Friday, May 20, 2011

My Everyday Drugstore Lipstick Swatches

I actually don't wear lipstick everyday....I just meant that these are lipsticks that I feel are appropriate for any day wear. These are all drugstore brands and very affordable. In the pictures below, they all look quite the same. However in the swatch images, you can see the differences. I should have nuded out my lips with concealer, but I didn't want my lips to completely dry out on me!!
Make sure you click on the images to enlarge them if you want to get a closer look!!

Here is what the tubes all look like from L-R: Avon Ultra Color Rich in Sparkling Warm Rose, NYC Ultra Moist in Cafe & Petal, Maybelline Colorsensational in Born With It, and L'Oreal Color Riche in Honey Peach

*Note that there are two of each following image. The top photo will be in natural sunlight, and the photo on under that will be in artificial florescent light.

Here are some hand swatches:
L-R: Sparkling Warm Rose, Honey Peach, Born With It, Petal, and Cafe

L-R: Cafe, Petal, Born With It, Honey Peach, and Sparkling Warm Rose

Here are swatches on my lips:

My natural lips with nothing on them. About 99.9% of the time, I'm wearing some sort of lip balm.

NYC Ultra Moist "Cafe" applies very smoothly and is a very pretty caramel bronze shade! However, both NYC lipsticks smell like they cost...CHEAP! For only .98 cents though, these have pretty good pigmentation.

NYC Ultra Moist "Petal" is a brilliant shade for spring! It is a bright pale pink. (bright pale sounds like an oxymoron...right?) Again, this smells cheap and doesn't wear for long, but is a beautiful color! Goes on really smoothly.

Maybelline Colorsensational "Born With It" is my FAVORITE lipstick of all time. It is a lovely pale pink. It's my "my lips but better" lipstick. It applies and wears pretty well. It is so creamy! I'm almost out of this shade, but I know i'll be picking up a new one soon!

L'Oreal Color Riche "Honey Peach" smells lovely. Has a fruity scent that I like, but some women might not enjoy it so much. This is a really pretty peachy summer color. In person it is a bit more orange on my lips, but not in a wonky way. This is a nice and creamy formula. I don't believe this is sold anymore because I got it on clearance for $2.14 at Walgreens about a year ago. But they have a very similar shade called Peach Fuzz that might still be around!

Avon "Sparkling Warm Rose"is a very pretty lippie indeed! It is a warm pinky rose color with really pretty shimmer in it. I love wearing this when i do a more natural eye. I use it to play up my lips a bit, as it is brighter than I'm used to wearing. I'm so sad because mine snapped & i lost ALOT of product from that. :( I tried to save it by melting it with a lighter and refrigerating it, but that was no use. Now I just use a brush or clean finger, which actually looks better to me.

I hope that these swatches were okay! I've never really swatched anything before and was bored. So I figured I'd share some cheap but lovely lipsticks! These were all WAY under $10 at Walmart, Walgreens, Target, K-Mart, or any drugstore. The Avon lipstick was ordered form a friend.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!


  1. great swatches! these are really flattering colors

  2. please wax your upper lip hairs. you have a beautiful mouth, but those hairs are superfluous :)

  3. actually... u dont need any lipstick... ur lips are awesome...

  4. Hi just came across your post. Was on vacation and grabbed a couple of NYC. Hope you get this message. Some ppl are unncessarily hurtful. I don't even see any upper lip hair!

    1. Hi there! Thank you, I appreciate your comment! :)
      I hope you love your NYC products!