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My Review on: Milani Color Statement Lipsticks

When it comes to drugstore makeup, Milani Cosmetics is one of the more well known brands out there; and for good reason! For this review, I will be talking about all 36 of the color statement lipsticks available from the brand.

The lipsticks themselves come in a lovely mirror-gold packaging and each one has the color swatch on the bottom. The great thing about the color swatch on the bottom is that they’re all nearly 100% true to the color of the actual lipstick so picking out a shade you’ll like is a lot easier. A lot of people do complain that the packaging holds fingerprints, but meh, it’s really not that important (let’s be honest). I will warn though, when buying these lipsticks in store, they don’t come in any form of packaging so someone could easily open them up and put it on their hands or lips so please inspect them carefully when buying them! Now, time for the swatches! 

These were just a quick couple of swipes down my bare hand:


Sweet Nectar is a beautiful bright orange color, if you love stand-out or orange lipsticks, you definitely need to get this one!

Flamingo Pose is a bright coral pink, great summer color

Black Cherry is a deep, dark wine color, this is one of my favorite shades out of this whole collection. Very vampy and really does resemble the color of black cherries 

D'Oro is a lovely, shimmery gold. This is another favorite of mine and would look amazing applied on top of a red lipstick

Orange-gina is a metallic muted orange

Rose Hip is a bright, slightly blue toned pink



Naturally Chic is a warm toned nude

Chocolate Berries is a shimmery brown with a slight reddish undertone to it

High Voltage is a vivid orange-toned red

Hot Pink Rage is, as the name suggests, a bright hot pink

Nude Creme is a light, creamy pinky nude

Double Espresso is a deep, dark coffee brown



Red Label is a bright, warm pin-up red

Flirty Fuchsia is a bright fuchsia 

Dulce Caramelo is a shimmery, pinky, caramel colored nude

Sugar Glaze is a light, shimmery muted pink with a slight yellow duochrome 

Cherry Crave is a lovely metallic cherry red, I love the metallic finish on this lipstick

Plumrose is a dusty, nude-ish rose



Teddy Bare is a gorgeous taupey brown nude, taupey nudes are personally my favorite kind

Cabaret Blend is a similar wine color like Black Cherry but has more red tones to it

Best Red is a gorgeous, blue toned matte red ; definitely a staple, classic red color

Raspberry Rush is a cool, blue toned magenta

Candied Toffees is a deep, warm shimmery caramel brown

Pink Love is a bright, cool toned baby pink



Ruby Valentine is eerily similar to Best Red, but more on the warmer side and not as matte

Uptown Mauve is a deep, mauve toned magenta 

Bronze Beauty is a gorgeous warm bronzey color, this is another favorite of mine. I think this color would look great on medium and dark skin tones

Rose Femme is a beautiful, dusty rose nude

Pink Frost is a light, frosty pink. A lot of people diss this color and call it “old lady”-ish , but I personally love a good frosty pink ^__^

Sangria is a deep, warm berry color. Great color for the fall season



Rose Amour is a warm rosey pink

Pretty Natural is similar to Nude Creme but more cool toned and leans more pink

Fruit Punch is a lovely, bright red toned pink

Chilled Brandy is a deep, shimmery reddish brown

Violet Volt is an amazing, bright blue toned purple with a slight blue duochrome shift

Cinnamon Spice is similar to Chilled Brandy but leans more on the pinky brown side



These lipsticks, to me, are some of the best you can buy at the drugstore. They have such a huge variety of colors to chose from in all different kinds of finishes (whether it’s matte, metallic, shimmer, etc.). They are also very creamy and smooth and the color pay off is amazing. Even on dark skin tones, these lipsticks will show true to color! They also have a delicious watermelon candy scent to them, I know for some that’s a turn off but I love anything that smells like candy. 
The only downside I would say is that some of the frosty/metallic shades do feel a little gritty on the lips, but it’s nothing that’s extremely uncomfortable. 
Amazing quality, very afforable…if you’ve never tried these lipsticks before, I HIGHLY recommend them! :)


Me wearing the shade Black Cherry:


Me wearing the shade Bronze Beauty:


Me wearing the shade Violet Volt:


Me wearing the shade D'Oro:



Hope this review was helpful guys <3






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All Fired Up: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Vivid Rose, $7.49; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Bloody Mary, $5.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Toucan, $5.00; Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick, Red Mangrove, $2.99

Amorous: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Lala, $3.99

Angel: ELF Essential Lipstick, Classy, $1.00; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Sky Pink, $4.00; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, Born With It, $6.63; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Primrose, $7.99

Blankety: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Fairest Nude, $7.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild Fergie Creme Lipstick, Daily, $3.49

Bombshell: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Softshell Pink, $6.39; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Georgia, $4.00

Brave: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Pops, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Warm Me Up, $6.63; L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick, Tender Berry, $9.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Brink, $5.00

Brave Red: Nyx Simply Red Lip Cream, Russian Roulette, $6.49

Brick-O-La: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Cocoa, $4.00

Bronze Shimmer: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, d’Oro, $5.49; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Gold Rush, $9.50

Call The Hairdresser!: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Lover’s Coral, $7.99; Essence Longlasting Lipstick, Coral Calling, $2.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Fancy, $5.00

Candy Yum Yum: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Rose Hip, $5.49; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Shocking Pink, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, Fuchsia Flash, $6.63; Wet ‘N’ Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, Nouveau Pink, $1.49; Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur, Pink Insanity, $8.99; Nyx Simply Pink Lip Cream, French Kiss, $6.99; Ruby Kisses Matte Lipstick, Hot Pink Gossip, $2.99; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Diva, $4.99; LA Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick, Electric, $4.00; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Tickler, $5.00

Capricious: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Golden Grape, $7.16

Captive: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Violet Frenzy, $7.99; SheaMoisture Shea Butter Luscious Lipstick, Berry, $9.99

Cardinal: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, On Fire Red, $7.49; Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Provocative, $9.49; Nyx Simply Red Lip Cream, Maraschino, $6.49

Catty: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Hubba Bubba, $5.99

CB96: Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Rags to Riches, $5.99; Palladio Herbal Lipstick, Toasted Orange, $6.49

Charismatic: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Terracotta, $4.00

Chatterbox: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Fig, $3.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Fruit Punch, $5.49

Cherish: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Nude Embrace, $7.99

Chili: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Summer Sunset, $6.63; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Brick, $9.50; City Color Dazzling Lipsticks, Salsa, $4.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Love Life, $5.00

Chintz: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Iced Mocha, $6.39

Coral Bliss: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Decadent Peach, $6.39; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Candy Buttons, $5.99

Cockney: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, #111, $5.29; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, High Voltage, $4.39; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Love That Red, $6.39; Nyx Simply Red Lip Cream, Knockout, $6.49

