I love high end makeup just as much as the next person but, if we’re being honest here, lipstick is totally one of those things that you can get at the drugstore and be completely happy with without shelling out big dollars. It seems that I can’t go into a drugstore without perusing the makeup aisles and, more often than not, you can bet that I’m coming home with a new lipstick (or 6)! Even though I clearly love me some drugstore lipstick there are some shades that stand out above the rest that I find myself reaching for time and time again and I’m so excited to share them with you! Narrowing down what I consider to be the best drugstore lipstick colors was hard work but I finally narrowed it down to the 10 awesome shades below:
Rimmel Show Off LIp Lacquer in “Nude Eclipse:” I feel like I mention this all the time but it’s for good reason – this glossy nude liquid lipstick rocks! It lasts for hours, gives great coverage, and looks fantastic on a variety of skin tones.
Wet n’ Wild Balm Stain in “Nudist Colony:” You KNOW I love chubby lip pencils so naturally this one by Wet n’ Wild was right up my alley. Nudist Colony has medium opaque pigmentation with a glossy finish that makes your lips look absolutely fantastic.
GOSH “Darling:” GOSH is a brand that I originally discovered in Europe so imagine my surprise when I saw that it’s sold at Duane Reade/Walgreens in NYC! The reason why I love this so much is because it’s the perfect peachy nude that never makes me look dead or washed out.
Rimmel “Pink Blush:” This has been my go-to lipstick for so long! It’s such a gorgeous baby pink that’s bold without being too bold. It’s just bright enough to get you noticed without being overbearing. LOVE!
Maybelline “Born With It:” Talk about the perfect pink lipstick! I love this color so much I have multiple tubes – one for my bag, one for work, one for my makeup collection, you name it! Born with it has a slight shimmer that translates to the lips as a gorgeous shine that isn’t too obnoxious or immature.
Revlon “Sassy Mauve:” I love to wear this color as a MLBB (my lips but better) shade on no-makeup makeup days or as a transition shade towards the end of summer/beginning of fall. It’s such a gorgeous mauve/pink shade with a creme finish and is probably my favorite Revlon lipstick of all time.
L’Oreal “Raspberry Rush:” This color was originally a total impulse buy but after using it a few times it has earned itself a rightful spot on my best drugstore lipstick colors list and for good reason: it’s a stunning raspberry coral that screams summer to me. It has a really great creamy formula as well!
L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color in “Coral Encore:” I am OBSESSED with every shade in the Colour Riche Extraordinaire line because the texture is just so amazing; it’s glossy but smooth almost like a liquid lip balm and the pigmentation is absolutely fantastic. “Coral Encore” is an orange/coral shade that also leaves behind a gorgeous stain once the gloss has worn off so it’s great for warm weather and require minimal touch ups throughout the day.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Rendezvous:” I love an orange lip and this chubby lip pencil by Revlon is absolutely fantastic. It has a long wearing formula that, as the name says, leaves a stain on the lips for even more extended wear.
What are your favorite drugstore lipstick colors? Comment below and let me know!
Until next time 🙂