I'm constantly running into my local CVS for something (paper towels, an Arizona Arnold Palmer, toothpaste...) and almost every time, I stop at the makeup aisles. I'm powerless to resist their lower-priced charms! So any time I can find a great mass market product that I love, I get all excited since I know I'll be able to buy it if I want. (As opposed to Sephora, where I usually have to make bargains with myself before I whip out my debit card). CoverGirl's LipPerfection is one of my recent discoveries. At only $6.50 each (give or take a little depending on what store you're at) and with 44 different shades, there's no way you're not going to find at least a handful that you like. (There are colors ranging from a light frosty pink to deep reds and everything in between). The formula itself is pretty damn great. It doesn't dry my lips out like a lot of lipsticks, it's not waxy at all, and it has a faintly tropical scent (coconut, maybe?) The colors all last around 4 hours on me (the darker ones obviously stick around longer than the lighter shades), and for a mass market brand, the shades are rich and vibrant. (They're definitely not for those of you who aren't looking for actual color on your lips). I'm really happy about that because non-pigmented lipsticks are my pet peeve in life. Seriously. If I didn't want any color, I would buy a Chapstick! They were even on sale recently so I grabbed another few at buy one, get one free. (Can you imagine if Sephora ever did this? I would be broke in one day flat). Definitely a drugstore deal worth checking out!
Note: Samples of the products were sent to me by a PR representative working with CoverGirl