It is love season and around this time of year, chocolates, flowers, and lingerie are not the only things that tend to go fast. Valentine’s Day is one of the prime times of year when red lipstick is sold the most. It is a simple fact; women love a good red lip for Valentine’s Day. It is the perfect color for sophistication and sensuality. But while we ladies want to look good, we also want to save our money too. Who does not like saving a few bucks? We are here to help you find the best affordable red lipsticks (for under $10 too!) This way you can look great for you and your significant other without emptying all the spare cash in your wallet.
Starting off strong with our first pick, the NYX Liquid Suede cream lipstick in the shade Cherry Skies is the perfect deep red lip for those who love more of a burgundy red shade. It has a smooth creamy matte finish, and the applicator is perfect for a clean application. For $7, this red lip is on the top of the list. You can find this anywhere NYX products are sold.
While we are still talking about NYX, another great red lip they have is their Soft Matte lip cream in the shade Amsterdam. This lip is perfect for those who may not be used to wearing red lipstick but want to make a statement occasionally. Just like the name says, it is a super soft plush formula and is a great shade of red for anyone. For $6.50, this best seller will not let you down.
Our third contender is the L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet lipstick in the shade Gossip. This is the perfect true red shade; a classic color that is timeless and makes us all think of Marilyn Monroe. This lipstick is super moisturizing for a matte lip, your lips are sure to thank you. For this lipstick, pairing it with a matching lip liner is a smart move if you want to assure a clean application (pro tip: wearing lip liner when putting on any red lip prevents bleeding and assures a crisp look). You can get this lip from Ulta for only $3.99, what a steal!
Next, we have the Colourpop Lippie Stix in the shade Love Life. This matte brownish brick red is the perfect mature shade for those who prefer a toned-down red lip. This vegan lippie is velvety smooth and super weightless while still having amazing pigment; not to mention its long-wearing which can come in handy for your special plans with your loved one. You can find this red lippie exclusively found at Ulta for just $7.
Finally, we have Wet n Wild’s Cloud Pout Marshmallow lip mousse in the shade Do not Sugarcoat It. This lippie is part of a new collection from Wet n Wild but it is super worth it! This soft buildable matte lip is light as a feather on the lips (or should we say light as a cloud!). Plus, it has a sweet marshmallow scent; who would not love that? You can find this red lip at Target for $3.99 and anywhere else Wet n Wild is sold.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, any one of these red lips is sure to be the cherry on top of your V-day look. Plus, all these brands are cruelty-free and have vegan products for our health conscious and animal loving readers. *
*NYX Liquid Suede and Soft Matte: cruelty-free, L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet: cruelty-free, Colourpop Lippie Stix: cruelty-free and vegan, Wet n Wild Cloud Pout: cruelty-free and vegan