Southern Belle in Training

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February 20, 2017

8 Best Affordable Lipsticks.

Photography by Deeana Kourtney Photography

     My love for makeup runs almost as deep as my passion for fashion- true story! It dawned on me recently though that beauty isn't a topic that I blog about very often at all, and I'm hoping to change that. I'm not really sure why it's something I don't blog about often... maybe because when I'm looking for information about beauty products or a certain type of makeup tutorial it is something I'll definitely seek out, but on an average day I would personally rather read about fashion or lifestyle on someone else's blog. But it doesn't mean that I don't still love it- if that makes sense?! Haha. So here's to adding in more beauty posts on my blog!

    I thought a good place to start with the beauty posts would be with sharing about my tried and true lipsticks. There are certain beauty products that I prefer to splurge on, but in all honestly lip products are not one of them. (I do have one beloved Chanel lip gloss which I feel very fancy every time that I wear, but that's about the exception. 😉) There are so many great drugstore cosmetic brands, and I think that lip products are one of the best makeup items to buy at a drugstore price point. Of course not every affordable cosmetic brand makes great lipsticks- some aren't well pigmented, and some can really dry out your lips. But there are also some true winners that are both great on the lips and great for the wallet! As you can probably tell from the pictures, my favorite shades for daily wear are variations of muted berries and pinks. I do wear nudes, reds and bright shades for blog photos or special events sometimes, but the lipsticks that I'm sharing today are my favorites for everyday. 

    Revlon is usually my go-to brand for lipsticks. I've never partnered with Revlon on my blog... just an honest fan of their lipsticks! These lipsticks are available at Ulta, Target/Walmart and drugstores nationwide, and they're always bringing new colors into the line, as well as continuing to produce the favorite colors. Most of my favorite Revlon lipsticks are from the Super Lustrous line. I used to be a fan of the Colorburst Lip Butters as well (and featured one of my favorite shades, Berry Smoothie, from those in this post), but sadly the Lip Butters have been recently discontinued. But here are my favorites from the Super Lustrous lipstick line:

     *Demure (683) - This was my signature lipstick shade just about all through college! It's a warm peachy-pink, and has very much of a "pearl" finish to it. I wear this lipstick more than any other in my blog posts, but here's just one look at it!

    *Blushing Mauve (460) - A gorgeous shade- I would describe it as a "moody pink" if that makes any sense! It's a great shade to wear in winter/early spring especially as it's slightly cool toned.  I wore it in this post! 

     *Rosewine (225) - This is the perfect hint of red for everyday wear, without being so bold that it feels overpowering! It's a very warm shade. I don't wear on blog very often (not really sure why), but I did wear it here

     *Temptress (680) - Just a really pretty bright pink for everyday wear. Gorgeous color without being "too much." Looks great with a liner under it as well! I'm wearing it here (old blog post but some of the close up photos show the color well). 

     *Pink Velvet (423) - This is a very versatile lipstick that looks great with outfits in all seasons, and can easily go from day to night looks! I've recommended this one to friends before as one of my ultimate go to shades. It's a nice blend of pink and red. It looks great worn in this blog post! 

     And my favorite from the sadly discontined Colorburst Lip Butter line from Revlon: 

     *Berry Smoothie - The perfect warm berry shade for everyday wear. I loved the Lip Butter line because these lipsticks literally went on like butter!! Hopefully I'll find a dupe product for this soon. If you can still find this anywhere, here's me wearing it in a blog post. 

     Two other non-Revlon favorites that I wanted to share:  

     *essence Long Lasting Lipstick in Blush My Lips (c/o) - essence is my favorite drugstore makeup brand. When I do want to wear a very bold pink for an everyday look, this is usually the lipstick I reach for! It's a gorgeous deep pink, and has amazing staying power. The best part is that it's under $5! I'm wearing it here

     *Aveda nourish-mint lipstick in Sheer (c/o) - I've received some awesome PR packages from Aveda over the past several months, and my favorite package of all contained this lipstick, as well as another from the nourish-mint line. This one specifically is the ideal nude shade!! It's truly a "your lips but better" color. I wore it in this post! 

     I'm linking the adorable makeup bag shown in the pictures below as well! (A Christmas gift from my sweet college roommate, Caroline!) 

     Now I want to know - what are your favorite everyday lipsticks? Is there a drugstore brand that you're loyal to for lip products? Share away!

      Stay tuned for Midweek Ramblings and Recent Purchases on Wednesday! Lots of exciting things to come soon... both for the blog and my personal life. Can't wait to share more soon!

     xoxo Annaliese



  1. I need to try out more budget friendly lip colors. I think lipstick is so much fun and can really change the look/mood of an entire outfit. I can't wait to see more beauty posts from you <3

  2. Lipstick is the ONE beauty product that I struggle with the most. I'll have to check these out!

  3. I never wear lipsticks because I'm always kissing on my babies but these are such pretty shades that I really should give them a try!

  4. I LOVE that you're adding some beauty posts to your blog...I love fashion and lifestyle, but beauty posts are definitely some of my favorites to read :) I too love Revlon's lipstick formula (although I am a sucker for Tarte and Too Faced lip products too) Two of my favorite colors of theirs are Wine With Everything & Black Cherry!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  5. Revlon is my go-to lipstick brand! I love their Certainly Red and Plum Velour!

    Greta |

  6. Love love love lipstick! It's my fave kind of makeup!
    -Anna |

  7. I'm so glad you're adding beauty posts! They are some of my favorites. I'm not really a make-up person so usually when I go to the store... I hate what I buy - so beauty posts are super helpful to me. Temptress looks so tempting! Thats a gorgeous pink!

    Michelle | She's Not So Basic

  8. Oh I like that rosewine color! Yay for more beauty posts!

  9. These pictures are gorgeous! Someone at work just bought Wet Seal liquid lipstick for like $4 and we all tried it and loved it!


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