5 Drugstore Lipsticks (That Aren’t Red) To Suit Every Skin Tone [Review]

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When you think “autumn” in a makeup context, deep maroons and reds most likely come to mind. While we can’t be blamed for loving this trend, because of its ability to embrace cold, windy day blues with a mere swipe of colour, it needs to be said that burgundy is not the only shade that can be worn during the autumn season. 2017 brings about a range of new lip trends for fall, which are not the typical shades. These brown, purple and pink tones are perfect for whatever your skin tone, whichever your mood, and whenever the occasion. 5 Drugstore Lipsticks To Suit Every Skin Tone.

I have personally tried and tested each of these products so you can trust that they wear fabulously on the lips throughout the day, are of high quality, and are highly affordable (my favourite phrase)!

Wet ‘n Wild Megalast Lip Colour in “Smokin’ Hot Pink”

Wet ‘n Wild Megalast Lip Colour in Smokin’ Hot Pink

I adore this shade from cruelty-free brand Wet ‘n Wild. “Smokin’ Hot Pink” is a name befitting to this lipstick, as it truly is a vibrant, hot pink. The formula is extremely pigmented and easy to apply without being streaky or patchy. One swipe is all you need to get a creamy matte finish, however, this product layers well and is buildable if you are after even more glorious hot pink coverage. Additionally, it truly has mega-lasting power and I found myself only re-applying once or twice throughout the day.

The Wet ‘n Wild Megalast Lip Colour range is available in 10 shades at most Clicks for R48.95 each.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Sandstorm”

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Sandstorm

I love this colour for an everyday look, as it does not budge. I would describe it as a medium pinkish-brown with a subtle cool undertone. The formula is waterproof, and it really feels like suede when applied, which is a luxurious sensation on the lips. It dries quickly so it is best to work fast if applying layers of the product, but it is buildable and easy to apply if you’re in a rush.

The Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick range is available in 24 shades at Clicks for R149.95.

Black Opal Colour Splurge Risqué Matte Lipstick in “Misfit”

This lipstick is the perfect medium nude-brown shade for women of colour. The formula glides on smoothly with a velvet finish and feels extremely hydrating on the lips – perfect for dry winter skin. Despite the more sheer coverage at first, the product is buildable to a fuller coverage, pigmented brown that compliments darker skin beautifully. The shade will also look beautiful on fairer skin, creating the 90s-inspired brown lipstick trend that has recently become popular in the fashion world today.

Black Opal Beauty can be found at Clicks and the Colour Splurge Risqué Matte Lipstick range costs R160.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Copenhagen”

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen

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Soft Matte Lip Creams are by far my favourite liquid lipstick formulas to wear for high durability, pigmentation and ease of application. With a literal soft matte finish, this shade applies beautifully onto the lips yielding a bright pink-plum colour. Despite having a matte finish, it does not feel drying but is silky to the touch. It stays put throughout the day without smudging or losing much colour, which is fabulous for women on the go.
Bonus: NYX Cosmetics is cruelty-free!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are available at Clicks in 34 shades for R120 each.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in “Vintage/Rétro”

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage/Rétro

This is definitely my personal favourite. I have never seen a shade so unique and so complimentary to all skin tones! It can be described as a deep pinkish-plum with brown undertones and I love the staying power of this lipstick in particular from the Liquid Suede Cream range. It applies incredibly smoothly, is pigmented and doesn’t feel heavy on the lips, however, I would recommend pairing this with a lip liner of some sort as it can feather throughout the day.

The Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick range is available in 24 shades at Clicks for R149.95.

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