So here’s my take on products especially beauty products, a lot of them do the same thing, have the same effect but vary in prices. This is mostly due to the brand name and type of packaging or maybe additional health benefits.

For today’s splurge vs steal, we would be compering the prices of luxury lipsticks and semi luxury lipsticks, but remember luxury is dependent on what your pocket size is…. You can call it affordable luxury.

All these lipsticks below give a retro matte effect, some more than the other and some just as the other, but what girl doesn’t want to open her bag and roll out a Christian Louboutin or Tom ford Lippy


Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour – Diva £60

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte – Ruby Rush – £39

MAC Very matte vivid blue-red – Ruby Woo- £17

Zaron Matte Lipstick- Blunt – N2,750

mac lippy

tom ford lippy lubs lippy


Photo credit – Net-a-porter , Mac , zaron