22 of the Best Lipsticks You Can Pick Up at Your Local Drugstore
- You don't need to spend a ton of money to shop for the latest lipsticks.
- There are amazing formulas at the drugstore, ranging from matte to cream finishes.
- The best drugstore lipsticks also come in liquid formulas.
The best lipsticks add a lasting punch of pigment to your lips. You don't need to drop by any high-end stores like Sephora or MAC to get your lippie fix — often, you can pick up great, affordable lip products at your local drugstore. This allows you to experiment with all of the latest makeup trends and test new products every season without causing a dent in your wallet.
The best drugstore lipsticks leave you with beautiful color without completely drying out your mouth. They range in finishes from creamy to matte and come in liquid formulas, too. It's fun to switch up your lip color daily as you try out different makeup looks and shopping for new shades at the drugstore allows you to pack your collection with a rainbow of shades without spending a ton of money. Whether you're on the hunt for a vibrant red lipstick or a neutral hue you can wear every day, your local drugstore is bound to have plenty of options. CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Amazon are stocked with cheap lipsticks that are priced no higher than $15.
Read on to discover the best drugstore lipsticks that will keep your lips popping all day long, and be sure to check out a few of our favorite POPSUGAR Beauty Award-winning lipstick formulas while you're at it.
Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick
The finish on the Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick ($15) can best be described as a comfortable matte. It's not shiny, but it's not dry like most matte lipstick formulas either. You can get it in nine universally flattering shades.
Covergirl Outlast Lip Color
You put a topcoat over your manicure anytime you want to make it last, so why not apply the same logic to your lipstick? Covergirl Outlast Lipstick ($8) is a two-step application lip color that's available in 41 transfer-resistant shades that each come with a moisturizing topcoat.
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick
Made with natural ingredients like beeswax and raspberry seed oils, this gorgeous Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick ($9) comes in a range of natural shades. As an added bonus, it's sulfate- and paraben-free!
Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick
The Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick ($8) is formulated with fruit extracts, so it feels like a lip balm while also offering a layer of sheer color. There's no sharpening needed — all you have to do is twist the tube as you use the lip stain!
Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Color
If you love the colors and long wear time of MAC lipsticks but can't convince yourself to shell out $17, check out these affordable Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colors ($6). The colors Red Velvet and Sugar Plum Fairy are close dupes for popular MAC lipsticks like Ruby Woo and Rebel. In addition to their range of popular colors, these lipsticks include natural enzymes in their formula that hydrate your lips.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick
From deep crimsons like Alabama to muted plums like Tea Rose, NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipsticks ($6) come in shades for everyone. The silky formula, infused with natural waxes like carnauba and candelilla wax, applies smoothly and keeps your lips hydrated all throughout the day.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color
Available in unique shades that range from orange to gray, Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color ($8) comes with an arrow-shaped applicator that allows you to precisely paint your lips. Additionally, the superpigmented formula lasts up to 16 hours.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Coming in everything from vampy colors like Transylvania to cheerful pink hues like Antwerp, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($7) has a formula that dries matte on the lips but feels incredibly comfortable. The doe-foot applicator allows you to apply the product evenly so that your lipstick always looks on point.