Cosmo: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss, #8, $4.92

Costa Chic: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Margarita, $3.99; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Tropical Coral, $7.16; Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Crystal Cut Coral, $7.19

Craving: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Sultry, $9.49; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Bit of Berry, $7.49; ELF Studio Mineral Lipstick, Rich Raspberry, $5.00

Crème Cup: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Tokyo, $5.99; ELF Studio Mineral Lipstick, Runway Pink, $5.00; Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Think Pink, $2.29; Cover Girl Colorlicious Lipstick, Honeyed Bloom, $7.99

Crème de la Femme: CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick, In The Nude, $5.99

Crème d’Nude: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Blush Beige, $7.49; Revlon Matte Lipstick, Nude Attitude $7.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Fun Size, $5.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Mirage, $5.99

Crème in Your Coffee: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick, Sultry, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Crazy for Coffee, $6.63; L.A. Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color, Rendezvous, $4.00; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Rose Velvet, $7.99

Crosswires: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Coral Crush, $6.63; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Rich Girl Red, $7.99

Cyber: Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, She Devil, $6.49; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Transylvania, $5.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Dahlia, $5.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Vamp It Up,$2.29; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Nevermind, $5.00; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Goal Digger, $5.99

Damn Glamorous: Revlon ColorBust Lacquer Balm, Flirtatious, $8.99; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Pretty Please, $6.99

Dare You: Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain, Romantic, $7.19; City Color City Chic Lipstick, Midnight Kiss, $4.99

Dark Side: Wet ‘n’ Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, Dark Wine, $.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, Blissful Berry, $6.23; Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, Aphrodisiac, $6.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Creature, $5.00

Del Rio: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Spiked With Rum, $2.29

Desire: Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Pitch, $5.00

Diva: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick, 107, $5.29; Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Color, Raisin Rage, $7.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Licorice, $5.99;  Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Black Cherry, $5.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Dalia, $5.00

Diva-ish: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Hot Pink Rage, $5.49; New York Colors Expert Last Lip Color, Air Kiss, $1.99

Double Shot: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Frappuccino, $4.00

Dubonnet: Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick, Timeless Crimson, $8.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Snow White, $3.99; City Color City Chic Lipstick, Midnight Kiss, $5.00

Fabby: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Golden Splendor, $7.16

Fanfare: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Rose Blush, $5.99; Nyx Rund Case Lipstick, Tea Rose, $3.99

Fast Play: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Rose Velvet, $6.39

Faux: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Whipped Caviar, $5.99; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Naked, $4.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Thalia, $3.99; CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick, Sultry, $5.99

Fetish: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Bronzine, $7.16

Film Noir:  Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Sweet Nothings, $6.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Dirty Talk, $5.99; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Coco-liscious, $7.99; Jordana Lipstick, Brownie, $2.49

5 Alarm: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Hot Coral, $7.19

Fixed on Drama: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Chilled Brandy, $5.49; Maybelline Color Sensation Lipcolor, Esperesso Exposed, $4.40

Flamingo: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Blushing Bud, $7.49; ELF Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick, Pink Umbrellas, $2.00; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Pretty Natural, $5.49; Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Elusive, $8.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Fiesta, $5.00

Flat Out Fabulous: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Sweet Pink, $5.99; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Jasmin, $4.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Hot Plum, $7.49; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Heart On, $5.00; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Mad Love, $2.99

Fleshpot: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Circe, $3.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Bare All, $7.49; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 113, $5.39

Fluid: Nyx Wicked Lippie, Power, $5.99

Forbidden Sunrise: Wet ‘N’Wild MegaLast Lip Color, 24 Carrot Gold, $2.29; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Free Spirit, $5.99 

Freckletone: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Creme Brulée, $7.49; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Nude Delight, $6.99

French Twist: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Honey Bare, $6.39

Fresh Brew: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Honey, $4.00

Fresh Moroccan: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Cinnamon Spice, $5.49

Frou: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Champagne on Ice, $6.39; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Fortune Cookie, $4.00

Full Fuchsia: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Raspberry Rush, $5.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, I Heart This, $5.00

Fusion Pink: Cover Girl Colorlicious Lipstick, Garnet Flame, $7.99

Gel: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Caramel Latte, $7.16

Giddy: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Chic, $4.00; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Ballerina Shoes, $7.16; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Peach Poppy, $7.49

Girl About Town: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Spellbound, $7.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Don’t Blink Pink, $2.29; Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick, Fuchsia Fusion, $7.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Heart On, $5.00

Gunner: Nyx Wicked Lippie, Betrayal, $5.99; Impulse Cosmetics Metaluxe Lipstick, Forget Me Not, $6.99;  Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Bruised, $4.00; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Bangles, $9.50

Half ‘N’ Half: City Color City Chic Lipstick, One of a Kind, $5.00; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Perfect, $4.00; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Abu Dhabi, $5.99;

Hang Up: Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Wine & Dine, $5.99; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 107, $5.29; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Licorice, $5.99

Heaux: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Cherry Picking, $2.29; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 107, $4.23; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Merlot, $5.99; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Cherries in the Snow, $6.39

Heroine: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Shameless, $8.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Grind, $5.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Gamble, $6.99; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Purple Iris, $9.50; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Glam, $4.99; LA Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick, Love Triangle, $4.00; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Entice, $2.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Seoul, $5.99

Highlights: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Apricot Fantasy, $6.39

High Strung: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor, Mica, $7.16

High Tea: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Iris, $4.00

Honeylove: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss, #14, $4.92; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Fairest Nude, $7.16; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Latte, $4.99

Hot Gossip: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Tea Rose, $5.99

Hot Tahiti: Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick, Red-Light/Medium, $5.59

Hue: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Summer Love, $3.99

Hug Me: Wet ‘N’ Wild Fergie Creme Lipstick, Bebot Love, $3.49; Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick, Beige For Good, $8.99

Impassioned: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Spell Bound, $4.00; Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm, Unapologetic, $8.99; Nyx Simply Pink Lip Cream, XOXO, $6.49; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lip Cream, Bombshell, $6.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Sweet Tart, $5.99

Japanese Maple: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Creme, $6.99

Jist: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Topaz, $4.00

Jubilee: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Snow Cap, $5.99; CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Tempting Toffee, $6.99; L.A. Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color, Fling, $4.00

Kinda Sexy: Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Crème, $5.49; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Bare It All, $2.29; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stockholm, $5.99

Ladybug: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Candy Apple, $7.49; Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick, Red-Light, $5.59

