Get These Luxe Wine-Red Lip Pencils For Less

Raid the drugstore for this HONOLULU Shops-featured look.


You know what they say: A glass of red wine keeps the doctor away. We are totally on board with that (pau hana anyone?)—especially when we're getting tipsy off the gorgeous, deep wine-red hues from fall/winter runway looks.

You'll definitely want to raise your glass to the rich, full-bodied Bordeaux, vibrant Merlot and blushing rosé pigments that will give your lips that kiss-me appeal. To get this tasting party started, we uncorked the latest issue of HONOLULU Shops, which hit newstands in Waikīkī this month, and took a sip of some of the luxe rouge lip pencils featured in its pages.

Looking to find a more affordable alternative? Cheers to that. In fact, we could totally drink up these drugstore libations that have just the right amount of rich red in similar convenient pencils. It's a grape way to get wasted on the latest trend while keeping your wallet safely sober.

In fact, we think it deserves a toast.

1. Chunky sticks make popping on these luscious shades easy as can be.

Luxe: Bobbi Brown Art Stick Pencil in Cassis, $26, T Galleria Hawaiʻi by DFS, 931-2700.

For Less: Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain, Moisturizing Lip Color in Red-Dy or Not, $2.99, Walgreens, 1121 S. Beretania St., 593-0403.

2. Wet, glide-on pigments blend easily for organic, blendable looks.

Luxe: Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Siren, $20, Shirokiya, Ala Moana Center, 973-9111.

For Less: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in Always Red, $6.57, Wal-Mart, 700 Keʻeaumoku St., 955-8441.

3. Sharpen these precise and easy-to-control pencils to a point for an extra-clean pout.

Luxe: Burberry Lip-Shaping Pencil in Nutmeg, $30, available by order, Burberry, Ala Moana Center, 951-6999.

For Less: Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer in True Red, $6.49, Target, 4380 Lawehana St., 441-3118.

4. The fire-engine red in these matte, wooden pencils is sure to turn heads.

Luxe: Aveda Nourish-Mint Lip Definer in Fire Maple, $16, Spa Marsha Nadalin, Kāhala Mall, 737-8505.

For Less: Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in True Red, $3.99, Longs Drugs, 1088 Bishop St., 536-4551.

5. You'll love the creamy textures of these lip-smackingly good hues.

Luxe: Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip, Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil, $19, Sephora, Waikīkī Shopping Plaza, 923-3301.

For Less: Revlon ColorStay Lip Liner in Wine, $9.39, K-Mart, 500 Nimitz Highway, 528-2280.