As one of the reigning queens of reality TV, NeNe Leakes is known for living out her ultra-fabulous life to the fullest. From designer wears to wigs that slay, we have come to expect nothing less than glitz and glam from the Real Housewives of Atlanta star.
So when she confessed to ESSENCE that her favorite lipgloss was a $5 drugstore find we were intrigued. If we had to take a wild guess, we would assume that NeNe’s makeup bag would be chock-full of pricey makeup products from Tom Ford and Chanel. And while we did see those brands we also spotted NYX, the 17-year-old-drugstore brand.
While we’ve long been fans of the affordable brand, to see NeNe Leakes toting around the brand’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss was a bit surprising.
When asked why she opts for the $5 formula in a natural shade, NeNe replied that it just looks good on Black women. Unlike other products, the sheer nude gloss goes on smooth and isn’t ultra sticky. Best of all? The lippy quickly pulls a look together and is subtle enough that you can swipe it on while on the go.
It’s easy to become infatuated with the latest and greatest beauty releases at Sephora and forget that sometimes the best beauty buys are at the drugstore. We can’t wait to go and stock up on this budget-friendly find!