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Poor Little It Girl - Favorite Lipstick Shades For Summer!

To say I did some serious damage at my local drug store the other day is an understatement. My basket was so full of beauty products and other random household junk I needed I actually considered grabbing a cart! While my credit card wasn’t so keen on my big spending afternoon, my makeup bag certainly said thank you! Some of my favorite items I picked up were a few new lipsticks. While I grabbed a couple of my old stand-by shades, I also experimented with a few other colors I’ve never worn before. After a lot of trial and error, here are a few of my must have colors for summer. I’d love to hear what your favorite drugstore lipsticks/stains are, so leave a comment telling me which ones I need to try!

Poor Little It Girl - Favorite Lipstick Shades For Summer!

Revlon “Just Bitten Kissable” Balm Stain in Honey
This is the shade you’ll wear every day with just about any outfit. It goes on easy and stays put for hours!

Poor Little It Girl - Favorite Lipstick Shades For Summer!

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in On Fire Red
Red has always been my go-shade no matter what time of year it is. I love this style from Maybelline for it’s high-shine finish and lightweight feel!

Poor Little It Girl - Favorite Lipstick Shades For Summer!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fuchsia Fusion
Nothing says girly and sexy quite like a fuchsia lip! I usually reserve this pinky punch of color for date night looks or when my outfit calls for a bit of glam!

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  1. kate

    I live thay you use brands I can afford! I really want to try the fuscia, but its way out of my comfort zone!

  2. Kodi

    I recently tried Drew Barrymore’s line at WalMart, Flower, and while I don’t think the quality is the same as department stores like they claim, it’s pretty good. The lipstick lasts longer than any other drugstore brand I’ve tried, and the Rosebud color is a gorgeous red!
    grey et al

  3. Celeste

    You look gorgoues with all of them! You have such amazing eyes, these pictures are great! Just for you I’ll buy them all


  4. Liz {What Dress Code?}

    I’ve had great luck with Revlon lipsticks — and with such a great price point, I don’t feel guilty scooping one up whenever I get inspired at CVS (like you said, those drug store trips sometimes turn into a Target-style rampage of buying everything!)

  5. Jessica

    Love your blog Cathy! My favorite lipstick right now is Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake. It’s hydrating and an awesome shade of pink… more color than a nude and a fun alternative to fuchsia. :)

  6. Sarah

    Good choices! I’m wearing Revlon Just Bitten Kissable right now (but a different color) – I definitely think it’s one of the better drug store options! And since they’re pretty cheap you don’t feel so bad for experimenting :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life…Oh, and check out the Pin to Real Life style challenge I’m doing this week!

  7. Jessica

    Oh hi just now getting to your blog after this mornings SBS pow wow. Loving this post. And why are your lashes so amazing?!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  8. Megan

    You are so cute! I love Revlon’s lipstains and that color looks perfect for day to day like you said. Definitely will have to grab it the next time at the store! Thanks for sharing girl!

  9. silver price

    For LIPS, I’ve been loving the shade Cherish from my usual faves, the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. It’s more of a blue-pink than my all-time fave, Honey, but it’s a great alternative for summer when you want more of a color pop. And I recently discovered this ‘beaut from the Maybelline Vivids line in BrazenBerry. It’s shockingly purple in the tube, but once it hits your lips it becomes the most wonderful shade of fuchsia. I LOVE these Vivids lipsticks- everything from the way the glide on to the lasting power of the color. Definitely rocking these for the next few months.