I have a tabby by my side (as opposed to on my lap — what’s up with that?), and I’m wearing a snuggly long-sleeved sweater and long pants to keep away the unseasonably fall-like chill outside.
I’m also wearing layers, as weird as that sounds, but it’s brisk and overcast outside. The leaves have even started to fall, and I’m seriously contemplating socks (toe oppression!).
Technically, it may not be “that time of year” yet, but I’m definitely getting a fall vibe.
There’s no way I’m ready for El Niño or the cold weather fall entails, but I do feel full-on ready for fall makeup, like these five fabulously affordable fall lipsticks that are all less than $10 each.
1. L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive in Blake’s Red ($8.99)
Blake, as in Lively, the lucky lady with the long, luscious blonde hair (and, um, Ryan — oh, what’s his name? Not Gosling! Ryan Reynolds, how dare I?! — Ryan Reynolds’ baby mama). L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive in Blake’s Red is her red addition to the L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive line.
Blake’s Red is a beauty of a neutral red, neither too warm nor cool, with an opaque demi-matte finish, and it won’t just work through fall. This one will also carry you through the holidays.
I love this lippie with classic fall looks, and it suits a wide range of skin tones. Wear it with a simple cat eye for something vintage, or a black or gray smoky eye (a la Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love video), or metallic golden lids.
Because it’s by L’Oreal, it has their very strong floral flavor and scent (both fade quickly), which folks seem to either love or hate. I don’t mind it at all.
2. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipcolor in Toast of New York ($7.99)
This is so old-school, you guys! I wore this color back in the day, and it’s making a comeback again.
I feel like there have been an overabundance of dark browns with almost grayish undertones lately, and I like that look on some people, but I feel like it looks a little macabre on me. THIS kind of brown has a little yellow in it, and I think it makes it more wearable. The matte finish also has a hint of a shine to it.
3. COVERGIRL Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick in Dark Purple 50 ($6.99)
Do you think this lipstick is on the dark side or the light…? Ooh, Star Wars reference! Where’s my light saber, Tabs?! 🙂
This dark purple berry is a classic fall color. It’s from the new limited edition COVERGIRL Star Wars collection, and it has a creamy finish.
It’s also flexible. You can wear it as a stain by applying one layer, then blotting, or build it up like I’ve done here. I’m wearing three layers, so it looks a little vampy.
4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipcolor in Rum Raisin ($7.99)
If COVERGIRL Dark Purple 50 isn’t your thing, how about a rosy berry like Revlon Rum Raisin instead? This one’s a year-round shade that looks lovely with smoky browns, bronzes and khakis. I picked it up on my last trip to Ulta as part of a BOGO deal with Revlon Toast of New York, and I just checked online… Looks like they’re still doing the BOGO. Public service announcement!
5. Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs in Stormy Sahara ($8.29)
I SO love this lippie’s name. I feel like I’m always talking about Maybelline Color Sensation The Buffs in Stormy Sahara, and the reason is simple: IT’S AWESOME.
With no shortage of dark lip colors every fall, sometimes I crave something more nude like Stormy Sahara to wear with smoky eyes. I think it’s one of the very best nudes currently available in drugstores. Completely opaque, it’s also incredibly comfortable. The color has a little bit of warmth to it, too, which I like because pale and/or cool nudes sometimes wash out my lips. I like nudes with a little warmth and peachiness to them, and this one has both.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,