10 Red Lipsticks Under $10 That You Need

A red lip is something that I feel every girl should rock. There is something about wearing red lipstick that just exudes confidence. I think it might be the fact that when you wear a red lip, you want to be noticed. You want people to look and think, “WOW!” I love to put on a bright candy apple red when I feel like my outfit needs a little kick or when I don’t want to put a lot of makeup on, but I still want to look pulled together. Any way you look at it, red lips are awesome.

I know there are some of you who think “I could never!” I’ve been there too. I didn’t start wearing red lipstick until I was older because I thought it was something reserved for more mature women. Well that is not the case! Anyone can pull off a red lip with a few tips and tricks. The best advice I can give is to find a color that compliments your skin tone. If you’re on the fair side, a vibrant cherry red will make your lips pop. For girls with medium skin tones, orange-reds are the go-to color. For darker complexions, try a tangerine or raspberry shade of red to stand out. There are so many red lipsticks on the market that it can be exhausting searching through them all. Well, I’m here to help! Here are the ten best red lipsticks for every skin color and all for under ten dollars!


NYX Matte Lipstick - Perfect Red

This is a blue based red. I know it sounds confusing but really it's about the tone of the red. There is a dark/deep fully saterated color to this lipstick. This is for my girls who are ready to fully commit to a red lip. This is perfect for night lip look. I love how smooth this goes on and because it is matte the color is going to wear like a stain. $5.99

Get it at: ulta.com

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Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter - Candy Apple

WOW is the first thing that comes to mind with this red. I am obsessed with the color pay off from this line and espcially from the Candy Apply red. This is a fire engine red. Perfect for almost all skin tones. This whole line boasts a hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula that will keep your lips super soft and moisturized - no flaky red lips here. I also love that this color doesn't bleed into the skin around your lips. $8.49

Get it at: ulta.com

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Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor - Red Revival

This is another on of the blue red colors that looks amazing on fair and medium skin tones. I'm a huge fan of the pigmentation from this collection. This is a true "screen siren" red, a look from the 50's that is super popular right now. This is a color when you want to get noticed and believe me you will! $7.49

Get it at: ulta.com

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick-Kate Moss Collection - 011

This is a berry red color that is going to look amazing on girls with darker skin tones. It has a beautiful deep pink undertone that allows this red to be a very mellow color. It will look great in the spring and will brighten your face for those dreary winter days. A perfect pick in my book! $5.49

Get it at: ulta.com

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L'Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick - Refined Ruby

Not only is the color of this red beautiful for fair, olive and dark skin tones, but the lasting power is what sets this lipstick apart. This is a color that once applied is not going anywhere. I also love that the feeling of this lipstick is between a matte and a cream. Perfect for busy days when you don't have time for constant reapplications. $7.39

Get it at: target.com

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MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor - Neon Red

This red is not for the faint of hearts. This is one of the brightest reds that I have seen in drugstores. I love this color for medium to dark skin tones for a super bright "notice me" red. This color is so pigmented and bright that it almost frightens me - in a good way. I love the staying power of this line. If you're not ready to go all out with this red I would suggest dabbing a little on and then going over with a light shine gloss. It will still have the same effect but without the intensity. $7.49

Get it at: ulta.com

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CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick - Seduce 307

This is a beautiful pretty wine colored red lipstick. It still has the attention grabbing color but with plum undertones that compliment darker skin tones. I really like the way this lipstick applies and that it doesn't settle into my lips as the day goes on. It's a perfect fall red when you want color, but not in an intense way.

Get it at: target.com

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Satin Luxe Lipcolor SPF 16 - Classic Red

This red orange lipstick is a universally flattering color. Don't let the name scare you. The red orange comes off as more of a peachy red but still is very vibrant. I love the lasting power of this lip stick and the fact that is has SPF to protect your lips. This is a perfect color to bring you into the fall season. $9.99

Get it at: target.com

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Revloon Color Burst Balm Stain - Romantic

I love this lip crayon! It's perfect for those of you who are not ready for a full red lip commitment. It glides on super smooth and leaves a flush of red, but it's also build-able so when you're ready you can add more color for a more pronounced pout. Perfect for busy girls who want the color just not the hassle. $9.49

Get it at: ulta.com

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e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing Lipstick - Velvet Rope

This orange based red is the best for medium to dark skin tones. The pop of color will get you noticed and the creamy moisturizing feel will keep your lips smooth all day. I love this color with a barely there makeup look. Just a touch of blush and mascara and then add this lipstick to take your look up a notch. And at $3 this is a color you must try!

Get it at: eyeslipface.com

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How do you feel about red lipstick? Would you wear any of these reds? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  • Rachel

    I have the Revlon red revival and it looks terrible on pale skin, red hair with blue eyes. It totally washes me out.