The common belief seems to be that cheap makeup is chalky, lacks pigmentation and gives you loads of fallout, and these things just don’t happen with higher end makeup. The truth is: it’s not nearly that simple.
I recently went on a mini shopping spree for red lip glosses, and bought a Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Grand Garnet. It’s a rich, bright, blue-based red softened by glints of gold. It dries to a satin-matte finish with some dimension from the light-reflecting gold pigments.