10.06.2015

5 Fall Lipsticks Under $5




I used to be intimidated by lipstick. My Grandmother had her own makeup line in the 80s, and I remember seeing the bright pinks and frosts. Lipstick seemed for grownups, not for me. I was an ever-devoted gloss girl when I decided to give lipstick a real chance. I still have more glosses, but no one ever compliments my gloss. It's always when I wear lipstick.

Lipsticks now are so different from when we were kids: the formulas, the shades, and now they're for everyone. They aren't just for your mom, your grandma, or whatever excuse I get told when I do a post like this. They're for you, and you should consider giving them a try if you haven't.

Since it's fall, I wanted to give you 5 options for darker lipsticks, all under $5 (the cheapest I found was Walmart). All of these have been worn by me for a year or more. Makeup truly doesn't have to cost a fortune, y'all.



This was so hard to narrow down! I tried to go for a variety of finishes and colors, to suit as many skin tones as possible. I am wearing these full strength, so to speak, in the swatches below.

TIP: if these colors are too intimidating for you, try rubbing a little lipstick onto your finger and then patting that onto your lips. It will be a slight wash of color.



One: Maybelline Touch of Spice
  • creamy matte
  • This is a wearable pinky nude, and this amazing formula comes in 20 shades. Yesterday I shared the shade Divine Wine. I have 3 of these and I want them all.
  • Also Try: Lust for Blush




Two: Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte 107

  • matte, but not drying
  • A beautiful berry that looks good on everyone. Comes in 5 shades.
  • Also Try: 110 
Three: Wet N Wild Ravin Raisin 916D
  • VERY matte
  • A long-wearing very dry matte that I love on darker skin tones.
  • Try Also: Cabernet Crest, a dupe for MAC Rebel
Four: Revlon Black Cherry
  • creme
  • I have mentioned this lipstick for the past 3 years on here because it's a classic. It looks crazy dark in the tube, but can be intensified or worn with a gloss to lighten it. Revlon has over 82 lipsticks in this line in 4 finishes.
  • Try Also: Milani Black Cherry
Five: Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Sangria
  • shiny
  • This deep, purple berry is one of the nearly 40 shades offered by Milani. In fact, I mentioned one of my faves by them here.
  • Try Also: Uptown Mauve
Swatches of all mentioned lipsticks






What is your favorite fall lipstick?


Extra Elle:
  • Despite having an extra day off, my weekend flew by! Even though the weather was rainy, I forced myself to get off the computer and out of the house. I watched football with friends, went shopping (a little pre-birthday celebration), and got a lot done.
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cousin AMY! Love you!
  • My Story Behind the Pic Linkup will be Oct 22, if you'd like to join up!

56 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to bust out the dark colors!! Especially that sangria color - it looks amazing on you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. All of these shades are so pretty and you can't beat the price! The Kate Moss shade is my fave!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. Lipstick is such a great way to change your usual look for a different season. I love this post. I have Touch of Spice and like it, but need to layer a lighter gloss over it. I need to try that Revlon Black Cherry. It looks so pretty on you.

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  4. I used to be super intimidated by lipstick as well, and only recently starting having more fun with different bold shades. These are all gorgeous colors, especially loving #4. Bonus points for them being super affordable <3

    Green Fashionista

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  5. That Kate Moss color looks gorgeous on you! Love it! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. The Rimmel one is GORGEOUS on you! I haven't tried their lipsticks yet and now I want to get some today!

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  7. that revlon black cherry is so fun! love it. lipstick is my new favorite thing to play up my look (well in the past year) - i don't know why i was so afraid of it before!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. I love that Revlon shade - it's always been one of my favourites of there's and I think I've been buying that color since the 1990s. And I didn't know your grandmother had a makeup line - how cool!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  9. The kate Moss for Rimmel shade is divine! Thanks for sharing it!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. Love this post!! I admit I'm scared of lipstick but these are cheap enough that if I end up not liking it its not a huge loss.

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  11. Aww yess, I love cheapie posts haha! That black cherry lipstick looks great!

    xx, Carly | carly blogs

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  12. I wasn't sure about that second one in the lipstick tube but on you I love it!! I love the color palette of all of them at the end.

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  13. gorgeous colors! i kiss violet too much to wear lipstick but maybe when she goes off to school haha xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  14. I love that Revlon Black Cherry - that's great for fall!!!

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  15. These shades are so pretty, specially for fall time. The Revlon color seems to stick out to me so pretty, will defiantly go check out that shade !



    http://ktmcgworld102.blogspot.ca

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  16. Great shade demos Elle, love the Milani Sangria on you!

    Xo Ally

    www.allysoninwonderland.com

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  17. I am impressed, your grandmother had her own line! Well, I love glosses, but I normally do this way - I apply lipstick and then gloss over it, just a bit. I loved the Milani lipstick in Sangria, because you said it's shiny and it really looks amazing! I loved your pictures, you look beautiful with any color, but Sangria is my favorite!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  18. I already have about half of these, and they're my favorites! The Kate Moss one is so amazing and looks great on all day. I also love the NARS lip pencils Sephora gave as a birthday gift this year. The red is amazing!

