Happy Wednesday! Today I'm finally getting around to doing a post that I'm super excited about - some of my favorite drugstore lipsticks! I have been a fan of designer lipsticks for a really long time (YSL, MAC, Chanel, etc.). I recently took a beach trip with my family for two weeks... and when I got to the beach, I realized I had left every. single. lipstick I owned at home. So naturally, I went to CVS that night and picked up a ton of colors to try. I didn't think I'd be very impressed with the drugstore tubes, but Y'ALL. The ones I bought are just as good as the designer lipsticks I love so much, and less than a third of the cost! I'll take you through them one by one. First up....
braided strap top (comes in four colors, mine is brand new)
This Revlon Colorburst balm in "unapologetic" is a BEAUTIFUL coral/red color that looks absolutely gorgeous with tanned skin. The tube looks like a lip crayon, and I was a little skeptical that there wouldn't be much color since it's called a "balm" rather than a lipstick. However, the color is VERY pigmented, just like MAC lipstick. The thing I like about it is that it does feel very much like a balm - it is insanely hydrating and feels nice on my lips. Plus the color lasts quite a while. It is a really great dupe for a lipstick that I have owned and loved for a LONG time, MAC's "impassioned." The color is nearly identical - however the Revlon is much more moisturizing.
Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in #684 Electric Pink, also wearing it in this blog post
This Maybelline lipstick in color "electric pink" is a vibrant pink lipstick with cool blue undertones that is an IDENTICAL dupe for YSL's "tropical pink" (which you have seen me wear over and over on this blog!). In the above photos, the Maybelline tube is on the left and the YSL tube is on the right - can you tell each lipstick is the exact same color? (Don't pay attention to the lipstick marks on my hand.) While the YSL tube is $37, the Maybelline tube is only $7.99. It is truly an electric pink color, it really pops on your lips - it's one of my all-time favorite colors for summer. It is pretty bold, though, and not for the faint of heart!
Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in #686 Pink Sugar // tassel earrings (less than $35)
Maybelline's Pink Sugar Color Sensational lipstick is a brightened, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. If the "electric pink" color is too bold for you, then this is your color! It's a very similar hue to the electric pink, just taken down a notch. I have to apply several coats to really build up color, so if you like lighter coverage lipstick this is also a good pick for you. It's designer dupe is MAC's "pink nouveau" - except the MAC is slightly more pigmented. Both are beautiful!
L'Oreal's Color Riche lipstick in pink flamingo is a fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous shine. Out of all the lipsticks, I like this one's formula the best! It's very pigmented and doesn't need a gloss on top because it has a natural shine to it. The color is BEAUTIFUL and would suit all skin tones, from pale to tan. It's way less vibrant than the "electric pink" and would make a great everyday lipstick. Chanel's Rouge Coco lipstick in "Edith" is a dupe for this gorgeous color - but it's $37.
There you have it! You can't go wrong with ANY of these colors or formulas, and they're available at pretty much any drugstore or Ulta. I'd love to know if you end up trying one, and your thoughts!
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