Remember last month when I reviewed the 'made for my lips' gorgeous NARS Pure Matte lipstick in Bangkok but lamented the £18.50 price tag? Well, I've found a budget friendly dupe! Behold Lacura Beauty's lipstick in 108 Soft Rose found at Aldi supermarket for a grand total of £1.99!
It comes in a sleek pewter bullet which gives a satisfying 'click' shut. I first spotted this lippy when I was in Aldi in Manchester last August but they were all sold out with only the tester left. My friend Angel (highheelsandlipgloss.com) took a trip to the Hounslow store recently and kindly picked this up for me.
In the tubes the lippies look pretty similar...
Swatched with flash on you can see that Soft Rose is a lot glossier, because of course Bangkok has a matte finish.
|With flash: NARS Bangkok, Lacura Soft Rose|
You can really see how similar they are without flash...
I prefer the texture of Soft Rose as Bangkok needs lipbalm under or over or it just feels far too dry. Bangkok is also slightly dark for me while Soft Rose is the perfect 'my lips but better shade' and a bit of size-enhancing shine on my small lips is always welcome! Despite the lush texture of Lacura's lippy, it is pretty long lasting.
|Lacura Soft Rose|
Lacura Soft Rose comes in pretty substantial, hygienic packaging.
The only drawback is Aldi stores can be quite few and far between, especially in London. But the Lacura range has lots of gems worth checking out so if you're near an Aldi at all you should get down there!