CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Sweetheart & Rapture

On one of my recent stops to my local drugstore I was hunting for new lipstick namely for a light baby pink and a vivid orange. Winter has taken a toll on my skin and lips putting them on the dry side despite my best efforts at moisturizing, so I was intrigued by CoverGirl’s claim that their new lip perfection lipstick could improve your lip condition after 7 days of use. There are few things I hate more than finding a lip color you truly love only to find it dries down faster than concrete, so I couldn’t resist trying.

The thing I HATE about buying makeup at a drugstore is simply because it is usually impossible to swatch a shade before you buy it. That is unless you see a shade swatched online or on a friend. Otherwise you are just buying at your own risk.

CoverGirl has a TON of different shades to choose from so I chose a light pink shade named “Sweetheart” and peach shade called “Rapture” based solely on the color on the tube packaging. The lipsticks are incredibly moisturizing, but I found these two shades to be on the frosty side. This might be nice if you prefer the look of gloss but also want the staying power of lipstick. I found Rapture to be less frosty, and as such was my favorite of the two. The CoverGirl website has all of the shades listed, so one would assume that the shades without the shimmer-esque graphics are frost-free.  This lipstick formula certainly is one of the better drugstore varieties, but these two shades, while acceptable, are not anywhere close to being my favorite.

Revlon MoonDrops Lipstick in Orange Flip, CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Sweetheart & Rapture

I really want to embrace the orange lipstick trend, because I think it looks so fabulous on others.  I looked at several varieties and decided to go with Revlon’s Moon Drops lipstick in Orange Flip. I felt like it was a good orange that leaned coral. I thought this color suited me nicely. I love a true red lip and didn’t want a traffic cone orange shade, so this seemed like the perfect way for me to embrace the trend. Check out my skin, lip & full face swatches of the above mentioned lipsticks.

Skin & Lip Swatches:

CoverGirl Sweetheart, CoverGirl Rapture, Revlon Orange Flip

Full Face Swatches:

CoverGirl Sweetheart, CoverGirl Rapture, Revlon Orange Flip

Any recent drugstore steals you’d like to rave about? Share them please! 

2 Comments on Drugstore Detours: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick & the hunt for the perfect orange

  1. Life as Leah
    March 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm (7 years ago)

    I also tried this lipstick because it was supposed to be moisturizing…and I liked it too, but I agree…it does have a frosty look, which I try to avoid in a lipcolor…I tried a peachy pink (don’t remember the shade and I’ve got a toddler on my lap watching Dora right now so I can’t get up and look). If you try another shade, please let us know how it turns out…I want to try another color but am afraid it will be frosty also.

  2. Cait
    March 22, 2012 at 3:18 am (6 years ago)

    I have Rapture too, and hated how it was shimmery… to counteract it, though, I dab loose translucent powder over my mouth after I apply it, which turns it almost matte-like. It is a bit drier that way, but it gets rid of the shine!