Because Bright Pink Lipsticks Don’t Have To Cost Your Entire Month’s Budget: Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia.

I feel really bad when I feature high end lipsticks here because I know some of you are poor starving students who cannot afford them.  It wasn’t very long ago when I was in university myself, so I can totally relate.

Today’s post is especially for you.

This, my friends, is Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia ($6).  You read right; only $6. 🙂

Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia

Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia is beautiful bright blue pink.  This lipstick builds to full intensity in two to three swipes.  The colour is obviously freakin’ fantastic, and even better, the matte formula is to die for!  It has the same melty consistency as a cream finish lipstick, but has a soft matte finish and lightweight feel like this other lipstick that is near and dear to my heart.

Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia Swatch

Naturally, I had to see how this colour compares to my two other bright pinks in my lipstick army.  shu uemura Rouge Unlimited in PK376 is a lot warmer, and darker.  YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Fuchsia is darker, and just a tad warmer than Joe Fresh Fuchsia.

shu uemura PK 376, Joe Fresh Fuchsia, YSL Le Fuchsia

And of course, the full face photo.

Wearing Joe Fresh Lipstick in Fuchsia

If you like your bright pink lipstick (I’m looking at you, Anjali and Michelle!), Joe Fresh Fuchsia would make a great addition to your collection.  This is as good as it gets for the price point. 🙂

Some Beauty Blogger Photography Tips from Yours Truly

Ever since I adopted the white background as per theNotice’s tips and tricks for beauty bloggers (which by the way, is a must-read!), I have a lot more things to consider when taking a good full face photo.  Currently the list is as follows:

  1. Daylight: you needz it.
  2. There should never be any lipstick smear on my teeth or cheeks.
  3. My face should not look fat.  Remember that 3/4 view is way more slimming than frontal view.
  4. If possible, crop the photo so that your face is off centre.
  5. When in doubt, blot.  Your forehead and nose has a tendency to be greasy.
  6. (NEW!) My hair shalt not be frizzy.  Have a bottle of MoroccanOil nearby.

So much work, eh? Any tips you would like to add?

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  • I should just give you my L’Oreal Intense Fuchsia to round out the comparison (beautiful colours and awesome photos) – I’m still chicken when it comes to colours like this! Of course, flawless skin like yours helps, too.

    • Oooh I don’t think I’ve seen that one yet! Must swatch.

      What are you waiting for? At least wear your fuchsia as a stain. 🙂

  • Rae


    (That, my dear, is the sound of my brain imploding at how absolutely GORGEOUS this lipstick is, and the resulting thump of my corporeal form onto my desk. It is less painful than it should be.)

    (Oh! And P.S. thank you for the link love ^^)

    • Hahaha Rae, you’re hilarious!

  • Gorgeous colour. <3

  • Love love love this! You look amazing!!!

    • It’s really amazing. 🙂 You need to get it!

  • That looks great on you! I picked it up a few weeks ago and love it, but it looks better on you.

    • I’m sure it looks great on you, too, Jill!

  • I’m telling you this looks GORGEOUS on you as I run out the door now to my local Superstore to pick one up… 🙂 and maybe some other ones too!

    • Please pick up Poppy and Watermelon for good measure. 😉

  • I’m a broke student! I need this pink in my life!!

    ps. thanks for the blog tips! I’d pick doing a nail or anything really post over nails any day, since they take so long, gerr lol


  • wait, what? i am putting this on the to buy list!

  • How well did it wear? I’m terrible at remembering to reapply lipstick.

    • It held up pretty well, even after greasy dinner and soup. It left a stain like most bright pinks. I’m lazy to reapply as well.

  • A few months ago, Joe Fresh had a BOGO on lip products and I went to town! Nude turned out to be a horrifying dud, but at $3, it was worth the risk. Also, this looks AMAZING on you — I find the JF mattes bring out the worst in my super-dry lips, but your lips look perfect, as always!

    • BOGO, really? I totally missed that. 🙁

  • As if I need more lipsticks.. but at $6.. eesh, must have. Thanks! :]

    • Must have, for sure! They have other amazing colours in the matte line as well.

  • Ooh, I like. But I’m scared to wear fushia!

    • Try wearing it as a stain first. Or maybe a lip gloss? 🙂

  • Okay. I think I will have to pick this up now! Looks very nice on you 🙂

    • You will love it Donna! How are you? Hope everything’s good with the new baby. 🙂

  • holy crow…
    GG your lip swatches always ALWAYS make me want to run out and buy lipsticks that very moment.
    This is no exception.
    Dang it looks gorgeous on you. Wanna share what you use to moisturize your lips? Just cause I am curious 😛

    • I don’t moisturize my lips, to be honest. I guess I’m just gifted with naturally plump lips. Sorry that wasn’t helpful!

  • Ahaha thanks for the tip! Love em!

    • No problem, Katherine! 🙂

  • I would never have even thought to look at Joe for a hot pink matte lipstick but I’m not sure why. This is clearly a great alternative to the more expensive lipsticks out there. Great find!

    • Thanks Alicia! I learned all about it from Beauty Geeks and Beauty Editor. I can’t take the credit for this find! 🙂

  • That looks gorgeous! That kind of shade I like too.

    And thanks for the tips.

  • Wow! That colour looks fantastic on you, but then, you have perfect lips.. what colour wouldn’t look good on you!
    I’m such a lip balm girl but you’ve inspired me to give this one a go.
    Who can resist when the cost is that of a venti latte! 😉

  • WHA??? I just read you don’t moisturize your lips? I hate you more! j/k <3 you!!!! I've been wanting to try out Joe Fresh lippies but last time I went there was nothing left 🙁 there were some glosses and nail polishes but not in any colours that appealed to me.

    • LOL! Yeah, so? 😛 I do now, with my new Nuxe lip balm. There’ll be a quick review up here in the next couple of weeks. 🙂

      Which Joe Fresh location did you go to? Sounds like it was raided before you got there. 😛

  • That is SUPER gorgeous!!!! Bold lips are amazing and they suit everyone I reckon

    • They really do suit everyone! And they’re instant mood boosters!

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  • oh god, that’s GORGEOUS…so cheap, i love it!

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  • I have never tried any of Joe Fresh’s lipsticks before and am I missing out! I need to rush over and grab a few!

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  • I can’t believe I just now found your blog!!!! aylavetttt!!!! thanks for these swatches… I love the color on u! I am insanely into bright lip colors! so the question of the day is, where can I find this?? is it sold in the stores?? in US? please advise! I want one!!!! LOL…. anyhoo, just wanted to throw this in there but u look like someone I know from back in the day… LOL.. ok that must’ve weirded you out… but just thought I’d mention… love your blog! I am now following! =)

    • Hahaha thanks Annette! 🙂 Joe Fresh is available widely in Canada in Joe Fresh stores, but in the US, there’s a Joe Fresh store now in New York.

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  • Linda Star

    Where can I buy Joe Fresh Matte Fuchsia lipstick online? Ilive in the USA??

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