9 Lipsticks I Love (and Would Repurchase)

June 30, 2015

I'll admit when it comes to beauty products that I claim as my favorites, usually lipsticks and glosses don't come to mind. Maybe it's because I find myself so overwhelmed when searching for lipstick. There are so many brands to choose from and a million different price points. There's lipstick that starts at 93 cents and lipstick that sky rockets into the $50 for a single tube range. There so many colors across the millions of brands out there. What colors can I pull off? What colors do I need? Is every lip color in the world pink or just some variation? Isn't there a dupe of this expense shade somewhere in the drugstore shelves? Also, there's only so much swatching you can do before it gets old and everything starts blurring together.

However, despite all that, today I wanted to chat about my go-to lipsticks, balms, and glosses. I'll admit lip products are not my strong suit so I don't bring you this post through the eyes of lipstick literate beauty insider. Instead, I bring you this post more as a place to document every lip product that I could call to mind that I would buy again or have repurchased on many accounts.


Maybelline New York ColorSensational Lipstick in Are You Red-dy?
This is my tried and true bright red. It's classically colored, fabulously pigmented and stays all day. So many sorority sisters of mine have sported this lush color for many an evening out. I've bought over two tubes of this lipstick and will continue to repurchase for the forseeable future. It may be the only lipstick I've ever truly finished. You can see me wearing it here.

Rimmel by Kate Moss #107
This one was recommended by my former roommate far before I heard Zoella raving about it on Youtube. I bought this during the fall when dark burgundy or "wine" colored lips were in. Perfect for fall and date night, this lipstick is highly pigmented. The color is amazing and it smells quite nice as well. This is my ideal dark red colored lipstick. It runs on the cheaper side so it is a great lipstick for those that want to try a darker look for less (like I did!).

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Tease
This is a mix between an orange a red. It favors more orangey though. It's perfect for summer and pops just the right amount. This balm in on the shinier side and you can build up the color. It's plenty moisturizing and also at a really great price point. Would definitely repurchase and would buy other colors from the range. I did my first vlog last spring sporting this bright orange balm. So on that note, see me wearing it here.

Fresh's Sugar Balm Lip Treatment SPF15 in Rose
I've bought so many tubes of this stuff and it never gets old. Though it's not exceptionally pigmented (it's not exactly meant to be), this Rose color gives the "your lips, but better look." It looks natural, has the perfect amount of SPF for your lips for day-to-day wear, and just wears so well. Throw this on a no makeup makeup day, at school, at the beach, or just about anywhere else. Would recommend a thousand times over.


Lipstick Queen in St. Nude
This lipstick was a reject from one of my Mom's latest beauty buying sprees. She decided the color was a bit too orangey on her. The lipstick does have some subtle coral undertones. However, when I wear it the lipstick comes out more nudeish. It's a great lip color for everyday wear and I've been wearing it quite frequently. It goes on silky smooth and the texture is amazing on the lips. I'd never heard of Lipstick Queen before this tube, but now I'm itching to try more of their shades. It's one of those lipsticks you put on when you want something on your lips, but you're not quite sure what lipstick to wear (which is quite often for me). You can see me sporting it here.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie
Okay, I haven't actually purchased this one but I want to and would in a heart beat. Every time I see my mother I go for this shade of hers. It's brownish, pinkish, nude. It's one of those shades that is so hard to justify when you look at the tube. However, the second it's on your lips you're just like yes. Something just works with this one and it's definitely on my next to purchase list.


Tarte Lip Surgence Skintuitive Lip Tint
This one is a fun one because it appears slightly different on each person. Based on your pH, this "intuitive" lip tint paints your pout with the perfect shade of pink. The lip tint wears like a cross between a balm and lipstick. It's easy to apply, moisturizing on the lips, and is amazingly pigmented. This one had all my friends and my mom wanting to give it a go. It's kind of a no-brainer, no-fuss sort of beauty product (my favorite kind) that seems to get it right every time. Have repurchased and would repurchase again.

L'Oreal ColorRiche Lip Balm in Caring Coral
I know the name is "Caring Coral," but I swear this wears more pink on me than anything. This color is perfect for everyday wear. It feels super moisturizing on the lips and wears like a dream. It stays longer than you'd expect it to and has garnered a bit of a drugstore beauty cult following. I have nothing but good things to say about this balm. It's perfect for everyday and I think it'd be especially perfect for a first date or family outing. It's subtle, pretty, and decently long wearing. For the price point, this balm is a winner.

Maybelline New York ColorSensational Lipstick in Blissful Berry
I usually don't go for many purple based colors, but I had to find a go-to berry color for fall and I think this is my perfect fit. Obviously there's something I really like about Maybelline's ColorSensational line of lipsticks because two made the list. The lipstick goes on well, lasts a long time, and the color is nice. You can see my wearing my perfect shade of berry here.

What lipsticks, tints, balms, or glosses are your favorite? Let me know colors and brands because I'm always on the hunt for new holy grail lipstick!

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  1. I love the Tarte Lip Tints! All of these look beautiful.

  2. Lipsticks are my favorite too! Great choices too! Have you tried the green lipstick from Lipstick Queen before?


  3. I haven't tried the green lipstick from Lipstick Queen, but I've heard of it and a read a few reviews. It sounds exceptionally cool and I'd definitely give it a try!


  4. Me too! Tarte is one of my favorite beauty brands and their lip products are bar none. I'm definitely dying to get my hands on a few more of their shades!


  5. I absolutely love Kate Moss collection.They have been my and my mom's favorite ever since they cme out and they aren't ridiculously expensive which is a perk!

  6. Revlon ColorBurst is the best! I have one in matte bold red (forget the actual name) and it's my favourite. It lasts all day; I don't need to do any touch up during the day, even after lunch :)

    Dara | Hola Darla | @DarlaOct

  7. I have been eyeing that skintuitive balm by Tarte for a year now! Lol I'm glad I finally saw a review. I definitely need it!!


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