Best Drugstore Fall Lip Colors

You guys alllllready know what my favorite lip color is (do I even need to say it again?), Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in the shade “Pillow Talk.” But at $34 a tube, it’s quite expensive… especially when you go through as many tubes as I do (seriously… I’m on my fourth tube!). I wanted to find a more affordable alternative that provides that same beautiful nude pink shade that I love – so I turned to the trusted Walmart beauty department. After ordering and testing nearly fifteen lipsticks, I’m happy to report back that I found four *incredible* options, if I do say so myself!

The color on the far left is the expensive one from Charlotte Tilbury, while the other lipstick tubes are all of the similar shades from Walmart (all for a fraction of the cost!).

From left to right:

Covergirl Continuous Color Lipstick in “Bistro Burgundy,” $6.87

This lipstick was the real winner of the bunch! The shade “Bistro Burgundy” is almost an exact duplicate for the beloved “Pillow Talk.” I have also worn this one the most since discovering it and definitely think it will be my new go-to fall lip color! The color is highly pigmented (more pigmented than “Pillow Talk”), so a little goes a long way. If you want more color, it is buildable. I’ve found that it doesn’t dry my lips out at all, and I don’t even need to apply a gloss over it.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Wild Thoughts,” $4.97

This shade is another close duplicate, and the Revlon tube is even more affordable at less than $5! I found that this one has a slightly more “red” or “berry” tint to it, which will be really nice in the fall. It’s also pretty durable, even after eating, and didn’t dry my lips out, even after a full day of wear.

NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick in “Brunch Me,” $7.97

This NYX suede matte lipstick is HIGHLY pigmented, so only buy it if you like a lot of color! It is a beautiful color, though, and feels soft and lightweight on your lips, with a powdery-matte finish. Since this one has more of a matte finish, I found that using a chapstick or lip balm before applying really helped the overall look.

Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in “Daringly Nude,” $5.64

I looove this last one if you are looking for a more sheer option! It looks really natural on your lips, without looking like you have a ton of lipstick on. The color “Daringly Nude” is a nude color, but does have nice berry pink undertones. This lipstick has more slip to it than the others, and feels a bit like wearing a gloss.

All in all, I really like all of them and think you can’t go wrong with any! And now that I have so many great colors, I can keep one in every handbag hahah. (I’m not kidding about that, I am ALWAYS losing my lipstick tube when I try to transfer it from handbag to handbag!)

Check out Walmart’s beauty department for more fall beauty looks and products, including my favorite section: Mindful Beauty.

*Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post

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  1. Lena Flores

    Needed this post!! So pretty and I love that top

  2. Rowena

    I love this blog post! I have been on a hunt for a really nice fall lip color and this is a big help! I don’t mind buying all of it (price is great) to try and see which one I like the best. Thanks!!!!

  3. Hey Caitlin,

    I am so excited to try some of those awesome shades. I love nude shades of lipstick. Where did you get that tray? I need something like that for my bathroom, so pretty!

  4. Love your Lip, so cute on you! A good affordable lipstick is quite hard to find
    Thanks for your suggestions!

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  5. Hey Caitlin!

    I LOVE the top you’re wearing in this post and ordered me one, from your widget…..Thank You!

    I enjoy reading your blog and have been following you for a while, now. Congratulations to you and your family on your pregnancy… look GREAT! You’re going to make the best mommy.

    Take care!

  6. Ellaina

    Love this post! Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk is a great color, but expensive. It’s nice to see some alternates.

    I wanted to ask if you plan to do a most on “clean” makeup. I know you posted about the dime mascara before, but I was wondering if you have found good option for other makeup items?

  7. Julie

    Where did you get your make up bag?

  8. Such a fun post, Caitlin! I have always wanted to try Pillowtalk, but maybe I will try a drugstore brand first to see if I like the color before investing!


  9. Haha, definitely can relate to the having a lipstick in every handbag thing! 🙂
    You found some awesome dupe, will definitely be checking out that Covergirl one!
    xx Janine

  10. I’ve heard so many great things about Charlotte Tilbury and especially the lipstick shade “Pillow Talk.” I think it’s really nice that you found similar alternatives for those who may be in need of a more affordable option! I’m sure I’ll splurge and still at least try one CT lipstick someday, but drugstore basics are always a good option also!