5 Beautiful Budget-Friendly Red Lipsticks

You don’t have to splash out lots of your budget to get a beautiful red lip color! Here are a few of my more wallet-friendly favorites:

  1. Revlon Provocateur — a warm, brightened red
  2. Maybelline On Fire Red — a bold, bright red
  3. Milani Cherry Crave — a shimmery red
  4. Maybelline Very Cherry — a classic red with a matte finish
  5. NYX Chic Red — a strong, blue-based red

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Such a great selection! I love the look of Maybelline’s On Fire red. Also a massive fan of Mac’s Russian Red. I’ll also be sporting a red lip throughout the month of April in support of Red My Lips and sexual assual/ rape awareness πŸ™‚

The drugstore brands (Maybelline, Milani, NYX) have really stepped up their lipstick game and some of their lippies rival HE brands for pigment, color, and formula. Jordana, Wet N Wild, Rimmel, Essence have also launched some new lines this spring that are getting great reviews. It’s great for the consumer!

Hi Christine, this is such a strange/potentially TMI question to ask, but I noticed in the 4th lipstick image (Maybelline Very Cherry?), the bullet seems to look like there are little fuzzy dots on it; would you happen to know what it was? A couple of my lipsticks from a different brand have clusters of spots all over the bullet, and I can’t tell if it’s something sketchy, or “wax bloom”? Thanks in advance!

Great list! I have to try some of these. Right now, my favorite affordable red lipstick is Snow White by nyx. It’s a nice medium-dark, slightly cool toned red which is surprisingly rare to find at the drugstore. πŸ™‚

I really like all of them. Wish we had Milani here. I don’t have any of these, I will keep a look out for the Maybelline ones.

Hehe, On Fire Red is just as gorgeous and bright and juicy as Garconne in the swatches…also I still totally want to eat the bullets of those vivids lipsticks. I don’t know what it is. Maybe the jelly/candy shine on the bullet surface in your photos? πŸ˜€

That’s such a fabulous list , So glad to have two of these …. worth a try I would say πŸ™‚
I’m absolutely in love with On Fire Red πŸ™‚
My favorite Budget RED is ONLY and ONLYYYY
REVLON’s Fire and Ice …
a classic RED which is a must have shade for anybody n everybody πŸ™‚
who loves makeup …. πŸ™‚

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