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Old School Lipstick Shades We Love

If you're like me and you love to play with makeup, then you can appreciate finding affordable and fabulous drugstore cosmetics to throw into the vast mix that is your makeup bag. For example, if you are going to try the smoky eye look, then you've got to downplay your lips. But if you are just going to wear some mascara, then you'll need something with a little more color. So why not try some tried and true lipsticks from the 1980s and early 1990s? Here are a few of my favorites.

Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick in Silver City Pink is an oldie but goodie. It's smooth and rich in color, and if you are going for a dramatic effect on your eyes, this is a fantastic, pale shade that suits all eye colors. Buy it here for $5.03.


Remember how cool it was when professional makeup became mainstream? The deep, neutral M.A.C. Lipstick in Taupe came out around the same time as Bobbi Brown's brownish lipsticks and natural-looking eyes became popular. After a decade of blue eyeliner and hot-pink blush, it was definitely a welcome change. Buy it here for $14.

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Last but not least isClinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, which has long been a fave of teens and preteens everywhere. With its deeper yet super-sheer pink blush shade, this is sort of in between a lip gloss and a lipstick. It's super moisturizing, and you can apply it all day long without it getting cakey and thick on your lips. This color has the "it" quality to really make your eyes pop and your teeth look whiter. Buy it here for $14.

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azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
Clinique's Black Honey is excellent. I started using it as a pre-teen, haha and I still keep it in my makeup bag.
shopdiary shopdiary 10 years
i have m.a.c. taupe which i got for free! such a nice change after wearing m.a.c. twig for years.
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I love black honey. I starting using it then and still use it now. Happy to see it get a mention
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
haha, my mom always had that Revlon lipstick when I was growin' up, man it don't smell or taste good though!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
oOoOoOo i think the MAC would look best with my skin tone
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Love 'em all!
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