Lady Danger: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Indie Flick; $5.99; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Passion, $4.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Purty Persimmon, $2.29; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Neon Red, $5.99; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, In Love With Ginger, $5.99; LA Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color, Infatuated, $4.00; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Eros, $3.99; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Tango, $6.99; Jordana Matte Lipstick, Tangerine Tango, $1.49; Nyx Simply Red Lip Cream, Seduction, $6.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Morocco, $5.99

La Vie en Rouge: Cover Girl Colorlicious Lipstick, Garnet Flame, $6.99

Lickable: Revlon ColorBurt Lacquer Balm, Whimsical, $9.49; 

Lilac Jade: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Lilac Flush, $7.49; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Playdate, $5.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Brills, $5.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Storque, $6.99

Lipblossum: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Everbloom, $7.16

Lovelorn: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Strawberry Shortcake, $5.99

Lustering: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Sorbet, $7.19

MAC Red: City Color City Chic Lipstick, Red Wine, $5.00; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Bossy, $5.00; LA Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color, Soul Mate, $4.00; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Ruby Valentine, $5.49

Maria Moretti: Nyx Simply Red Lip Cream, Leading Lady, $6.49

Make Me Gorgeous:  Nyx Butter Lipstick, Little Susie, $5.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Topanga, $5.00

Media: Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Burlesque, $5.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Cabaret Blend, $4.39; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Bewitched, $2.99

Mehr: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick, 104, $5.39; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Party Pink, $6.63; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Blush, $4.00; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Lumiere, $5.00

Meltdown: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Orange-Gina, $5.49; Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, 24k Orange, $7.19

Midimauve: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Smokey Rose, $7.99

Milan Mode: Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain, Sweetheart, $9.49

Modesty: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Sultry Sienna, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Thalia, $3.99

Mocha: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Maple Kiss, $4.40; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Sandalwood Beige, $7.99

Morange: City Color City Chic Lipstick, I Dare You, $4.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Hot Tamale, $5.99; Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Orange Flip, $7.19

Myth: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Barely Bloomed, $7.49; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Mirage, $5.99; Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain, Charm, $8.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Cairo, $5.99

Neon Orange: Maybelline Color Statement Lipcolor, Electric Orange, $7.49; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Siren, $7.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Sweet Nectar, $5.49; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Tangerine Tango, $9.50; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Chi Chi, $5.00

New York Apple: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Softsilver Red, $7.99; Impulse Cosmetics Metaluxe Lipstick, Tough Love, $6.99

Notice Me: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Cotton Candy, $5.99

“O”: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Copperglaze Sienna, $7.19

Odyssey: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Plum Paradise, $7.49

On Hold: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Coral Garden, $5.59

Pander Me: City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Cappuccino, $4.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipcolor, Touch of Spice, $7.99

Paramount: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Chocolate Berries, $5.49; Jordana Matte Lipstick, Chocolate, $1.49; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Hot Choco, $9.50

Party Line: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Hope, $4.00

Party Parrot: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Flamingo Pose, $5.49; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Love That Pink, $7.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, Shocking Coral, $7.49; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Sweet Tart, $5.99

Patisserie: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Totally Toffee, $6.63

Peachstock: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Orange Soda, $4.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Pink Suga, $2.29

Pervette: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Baby Pink, $3.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Pink Quartz, $7.49

Photo: Nyx Wicked Lippie, Wrath, $5.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Bronze Beauty, $5.49; Impulse Cosmetics MetaLuxe Lipstick, Texas Tea, $6.99

Pink Nouveau: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Summer Breeze, $5.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Dollhouse Pink, $2.29; Revlon Matte Lipstick, Stormy Pink, $7.99; Maybelline Color Statement Lipcolor, Power Peony, $7.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Gossip, $5.00

Pink Pearl Pop: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Taffy, $5.99

Pink Pigeon: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Showy, $8.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Orchid Ecstasy, $7.49; Milani Color StatementLipstick, Rose Amour, $5.49; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Ecstasy, $6.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Privileged, $5.99

Pink Plaid: Revlon Matte Lipstick, Pink Pout, $7.99

Plastique: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Caramel Glace, $6.39

Please Me: City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Valerie, $4.99; Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Elusive, $8.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Istanbul, $5.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Westie, $5.00; Jordana Matte Lipstick, Pink Passion, $1.49

Plink!: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Sash, $4.00

Plum Dandy: Wet ‘N’ Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, Dark Pink Frost, $1.49; Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick, Heather Shimmer, $3.49

Plumful: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Plumrose, $5.49; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Phoebe, $4.80

Politely Pink: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Luminous Pink, $7.99

Pretty Please: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Skyline Pink, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Harmonica, $4.00

Pure Vanity: Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Disrobed, $6.49

Pure Zen: Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Peaches, $6.49

Ramblin’ Rose: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Ceto, $4.00

Ravishing: Revlon Matte Lipstick Smoked Peach, $7.99; ELF Essential Lip Balm Tint, Peach, $2.00; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stockholm, $5.99; Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Ingenue, $9.49; Wet ‘N’Wild MegaShield SPF 15 Lip Color, Within These Adobe Walls, $2.99

Razzledazzler: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Indian Pink, $3.99

Rebel: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Plum Velour, $7.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Sugar Plum Fairy, $2.29; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Aria, $5.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, LBB , $5.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Dementia, $6.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Sangria, $5.49

Real Doll: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Hibiscus Pop, $8.29

Real Redhead: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Nude Lust, $4.40

Reel Sexy: ColourPop Lippie Stix, Button, $5.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Just Peachy, $2.29

Relentlessly Red: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Vivid Rose, $5.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Fire, $4.00; Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Vivacious, $9.49; NYC Expert Last Lip Color, Traffic Jam, $1.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Toucan, $5.00

Retro: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Rum Riche, $6.23; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Frida, $5.00

Ruby Woo: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Certainly Red, $7.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Stoplight Red, $2.29; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Very Cherry, $7.79; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Chic Red, $3.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Red Label, $4.39; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick True Red, $7.16; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Mayfair Red Lady, $5.59; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Perfect Red, $5.99; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Two Timer, $6.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Mary Janes, $5.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Trust Me… $5.00

Russian Red: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Monte Carlo, $5.99; Revlon Matte Lipstick, Really Red, $7.99; ELF Studio Matte Lip Color, Rich Red, $3.00; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Red Revival, $6.63; L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor, Refined Ruby, $7.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Best Red, $5.49; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Arcadia, $6.99; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Confident, $4.99

Saigon Summer: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Tangerine, $4.00; Revlon ColorBurst Just Bitten Balm Stain, Rendezvous, $7.19; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Luau, $5.00

Saint Germain: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Catwalk Pink, $5.49; CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Enchantress Blush, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Narcissus, $3.99; Nyx Macaron Lippies, Rose, $5.99; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Cotton Candy,$9.50; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Pepper, $5.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Dollhouse Pink, $2.29

