We’ve never been particularly good at following rules.
If you’re one who keeps your vamp lippies stored away with your knits and UGGs until Chesnut Praline Latte season, then you can bookmark this for when leaves start falling and the mittens come out of storage. But if you’re down for the year-round vamp lipstick challenge, consider yourself a rule breaker, too, missy. And while these pigmented shades are rich in color, you don’t have to be rich to find a vamp lipstick that packs a punch. In fact, you don’t have to look any further than the makeup aisle in your local drugstore.
Who says breaking the rules will cost you? Because we don’t buy it.
Continue reading to see which drugstore vamp lipsticks made it into our Beauty Haul of Fame.
If a true vampy shade is more your style, this burgundy beauty is the way to go. The creamy formula glides on quickly and delivers deep pigment, so you won’t have to apply layer upon layer all day. Just a couple of swipes and you’ll be brewing up some magic of your own.
While we’re on the classic vamp train, let’s keep it going with a deep red that has blue undertones. The cooler vamp from Maybelline applies creamy, but has a matte finish, so you’ll be rocking no-nonsense color all day long.
If you want to try the vamp trend, but can’t fully commit, Blackest Berry makes for a good, gateway lipstick. Loaded with intense color, this plum shade doesn’t need a ton of prep to make it stand out. However, if you’re feeling brave and want to give it an extra boost of intensity, prep lips with a dab of concealer to give the lipstick a clean, nude working space so it can really stand out.
There’s a reason why this shade is one of the collection’s best-sellers. The matte-cranberry color is the epitome of “Vintage” vamp, and you can be sure you’ll find us rocking this lippie any time of the year!