Thursday, 23 May 2013

Top 5 drugstore lipsticks

This is the second installment in a series of 'top 5' themed posts, where I am sharing some of my favourite products from each of the beauty categories, you can see my top 5 lipglosses here. Today's post is lipsticks; lovely lipsticks - something I own far too many of yet constantly lust after more. I have to be honest and say that I was always a lipgloss gal, until I started to experiment with lipsticks and became totally hooked. So here are my top 5 lipsticks, geared towards spring/summer: 

rimmel kate moss loreal lovely rose maybelline coral pearl dainty doll storm in a teacup cheap fragrance direct haul revlon lip butter juicy papaya
L-R Rimmel Kate Moss shade 101; Loreal Caresse shade lovely rose; Maybelline Colour sensational shade coral pearl; Dainty Doll shade storm in a teacup; Revlon lip butter shade juicy papaya. 

For me the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick is the perfect matte pink and reminds me somewhat of Mac's creme cup only a little darker and more purple toned, which I like. This formula is very long lasting, matte and can be a little drying .. nothing a bit of lipbalm won't fix though, they are also very affordable at £5.49 in boots! The loreal caresse comes in slightly more expensive at £8.19 and is at the more expensive end of the drugstore in my opinion. The rouge caresse lipsticks are very similar to the revlon lip butters in the sense that they are very moisturising and almost balm like, however these loreal baby's pack a punch pigment wise and give a lovely wash of colour over the lips. Maybelline's coral pearl is in fact the only maybelline lipstick I own, but I often find it being my 'go-to' lipstick and it's probably the only shimmer shade I ever wear when it comes to lipstick. This dainty doll lipstick was a bit of an impulse purchase after seeing the dainty doll collection for just £1.99 on fragrance direct - of course, being a lipstick fiend I just had to order one. Storm in a teacup is a rather strange shade, almost like a muted mauve with a hint of brown in there, unlike anything else I own but it's a rather welcome change from the usual pinks/corals I wear! Juicy papaya is a sweet coral shade and is just the perfect coral for me, I've reviewed this in more detail here

What's your favourite drugstore lipstick? I'd love some recommendations! 



  1. I love the look of the Dainty Doll shade - it looks such a unique shade! If you're after a red lip check out my latest blog post ft MUA - super affordable and such gorgeous quality! Lovely post! I'm a fan of lip butters too :)

  2. The Kate Moss lipsticks for Rimmel are definitely my favourites, my daily lipstick is Shade 19 and I love 01 for nights out!xx

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  3. I love lovely rose thats such a pretty colour I often find some drug store lippys better high end ones!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  4. I love the look of the Maybelline Colour sensational in coral pearl and the Dainty Doll in storm in a teacup :)

    Nyss x

  5. "Lovely Rose" looks so pretty! Especially against your skin tone :)

  6. They're all gorgeous shades but Rimmel 101 looks especially tempting! I really love the Kate Moss lipsticks :-)