How Much Is Your Lipstick Worth Per Gram? [PART I]

I’ve always been curious as to whether I’m getting the most value out of my lipsticks – I can’t tell whether some are rather pricey despite the small volume, or cheap precisely because of the volume. With this in mind, I started punching numbers to find out how much my lipsticks were worth per gram.

The first part of this series focuses on my bullet lipsticks, while more on liquid ones will come later.

DISCLAIMER: Some of these numbers may not be wholly accurate due to differences in prices – I obtained these prices from either official brand websites, other retailers, or individual sellers on selling platforms. Prices are also listed in SGD (Singapore dollars).

Korean brands

  1. Aritaum Wonder Stay Stick Tint: SGD 2.86 ($12, 4.2g)
  2. RiRe Luxe Glow Lipstick: SGD 3.14 ($11, 3.5g)
  3. banila co. Kiss Collector Luster: SGD 4.88 ($20.50, 4.2g)
  4. 3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color: SGD 5.11 ($17.90, 3.5g)
  5. TFS Moisture Touch Lipstick: SGD 5.85 ($19.90, 3.4g)
  6. Etude House Dear My Matte Tinting Lip-Talk: SGD 5.97 ($17.90, 3g)
  7. moonshot – lipfeat: SGD 8.29 ($29, 3.5g)


Other brands

  1. Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick: SGD 9.71 ($33, 3.4g)
  2. shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte: SGD 11.18 ($38, 3.4g)
  3. Lancôme L’ Absolu Rouge: SGD 11.43 ($48, 4.2g)

Did any of these come as a surprise to you? Comment and let me know!


Author: Vivian

“I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.” ― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

2 thoughts on “How Much Is Your Lipstick Worth Per Gram? [PART I]”

  1. I knew that it would be bad, but now that I have actually seen this I don’t even want to know how much my YSL Lipstick costs per gram. I probably would never ever touch it again and ask myself whether I am rich or completely crazy (I can tell you now that the first one definitely isn’t the case though 😉 )

    But in comparison I think that Korean Brands like Etude or Aritaum are somewhat reasonable I guess… I will just have to stick to those 😉 What a loss 😛


  2. More than the gram, I’m more concern on the amount of lead inside each of them as there is no safe dose. All lipstick companies is into business that is why we need to check the gram inside our favorite brand lipstick. Thank you for sharing this insight here :).


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