Whenever Spring and Summer roll around I always find myself wanting to refresh my lip game. I look for fresh, light, daytime colors that can be worn with all my new favorite Spring dresses. Versatility is important to me, and although I love the idea of planning my lipsticks with my outfits, the reality is there are about 10+ lipsticks floating around my bag at a time, and I reach in, find one, put it on, and want to be completely satisfied with my choice.
Lipsticks are something that I think we all justify buying often. Or at least I do. Reason being, typically, department store lipsticks are around $16. Spending $16 definitely doesn’t break the bank, but once you buy 2, 3, of 4 of them per season, your bill can definitely add up.
I spent some time in my local drugstore trying to find 4 neutral-ish colors that were all under $10, and helped me press my Spring/Summer refresh button.
Lip(gloss) # 1 Revlon “207 Sky Pink”
This light pink shimmer Revlon lipstick is the quintessential sugar on top color and feel. I love the look of this lipgloss for nights when sheer is best. If you’re doing heavy eye makeup for date night, I recommend pairing this lipgloss with your wild eye. My rule of thumb: If you’re playing up your eyes, tone down your lips, and visa versa.
Lipstick #2: Revlon “Pink Cognito”
Caught in the middle of perfection on the pink and nude scale, this lipstick is an awesome every day wear choice. It’s nude, it’s pink, it’s fresh. I highly recommend this color if you’re looking for something extremely subtle that will literally go with everything!
Lipstick #3: Revlon “Pink Pout”
My personal favorite pick of the four I tried. This pink is really on trend for Summer. It’s more pigmented than the other colors meaning there is more color to it. I have a thing for milky beauty products. My sister knows this all too well. Whenever we go get manicures, she always knows which color I’m going to get…I totally prefer a milky nude nail polish, and same is true for lipsticks like this one. Although I sometimes love popping a super bright pink or red lip, I often times feel like a milky (not so bright) lipstick is more “me.” I love this color because it makes a fun summer statement but is by no means overpowering!
Lipstick #4: Maybelline, “Totally Toffee”
When I first discovered “Totally Toffee” a few years ago…well let me rephrase. When my sister in Law discovered Totally Toffee a few years ago, everyone was hooked. I bought one for my sister, and the lipstick sharing just continued! Think of a luscious, slightly shimmery, toffee color that is not too dark and not too light. I was super bummed because I thought they had discontinued this color but when I went shopping for this post, I found it again! Major Score!! This is a great every day color that adds some brown undertone colors that aren’t too intense. I love wearing this color with classic skinnies, a white top and flat sandals. It’s just so so so simple but put together.