Vamp It Up (At The Drugstore!)

I love dark lips. I want you to like dark lips, too. 
Don't be scared, my pretties. A bold statement lip can do wonders and you'd be surprised how easy they are to achieve when you have the right products. You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get the vampy look that's all the rage in the colder months. I have for you today my favorite lipsticks to achieve the look that you can find at your local drugstore! Let's begin, shall we?


Wet n Wild Ferguson Crest Cabernet - The least expensive of the bunch comes out on the lips much lighter than it looks in the tube. It's a berry that has a very glossy finish and is very pigmented. It does feel heavy and waxy on the lips, but that also comes with good lasting power.

Revlon Super Lustrous Shine in Plum Velour - This particular line of lipsticks from Revlon are shines, meaning they provide a great glossy look and a lightweight feel. It glides onto your lips much like a lipgloss and while it's not sheer, it's definitely not opaque. It will require more touch-ups than others on this list. 

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Sangria - I can't stop talking about how good these lipsticks smell. (Watermelon is what it smells like to me!) This consistency is much thicker and harder than many Milani lipsticks I've used before. It's not a matte lipstick but does not have a glossy finish either. It can be a bit drying, but it lasts a very long time before needing reapplication. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Creme in Va Va Violet - Now here's where we're getting really vampy. This is the best purple lipstick at the drugstore and I do mean purple. There really isn't much of a hint of red at all here. It does have a tendency to be a bit patchy on the lips, especially on dry ones like mine. I would highly suggest filling in your lips with a lip liner prior to using this. It does have a great glossy finish. 

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Black Cherry - Quite possibly the deepest, darkest red you can find in the drugstore. It just screams vampire to me. It's incredibly pigmented and opaque and it doesn't feel nearly as heavy as Sangria. It's much less patchy than Va Va Violet, but I would still strongly suggest a lip liner to keep this baby in place. 

As with all of these, lip liners before and after application are always highly recommended. Using a flesh-toned liner around your lips or putting concealer on a precise brush to tidy up the edges will help keep everything looking neat and clean. For the sake of allowing you to see the lipsticks just as they are, I forewent using lip liner for the photos. (Hello, uneven lines!) Now that you know there are some vampy gems waiting for you at the drugstore, I hope you'll give them a try!

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