Monday, September 26, 2011

Makeup Monday: Cheap Thrills and Quick Changes








(Revlon lipsticks - all purchased at CVS)


When it comes to drugstore brands, I'm a bit of a Revlon fan girl. I'm particularly fond of their lipsticks, which come in a bajillion (give or take a few) shades and finishes. I'm a lipstick girl for more than one reason, but mostly, I love that it can change your look in just one step! Since becoming a CVS Beauty Board member, I've probably been spending a little too much time in their makeup aisle. I only recommend products I actually use and stand by, so naturally I have to try everything out. I've found a slew of new favorites (and a couple of misses, which I promptly returned) in the Revlon lipstick section alone, which I have showcased in the pictures above.

Isn't it crazy how just one swipe of lipstick can completely change your look? I'm wearing the same face and eye makeup in each (though the lighting is different in a few). What's your favorite lipstick of the moment?






93 comments:

  1. That Berry Haute is all kinds of killing it! I rarely do this, but I'll totally go check it out. xo

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  2. if you love revlon's lipsticks you should definitely check out NYX round lipsticks.
    the formula is super super creamny and they come in literally 21972817428364782 colors.
    and they're like $4. you really can't get much better than that .

    love this postt !!

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  3. berry haute's definitely my fav. loved this post!

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  4. I totally Love this! I had just bought the Berry Haute!!! Love the orange too...So pretty...It gets a little nutso when you go to CVS..cuz you think..oh these are sooo cheap..and then you spend waaay more than you thought!! haha are you wearing any lip liner?

    I am also loving Covergirl's new lipsticks!!! They stay on 4eva!!! So pretty..

    Shana
    ColorBlind
    Thrifters Anonymous Monday Link Up

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  5. I absolutely love Revlon lipsticks! My favourite ones for autumn are wine not (matte) and black cherry (super lustrous). Love these colours! I have story pink and wild orchid, I really love that Sultry Sable one!

    Emma x

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  6. i LOVE this look. it looks so good, i think i might wear it tomorrow. ;)

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  7. I love lipstick too! My all time favorite is probably MAC Angel, however, I'm really liking UD new lipstick pencils in Crush and Punch Drunk.

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  8. I just bought 2 Revlon lipsticks at CVS a few days ago when they had a great deal with the Extra Bucks. I wish I had bought way more. I love the lipstick. It was really hard to choose.

    You look amazing in the colors you chose!

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  9. Love all these photos and lipsticks! I'm really in love with MACs matte lipsticks as of late. Especially lady Danger, Russian Red, and Ruby Woo.

    xo,
    Em

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  10. love all these shades on you! i recently just got into lipsticks (partly your influence) and want to get into more bold, adventurous shades.

    i recently bought sula lipstick in "awake till sunrise" (very similar to the red orange shade you're wearing in the first photo) and absolutely love it! $8 at Ulta and it's reeeeally opaque and actually lasts a long time. only thing that sucks is that they don't have a lot of shades. ;[

    <3

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  11. Wow! Those are so bright and amazing. I'm working on pulling of the red right now. I'm not sure about those others. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  12. Stormy pink is one of my favorites and I also really love pink pout. I love this post, your lipstick is always applied so perfectly!

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  13. Agh! You're making me want to go out and buy a bunch of lipstick, which I should NOT do. You look great though.

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  14. All these colors look amazing =)

    My favorite lipstick of the moment is MAC Mattene lipstick in Delectable is kind of nude =)

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  15. Oh my gosh, Siren and Sultry Sable look fantastic (and right up my alley!) I'm going to have to take a trip to my local CVS soon...hehe. Thanks for the beautiful pictures and wonderful recommendations, as always! I always look forward to Makeup Mondays. ;)

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  16. Thank you so much for these recommendations!

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  17. ooh i love your bold and vampy looks, but they all look great! i've recently been trying to get used to lipstain because i'm not a big fan about how sticky lipstick is and how easily it comes off. but most days i still usually go without makeup...

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  18. I'm also a "Revlon girl" they are the best, that's not only because they DONT test on animals, but their lipsticks are so creamy (love!).

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  19. I'm not sure I could carry it off, but I absolutely love the way Siren looks on you!

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  20. I adore Wild Orchid! I have it and love how conditioning it is.

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'm wearing Ruby Woo by MAC. It's the richest red that works with almost every skin tone.

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  23. Love the vampy, looks great. And so does your blog, as usual! :)

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  24. How can you return a lipstick if you've used it?

