11:28 am

Hey guys!

A BIG THANK YOU FOR THOSE THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE GIVEAWAY! If you didn't know the winners have been announced! You can check HERE for info. There's also a little note that I think you guys should read! Thanks!
I'm here again with a new series which shall be a regular on this blog!

This series is about relatively CHEAP products  with GREAT GREAT quality! Products you might have overlooked because of the price, because most people have that "If its cheap, its no good" mentality. I'm always on the prowl for cheap but great products. I'm not a firm believer of 'you get what you pay for' as sometimes that is never the case! Expensive brands sometimes fall below our expectations, mostly because of the price! You want it, you get excited about it, you buy it, and then you realize the cake's not worth the candle!!! Arrrrgghh!! you are there thinking " This is a waste of money!! how much did i pay for this??!! Laduru owo ti mo san, rubbish to wa ninu pangolo lipstick yi ti e ni? yada yada yada!!.. I've been there several times.., it's like serving cheap wine from expensive bottles!! It can pain!! (This is NOT to say, all expensive products are not worth it!!)

Anyways, this sweetheart i'll be talking about today I found in a friends's makeup bag (yes never leave your makeup bag with me!!) and she went on to tell me how good it was! fortunately we went out together so I got to see how long it lasted! I had to get it! She gave me hers but i still went out to look for it! I found it and i bought  3 tubes because it was really scarce ( yes that is a good excuse for buying 3 lippies in the same shade and brand!!!)...well I gave out one, I don't know what to do with the remaining two!! Maybe sell it?

The Artmatic USA red cherry lipstick comes in a silver tube which is surprisingly sturdy..but  I hate this packaging..i really do!! If it isn't  black, make it gold or something, but not silver...ahhh!!

It is a beautiful true red with blue undertones which appear basically the same on different skin tones. It has a satin finish, which makes it pigmented, and gives it a good lasting power just like matte finishes, but it isn't drying (i.e it doesn't dry the lips) but it doesn't moisturize it either! This shade is kinda close to MAC's Red. Same finish, almost the same shade! Since i don't currently own that shade though I've swatched and seen it many times, I wont say it is a dupe for it.


with diffused flash

Here you can see how pigmented it is... and the satin finish is quite visible

without flash

With flash, blotted with tissue

This is how it looks on me... My lips have really been in a state, it's been calling for me to use more lipgloss or creme finish lipsticks ( because it has been at its driest, and it so happens that there's no harmattan anymore, this has left me confused!!)...but meehhhh, I own it, not the other way round loooool

So the other day, I wore this lipstick out, I went to two makeup studios, and I got asked by two people..."is this rubywoo, did u put lipgloss on your rubywoo?" lol i just laughed...after we talked about it..(you know how makeup addicts love to analyze brands and shades, and bond from there...loool), i told them the price and they couldn't believe it!!
Around 10.30 in the morning..

Around 4 p.m
Yes..about 5 hours..I had a bottle of sprite and some snacks...and I think after 5 hours, the amount of tint i had on my lips was quite impressive

I compared it to some of the deep red lipsticks i have:

Very pigmented
Good lasting power
Doesn't transfer
4.1g..that's a lot of product!
Flattering shade for most skin tones

The packaging!!! (color) 
Then the this blue thing on the tube!! jeez!!

Just look at this..loool!

Now how much is this sweetheart?N300!!!!  
YES!!  Three hundred Naira!! If you've got good Ijebu skills like me, you could get it cheaper!

Where to buy:  I bought this at an Open Market ( Eko Market in Lagos). Well you could also send me an email, since i've got 2 of this with me! :D

Do you have this product, or this brand in other products, do you know of cheap but awesome makeup products?? PLEASE let me know!!!!

Thanks for reading guys!

Your Comrade in Beauty,



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  1. LMAO @ ijebu skills... so cute on u! :)

  2. We appreciate how you take your time to do these things! Really we do! Great blog!

  3. Babes i love U̶̲̥̅̊я̲̅ way with words

  4. I'm definately going to look for this. I've saved the pictures. The shade looks superb on you. Love your blog!

  5. Fabulousity all the way Dear Blogger!!!
    As I broke reach I'll appreciate more writeups Cc Cheap n cheerful
    Plus I want the lipstick pleasssseee
    Thanks in anticipation

  6. Shalewa can I have my lipstick back?seriously that lipstick is superb,u won't need to top up anytime u use it.good job sis,so can I have ma thing back now!!!!

    1. loool next time, don't show me your makeup bag..;p..... x

  7. Babes...guess you would be my personal makeup shopper, as u said cheap but quality *Big smile* #ijebuIgbo ...Thumbs up babe..

  8. Got d zaron red, its magical, thnks boo worth more dan d price

  9. Its such a lovely shade!!n for dat price!!pls I tink I want one!!!:-)
    Once again Miss funny Ijebu lady,tanx for d happy I won!!!

  10. Lovely post as usual! Can't stop loving your blog! Why don't you do a post on your red lipstick collection..the different shades and all.. I think that would be fun!

    1. I've seen many beauty bloggers do that, and I always enjoy them! I'll work on that for sure! Thanks for reading x

  11. Ha! After five hrs, for 300hundred? That's a good deal. Thanks for the time and effort you put into these articles. Pls how much is the zaron(red lipstick)

  12. Wow! This is serious! I'm a fan of your blog though I never comment. Please keep up the good job! And you are so funny and you seem down to earth!

  13. Happy reading dis piece isn't a waste of time. Fantastic! Good quality and price friendly.....dear blogger,wldnt mind aving D̶̲̥̅̊ 2nd lipstick... ​i serzly want!!!

  14. Oh wow! After 5 hours it still looked like dat? as in 5 good hours? Impressive! By the way....i want ooooo!

  15. Abeg where in Eko market did you get this? i mean the shop, because i know every make up store on the Island.

    Biko where exactly? i love,i want, i need... lol.

    If you will like it then i will love it.

    1. lol you know how Eko market is.hard to decribe...but it isn't far from Kuddys Cosmetics!

  16. Hehehe b4 I 4get I got it for 500,shalewa u b serious ijebu geh.chai!

    1. hahahaha!! N200 cannot waste! :p

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  21. I didn't know Artmatic was still in the market sha. Used the Mascara from the range as an undergraduate. It lasts all day. Back then I didnt know how to remove mascara properly so it will be on my eye 2 days after! I'll look out for their products when next I'm in Balogun..

    P.S. I just discovered your blog so I'm catching up on back posts. lol


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