Lipstick Love: Fascinating Fuchsia

For those who are bored with red, fuchsia is an ideal alterna-lipstick shade. Its combination of warm and cool notes makes for an almost universally flattering colour. Pretty magenta shades used to only be available from high-end brands, but with the renewed interest in lipstick and bright ones in particular, I've noticed that drugstore labels have some appealing options too. Here are the two fuchsia shades in my makeup kit.

  • Stila Long Wear Lip Colour Matte in 'Intriguing' ($25 at BeautyMark). Despite my mixed feelings about this product when I first reviewed it, I'm still wearing it. The slight drying effect is a small price to pay for the long-lasting colour. When I'm in a magenta sort of mood, I'll wear 'Intriguing' and dab some clear lip balm on top at intervals.
  • Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fuchsia ($10.49 at London Drugs). Creamy and moisturizing, the Revlon lipstick is the polar opposite of the Stila one: it feels great on but doesn't stay put. I find myself reapplying frequently and checking for smudges more often when I wear it. The fantastic colour pigment and the balm-like texture belie its small price tag though. I think this is the only drugstore lipstick I own. This is huge considering it takes its place amongst Chanel, Tom Ford, NARS and MAC shades.

Is fuchsia a lipstick colour you have yet to try, or do you have favourites in your makeup kit too? Are they low- or high-end?


  1. I really love a fuschia lip and I envy those that can pull it off! I would wear it when my skin was in better condition but I shy away right now until it clears up.

    I usually go low end with most of my makeup. I figure no one would be able to tell from looking at my lips or my eyes which brand I'm wearing! If I can buy something less expensive that I feel works just as well then of course I will go the less expensive route :)

  2. I love the idea of fushia lipstick but I'm not sure I can pull it off. I almost feel like I need to have shorter hair to wear it in a modern way, otherwise it almost feels too 80's.

  3. Fuchsia is often my go-to colour. I still swear by MAC Girl About Town.

  4. Fuchsia is a great colour. I have Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Monte Carlo and I really like it. I wore it to my friend's Beauty Board and receive lots of compliments.


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