Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Go bold or go home with these ten picks for bold, bright lips–perfect for spring or summer–and all for less than $10! You can view these ten in the Swatch Gallery if desired. What are your top picks for a budget-friendly bright lipstick?

  1. Revlon Flirtatious — a shimmery, cool-toned red
  2. L’Oreal Pink Flamingo — a bright pop of cool-toned pink
  3. Revlon Vivacious –a vibrant fuchsia pink
  4. Revlon Fuchsia Shock — a shiny, fuchsia
  5. Revlon Wild Watermelon –a juicy coral-red
  6. Revlon Lollipop — a glossy, muted fuchsia pink
  7. Milani Violet Volt — a metallic, fuchsia-purple
  8. Milani Sweet Nectar — a pop of neon orange
  9. Maybellnie Shocking Coral — a bold, coral-red
  10. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash — an electric, cool-toned pink

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52 thoughts on “10 of the Best Bright Lipsticks for Under $10

  1. Mmm, Fuschia Flash is one that I’ve been eying.

  2. I don’t have any of these colors! I love this post! A great way to risk super bright without spending too much. Thanks for posting this!!!

  3. I like revlon lip butter in sweet tart and candy apple. Essence long lasting lipstick in blush on rouge is also very bright and chockinly inexpressive!
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  4. Loreal Pink Flamingo and Revlon Fuchsia Shock shall be mine!
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  5. My favs would be the vivids!

  6. Mmm, Milani lipsticks. I have three and I love them.
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  7. I am a fan of Revlon’s lipsticks, balms, stains – everything! One of my favorites is Lover’s Coral, which is from the Superlustrous Shine line, I believe. I have yet to try Maybelline ones, though. Shocking Coral and Fuschia Flash look perfect for the summer.
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  8. MzLuc1

    I thought for sure Maybelliene Vivid Rose would be on this list!

  9. I love your list! I don’t own any budget friendly lipsticks, but I’ll have to check them out. I love Revlon Colorburst lip glosses though!

  10. I just did a small round up of budget brights myself! Luckily, you have a wider spectrum of colors!
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  11. J

    Revlon stormy pink which is matte and bright without looking scary/clownish on me (I’m NC42 and have slightly larger lips.. bright colors tend to look overdone on me). Also any of the NYX soft matte lip creams. I have a couple of bright colors from that line and they are amazing!

  12. Viva Vivacious! What a beauty that one is.

  13. I adore Violet Volt :)
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  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Juliana Juliana Glumac

    Great selection. We are still waiting for the Revlon matte and lacquer balms in Australia. They have the spaces for them in the displays but no stock. I can’t wait to buy the two on your list.

  15. LOVE THIS POST! :-D Bright lipstick is just the thing when you have a cold in the middle of a cyclone…

    Wild Watermelon is awesome. I might go put some on right now, actually…

    If I could go outside, I might go check and see if Revlon has gotten around to releasing those matte/lacquer blams yet… *twitch*
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  16. I recently got Shocking Coral from Maybelline and I love the formula. It was a lot brighter on me than expected. You were definitely right to put it on this list!
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  17. I love bold lipsticks, but I’m always afraid to wear them! What kind of blush and eye look to pair with?

    • I like rose and brown blushes with a brighter lip, and then the eyes can be really simple – like a wash of brightening eyeshadow on the lid and mascara!

  18. I have Maybelline’s Shocking Coral and I have to say I think it’s my favorite lipstick I own! Such a gorgeous bright pinky coral!

  19. I have all these picks except for 3 of them so I’m gonna check those out soon. ^^
    I love these shades. I wish I could wear them more often.

    Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids are one of my top picks.
    So pigmented, bold, and affordable. ^^

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    This makes me go :( as we don’t have Revlon in Sweden.
    Love the selection!

  21. I would say Maybelline shocking coral is just HOT! :) I love maybelline lippies!

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jennifer Jen

    Great picks! Revlon Vivacious is one of my faves and Milani Flamingo Pose is another pretty, vibrant shade :)

  23. jade

    looks amazing i love all the colours :)

  24. Oh they are all so nice! I like Milani Violet Volt and Loreal Pink Flamingo the best!

  25. Maybelline Shocking Coral is definitely my top choice! And I think the Maybelline lipsticks in general have a lot of great, bright shades.

  26. DonnaJ

    I don’t do brights, but do love the formula for the Revlon and Milani lippies. Maybe I’ll work up some courage to try a shade from the Maybelline Vivids range for spring/summer though. I could always tone it down by blotting and topping with a gloss or mixing with another shade to mute “the neon” if I look too scary. lol