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  19. These all look great on you! I think I need Black Cherry!

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  20. I really need to get my ass to the drugstore and pick up 107, have read about it for a couple of years now but just never pick it up.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  21. you had me at under $5. swoon! i have the sangria, love it!

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  22. I loooove the Kate Moss one, it's my go to lipstick for Autumn!

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

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  23. Love a dark lip for fall! The Sangria shade is so pretty on you!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  24. Wow! These lipsticks are such deals! They are all perfect for fall, but I'm loving that black cherry! Gorgeous!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  25. I LOVE Touch of Spice. I also like the Rimel Kate Matte Lipsticks. The Revlon Black Cherry looks awesome on you!

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  26. I just finally found Milani around here, and I so love them! I think I may have this Uptown Mauve shade.

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  27. I have Revlon Black Cherry hiding in the back of my lippie drawer- I need to pull it out! Thanks for the inspo, lady. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. I love dark red lipstick all year rounds. I don't need any more lipstick but do love the wet n wild on you are showing in this post.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  29. Love Kate Moss' 110! So pretty!! Living Honey Bare by Revlon right now!

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  30. OH! Loving these! I love the first and the last ones the most! Gorgeous!

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  31. I want all the Maybelline Creamy Mattes too! I was just working on a blog post about them. I am OBSESSED. I have 3 including Divine Wine and Lust for Blush and I love them. My favorite matte lip formula for sure!

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  32. All of these look so fabulous on you!!! I really want the Rimmel and Milani colors you shared!

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  33. I just love your blog! $5 and under is not bad for a tube of lipstick. I really need some darker fall shades and the Raven Raisin and Black Cherry are my absolute faves of these!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  34. these colors are great for fall. and the prices? even better! hehe
    xo,
    nancy
    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  35. All 5 shades are gorgeous. I love deep reds and burgundy. Great prices too. I want to try 1, 2 & 5. =) Thanks, Elle!

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  36. Adore Revlon! The brand was one of the very first ones I've ever bought and it was very luxurious and special to get a Revlon lipstick as they costed a fortune in Russia (seriously, Chanel, YSL and Lancome were so INSANELY expensive we wouldn't even dare thinking of them). My mum bought a Revlon in a similar shade and I kept trying to borrow it :D And then eventually saved some cash and got my own. Still have a soft spot for the brand and those good old commercials with Cindy C. x

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  37. i like the first..is an amazing color

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  38. This is a great post Elle! I love affordable makeup post. Touch of spice is one of my favorites. And I need that divine wine color!! I use to be more intimidated by lipstick too but I'm getting more comfortable with bold colors.

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  39. These all look fab! I loved Revlon Black Cherry back in the day and you're making me nostalgic now.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  40. I have Revlon Black Cherry too and it's amazing! Loving it on you.

    xo,
    Angela

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  41. These colors are all gorgeous! Revlon's Plum Velour (I think that's the name) is one of my favorites right now. I'm definitely going to check these all out!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  42. Pretty colors for a great price! I like #1 and #5 the best.

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  43. under $5? Yes please! The second one is definitely my favorite!!! I need to take you makeup shopping with me :)

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  44. I could see myself wearing 4,5 or 6 and a great price point!

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  45. Love this! I need that black cherry one and you can't beat the price!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  46. All of these look amazing on you!! I especially love the Sangria color! Pretty!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  47. I love the Revlon "Black Cherry" one!!! I have a similar Wet N Wild one... I want to say it's called Cherry Bomb... I specifically got it because it's so similar to Black Cherry but was way cheaper, lol :)

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  48. All those colors look so great on you! I'm trying to branch out and find some options with lipstick. I really like the black cherry one!

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  49. I feel like all my lip colors are better for spring and summer, so I have a wine/berry colored lipstick on my wishlist. Perfect timing Elle, I may have to snap one of these (leaning towards the Rimmel or the Revlon) up!

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  50. I love the Maybelline Matte lipsticks- they are so creamy and pigmented!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

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  51. I have the Rimmel Kate Moss matte lips in several colors. Rimmel has become my go-to drugstore brand.

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  52. My favorite go-to inexpensive lipstick is NYX. I love the matter hyper pigmented colors!

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  53. Your grandmother had her own makeup line?! That is so cool x

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  54. Three other these brands are my HG lippies! I know I'll have to look into the others as well. (: I LOVE Touch of Spice, but on my skin it looks way different. Almost brown. Your skin tone reflects it more pink. I love the red tubed Kate Moss Rimmel line. I think my favorite is 104. The black bullets are very hit or miss for me. I have been loving shade 30 though. Milani is always a favorite. Those shades last forever on me! Plus they smell divine! I think it's so cool your grandma had her own makeup line! She taught you well my friend!

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  55. Your grandmother had her own makeup line?! That's awesome! I love that you have a history of makeup love! :)

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  56. Revlon's Black Cherry looks great on you. I love Wet 'n Wild lipsticks - so cheap!

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