HELLLLOOOOOOO & WELLLCOMMMEEE!!! I’m so excited to be talking about the best drugstore lipsticks today because I really think they deserve more credit. When it comes to make-up products I try and be very careful on deciding when it’s worth the splurge or when the steal is just as good. As far as lipsticks go I absolutely love drugstore brands, sometimes even more than the high end brands. In my opinion, save the money! You can get amazing lipstick dupes that are of the same quality for half the price! Here are some of my “can’t live without” shades and why these brands are the best is the biz.
Best Nude Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensation Lipstick Truffle Tease (930)
Normally I’m not a big nude lipstick girl because my skin is so fair but I knew I had to have at least one in my collection. This shade is fantastic! It has just enough brown in it to contrast the color of my skin while still portraying the “no make-up, make-up look”. The lipstick itself come off smooth and soft on my lips without drying them out or sitting in crevasses. I love using this lipstick when I’m going to work or as a transition color with a dark brown lipstick for an ombre look. I’ve almost run through the whole stick and plan on grabbing another next time I’m at the store.
As I said above I usually don’t go for nude lipsticks, generally for everyday wear I like to do a soft pink color. Airy Fairy is my favorite, it’s very neutral with the prefect amount of shimmer and shine to bring a nice glow to your face. I already know it’s going to be my number one color throughout the summer with it’s girly pink tone. I have quiet a few Rimmel Lipsticks and they all apply true to color, even, and leave my lips feeling moisturized.
Best Purple Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Berry Haute (660)
I really love adding fun pops of color with my lipstick, especially since I don’t often wear eyeshadow. This playful purple adds the perfect amount of color to my make-up look without coming off too bold, it can easily been worn as a daytime color that transitions well into night. This creamy purple lipstick has hints of pink undertones that will leave your lips looking perfectly polished. You can also build this lipstick up for a richer color without worrying about it creasing. PS. it looks extra pink in this photo.
Best Deep Red: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Black Cherry (477)
This is my go to going out lipstick. As I said previously a true red lipstick doesn’t work well on me so I opt for more of a burgundy, something with both red and brown undertones. This color is the perfect mix, it’s dark and rich and the red is perfectly balanced out. I find that this lipstick stick well to my lips and leave them feeling buttery and moisturized. You’ll also love that this brand has a massive color selection so you can find the one that works best for you!
If you follow me on Instagram this is the color I’m wearing in 75% of my photos. I absolutely love this color, I think it was made for me. You can wear it at any and all times of the day and I promise it will look amazing. This lipstick lives up to it’s name, it’s super moisturizing, it feels so velvety on your lips and glides on so well. With just one application the color is rich and exactly what you expect it to be. I wear this lipstick to work all the time and it always lasts me a few hours before I need to reapply. It’s a great middle color because it comes off neutral but the hits of brownish-red give it a bit of a boldness. I’m probably going to but 100 of these next time I see them because with my luck the color will get discontinued since I love it so much. BTW… I swear the picture does it no justice 🙁
Best Dark Brown: Milani Color Statement Double Espresso (38)
Photo from Top Two Foundations
Ok, first of all, I love this brand. I currently have two other shades at the top of my wish list! The Double Espresso shade is a beautiful, deep brown shade with subtle shimmery flecks. I really love brown lipstick because it goes best with my skin tone and eye color, unlike lipsticks with red undertones! The lipstick has great application and pigmentation. I find it to feel very nourishing on my lips, and it smells and great!
Best Everyday: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Caramel Glaze (103) & Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick Heather Shimmer (066)Picture From Current Makeup Routine.
I last minute wanted to throw these two in here because I just purchased them since I knew I loved these brands and now, I absolutely love these colors as well. The Caramel Glaze is a pretty light brown with a rosy shimmer. It’s so elegant and soft you could wear it to any event. I find that neither of these lipsticks have left my purse because they re so easy to throw on as I’m headed out the door. Heather Shimmer is a gorgeous natural looking pinkish/brown with a shimmery glaze. Definitely and everyday winner!Wearing Heather Shimmer.
Picture From Current Makeup Routine.
Best Bold Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensation Blackest Berry (825)
Picture from IPSY Bag Review
This is the newest lipstick to my collection. I apparently was feeling rather bold one day and decided to buy this dark blue (almost black) lipstick from Maybelline’s Color Sensation Bolds Collection. So far, I’ve really been loving it for nights out, my only regret was letting a drunk friend borrow it since she crushed the top a little! But it still work and applies on smoothly :). I like to build the lipstick on with a few layers to really get to the true color. Overall, I would buy other lipsticks from this collection they have a great variety of standout colors.
Thanks for reading dolls! I hope you get some color inspo 🙂