Listen up, ladies. You know that feeling: It’s noon, your makeup has already melted, and you’re in need of something—a save-me-from-this-day something that will add some pep to your step. One of the best places to find that instantaneous pick-me-up is in the makeup aisle of the drugstore. Pop in during your lunch hour, and with one quick purchase, you can refresh your whole look.
Today we’re celebrating the magic of an under-$5 berry lip. When the gusty grey winds are blowing and you have on your favorite cozy sweater, it’s time for a deep, berry-hued lipstick. Who’s with me? And who doesn’t love a bit of mystery? (Ok, we’re at work, so it’s accessible mystery. Professional mystery. Appropriate-for-the-office mystery, but mystery nonetheless.)
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I don’t want to overstate the powers of this lipstick, so I will just say: It is so good. With a name like Bordeaux, it has to be good, doesn’t it? This Rimmel London lipstick is a deep, plummy hue that will go on smooth and opaque—a perfect statement lip that’s just right for winter. Or you can pat it on lightly for a stained effect. Either way, it will make you feel a little more put together. And isn't that what we're all looking for? This lipstick is also great for those days when you want to add some sophistication with minimal makeup effort. Keep the rest of your look fresh-faced and streamlined, and add just a touch of drama with this lipstick.
Not sold yet? This formula is one champion of a moisturizer. It will keep your lips feeling like they’re at a spa. What more can we ask of a lipstick? Oh, yeah, an affordable price. At just $4.99, this one takes the cake.
Other pretty lipstick options for your drugstore dash include: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Lip Color in Divine Wine ($5.59) and Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Spicy Cinnamon ($8.61).
Go on, it's worth that pretty pout.