3 Pink Drugstore Lipsticks for Winter
Is your New Year resolution to treat your hair better? It should be.
If you caught my post recently on my favorite dusty rose pinks for wintertime, this is the follow up to that with some drugstore versions!
I chose 3 different finishes/product types. Each one has such a nice pink shade for winter! The first NYX Full Throttle lipstick Sidekick could easily transition into Spring too, and Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 08 reminds me so much of MAC Syrup! NYX soft matte lip cream in Stockholm made me think of Jouer’s longer lip cream, but without the drying feeling.
Let’s start with the lightest pink of the bunch, NYX Full Throttle lipstick Sidekick. This was most instantly matte, and didn’t have an offensive taste or smell like some drugstore lipsticks can have. Maybelline, while I really like the formula, smells the strongest and I wish they would change that because their lipsticks are otherwise nice! In fact, I picked up a nice pink shade from Maybelline, but as soon as I smelled it, I put it back.
The next option for a winter pink is Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 08. This reminds me of MAC Syrup. It’s a more satin finish than matte, and looks a bit darker in real life. It’s more mauve than brown, but very much on trend for the neutral, earthy tones of wintertime.
And finally, NYX soft matte lip cream in Stockholm. This has an applicator, and dries to a matte finish quickly. I haven’t given it an all day test, but it also doesn’t claim to be long-wear. Again, it has zero smell, stretches with my lips when I talk, and is a great choice for a drugstore option!
I don’t talk about lip liner much as it’s not a regular part of my routine, but it does make a difference especially if your lipstick is prone to bleeding or is a bright color. I have a very cheap nude color that I use with basically any shade I wear other than red. It’s too fussy, for me, to have a liner to match every shade, and I figure the closest I can get to my natural lip shade for a liner, the better.
What I love about all these shades is how wearable they are for every day. And they all fall in neutral territory, so a variety of skin tones and colors can wear them!