2 Drugstore Summer Lipsticks



Maybelline Romantic Rose and Maybelline (matte) Blushing Pout

If you follow along on social media you probably already know about my love for Blushing Pout, and I’ve just added Romantic Rose into the mix as well. I’m so glad I tried Romantic Rose too because it’s a fantastic color for the lipstick-shy who want to wear a nice, warm rosy color!

My only complaint is that the initial taste/smell is a little off-putting (for me – you may not mind it a bit) but it quickly fades and you can’t taste/smell it after a few minutes.

The color pay off is exactly what you’d expect, and the wear on both are long and even. Win, win, win!

I’m working on a post soon explaining different lipstick finishes, if you are a newbie, so keep a look out for that next week! Oh, and you can always follow along on Instagram if you want to hear more about the latest things I’ve been trying!

Check out other drugstore makeup finds I’ve enjoyed here, here, and here!

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Comments (20)

  1. Posted June 25, 2016

    Perfect timing for this post as I”m in need of a new shade for the summer 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Love your snap chat stories too.

  2. Pat says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    Beautiful shades ~ thanks for sharing!

  3. Melissa says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    I am looking for a new flat iron – would you be able to provide feedback on brands? There are so many that I would like your feedback.

  4. Osiarah says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    Lovely lipsticks, those warm rosy colors are perfect. Love the article, thanks for sharing!

    Osiarah xx


  5. A New Old Fashioned Girl says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    These look so lovely! I really like Maybelline’s lip sticks.
    A New Old Fashioned Girl

  6. Aisling says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    Love these colours! I will need to check them out in person.

    Aisling | anthologie.

  7. Emily says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    Can’t wait to try these! 🙂

  8. Posted June 25, 2016

    I haven’t seen these lipsticks yet but I love the colours of them! x


  9. philippa says
    Posted June 26, 2016

    Lovely colours, I really like Maybelline too!
    Philippa x

  10. Susan says
    Posted June 26, 2016

    Pink is always perfect for summer.


  11. Kelly says
    Posted June 26, 2016

    Hi Kate! (Happy Birthday!) I’ve been reading your blog for several years and have slowly been trying new products you’ve recommended (mostly makeup since our hair textures are polar opposites, but our skin/eyes/hair coloring are fairly similar haha!). You give the best product reviews/recommendations – thank you for inspiring me to try new things! I’m already in love with my brand new tube of Romantic Rose! 🙂

  12. Andrea says
    Posted June 27, 2016

    These shades are beautiful! I’m always looking for great drugstore lipsticks 🙂


  13. Tammie A Livingood says
    Posted June 27, 2016

    I bought Romantic Rose yesterday…live it! Thanks!

    • Tammie A Livingood says
      Posted June 27, 2016


  14. becky m says
    Posted June 27, 2016

    I love the look of lipstick, but they all seem to make my lips peel (a few hours after wear). Have you ever heard of this? I’ve asked at several makeup counters and can never seem to find any answers. Would love to know if you have any insights! I do okay with glosses, but I dislike how my hair always gets stuck in them. Would love to find a lipstick I can wear.

  15. Katie says
    Posted June 27, 2016

    Those two lipsticks are stunning! The colours are stunning!


  16. Posted July 4, 2016

    Maybelline lipsticks are great drugstore choices, I have a few but neither of these. They look gorgeous!

  17. Mel says
    Posted July 7, 2016

    I’ve never tried Maybelline but I am trying to use more drugstore makeup. I love these two shades!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  18. Abby says
    Posted July 9, 2016

    I can never find a good matte lipstick from the drugstore. I may have to give this one a try; however, the scent of Maybelline lipsticks is not my favorite.

  19. Posted August 29, 2017

    Great post.