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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: March 6, 2014

The best bargain beauty buys: pink lipsticks

A perfect pink pout is an essential for the spring. I asked reader Sarah to take a few for a spin and let us know what she thinks!

The tester:
Sarah Soltan from Winthrop

Her daily routine: I start with No. 7 matte primer, then I use Revlon’s PhotoReady Airbrush foundation. Then I use mineral powder with a kabuki brush and add a little blush so my face doesn’t look so one-dimensional. On my eyes I use L’Oreal’s Butterfly brush mascara, which I absolutely love. If I wear eyeliner, I use Almay’s liquid liner on my lid. My eye shadow is the same pretty much every day, grey or brown shadow with a light shimmery shade on my inner crease. I’m obsessed with lipstick and have way too many lip products to count. Depending on my mood, outfit, etc, I’ll usually go with a bright pink or a berry lip.

Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Pink Pout
I usually stay away from liquid lip products because of the stickiness but this shade of Almay is a perfect casual pink for every day. The color lasts longer than I expected and only needed to be reapplied once or twice throughout my day.

{WINNER} Maybelline Fuschia Fever
This lipstick is my MVP. I love how creamy and smooth it is. I’m obsessed with matte lips right now and this is my new favorite.

Covergirl Enchantress
The brightest of the bunch. This lipstick goes on incredibly smooth and still has a great saturated color. It has a great shimmer that makes your lips shine all day. It’s definitely the shade to put a spring in your step.

Wet & Wild Retro Pink
I was pleasantly surprised by the Wet & Wild Retro Pink. I rarely use their products but I fell in love with the light shimmer in this shade. This might be my new go-to. The intensity of the color fades a little faster than the others but I’m still a fan.

The clear winner from this roundup was Maybelline Fuschia Fever which looked great on Sarah and was her favorite of the four! Thanks for helping Sarah!

What other beauty products would you like to see tested? Hair color? Dry shampoo? BB Creams? Sent me a tweet @ForeFrontFash! 



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