My Favorite Red Lip That Won’t Break The Bank

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Hey friends! London just went through its last little heat wave before we officially enter into the Fall season. I could not be more excited to have gotten my energy back just in time for one of the most beautiful times of year. The leaves are a little out from changing but I’m here for the cooler weather, pumpkin spice candle [yes, I did find one! will share where from soon!] and all the cozy vibes! As I mentioned last year, Fall is the season that always compels me to get out of my nude lip color comfort zone. This year, I’m drawn to a red lip – maybe the boldest of them all!

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Last week, I had a breakfast date planned with my old friend, Victoria, and decided to pull ‘Fire Starter’ by Rimmel London, one of my favorite budget friendly red’s, out of my lip color pouch. The options in that pouch are devoid of almost ALL color, mind you, so clearly I love this one and it is only $4.00 on Walmart’s website! It has just enough warmth in it to really accentuate the warm undertones of my skin. And you know I have a NYX Butter Gloss [one of my favorite drugstore beauty products!] that compliments it perfectly. It’s the shade ‘Apple Crisp’, which couldn’t be more fitting for this time of year. Am I right?

SIDE NOTE: My outfit is comprised of pieces already in my closet but here are some similar items from Walmart to help you achieve the look:

I know how intimidating it can be to try new lip colors, especially ones as bold as a red. So, my suggestion is to always start with a more budget-friendly option so you’re not investing TOO much into it until you have built your comfort level up a bit! I did this growing up A LOT and I would get everything from our local Walmart’s beauty department. From nail colors, eyeshadows, and lipsticks, it literally had everything and tons of options so what I know I love now is because of those trips, ha!

I feel like red lip colors are a bit divisive – you either love and embrace them or completely shy away from them! It’s all about picking the red lip color that is best suited for your particular skin tone. Here’s a quick run down of how you should choose:


• COOL TONE: You want a blue toned red to accentuate your light skin.

• WARM TONE: A red lipstick with a warm red-orange tone will certainly bring out the warmth in your skin.


• COOL TONE: Like your fair skin sisters, stick with a blue toned red lip color.

• WARM TONE: Similar to your fair skin sisters, you should also stick to a red with a warm undertone like pink or orange.


• COOL TONE: Dark berry tones is the best option for those with gorgeous cool-toned dark skin.

• WARM TONE: Deep wine colors burgundy or bordeaux work best on those with warm-toned dark skin.

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As I mentioned, Walmart’s beauty department has everything you could need for your beauty needs no matter what time of year it is. For the Fall season, they have great options to help you achieve that plum cheek or smoky eye so here are some of the items that stuck out to me:

Thanks for stopping by today, friends! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a round-up of some super cute Fall decor items I wish I could get my hands on! xo.


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  1. Katerina wrote:

    Thank you for it. Great. I ordered red lipstick Apple Crisp by NYX. You inspire me:-) I ordered for self and also one for my sister. I decided that I will the boldest too:-)

    Published 9.23.20 · Reply
  2. Noel wrote:

    I am obsessed with this whole look gf! Walmart has been killin it with their styles. Definitely going to try these red lips, and your dress, and boots! Keep it up pretty mama!!! 🙂 You have inspired me to finally start my lifestyle blog that I have been wanting to for over 7 years now! 🙂

    Published 9.23.20 · Reply
  3. Leslie Kamenszky wrote:

    I would love to know about your new hair look. Color and cut! It looks so good on you!

    Published 9.23.20 · Reply
  4. My skin is brown and I’m pretty sure it will suit my skin. Thank you very much for sharing your experience!

    Published 11.5.20 · Reply