Three Fall Lip Colors Under $20

I loved trying on my grandma’s lipsticks when I was young; the vibrant red and bright pink shades thrilled me more than any toy. But when I’d try them on- usually painting completely outside my lip line resulting in a clown-like appearance- the taste was always soapy/perfumey and had a heavy feel I hated. Thankfully, lip products have come a long way since then (and hopefully so have my application skills.) The three I’ll be trying on today don’t smell or taste like anything, last a long time (#3 lasted the entire day plus a shower), and are all under $20. Which one is your favorite?#1: Mac Lipglass Clear, $17.  This is the perfect touch of shine for day and night. I typically will wear this for a night on the town with friends, an event/party, even for a date or special occasion: but it’s still neutral enough to wear at work. I first wore this legendary product in college when it smelled/tasted a bit like cotton candy and was super sticky (admittedly, I kind of loved both of those attributes). But the current formula is a touch more smooth, has great staying power, and is fragrance-free. The best part about this product is that it stays super shiny for long periods of time.  I love the way it adds a glass-like 3D effect.

#2: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Catfight, $10 on sale. This is a long-lasting, very creamy product and the color is divine: hot-pink mixed with cherry red. Highly pigmented like many Urban Decay products, you only need one coat of this lipstick to make a stunning statement. And the bold shade makes your teeth look whiter!With all the black and dark colors I wear (New York native I am), I love knowing this deep pink can add a feminine touch to any work outfit or overly-corporate looking ensemble.

#3: Wet & Wild’s Megalast in Purty Persimmon (2.49). I picked up this burst of orange-red at Duane Reade while waiting for my train in Penn Station. The color immediately caught my eye, and for the price, I couldn’t resist. I was shocked how long this shade lasted (8+ hours), how good it felt (weightless) and looked (bright). This color is the perfect gateway into bold colors.What lip products have you tried lately? What are your favorites?