - etsy seller, just look at the swatches, try not 2 die
- INGLOT - i love their blues
- Make Up For Ever - more accessible
- Melt Cosmetics - Probably my obsession right now, so beautiful, so many nice colors, high quality
- The Lip Bar
- Impulse Cosmetics
- Pretty Zombie Cosmetics
- Dose of Colors
- My Beauty Addiction
There. HAVE FUN. And if you have any to add feel free to let me know. There are PLENTY of etsy sellers on the market but etsy is also a scary place full of wholesalers and resellers so I am only recommending places I have thoroughly vetted myself.
Update: added a few to the list.
I’d be happy to compile this into a side by side “dupe” spreadsheet or something similar to the old Doe Deere Lies dupe spreadsheet in the summer or something. Of course Limecrime threatened whoever ran Doe Deere Lies (they have a history of blogger intimidation for bad reviews) so that entire website is gone now. Does anyone have a copy of that around? Sent it to me if you do and I’ll modify it.
In lieu of that spreadsheet being gone, this Pinterest board is super, super helpful.