Who doesn't love to occasionally rock a statement lip? When that statement lip is under $6, what is not to love? Here are three of my favorite drugstore options:
|L to R: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 111 Kiss of Life, Wet 'N Wild Megalast Lipstick in 911 DStoplight Red, NYX Round Case Lipstick in 569 Snow White|
|L to R: Kiss of Life, Stoplight Red, Snow White|
All of the pictures below show the lipsticks without liner or lipgloss.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate- 111 Kiss of Life ($5.49)
I love the original Kate Moss lipsticks from Rimmel, and so far, the collection of mattes does not disappoint either. Kiss of Life is an orangey-red with a pleasant fruity scent. I think it is more of a satin finish than a true matte, but it is a beautiful color that would work on a variety of skin tones. Of the three, Kiss of Life lasted the longest on me.
|Kiss of Life with Flash|
|Kiss of Life without Flash|
Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick- 911D Stoplight Red ($1.99)
I am a huge fan of Wet N Wild. Everything is under $5, and the quality on most products is great. In general, the Megalast lipsticks have a very dry formula, so I definitely recommend a lip balm under this lipstick or a lipgloss on top of it. That said, the color payoff is amazing. The swatch at the top is just one swipe! This is a true red, and it is definitely bold. The price is so right for a color that won't be worn everyday but definitely creates an impact when you do wear it! This lipstick has a nice shine and no smell. It does smear, so definitely opt for a liner. Jordana Easyliner in Sedona Red is my personal favorite :)
|Stoplight Red without Flash|
|Stoplight Red with Flash|
|Stoplight Red with Flash - The shine is so pretty!|
|Without Flash- Smiling it up for you :)|
NYX Round Case Lipstick in 569 Snow White ($3.99)
Snow White is definitely the darkest of the three. The color payoff with the NYX Round Case Lipsticks is insane. This is a gorgeous deep lipstick with a mostly matte finish. It does have a bit of an odd minty smell in the tube, but once it is on the lips, it is not noticeable. Snow White wears well and fades evenly. For $3.99, it is a steal!
|Snow White without Flash|
|Snow White with Flash|
|Smilling (No Flash)|
Alright girls, those are my faves! You can have them all for less than the price of a movie ticket :) What are your favorite affordable red lipstick options? Have your tried any of these?