The Best Mauve-Nude Lip Combo for Less Than $12

I don’t think that it’s any secret that lip products are my favorite beauty topic to discuss. You can see a couple recent related posts here and here. Lip products are what I experiment with and change up most in my beauty routine. And, since most of my lip products come from the drugstore, I always am in search of the next best affordable product(s). Well, guess what? I found the best mauve-nude lip combo for less than $12.

The Best Mauve-Nude Lip Combo for Less Than $12The Best Mauve-Nude Lip Combo for Less Than $12 - Wet 'n' Wild Liquid Catsuit in Rebel Rose
If you’ve seen any recent photos of me on Instagram, it’s likely this is the lip combination that I’m wearing. I just can’t get enough. It’s kind of a your-lips-but-better combination, but with a tad more color and pigment.

The base for the whole look is the Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Rebel Rose. Um, how did I not know about this product sooner?! For a whopping $3.99, this liquid lipstick performs better than most high-end ones that I’ve tried! And, considering I’m not normally the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks, that’s saying something. This lippie glides on seamlessly and feels comfortable on the lips – no cracking or dryness.

I then follow-up with NYX Lip Liner in Natural. With liquid lipstick, I’m cautious to bring it all the way to the edge of my lip line. Nine times out of 10, I’ll smudge it and just make a mess of things. So, I just use a pencil liner to fill in any sparse areas. NYX Natural works with practically any lip color.

Lastly, I finish with a light swipe of my favorite-ever glossRevlon Super Lustrous in Super Natural. I’m on my second or third tube of this stuff – I love and use it that much. Even though the Wet ‘n’ Wild liquid lipstick is meant to be matte, I still like a bit of gloss to keep my lips from looking too flat. I also find that this step helps blend together the lipstick and lip liner.

The Best Mauve-Nude Lip Combo for Less Than $12
So, there you go! The best mauve-nude lip combo for less than $12. It will last you all day long. Plenty of product still comes off when I use a makeup remover towelette at night. To me, that’s the sign of quality products and some true staying power!

Are you a fan of mauve-nude lips? What are your favorite drugstore lip products?

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  1. 4.18.17

    Giiiiiirl, you ALWAYS have the best lipstick, and now I’m happy that I know all your secrets! Ic an’t believe that your go-to is Wet and Wild, I’m definitely going to need to pick that up next time I’m at the grocery store! xx

    • 4.19.17

      I can’t believe I didn’t know about this Wet ‘n’ Wild lip product sooner, it’s seriously so good! Lasts all day.

  2. 4.18.17

    You sold me on that Wet n Wild liquid lipstick! I’m all for anything that inexpensive that works well. And it sounds like I need that liner too!

    • 4.19.17

      Yes to all! I love drugstore lip products, and this is one of the best combos that I’ve come across in a while.

  3. 4.18.17

    ahhh i love anything that is ‘your lips but better’. gorgeous colour on you. i am not a lip liner girl but i might try the other products (as long as one can wear this without lip liner!). i have never tried a liquid lipstick though lol

    • 4.18.17

      Yes, totally! The lip liner isn’t really necessary, I just can’t help myself lol. The liquid lipstick is so full coverage that it can work all on it’s own!

  4. 4.18.17

    This lip color looks great on you!

  5. 4.18.17
    Christina Sotherden said:

    So pretty!! I love a good priced lip combo and anything including nyx always works for me – I’ll have to check out the other two!

  6. 4.17.17

    Love this combo!!!

  7. 4.17.17

    I love a nude lip! This looks perfect on you! I use a NYX liner too with a L’Oreal lipstick I love.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. 4.17.17

    This lip color is gorgeous! As are you 🙂


  9. 4.17.17
    The Adored Life said:

    Um, can I have you personally lipstick shop for me?? I NEED that color in my life! And plus we should get to shop together so duh!

    The Adored Life

  10. 4.17.17
    Pamela said:

    That lip color is gorgeous on you! And I love your hair up like that. It’s so cute! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • 4.18.17

      Thanks, lady! I’m trying to get creative with my hair these next two weeks before my hair appointment. It looks a bit sad down, lol. 🙂

  11. 4.17.17
    makeupHER said:

    I love a good mauve lip and for $3.99….yes please!! Going to pick this up after work!

  12. 4.17.17

    That color combo really is so pretty, and even better that it’s so cheap! You really can’t beat a product that lasts along time for a good price!

  13. 4.17.17

    Such a beautiful shade on you, and that price – wow! <3

    Green Fashionista

  14. 4.17.17
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Beautiful and I love the price! I never thought about a mauve lip in the Spring, but this totally works!

  15. 4.17.17

    I love a good mauve lip, and these products, too!

  16. 4.17.17
    Biana Perez said:

    The mauve / nude color palette is usually what I’m drawn to, so for a total lip color look to be $12 is pretty amazing!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston