Fabulous Fuchsia Lipstick (From the Drugstore!)

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.

Disclosure: The makeup reviewed in this post was purchased with my own money. I was not paid to post this review, however, affiliate links are embedded in the post. If you buy a lipstick from one of the links I will receive a small commission. Thank you in advance for your support!


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

I discovered this color rather recently. In the tube it looks very dark, almost burgundy, but on the lips it’s a vibrant yet rather elegant raspberry. When the lipstick wears off it leaves behind the most beautiful dark pink stain. In fact, I’ve successfully worn this lipstick as a stain. It’s Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Raspberry Bite and it’s one of my favorite lipsticks at the moment.
  • 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

The Swatches

If you like this review you might want to check out my other lipstick and makeup reviews.

Do you wear fuchsia lipstick? If so have you tried any of these? What do you think of them?

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9 Responses to Fabulous Fuchsia Lipstick (From the Drugstore!)

  1. Marla November 2, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Those color swatches are really nice. I love your hair in this pic.

  2. SACRAMENTO November 2, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    So good to know. I was buying lipstick to my girls for Christmas.
    Have a lovely weekend, dear heather
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    • Heather Fonseca November 4, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Glad you found the article helpful Sacramento!

  3. Alexis Grace November 3, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    First- on a technical note- I really like how you approached this review! It was super easy to follow along with and to compare the different products, plus still informative!

    Second… I think fuchsia lips are so much fun! And agree- this can be a welcome injection of energy to the dark colors that dominate fall. Plus at these prices there isn’t much (any!) guilt about experimenting with a new look….

    • Heather Fonseca November 4, 2012 at 9:34 am #

      I’m so glad you liked the layout of the article. It’s really hard to take lipstick photos because the lights alter the colors so much. Just photographing swatches and the lipsticks themselves is much easier, so if you like the layout better than previous lipstick reviews I’m really happy!
      I remember last year you asked your fellow bloggers to submit photos of dark pink lipstick. Remember? That was fun.

  4. Priya N
    November 3, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    Fuchsia Lipstick are really good & I have tried them many times. I usually buy the dark one.
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  5. Oh to Be a Muse
    November 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    The fuchsia lipstick looks lovely on you, and I like all the cool shades of it. But I can’t get over how great your hair looks!
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    • Heather Fonseca November 4, 2012 at 9:30 am #

      Thanks my dear! I didn’t do much with my hair that day – just washed it and gave it a good brushing I think!