Sandy B: Maybelline Color Sensation Lipcolor, Peachy Scene, $6.63

See Sheer: Flower Lip Service Lip Butter, Sheer Snapdragon, $6.98

Sequin: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Goldpearl Plum, $7.99

Shanghai Spice: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Pink Truffle, $7.49

Show Orchid: Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick, Wild Orchid, $7.99; NYC Expert UltraLast Lip Color, Blue Rose, $1.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Shiva, $3.99

Shy Girl: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, $3.99; Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Demure, $9.49; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Nude Delight, $6.99

Shy Shine: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Pink Cognito, $6.39

Silly: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Taffy, $5.99; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Pink Flamingo, $7.16; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Fuchsia Fever, $6.63; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Girl Crush, $5.99; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Charmed, $2.99

Sin:  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Black Cherry, $7.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Feline, $5.99; Color Sensational Lipcolor, Espresso Exposed, $4.40; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Cherry Bomb, $2.29; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Creature, $5.00; Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, Aphrodisiac, $6.49; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Siren, $5.99 ColourPop Lippie Stix, Chateau, $5.00

Siss: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Echo, $4.00; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Polliwog, $5.00

Smoked Purple: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Va Va Violet, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Medusa, $4.00; Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, Temptress, $6.49 Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lisptick, Melancholy, $6.99; Fierce Magenta Lipstick, Purple Ink, $9.50; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Feminist, $5.00; SheaMoisture Shea butter Luscious Lipstick, Black Plum, $9.99

Snob: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Power, $4.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Think Pink, $2.29; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Pony, $5.00; Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick, Perpetual Peony, $8.99

So Chaud: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Ravish Me Red, $7.99; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Indie Flick, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Vibrant Mandarin, $5.99

Sophisto: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Dulce Caramelo, $5.49

Speak Louder: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 05, $4.39; Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Persian Melon, $7.19; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Fizzies, $5.99

Speed Dial: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Paris, $4.00

Spice It Up!: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Cinnamon Spice, $2.29

Spirit: ELF Studio Matte Lip Color, Praline, $3.00

Strength: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Apollo, $4.00

Styled in Sable: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Maison, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Touchable Taupe, $4.40

Sunny Seoul: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, I Pink You’re Cute, $7.99

Sushi Kiss: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Mischievous, $9.49

Sweet & Sour: Colourpop Lippie Stix, Tipsy, $5.00; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Just Enough Buff, $7.99

Sweetie: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Blushing Mauve, $7.99

Syrup: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Sassy Mauve, $7.99; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor, Saucy Mauve, $7.99

Tabla: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Coffee Bean, $6.39

Tanarama: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Celene, $4.00

Tangerine Dream: Nyx Macaron Lippie, Orange Blossom, $6.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Manic, $6.99

Taupe: City Colors City Chic Lipstick, Head Over Heels, $5.00; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Mink, $7.99

Touch: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Heredes, $4.00; L.A. Girl Luxury Creme Lipstick, Amour, $4.00

Toxic Tale: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Femme, $3.99; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 110, $5.29; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Bright Red, $4.99

Twig: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color, A Touch of Spice, $7.99; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 104, $5.39; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, B52, $3.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Rose Femme, $5.49; Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Sultry, $9.49

Up The Amp: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Berry Haute, $7.99; CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Divine Wine, $7.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Fern, $5.00; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Twisted, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sentational Lipcolor, Brazen Berry, $7.49

Vegas Volt: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Antwerp, $5.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Haute Melon, $3.99; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Coralberry, $7.99; ELF Studio Moisturizing Lipstick, Coral Cutie, $3.00

Velvet Teddy: City Colors Be Matte Lipstick, Taupe, $4.80; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Bare It All, $2.29; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Eurotrash, $5.99; Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Sable,$6.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Cookie, $5.00

Verve: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Mocha-licious, $2.29; Maybelline Color Sensation Lipcolor, Untainted Spice, $4.40; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Grunge, $5.00

Violetta: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Violet Volt, $5.49

Viva Glam I: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Alabama, $5.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Cherry Crave, $5.49

Viva Glam V: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Peach Parfait, $7.49 Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Nearly There, $6.63

Watch Me Simmer: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Coral Burst, $7.49; ColorPop Lippie Stix, Rocket, $5.00

Yash: Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Exposed, $6.49; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Truffle Tease, $7.49

BEGINNERS MAKEUP KIT:

heres a few of my holy grail makeup products that i still use and that are great and affordable for beginners!

foundation:
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Matte + Poreless (for oily-normal skin)
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Dewy + Smooth (for dry-normal skin)
• L'Oreal tru match super blendable liquid makeup
• L'Oreal infallible pro-matte foundation (for oily - combination skin)
• milani 2-in-1 foundation + concealer

concealer:
• maybelline age rewind concealer
• L.A girl pro conceal
• Maybelline fit me concealer

primer:
• Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser

highlighters/illuminators:
• Hard Candy sheer glow all the way face & body illuminator (can double as a primer)
• physicians formula shimmer strips
• NYX illuminator (can double as a primer)

powder/finishing spray:
• airspun translucent extra coverage loose face powder
• rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder
• covergirl translucent professional loose powder
• L'Oreal infallible pro-spray and makeup extender, setting spray

bronzer:
• nyc smooth skin face powder, bronzing
• rimmel natural bronzer
• wet n wild color icon bronzer
• milani baked bronzer

blush:
• milani baked blush
• Maybelline dream bouncy blush

mascara:
• Maybelline great lash mascara
• L'Oreal teloscopic mascara
• Maybelline the colassal mascara

eyebrows:
• L'Oreal brow stylist definer brow liner
• Nyx wonder brow pencil
• milani stay put brow color
• elf cosmetics brow kit

eyeshadow:
• covergirl truNaked eyeshadow palettes
• Maybelline color tattoos
• milani everyday eyes eyeshadow collection

eyeliner:
• Jesse eyeliner
• Maybelline amster precise liquid eyeliner

lips:
• milani color statement lipstick
•revlon color stay ultimate liquid lipstick
• milani amore matte lip creme

eyelashes:
• any ardell lashes

brushes:
• real techniques brushes
• ecotools brushes

if youve read this far, id like to announce some BIG news in 30 minutes!

Makeup Starter Kit!

