Why I Love Fuchsia
Fuchsia. Raspberry. Dark pink. Whatever you call the color, I love it on the lips. Bright, almost red, and very noticeable, fuchsia perks up any outfit. Deep pink is also a good alternative to the burgundy lipstick that has been so fashionable for the last few autumn seasons. I like the look of dark lipstick but find it more and more difficult to wear as I get older, but anyone at any age can wear bright lipstick. Just ask Iris Apfel, a mature style icon who adores the most brilliant of shades. I’ve been wearing the lipsticks in this review for the last few months and I’m sure I’ll continue to wear them during the holidays and beyond. Fuchsia is one of the few colors that looks just as good in spring as in the fall. It’s truly a year-round color.
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My Favorite Fuchsia Lipstick
All four of these fabulous, high-quality lipsticks can be purchased for under $10 at your local drugstore. So you know, I tend to like slightly dry, heavy lipstick formulas with a lot of pigmentation. This is because I’m lazy and don’t like to reapply my lipstick more than once or twice a day. Even so I love the look of sheer, glossy lipstick, so I’ve included one of those in this review as well. Drugstore lipstick has come very far in recent years. I don’t remember having any luck with cheap lipstick in the past, but in the last couple of years I have found winner after winner. Even if you normally head to the beauty counter for your makeup you might want to try something fun and bright from the drugstore. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Dark Fuchsia Lipstick
- Color – Dark pink creme
- Staying Power – This thick creamy lipstick only comes off with meals or makeup remover, and it leaves a stain that lasts hours.
- Feel – Creamy
- Bleed – I noticed a slight bit of bleed but its not overwhelming
- Scent – There’s almost no smell to this lipstick
- Price – $8
(Update summer of 2013: It looks like Raspberry Bite is no longer available online, however you might be able to find it at retail.)
Bright Fuchsia Lipstick
All the CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks I’ve tried have been very long lasting, rather thick and heavy, so I like them. Spellbound is a spectacular, cool, neon pink, not for the faint-hearted or lovers of the nude lip. (It’s the color I’m wearing in the first photo.) In the same collection is another fuchsia lipstick called Eternal. It’s just as bright but warmer and a bit darker than Spellbound.
- Color – Spellbound is a cool, bright pink creme. Eternal is a warm, deep pink creme.
- Staying Power – They both stay on the lips for hours.
- Feel – They both feel slightly dry on application but become more creamy after a few minutes.
- Bleed – Neither color seems to bleed at all.
- Scent – Spellbound smells vaguely of honey, while Eternal has a crayon-like scent
- Price – $7
Sheer Fuchsia Lipstick
When the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter line came out I couldn’t wait to try them. The formula of Raspberry Pie is slick and shiny, but not nearly as sheer as I thought it would be. It’s definitely lipstick, not lipgloss. Considering how shiny it is it does last pretty long on my lips, perhaps an hour. The color is more of a deep pink, and of all four the easiest to wear.
- Color – Deep pink
- Staying Power – This sheer lipstick lasts about an hour.
- Feel – It goes on slick and feels light on the lips.
- Bleed – I haven’t noticed any bleeding, but then it doesn’t last very long either
- Scent – There’s a very faint floral aroma to this lipstick
- Price – $7
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