The Best Lipstick Shades for Under $5
In an age where you can paint your lips any shade imaginable, choosing between red and red-orange can be a real struggle. Luckily, you can have it all, and expand your shade range without shrinking your wallet—read on.
E.L.F. Matte Lip Color in Nearly Nude
This fan fave is neutral without lacking luster and goes well with any look. What’s more, it’s a two-for-one: The crayon’s tapered applicator conquers lining and shading in a few strokes.
NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue
While technically a gloss, its high pigment load provides the coverage of a lipstick. Wear it on its own, or layer it over any lipstick to add depth and shine.
NYC Expert Last Lip Color
As its name suggests, this shade isn’t exactly natural-looking, but it is sure to turn heads, especially when it catches the light and reveals a subtle blue tint.
Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Color
Found: the perfect summer red. Orangey undertones make the long-wear formula flattering to all skintones, while vitamins A and E promote smoother, softer lips.
Colourpop Nevermind Pencil
Colourpop's version of hot-now almost-black lips is a low-risk way to experiment with the trendy tone.