The $6 Walmart Red Lipstick I’ve Been Wearing on Repeat

September 29, 2020
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | by L'Oréal
The $6 Walmart Red Lipstick I’ve Been Wearing on Repeat

I’m hard to please when it comes to lipstick — especially red lipstick. I have a few favorites that check off all my boxes (think: hydrating, cool-toned, transfer-resistant, bold), but they tend to skew on the pricey side. So with just $10 to spare and a mission to find the perfect red lippie, I decided to take a trip to the beauty section at Walmart where I scooped up the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in a new shade, Maison Marais. Keep reading to find out why this creamy lipstick replaced my luxe favorite. 

The $6 Walmart Red Lipstick I’ve Been Wearing on Repeat

Why the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick Is the Ultimate Luxe Lip Color Dupe 

Looking for a lipstick at Walmart is nothing if not overwhelming. Walls upon walls are lined from floor-to-ceiling with lipstick in every finish, texture and color. While I have no problem (seriously, no problem) spending hours on end in a sea of lippies, I was on a mission, especially given the current COVID-19 climate and my desire to be in public as little as possible. To streamline my search for the perfect red, I started with a lipstick formula I already knew and loved: the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick. 

I’m a Colour Riche fan because the lip colors are infused with argan oil and sesame seed oil, feel soft, smooth and nourishing. I have the lipstick in a handful of pink, nude and orange shades but have yet to add the perfect red to add to my collection. Luckily, my search led me to a display featuring ten brand-new Colour Riche shades, and when I spotted the Maison Marais, I knew the cool undertones would complement my fair complexion perfectly. I threw it into my cart, checked out and headed home to give it a try.
The $6 Walmart Red Lipstick I’ve Been Wearing on Repeat

As I swiped it on my lips, I was thrilled with the intensely pigmented color. It is bright, bold and makes quite the statement. The familiar formula felt as moisturizing and creamy as I remembered, and the red color didn’t bleed at all. Given that wearing a face mask is part of my everyday routine, I was happy that the lipstick lived up to its transfer-resistant claim, too. 

The best part about this product, though, is hands-down the price. For just $5.97 (yes, you read that right), this lipstick looks just as good and wears just as well as my luxe options. And with the holiday season quickly approaching, I can promise you I’ll be swiping this red shade on my lips repeatedly. 

Photo: Samantha Holender

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