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We Tried Amazon's Top-Selling Lipsticks And Had Some Seriously Mixed Feelings TBH

"Expectation, expectation, expectation, *motions downwards* reality."

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Amazon. You love it (it's got everything you could possibly need), you hate it (bye $$$), but you probably actually love it (a life without Prime is unspeakable).

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Toilet paper? Check! DVDs? Check! Groceries? Check! But when it comes to makeup, Amazon might not be the first place you think of (Hello Sephora, Ulta, MAC, etc ๐Ÿ˜).

But if you use Amazon to buy literally everything else, might as well fill your cart with a few new ~poppin'~ lipsticks. Am I right, or am I right???

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So we rounded up some of Amazonโ€™s top-selling lipsticks (at the time from their hourly-updated best sellers list) to test out and determine whether they're legit or toss-in-the-trashcan-asap.

And the results were...mixed/interesting, to say the least. LET'S GET INTO IT!



First up was Lipstick Queen Frog Prince and, let's be totally honest, no one was impressed (despite the charming fairy-tale reference).


The selfie expressions really say it all.

It looks edgy at first, but it's actually kind of deceiving and far more balm-like than lipstick-like. It's one of those pH-adjusting lippies where it turns into a natural pink that supposedly best suits you, but the ladies definitely weren't feeling them. If it had ~actually~ been a lipstick with GREEN pigment, that would've been a different (and way more exciting) story.

It was hard to find nice things to say about this one (lol).

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There wasn't much color payoff, especially if the pigment on your lips isn't evenly distributed (like Bim mentioned), but at least the packaging would look ~attractive and fancy~ chilling on your vanity.

That being said, it's worth a shot if you are all about a *super low-key* pink.

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince is available on Amazon for $19.39.

Everyone started off pretty strong with the Kailijumei Flower Jelly Lipsticks, mostly because they were entertained by the Inspector Gadget-like packaging.

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If thereโ€™s anything going for these, as Jazz said, they could be the new fidget spinner. *boing boing* Hi, stress relief.

Plus, gold flakes and tiny flowers encapsulated inside? Ooh ahh!

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But the lipstick spy dust quickly settled when the colors these lipsticks claimed to be fell waaaayy short of the actual results.

Like Cissy's Flame Red? *in Clueless Cher's voice* As if! It was straight-up pink.

And we all know Jazz is the queen of color, so her unimpressed response comes as no surprise: โ€œDonโ€™t call this โ€˜Dream Purple.โ€™ No, Iโ€™m literally dreaming that this was purple."


Old velvet curtains: that's probably the complete opposite of how you wanna look rocking a metallic lippie. Unfortunately, that's exactly how Delaney and Jazz felt after putting on theirs.

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Delaney noted that the lipstick's staining power was hella strong and could probably be worn for a full day without it coming off. But she also said her lips felt "super dry," so there's that.


They both loved their own shades, but were REALLY feeling the other person's shade even more.

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You know when you're walking down the street and see someone whose ~lewk~ is just giving you life and vice versa? So you're all like, "OMG! YASSS, BISH! COME THRU, LIP!!!" and they're all like "O-KAY LIP! I SEE YOU! YOU BETTA!!!" Well that's basically what happened as soon as Bim and Cissy swiped on their Lime Crime lippies.

Lime Crime Metallic Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick in Posh, Raisin Hell, Blondie, and Eclipse is available on Amazon for $20 each.

Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick mos def lived up to its claim for Bim and Cissy.


It was all about hydration with this lippie. Lip balm immediately came to Cissy's mind when she noticed and recognized the Burt's Bees brand. So both she and Bim were pleased when the lipstick went on smooth as butta (ya'll that's a BIG deal for Bim, considering her fave lipstick finish is actually matte!)

Meeeanwhile, Delaney thought this lipstick + lunch = messytown and Jazz's overall impression was very Kanye shrug.


Our lips are precious delicate things, so whatever we put on them has gotta feel good, at the very least. That's probably why Delaney dug this lipstick at first. She loved how easily hers glided on, but then quickly realized it had zero staying power. Her final verdict? It's "a no-go." But Delaney did like how Jazz's lipstick came out. Jazz, on the other hand, wasn't really convinced.

Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick in Fuschia Flood, Juniper Water, Blushin Basin, and Scarlet Soaked is available on Amazon for $7.63.


And finally, there were mixed feelings all around when it came to the ridiculously inexpensive Kukuu Matte Liquid Waterproof Pigmented Gloss Set.


Everyone was pretty excited to see whether these Kat Von D dupes would live up to the originals. Their thoughts? Well, it's pretty obvious from their expressions that they weren't won over. Delaney, Cissy and Bim pointed out that these lippies required waaay too many applications for a full coverage look. And even after they applied A LOT on their lips, they still weren't loving how the colors turned out.

And then there was Jazz, a longtime lover of both black lipstick and Kat Von D's brand.

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She wasn't in love with the idea of buying a dupe of an awesome women-owned brand. But she was actually pretty pleased with how her black lip turned out and couldn't really knock the insanely low price of 15 for $18.

The 15-piece Kukuu Matte Liquid Waterproof Pigmented Gloss Set is available on Amazon for $26.99.

(The price has obviously since increased by quite a lot, but psst, you can still nab the same set for cheaper, aka $16.87!)

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