My Favorite Lip Colors

My Favorite Lip Colors

My Favorite Lip Colors

Lipsticks Under $40

Ahhh, lipstick, one of my absolute favorite beauty products! I firmly believe that swiping on even the simplest of shades can elevate any outfit. I will be the first one to admit that I do not wear lipstick every single day, nor do I buy new lip colors for myself on a regular basis, but I am a sucker for a smooth application and moisturizing formula so that when I do wear lipstick, I don’t regret it the second after applying it. Out of all of the shades I own (I own a lot for someone who doesn’t wear lipstick all the time….. I promise!), these 8 beauties are the ones I always reach for time and time again.


from left to right: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in ‘9 Rose Stiletto‘ and ‘19 Fuchsia‘ c/o, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in ‘Alpha‘, Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in ‘No. 9 Fawn Rose‘ and ‘No. 49 Bright Plum‘ c/o

Spending more than $10 on a tube of lipstick breaks my heart a little bit, but these five shades are well worth the money.

Lipsticks Under $40

Lipsticks Under $40

Lipsticks Under $40

The YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks are moisturizing, hydrating, and creamy.

YSL ‘Rose Stiletto’ ($37) – Rose Stiletto will always be my neutral, go-to, wear anything lipstick. If you don’t own a good neutral, this shade is for you.

YSL ‘Fuchsia’ ($37) – The bright fuchsia color is gorgeous for spring, summer, or fall. It’s the perfect combination of pink with a tint of purple that really makes it pop.

Urban Decay ‘Alpha’ ($17) – I had been itching to try the Urba Decay Vice lipsticks for awhile now, but there was so many shade options that I would just get overwhelmed and swore I’d do it another day. I finally got around to picking up a shade (I opted for a matte) and I’m *absolutely* obsessed with it. It applies extremely smoothly and wears well throughout the day!

White Peplum & Statement Earrings

The new Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet’s are the perfect combination between a lipstick and a lip gloss – think, long-lasting, and moisturizing. I’m not typically a gloss type of gal, but these ones hit the nail on the head.

Burberry ‘Fawn Rose’ ($34) – This shade is just a smidgen darker than my go-to YSL shade (& longer lasting!), making it perfect for a night out with the girls! It’s slight rust-tint to it makes it perfect for fall. 

Layered Ruffle Mini Dress

Burberry ‘Bright Plum’ ($34) – Every girl needs this rich, dark plum color lippie in their life ASAP. It’s fierce, it’s bold, and I’m obsessed.

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from top to bottom: Revlon ColorBurst in ‘Standout‘, ‘Sultry‘, and ‘Elusive

On occasion, I can be very picky about the drug store lipsticks I pick up, but Revlon has never failed to amaze me with their prices, quality, and shade selection. 

Lipsticks Under $10

‘Standout’ ($7) – I’ve been searching for the perfect shade of red for YEARS and finally decided to give this shade a try and I’m so glad I did! Although not a true fire engine red (there’s a darker hint to it), it’s as close to the real thing as I’ve been able to get, plus you can’t beat the price!

‘Sultry’ ($7) – Diggin’ the bright plum shade I mentioned above but not too keen on the price? Sultry is a *fantastic* dupe at a quarter of the cost!

‘Elusive’ ($7) – If we’re being honest here, this is the first Revlon ColorBurst shade I ever picked up. YUP. I was looking for a good everyday shade to mix into my beauty routine instead of using my YSL lippie all the time. It goes on a little bit lighter than it looks, giving it a girl next door vibe (a good one, of course!). It really pops in the summer time when you have glowing skin, too!

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  1. 8.3.17
    Kate said:

    I’ve seen those Revlon lipstick/crayons and have wondered if they’re good quality! Glad to hear that they are.

    • 8.7.17
      Rachel said:

      They’re SO good! I definitely recommend picking up a couple!

  2. 8.3.17
    Nataly said:

    So many great options here! Thanks for sharing! xo, Nataly

  3. 8.3.17
    Sarah Lindner said:

    So many amazing lip colors! I really love that red color on you! I wish I could pull that off!

    Sarah Lindner

  4. 8.3.17
    Anna English said:

    Those burberry shades are fabulous!

  5. 8.3.17

    You have great style in lipstick! I love these colors.

  6. 8.3.17
    LuxMommy said:

    Thanks for sharing! Loved these colors.

    • 8.7.17
      Rachel said:

      Thanks lady!

  7. 8.3.17
    Kim said:

    I LOVE those Revlon color sticks. They make it so easy to put on lipstick and come in the prettiest shades!


  8. 8.4.17

    what a great round up of lipstick!!

  9. 8.4.17
    megan said:

    those are all so pretty! i love the revlon red one.

  10. 8.4.17
    Meghan said:

    Wow I love all these lip colors!! You have quite a collection!

  11. 8.4.17

    Oh my gosh, I seriously want to try these all. I am SO bad and have two go to shades and only wear those. I really need to step out and try some of these you introduced me to.

    xo Laura Leigh

  12. 8.4.17
    Amy said:

    Oooo these are all gorgeous colors!

    • 8.7.17
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Amy!

  13. 8.4.17
    Kendall said:

    This post is perfect because I’ve been trying to use lipstick more in my beauty routine instead of just a gloss. I can’t wait to pick up a few of these!

    • 8.7.17
      Rachel said:

      Lipstick is the best! Plus, your hair doesn’t get stuck in it like lipgloss when it’s windy!

  14. 8.7.17
    Shannon said:

    Loving all the berry colors, but I have to say that Fawn Rose shade is my favorite! So simple and gorgeous.

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