With over 130 different lipsticks swatched, tested, and reviewed in 2022 priced at $15 or less, they were pretty incredible across the board. One of the more game-changing formulas I tried this year was Maybelline Super Stay Vinyl Ink Lipcolors; they are an ultra long-wearing, liquid lipstick with a high-shine (vinyl, if you will) finish.
Sephora also released a new formula this past year (Satin Hydrating Lipstick), which was another solid entry from the house collection. Kaleidos Lip Clay was new-to-me (and they dropped some new shades for 2022, as well) but another fantastic option for something more affordable and in a matte finish.
We cannot forget ColourPop, given that I think I’d only be working for half the year should they ever stop with their weekly launches, but there were some lovely shades of Fresh Kiss Lip Creme and Lux Lipstick launched this year.
Temptalia’s Favorite Lipsticks (Under $15) | 2022
After careful consideration of the 130+ shades eligible for this year’s favorites list, I narrowed it down to a tight list of 15 excellent lipsticks that I really enjoyed testing.
My methodology: If you’re unfamiliar with how I like to do my year-end favorites, here’s the low down: I pull from the products I reviewed in 2021, regardless of whether they were new, limited edition, or an established range I’ve only just gotten around to reviewing. These are personal favorites, so they may or may not be the highest rated products reviewed during the year (though they will tend to be better rated, naturally!). (You can check out the best of 2021 posts if you missed last year’s.)
Your Year in Review: Lipstick Edition
I thought it would be interesting to read through how readers used products throughout the year, what favorites emerged, what products fell by the wayside… so, if you want to join in, copy and paste the questions below and add your answers via a comment! Feel free to break it down by price (under $15) if that makes sense to you since there is an over $15 post coming shortly.
- What was your most used lipstick? Least used?
- Will you repurchase it or will you look for something new?
- Was lipstick a big part of your routine in 2022?