Eyebrows

  • E.l.f Cosmetics Eye Brow Kit $3
  • NYX Microbrow Pencil $10.00
  • NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil $4.75
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel

Eyeshadow/Palettes

  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Palettes $2.99-$4.68 (depending on where you go)
  • NYX Eyeshadow Palettes $10-$20 (depending on the size)
  • Covergirl Trunaked Palettes $11.49
  • Shea Moisture Wet/Dry Eyeshadow $4.99
  • Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes $7-$15

Mascara

  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes $8.95
  • Maybelline Great Lash $4.00
  • NYC City Proof Mascara $2.99

EyeLiner

  • NYC Liquid Liner $2.99
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision $7.25

Primer

  • E.l.f Mineral Eyeshadow Primer $3.00
  • NYX Angel Veil $15.99
  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser $6.99
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer $6.49
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer $6.49

Concealer

  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer $4.39
  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette $11.99
  • NYX HD Concealer $4.99
  • Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal $7.99
  • NYX Concealer Stick $7.39

Foundation

  • Cover Girl TruBlend Liquid Makeup $9.24
  • Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Foundation $10.95
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte $12.99
  • Shea Moisture Weightless Shea Serum Foundation $14.99

Blush

  • Wet n WIld Color Icon Blush $2.99
  • E.l.f Blush $3.00
  • Makeup Revolution Matte Blush $5.00
  • Shea Moisture Blush $5.99
  • Milani Baked Blush $7.29
  • L’Oreal True Match Blush $8.89
  • E.l.f Blush Palette $6.09

Contour

  • Black Radiance Pressed Powder $4.19 
  • Black Radiance Contour Palette $7.99
  • NYX Concealer Stick $7.39
  • NYX Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette $11.99 
  • Black Opal True Color Foundation Stick $9.95

Highlighting

  • NYX Liquid Illuminators $4.99
  • Ruby Kisses All Over Blow Bronzing Powder $3.99

Lipsticks

  • Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks $2.99
  • NYX Matte Lipsticks $6.00
  • NYX Butter Lipsticks $6.00
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams $6.00
  • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick $7.00
  • NYX High Voltage Lipsticks $5.99 (currently $3 on nyx site)
  • Milani Color Statement Lipsticks $5.29
  • Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick $3.00
  • Makeup Revolution Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer $5.00

Keep in mind prices will vary depending on location!

So you wanna hear about some red lipsticks?

Look at all the pretty shinies (also please ignore the cat hair).  It should be noted that this is not my entire lipstick collection, just those that are or could arguably be called red and most likely are still being sold.  The whole point of this post is for red lipsticks that work well on a warmer skin tone, though many of these lipsticks will work on people with any skin tone really. It’s just a matter of personal taste.

Not-so-great swatch pictures ahoy – I could not get the lighting right for the life of me.

 

First up, we have the Milani lipsticks.  Their liquid lip crème formula (the top one up there) has one of the best liquid lipstick formulations out there, and even better it’s a drugstore brand, so it’s easy to find and affordable.  The top swatch is the Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crème in ‘My Soulmate’, which is, as the name says, a metallic deep red that dries super matte and doesn’t budge. It will wear off in the center after a while, but it’s a formula that can be re-applied.  The only thing with this one is that it’s not the most summery of colors, but that’s more of a matter of my personal tastes instead, so if you like it, wear it.

The next is the Milani Color Statement lipstick in ‘Black Cherry’, which is more of a deep dark plum-red that pulls more towards purple and maintains a glossy crème finish (aka this is not a kiss-proof formula).  It’s…okay.  It’s kind of dry, and you have to work to get it to be not patchy on the lips when applying it.  Even when I was doing the swatch on my arm there it kept pulling against the skin. Don’t let that sway you against buying other lipsticks from this line, however – I have a few other shades from the line that are a delight to wear (and one of my favorite, every day nude lipsticks as well).  But sometimes darker shades can be more finicky.  If you like this sort of color though stay tuned; I have a few other lipsticks that are similar to this that have a lot nicer formulas.

 

Our second drugstore offerings here are from Rimmel.  The first one is the Provocalips 16 Hour long lasting formula, in the shade ‘Heart Breaker’. This is one of those lipsticks that also comes with an attached lip balm, because long lasting = drier than the desert on your lips.  It does last a long time though.  The swatch doesn’t do this shade justice; it’s more of a brick red color that would work for an everyday red.

Then we have the Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in ‘Kiss of Life’, and if I had to pick an affordable drugstore red lipstick above all others, this one would be it.  A warm, almost ripe tomato red (think orange undertones, though there’s no actual orange shades in the lipstick) it’s a wonderfully creamy matte formula that applies easily and lasts a long time, though it should be said that it is also not a kiss-proof formula.  This is a real classic red that looks crazy sexy when you’ve got it on, and you can pretend it’s the blood of your enemies as you take over the world in it too. ;)  If you can’t afford any of the higher end lipsticks and want something red, go straight to this one.

 

My darling Besame lipsticks, how I love you.  If you can afford it, and are looking for a good quality lipstick, this is where I would send you immediately.  Before I keep extolling their virtues, however, let’s actually get to the lipsticks. The formula is identical on all of these – a rich, opaque crème formula that goes on easy, whether you’re applying it straight from the bullet or with a lip brush.  The two lipliners at the top are pretty standard, though I do like the formula.  I don’t use lipliners a lot so when I do, I want them to be easy to apply.  ‘Cerise’ pulls a little more wine red/purple, while ‘Red’ is more brick toned, though it actually feels a little bit cooler toned than ‘Red Velvet’ down there (they do still work very well together though – I’ve worn that combo numerous times to get that lipstick to stick around for hours).

Okay, the lipsticks.  ‘Carmine’ is a bright orangey coral red, and it’s definitely a great summer shade.  When it starts to wear off a bit it will leave a nice orangey-red stain behind as well, which’ll get you a little more wear time out of this one.  

‘Noir Red’ is that dark plum-red again, similar to the Milani ‘Black Cherry’, though this shade is a little deeper and applies a lot nicer (though, admittedly, it’s not as easier as the lighter shades here – this seems to be something fairly common with darker shades in various brands in my experience, so I think we just have to accept that dark lipsticks require a little extra work).  As a side note, don’t be afraid of wearing wine/purple based tones if you like a darker lipstick look.  Purple is opposite yellow on the color wheel and will actually nicely compliment those yellow tones in your skin and work well with it.  

There’s not much that I can say about ‘Red Velvet’ that I haven’t already said, but suffice to say I would die on the hill of this red lipstick.  It’s my most favorite red lipstick ever, a slightly darker neutral red (with maybe a hint of a brick tone in it for warmth, though it just looks red on the mouth), applies like a dream, and long, LONG lasting.  This is the lipstick that Peggy Carter wears, so carry that spirit of bad-assness with you when you wear this shade.

When applying any of these lipsticks, it’s best to follow the company’s recommended “apply, blot, reapply, blot again” method of application.  It really does make a difference in the wear time and helps to keep it from bleeding.