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  25. Sarah: CVS has a money back guarantee, so if you don't like it, you can return it for a full refund.

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  26. Yes, I'm crazy about lipstick and Revlon in particular! I recently bought the Fire & Ice shade, and I love it. It's similar to Mac's Lady Danger, though not quite as orangey looking (I don't think) or as matte. The Sultry Sable looks gorgeous on you...I've been looking for a darker berry color, so now I want to try that shade!

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  27. I have the same question as someone else asked: do you use lip liner in these looks?

    if so, do you have tons of them to match all these different lipstick shades or do you just use one that blends into your natural lip color and layer the lipstick on top?

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  28. I love when you do lipstick posts - you have such pretty lips! I think my fave color in that set is the vampy one.

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  29. I actually didn't use lip liner in any of these pics - just lipstick. They were new tubes, so I didn't even have to use a brush. I just used the tip to refine the edges.

    As for liners - I have liner that matches my lips, then also a rosier color for every day, red for red lipstick, dark red for the vampier colors and fuchsia. So I guess I have five...though I usually have multiples!

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  30. Ohhh I love this!!! I'm really loving MAC's Sweetie lipstick right now. It's the perfect shade of everyday pink! Lipstick is a great staple to have in a makeup bag!!

    (:

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  31. ah this is awesome!! i love the hot pink :) and i love that its all affordable xo

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love that orange lipstick! It's almost perfect for fall.

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  33. I always found lipsticks to be really drying so I usually stay with tinted glosses. But those shades look really nice on you. Especially the Sultry Sable.

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  34. I own the Siren lip color, but I will have to try out the Stormy Pink hue!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  35. Oooh, I love them all but Vampy is my favorite. You look incredible! I want to try each and every one.
    XOXO

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  36. love the bold and vampy! need to try these colors. thanks for the inspiration, keiko!

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  37. I love your makeup posts. They inspire me to get away from my boring usual look and try something new!!

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  38. I love this post, great looks. You look wonderful in that purple shade! I'm also a bit of a Revlon fangirl- they always have the best colors for lips.

    <3LJ
    http://littlemisslj.blogspot.com/

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  39. I've been wearing Siren since last winter.. It's great!

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  40. I want all of these! I will be buying them next week I think :-)

    Bluebox89.blogspot.com

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  41. I've been an admirer of your blog and all your cute lil' outfits and gorgeous makeup looks! This post is absolutely fantastic! My current fave lippie is Dior Serum de Rouge in Magenta Cristal.

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  42. Siren is an AMAZING color! I love how it pops! & you look adorably fabulous as always ;D My all time favorite, perfect lipstick color is um um uh by Benefit which is this perfect mauvey brown. It's been discontinues for quite sometime but I still have half a tube that I save for special occasions or when I need a pick me up.
    take care love!
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  43. That's pretty awesome - I haven't actually seen how much it can change a look besides your photos here. I love siren and and sultry sable - I can't do pinks I'm afraid!
    Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

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  44. OMG! I love this post! The lip colours are so pretty. Love how the colours always show up so pretty in your photos. Me and my friend have problems showing strong colours in our photos. :)

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  45. I don't have a favorite brand, but I love peachy and coral lipsticks. Or anything tending towards nude or rose, pretty much! It's very subtly beautiful.
    <3 Linda

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  46. Love the sultry sable and the contrast of the colour to your skin tone. I'm searching for a longlasting lipsteak in a kind of hot red tone, for everyday use. Would you recommend the Revlon lipsticks?

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  47. Oh, please, let me know how you achieve that so wonderful eyeline. It is soooo difficult for me.

    Thank you, Itziar

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  48. love the vampy look!

    ☆ Letizia

    http://www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  49. The soft pink is my favourtie! Gorgeous! http://www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com/

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  50. i looooove revlon so much! so glad you did a post on their lipsticks!!

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  51. love the bold! thanks for sharing these brands!

    www.agirlandherscout.blogspot.com

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  52. I love dramatic eye, so I'd go for the black gel eyeliner and back it up with the neutral beautiful blends eyeshadow quad. I also love lipbalm and the smell of roses, so I'd be so excited to try the Rose Petal Hydrating Balm. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Um LOVE the stormy pink! Question though: what is the nudey eyeshadow you're wearing? Love it!

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  54. Lovin all those lip colors on you!

    xx Kaye
    Fashion Blogger
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  55. You wear every single one of these colors so well

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  56. That wild orchid lip color is lovely!

    http://girlsnextbestfriend.blogspot.com/

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  57. what do you use on your eyebrows?? they're so perfect. sorry if i missed it in a post or faq somewhere!

