Day 3: Favorite Drugstore Lipstick
20-Day Lipstick Challenge
For purposes of this post, Drugstore Lipstick means any lipstick sold in drugstores, literally (e.g. Mercury Drug and stand-alone Watsons stores. Haha). Also, I took it to mean, current favorite drugstore lipstick.
Anyway — Finally, an easy one! It didn’t take me long to identify which one is my favorite. Off the bat, it’s Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Best Date Ever.
After trying out Happy Skin’s first two matte lipsticks, I kept my eyes peeled for any information on follow-up Happy Skin matte releases. I’ve tried a LOT of matte lipsticks and I’ve never come across a formula that’s really close. It’s a hit-or-miss for me with the color selection, but it’s mostly because of my yellow-green undertone. When they came out with Best Date Ever, I bought it as soon as they were available at The Landmark. Best Date Ever has my name written all over it.
The first time I swatched it, I was reminded of Estee Lauder Stay Mauve. Best Date Ever is not a dupe for Stay Mauve by any means — it’s more like a berry-toned iteration. I’ll write a separate post on this lipstick, with proper swatches and face photos. It doesn’t deserve this half-assed post.
By the way, is anyone here also confused by which brands belong or doesn’t belong to the “drugstore” classification? I sure am.