I also own the shade ‘Merlot’ somewhere in my collection, though it seems to have walked off. Knowing my luck I’ll probably find it in a month and a half buried in some purse somewhere.  ‘Merlot’ is a red that’s similar to ‘Red Velvet’ in the depth of the tone, though it’s got some more of the winey tones in there.  I do recommend this shade for warm skin tones as well, but definitely take a look at other swatches online first before making your choice.

 

Nyx Cosmetics is one of my favorite drugstore brands, so I will always recommend them for a variety of lip products as well as their other cosmetics in general.  I do have a post somewhere on my blog featuring swatches of all the Nyx lipsticks I own also, so if you’re interested, let me know and I’ll dig it up.

The first shade up there is the Butter Gloss in ‘Cherry Pie’, which is pretty much a maraschino cherry red. And it still looks red when applied as well, which is something that I’ve had some glosses fail at in the past (‘Why do you say you’re red when you’re looking hot pink on my lips?!’ *sobs piteously*).  Being a gloss, this isn’t long-lasting at all, but it is nicely shiny on the lips, and isn’t all that sticky for a gloss either.  Great for those days when you want some red lips, but don’t feel like doing the whole massive application process.  Just dab some on, smoosh the lips together, and go.

Second shade is Butter Lipstick in ‘Lifeguard’.  This shade is pretty similar to Besame’s ‘Red Velvet’, a solid red with brick undertones, though maybe a couple of shades lighter and a little more glossy/shiny.  Being such a sleek formula means it doesn’t last as long, but being a proper lipstick reapplication is never a problem.  So if Red Velvet is a little out of your budget range (as much as I love Besame, I’ll be the first to admit they ain’t cheap), then look for this wallet friendly shade instead.

I’m a little hesitant to mention this last one, because the High Voltage line has been discontinued, alas. But ‘Feline’ here is a nice, high gloss lipstick formula that’s the deep plum-red that’s similar to ‘Noir Red’ and ‘Black Cherry’.  It’s also a super opaque formula so the color is true to what you see in the tube.

Okay, I am looking at the Nyx website, and it looks like this line may not have been discontinued, just re-branded.  There’s a line available there called the Turnt Up! Lipstick which looks eerily similar to this one…and also has a color called ‘Feline’…which looks almost exactly like my tube here (and another tube of the High Voltage I have here in a different shade has a twin in this new line also).  So do with that info what you will and keep this product in mind if you want some plum-soaked lips.  

I know I also own the shade ‘Kitten Heels’ in the Liquid Suede line, which is a semi-matte bright hot red, but this shade does pull a little cool blue toned on me if I recall correctly. This is also another lipstick that’s walked off somewhere I don’t know, also, hence the lack of a swatch. @mcgregorswench, don’t you own this one though if I’m remembering right?  What do you think of the color?


And here are the lipsticks that I only own one red shade of from that line/brand, so I’m lumping all of those together.

First color is from Jordana’s Sweet Cream Matte line, in the shade ‘Red Velvet Cake’.  This lipstick comes with a massive caveat, however.  I’m including it here because the color is amazing, this truly velvety matte in a lovely deep red shade.  But the formula.  *sigh* I’ve never had a matte liquid lipstick that has bled around my lips as much as this one has, and so quickly as well (I’m getting older over here and I drink a lot of iced coffee out of straws – so yes, I have those tiny lines around my lips that makeup likes to worm its way into to try and make its way off of my face).  I may try it out again with a lipliner to see if that makes a difference, but using this liquid lipstick straight out of the tube without prepping the lips otherwise made me look a bit like the Joker.  Which makes me cry because this color is awesome.

The next color is Urban Decay’s Super Saturated Lip Color in the shade ‘Theodora’, which is another limited edition and now discontinued shade, but I like it, so I’m including it here. It pulls a little more orangey than the picture above implies, and it’s just this super glossy red slick for your lips that is hard to miss.  There may be similar to this out on the market these days, so keep your eyes open if you like the look of it.

The last is Revlon’s Colorburst Balm Stain in the shade ‘Romantic’.  Admittedly, my tube up there is ancient, and possibly had a different product line name when I bought it, but I wore this tube into the ground, so you can’t get more of a recommendation than that.  It’s a super comfortable stain that goes on glossy and looks like a lipstick at first, then when it wears off it leaves a nice red stain behind afterwards.  And while it looks like a nude up there in the swatch, don’t be fooled.  If you apply the stain lightly it looks a bit like a light brick color with orange undertones, but it’s easily built up to a nice, warm red on the lips.  This is a great every day red because it’s light and a little sheer, and leaves a nice flush behind that lingers for hours. Also drugstore brand, so yay for being affordable as well.

MAC, ‘Russian Red’. This lipstick is a classic, and with good reason.  Creamy smooth formula, rich warm, red color (a wee bit brighter than my swatch up there implies, actually), sleek matte finish.  There’s nothing trendy about it, no super-matte or glittery accents, just pure red with a great formula.  If you’re looking for a matte red lipstick, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

Next we have Be a Bombshell’s lip crayon in the color ‘Hot Damn’.  This one’s an interesting one, a strawberry red color with a hint of a metallic sheen to it.  It’s a semi-glossy formula, and is pretty easy to apply.  Long lasting as well, and I haven’t had problems with it bleeding on me either.  It’d be a good summery red, I think, and I’m a sucker for a little bit of sparkle on the lips too.

Finally, we have from Kat von D, one of her Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in the shade ‘Vampira’ (yes, I admit I bought it because of the name, because that was one of my nicknames in college).  This is another one of those plum-red, oxblood type colors that gives me life. Super matte formula, so be careful when applying this one – if you slip up a little you won’t have much of a chance to fix it before it dries (aka learn from my mistakes).

In summary, these are the red lipsticks that I’ve found have worked really well with my pasty pale olive skin tone and hopefully, all of you out there can benefit from them too!  If you have any questions about any of the shades here, just shoot me an ask – trust me, I am always up for talking about makeup. :D

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My makeup yesterday. clarkisacorgi was very interested in my tarte blush (the shade Buff in particular) and asked me to do a look using the blush and gold colors. I used urban decay for the eyes, tarte for the cheeks, and milani’s d'oro for the lips

MAC Lipstick Dupes

Here is a list of all the MAC Lipstick dupes I have collected or found out myself. Sometimes, you really want the color a MAC Lipstick has but don’t want to spend $15+ on it. I love lipsticks, and if I can have every beautiful color out there while saving money on them, why wouldn’t I? Now, these products may not have the same formula or finish as their more expensive counterpart, but they have pretty much the same color/may be darker or lighter a smidge.