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  58. Wow! Must. Get. Siren. It's such a gorgeous color.

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  59. I went out and bought the siren color :)

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  60. Hmmm I'd have to say vampy, offbeat & hot pink are my favorites.

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  61. I'm always unsure of buying makeup products from stores like CVS. Thanks for showing them off! Looks great. Love the bold look you posted.

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  62. CVS is definitely a fave of mine for make up and cosmetics! The different shades of lipstick you chose are perfect for changing up your look!!

    Love it!

    Amanda
    LYLIFclothing

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  63. I love that stormy pink - is that the girly and matte?

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  64. I have to tell ya -- I'm a big of a lipstick snob (I love Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks) -- but oh my word, all of those colors look fabulous on you! I need to check them out for sure!

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  65. Lately I've been liking the L'Oreal Infallible line - my fave colors are Ravishing Red and Unending Kiss.

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  66. Kelly: Yes, the stormy pink is girlish and matte - it's not as bright as it looks in the tube.

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  67. Paige: Now that I have darker hair, I use Smashbox Brow Tech To Go http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P260311

    But I'm also fond of Shobha's pencils:
    http://myshobha.com/myshobha/myshobha_pages/myshobha_products_pages/shobha_browpencils_sand_.html

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  68. Mademoiselle: I'm so partial to my red lipsticks that I haven't even tried Revlon. I bet they have a great one, but my go to is MAC Russian Red, which is matte. Estee Lauder also has a beautiful one http://www.esteelauder.com/product/649/17425/Product-Catalog/Makeup/Lips/Lipsticks/Pure-Color/Velvet-Lipstick/index.tmpl

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  69. Kaleigh Michelle: It's Sin by Urban Decay:)

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  70. thanks sooo much for answering! and for the links too. :)

    i love that the smashbox is all-in-one. i might have to try it!

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  71. LOVE berry haute and siren... might have to run out and grab them tonight! You're skin is so gorgeous, tho... I'm not sure I can pull them off as well.

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  72. Just want to say your beautiful ! And all these colors suits you very well

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  73. Love Revlon as well..
    Im a CVS fan too lol..
    I have been all about the pinks and the berry colors these days.. coooommmon fall!

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  74. i dont know which colour is the most beautiful...love them all! (:

    xx

    skadiida.blogspot.com

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  75. I adore the colour you used for the Vampy photo- I wish I could pull off such a hue. It washes me out too much =(
    Wonderful post as usual!

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  76. Ooh! I should definitely try Revlon lip stick, then! I have such a terrible time trying to find good lip stick colors for me, but I love that purple! Do you have any tips for getting the best color and wear from lipstick? Like primers or things like that I mean..

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  77. The matte pink is my favorite Keiko! Revlon lipsticks are the only ones I own! GORGEOUS aren't they!

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  78. You look great in every hue! I love that light pink and the coral best on you!

    http://www.jinsphotoblog..com

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  79. I've never tried Revlon lipstick as I'm always afraid of buying something I don't like on and then not using. But if CVS has a full money refund - I might have to go shopping there tomorrow as I love the hot pink and the Vampy!! Thanks for sharing. :-) I always come by to see your make-up tutorials but this is my first time commenting. :-)

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  80. I'm a complete dumbo when it comes to make up, but the few times I've tried lipsticks and stains they've always dried out my lips like crazy (even when I put chapstick on before). any tips??

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  81. Have you done a tutorial for applying lipstick before? Your lipstick is so flawless. What are the tricks to make it look so smooth and last longest?

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  82. I am wearing Siren at this very moment! I also love revlon lipstick. So classy.

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  83. This is a really creative post. I love how you are using lipsticks are are VERY accessible for all women...and affordable too! Thanks for being awesome!

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  84. Whoa--I've been wanting to get a hot pink lipstick lately, and I think the wild orchid might be perfect!

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  85. ooooooh la la @ berry haute & siren. WANT! thanks for this post :)

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  86. these pictures should be in a magazine!(:

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  87. Every color looks so gorgeous on you Keiko!

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  88. My very favoritest lipstick brand is Lime Crime. But for drugstore lipstick, you can't beat Revlon! They go on nice and smooth.

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  89. I adore all of these looks but I recently went dark, dark red and for the life of me cannot find a lip color that doesn't look gothy or crazy. Any suggestions?

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  90. I've just started getting into make-up and loving Revlon as well. Only problem is make-up is still quite pricey here.

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