Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin: Summer Edition

This beauty post covers the best drugstore lipsticks for fair skin. Most of these lipsticks are less than $10, too. This is my summer edition beauty post for lipsticks! 

Tampa blogger Amanda Burrows of Affordable by Amanda shares her Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin: Summer Edition

Maybelline Lipsticks 




Two standout lipstick lines that I personally love from Maybelline are their collection of Super Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks and Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick. I own a few shades of the Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Colors such as Ruler, Seductress, and Lover.

Now when you apply this lipstick for the day or night, be sure to realize that it has amazing staying power and can easily last you into the next day! I have found that this lipstick can be difficult to get off which is both a good and bad thing. The colors are bright and the application brush gives you the precision you need with a matte liquid lipstick product!

Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin: Summer Edition Maybelline SuperStay Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Pioneer, Lover, Seductress.

Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin: Summer Edition Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick in Pioneer from ULTA Beauty Store

The other Maybelline line I need to recommend if you are a fair skinned beauty like myself is the Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick. I own the bright pink color called "Secret Blush" which is just the right amount of pink for me. I have to credit one of my best friends Maddie for introducing me to this line from Maybelline. She has been obsessed with watching Jaclyn Hill's YouTube channel and continues to share insight into Jaclyn's drugstore must-haves with me. The shade she wears is a nude called "Baddest Beige".
Affordable by Amanda Drugstore Beauty: 10 Lipsticks for Fair Skin the Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick

Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin: Summer Edition Maybelline Color Sensational Pink Lipstick Baddest Beige

This lipstick has both hydration and pigment. For $7.99, you can't beat it. This new range of lipstick has a crazy new oil-in-lipstick formula.  You'll fall in love with the smooth buttery feel of this hydrating drugstore lipstick for fair skin. For the summer, all you want to do is keep your lips insanely hydrated for pool dips and direct sunlight. The oil-in-lipstick combination will be a winning one that you must pack away in your beach tote this summer. I personally can't wait to stock up on some more shades to test out!

Milani Lipsticks



I have a deep red Milani Liquid Lipstick that I pull out for special occasions. I wear a fiery red shade when New Year's Eve rolls around, when Valentine's Day approaches, and when my red dress needs an accompanying lip shade in the same family.




The Milani Amore Mattes Lip Cremes are highly rated on Target's website, too. The formula dries to a soft, matte look for 16 hours of wear time. The soft applicator definitely hugs the curves of the lips for a rich, opaque color. The shade I wear is called "Devotion" and retails for $7.99 at most beauty stores. A rich red bold lip is made possible with the affordable matte lipsticks from Milani. If you are searching for a bulletproof power red, choose a Milani liquid lip creme as the lip product to keep in your clutch for a night out.

NYX Lipsticks 




Another drugstore brand that you might be familiar with is NYX Professional Makeup. The NYX brand is available at my local Walgreens where I sort through their display of new arrivals each month to see what they have for me to play with.

NYX Professional Makeup - Liquid Suede Matte Lipstick Drugstore Beauty

Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin: Summer Edition NYX Liquid Suede Cream Matte Lipstick range. Amanda Burrows of Affordable by Amanda shares her beauty post covering drugstore lipsticks from NYX. She is wearing the orange color orange county.

One of the NYX lipsticks that I treasure is the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Matte Lipstick range. These "suede" lipsticks glide beautifully and easily across my top and bottom lips without smudging. The waterproof and long-lasting formula ensures a flawless pout. The shades "Tea & Cookies" and "Kitten Heels" are two fan favorites. I want to experiment with orange shades again so I might make a $7.00 purchase and go for "Foiled Again". ULTA sells every single color on their website and you can usually find a coupon to score $3.50 off a $15 purchase.

Revlon Lipsticks



Want to find out my secret DUPE product for a Lancome lipstick? Well, it's from Revlon and reminds me SO MUCH of the Lancome one -- but for LESS than HALF the price! Lip cushion lipsticks feel slippery smooth when first applied and then after a few seconds, the lipstick dries on the lips and reveals a gorgeous pigmented color. 

Revlon Lip Cushion lipsticks Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin by Affordable by Amanda

Revlon Lip Cushion lipsticks Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin by Affordable by Amanda

Revlon Lip Cushion lipsticks Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin by Affordable by Amanda

Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fair Skin: Summer Edition


Lancome is a high-end brand that sells each lipstick for $22, but luckily Revlon released a bunch of oddly similar versions this past year! I am happy to report that the Revlon Lip Cushion lipsticks are serious alternatives for the pricey Lancome Matte Shakers.

I talked about the Revlon Lip Cushion Lipsticks in my 10 Step Everyday Makeup Routine blog post and you can see my applying the lipstick in the photos above. The shade I have on is called "Naughty Mauve" and it leaves behind a nice tinted raspberry shade once you apply it with the lip cushion tip.

Do you have a favorite drugstore lipstick?

Easy Ways to Style White Jeans for Summer

Affordable by Amanda is a Tampa Blogger sharing Easy Ways to Style White Jeans for Summer. Wearing white jeans from Kancan to The Library for brunch in St. Pete, Florida.

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Affordable by Amanda Tampa Blogger Easy Ways to Style White Jeans for Summer

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White Jeans for Summer 

White jeans are something I never wore throughout high school, college, and even now as a young adult. To this day, I believe I've owned a total of 2 pairs of white jeans in my 25 years of shopping. Truthfully, I was inspired by my friend and photographer Sara when I scouted out the perfect pair of white jeans for the spring/summer season. 

She wore a white pair of wide-leg denim jeans from J.Crew and they were SO flattering on her petite figure. Of course, because she fell in love with this one specific pair of pants, I kept eyeing them on her Instagram Stories feed whenever she posted herself styling them a new way all throughout April. So with traveling to chilly Ohio in mind, I went out to Marshall's and T.J. Maxx to see what sort of deals they could provide me for the white jeans I've been hunting for! This girl was on a serious budget in late April after returning back from a whirlwind European adventure (see those blog posts HERE). 

Where I found Mine 

Well, wouldn't you know -- my local Marshall's came THROUGH with a pair of white jeans (that are STRETCHY AF!) from Kancan. The great thing about Marshall's is how you can find designer deals for way less than the designer price. My Kancan jeans (pictured in this post) should have cost over $40, but I scored them for $19.99 instead. I was overjoyed when I easily slipped into them and found just how nicely they fit my body! No weird creases, no extra fabric showing where it shouldn't be. Skinny jeans are difficult to find for me anyway (I have a thin waist compared to my butt and legs), and I was happy to check these out at the register just in time for my Ohio weekend travels! 

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Upon waking up the following Friday morning after arriving in Ohio, my Mom and I ventured out to the city of Dayton to explore the town before my cousin's wedding on Saturday. My casual attire for that day included my brand new white denim with my new American Eagle AE long sleeve top embroidered bohemian blouse (now $19.00). 

affordable by amanda is a tampa blogger sharing her favorite white denim jeans on a budget

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