Without hesitation, I present to you:

MAC SNOB // REVLON PRIMROSE

MAC CREME CUP // AVON ULTRA COLOR RICH COLLECTION IN THE SHADE POUT // REVLON TWINKLE PINK 

MAC ANGEL // RIMMEL AIRY FAIRY // WET AND WILD 901B

MAC CHATTERBOX // MILANI COLOR STATEMENT LIPSTICK IN FRUIT PUNCH

MAC VEGAS FOLD // NYX HAUTE MELON ROUND LIPSTICKS

MAC IMPASSIONED // MILANI FLAMINGO POSE

MAC HONEY LOVE // WET AND WILD BARE IT ALL

MAC HUG ME // MILANI NATURALLY CHIC

MAC CYBER // REVLON VAVA VIOLET

MAC REBEL // WET AND WILD SUGAR PLUM FAIRY

MAC VIVA GLAM NICKI // WET AND WILD PINKERBELL

MAC GIRL ABOUT TOWN // COVERGIRL SPELLBOUND

MAC CANDY YUM YUM // MAYBELLINE VIVIDS FUSCIA FLASH // MILANI ROSE HIP

MAC COSTA CHIC // NYX MARGARITA LIPSTICK

MAC CRAVING // MILANI PLUM ROSE

MAC MODESTY // NYX THALIA

MAC HUE // MAYBELLINE NUDE NUANCES

MAC RUSSIAN RED // SONIA KASHUK GEISHA

MAC SHY GIRL // REVLON JUST ENOUGH BUFF // RIMMEL NUDE DELIGHT

MAC PINK NOUVEAU // REVLON STORMY PINK

MAC RAVISHING // REVLON SMOKED PEACH

MAC CHERISH // RIMMEL KATE MOSS NUMBER 3

MAC SPEED DIAL // NYX PARIS

MAC SYRUP // AVON PLUM CRAZE

MAC VIVA GLAM GAGA 2 // NYX CIRCE

MAC WAY TO LOVE // MAYBELLINE SUGAR PLUM ICE

MAC WIN-WIN // NYX STRAWBERRY MILK

MAC VELVET TEDDY // REVLON SMOKED PEACH

MAC GLAMOUR ERA // COVERGIRL DELISH

MAC BOMBSHELL // NYX GEORGIA

MAC BRICK // NYX DEEP RED 844

- I will be updating this list as time goes on -

sad-fun-little-things  asked:

Where can I find some realll matte lipstick?

Liquid Lipstick:

  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid lipstick
  • Dose of Colors Matte lipsticks
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick
  • Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
  • Sephora Cream Lip Stain
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
  • OCC LipTars
  • Illamasqua Mat Lip Liquid

Lipstick:

  • MAC Matte and Retro matte formula
  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks
  • Revlon Matte Lipsticks (creamier matte)
  • Nars Pure Matt Lipstick
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte lipstick
  • YSL Mat Lipstick
  • NYX Matte Lipstick
  • Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick
  • Maybelline Super Stay 14hr
  • Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick
  • Rimmel Kate Matte Collection lipsticks
  • Delilah Colour Intense Cream Lipstick
  • Becca Ultimate Matte Lip Color
  • Illamasqua Lipstick
  • Lancome Color Design lipstick
  • Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense (different finishes, will specify if matte in color description)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lipstick

Lipstick Pencils:

  • Nars Velvet Matte Pencils
  • Bite High Pigment Pencils
  • Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon
  • Tarte Matte Lipsurgence 
  • Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon 
  • e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color
Give Face for Real Cheap: The Best Beauty Products That Are Basically Under 10 Bucks (in the US)

I want you lovely people to be able to give major face, even on a budget. I know a lot of you are on a ramen noodle/well whiskey drink budget. I feel that. Makeup can be extraordinarily expensive, and although I’ve gotten some shit for making lists about drugstore makeup by people who believe drugstore makeup is crap (and if any makeup, drugstore or otherwise, irritates your face, return it immediately/set it on fire), I still stand by all this stuff. I’ve waded through a lot of drugstore dog doo for this, and I think it’s a strong compilation of good, long-lasting, all-skin-tones, not cheaply made stuff. Also–do you have faves you don’t see? This isn’t the end-all list. Send em to me but in the meantime, babes…I’m here to keep the wallet afloat while you look hot at boring parties. Here’s the big ass list–

Mascara:
L’oreal Butterfly Mascara
CoverGirl Clump Crusher
Jordana Best Lash
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara

Eyeshadow:
Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Copper Chic (a smoky eye for the darker toned)
Maybelline Expertwear in Charcoal Smokes (a traditional smoky eye)
Wet’n’Wild Color Icon Collection Trio in Walking on Eggshells
NYX The Natural Palette
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded or Bad to the Bronze
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Mink or Champagne (Dupe for Stila Kitten)

Eyeliner:
Rimmel ScandalEyes in Nude, Brown, or Black (pencil)
ELF Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (liquid-ish)

Eyebrows:
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil
ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit
NYC Browser Brush-on Brow Kit

Foundation:
L’Oreal True Match (great range of colors for darker skin tones)
CoverGirl Stay Fabulous Foundation (great for pale/pink-toned skin)
Maybelline FitMe Foundation (perfecto for yellow-toned skin)
Maybelline DreamFresh BB Cream

Concealer:
L’Oreal True Match Stick
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment
NYX HD Concealer (dupe for NARS)

Bronzer:
NYC Sunny Bronzer
Maybelline FitMe Bronzer

Powder:
Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder
Revlon Photo Ready Powder

Blush:
Elf Studio Blush in Twinkle Pink (Dupe for NARS Orgasm)
Elf Studio Blush in Pink Passion (for the bright!)
Milani Baked Blush
CoverGirl Cheekers

Highlighter:
ELF Studio Baked Highlighter

Lipstick:
Wet’N’Wild MegaLast Lipsticks in Purty Persimmon, Dollhouse Pink, or Vamp It Up
NYX Butter Lipsticks
NYX Macaron Lipstick in Chambord (V Black!)
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Black Cherry
KateMoss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte in 113 (Nice nude)

Lip Glosses:
Maybelline Baby Lips
Maybelline Color Whisper in Oh La Lilac or Pink Possibilities
NYX Butter Glosses
Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss (for those who LOVE glossy lips)

Brushes:
Real Techniques Brushes for Face or Eyes
ELF Studio Brushes

r0uxfully  asked:

Best cheapo (drugstore and/or south of $10) dark vampy lipcolors for a lazy asshole who doesn't want to reapply every three seconds?

Love the question. I am ride or die with drugstore lipsticks. Although MAC is amazing and a splurge and Sephora Cream Lip Stain is my Beyonce, my favorite lip products are 95% drugstore. And girl, I love a good devil lip. Dark lips to cover the blood you’re drinkin is my fall look. Here’s a list of my favorites:

1. Revlon ColorBurt Matte Balm in Shameless (7.99): It’s a dupe for MAC Heroine and it is the best purply color for any skin tone. It’s not DARK DARK but it’s quite evil. Will stay on foreva. If you want darker go for Crush.

2. Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy or Vamp it Up (2.99): I am a die hard wet'n'wild Megalast lipstick fan. Shit stays on. Those two colors are bomb. Can’t go wrong for 3 bucks.

3. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Black Cherry(5.99) Not the longest lasting, but usually long lasting/dark don’t go too well together. Still, this is a creamy delicious tube of toil and trouble, and I absolutely stand by it. 

4. NYX Macaron Lippie in Chambord (5.99): Because everybody looks fuckin’ good in black

Good luck. Your cause is very worthwhile. Now go get some lips dat kill.

dreamclubmurders  asked:

Hey guys, you've probably gotten these questions already but what are affordable but good quality lip liners, lipsticks, face primers, blushes, and face foundations? I have combo/oily skin. I can use high end suggestions as well. Thanks! 💕

Lipliner

High-End:
Make Up Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Pencil ($19.00)

Affordable:
Jordana Easyliner for Lips ($2.50)
LA Girl Lipliner Pencils ($3.00)

Lipstick

High-End:
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00)
Nars Audacious Lipstick ($32.00)
Affordable:
Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($5.99)
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes ($7.99)

Face Primer

High-End:
Make Up Forever Skin Equalizer Primer, Smoothing/Mattifying, ($37.00 ea.)
Cover FX Primer, Mattifying/Calming, ($38.00 ea.)
Affordable:
Milani Prime Shield: Mattifying and Pore Minimizing, ($9.00)
Sephora Collection Ultra-Smoothing Primer, ($15.00)

Blushes 

High-End:
Becca Mineral Blush, ($32.00)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, ($58.00)

Affordable:
Milani Baked Blush, ($8.50)

Foundations

High-End:
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, ($40.00)
Lancôme Teint Idole Long-Wear Foundation, ($47.00)

Affordable:
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, ($12.99)

I also have combination skin so I just listed some of my personal favorites.
I hope you like them too!

- Sabrina 

My Top 10 Favorite Products so far

I’m really bored right now and really feel like talking about makeup, so I thought I’d post my top 10 favorite makeup/beauty products as of now. These are products that I had purchased, worn and fell in love with and will continue to be in my makeup collection ^__^ Keep in mind, everyone and every body is different, the things I love may be the things you don’t like or don’t work for you; this is just for fun :D and I’m so sorry but there is going to be a lot of Urban Decay mentioned here, but I’ve been on a UD binge these past few months lol

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation

Ok, now for me, I found it very hard to find a foundation that matched my skin tone perfectly. I have very pale skin and almost every single foundation I would wear was too yellow or would oxidize and make me look orange. I was kind of scared to try this foundation (how silly of me) because some reviews described this as being very sheer and I have to say that I don’t agree at all! I had gotten a sample of it from sephora, fell in love with it, and bought it immediately. This foundation matches my skin tone perfectly, it’s seriously hard for me to believe sometimes! It gives a really nice coverage (I would say somewhere between light and medium coverage and can be buildable for a fuller coverage) to your face and looks very natural, and it wears soooo amazingly throughout the day and doesn’t cling to the few dry patches to my skin. It only goes to show you that you never know if you’ll like it until you try it out. This is definitely my holy grail foundation!


2. Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pressed Powder

The first time I tried this powder, a lovely co-worker of mine actually bought it for me as a christmas gift. I was using drug store powders and again, they would oxidize on me but would also look really nasty throughout the day. This was the first ever high end powder I ever tried and I can say that I fucking love this! It makes my skin sooo smooth, really diminishes the size of my pores, and doesn’t add color or make me look powdery. It also keeps my foundation looking great throughout the day, definitely my holy grail powder!


3. Sugarpill Cosmetics eyeshadow quad palettes



Need I say more about these? If you’re a bright, vibrant eyeshadow junkie you NEED to buy these! These are the most amazingly pigmented eyeshadows I’ve ever laid my eyes on and nothing compares to them. They’re my absolute favorite colored eyeshadows ever and you always get amazing customer service with the brand as well!


4. Milani Color Statement lipsticks

These are seriously some of the best drug store lipsticks you can buy. I looove the color range, they’re very creamy and moisturizing, have AMAZING color payoff, and the lipsticks smell like candy!


5. Urban Decay Naked lipgloss

I have never been a lip gloss wearer until these came out. The formula is amazing, makes your lips look amazing, adds a lovely sheer hint of color, doesn’t feel sticky, and the packaging on these is to die for! I seriously love these lip glosses and I don’t think they get enough credit.


6. Lypsyl Lip Balm

For a very long time, I had suffered from horribly dry, chapped lips! Lipsticks always ended up looking terrible on me because of all the flaky skin and I could never find a lip balm that actually worked on me. Then one day, my boyfriend just randomly decided to try out this lip balm and got one for himself and for me. And my lips have NEVER looked so good!! This has been the only lip balm that has completely healed my lips and really keeps them moisturized! Ever since I have started wearing it, I haven’t suffered any dry chapped lip problems and my lipsticks go on soooo much smoother, look 1000 times better, and don’t cause my lips to dry out even more. I am in LOVE with this lip balm!!


7. Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner (in the shade Perversion)

My eyes always tend to be super watery and I always had a hard time with my eyeliners (whether pencil, liquid, or gel) constantly bleeding onto my eye lid (which makes me so angry btw lol). I had noticed a lot of my favorite youtubers using this eyeliner in tutorials and I was really curious about it. I finally decided to buy it and it’s the most amazing liquid eyeliner I’ve ever tried (in my opinion of course). This eyeliner does not flake off, I find it to be completely waterproof and lasts allll day! Definitely will also be a staple in my daily makeup collection.


8. Maybelline “The Buffs” lipsticks

I really love these nude lipsticks, they’re super creamy, great color payoff and I personally really love the color range on these!


9. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner pencils

I am so obsessed with these eyeliner pencils!! Pencil liners never used to be a part of my makeup looks until I got the pencil vault set from Urban Decay. There’s 40 different beautiful shades to choose from, they don’t budge once they set, and they make great eyeshadow bases!


10. Urban Decay Electric palette

Ok I know I haven’t owned this palette for that long, but I just had to put it on this list! I am in love and obsessed with this palette. The eyeshadows have amazing color payoff and blend like a dream. And I can not tell you how happy I am that this is a permanent product, I will definitely repurchase this palette over and over again!



some honorable mentions for top favorites not in this list are: Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray, Naked 3 palette, Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and Lime Crime lipsticks


Hope you enjoyed guys :)