The Very Best Lipsticks to Swipe From Sephora — and Not One Is More Than $20
While you may not be wearing lipstick as much under a protective mask now (and playing up your eyes in public instead), all that likely changes when you're safe in your own home. After all, a swipe of this product is a virtual game changer during hour three of Zoom meetings, or a colorful addition to date nights on the couch.
Even if you don't have any actual holiday plans — or mistletoe kisses — planned at the moment, you just may have celebrations where lipstick can stand out on screen this month and beyond. We surely do, so we've picked out our favorites for $20 or less at Sephora. Every single one has at least an average four-star rating from other shoppers or more, so you don't need to just take our word for it.
Kiss an empty spot in your makeup bag goodbye and check out our picks ahead.
Kaja Air Heart Lightweight Natural Finish Lipstick
Not only are the seven shades of the Kaja Air Heart Lightweight Natural Finish Lipstick ($17) cushiony and pigmented, each one also features hydrating rose extract and a pretty heart shape, too.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick
This Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick ($18) earns top marks with other shoppers, and all 20-plus shades are also currently offered as a buy-one-get-one-free deal, so you don't need to pick just one for that price.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick
Not only does this Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick ($3-$15, originally $15) come in 90-plus colors, it's earned more than 700,000 loves from other Sephora shoppers.
KVD Vegan Beauty Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
This KVD Vegan Beauty Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick ($20) has earned an average 4.6-star rating from other Sephora shoppers for both the satin and metallic finishes.
Ciaté London Liquid Velvet - Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick
The tip of this Ciaté London Liquid Velvet - Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick ($19) makes it easy to smoothly apply any of the 18 colors of this highly pigmented, hyaluronic-acid-rich formula.
Artist Couture Caliente Silk Cream Lipstick
Can you picture a more perfect red lip for a holiday photo than this popular, "caliente" Artist Couture Caliente Silk Cream Lipstick ($18)?
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick
This Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($9, originally $18) has earned more than 496,000 loves from other Sephora shoppers and high praise for not feathering or drying out lips either.
Grande Cosmetics GrandeLipstick Plumping Lipstick, Satin Finish
The white core on this Grande Cosmetics GrandeLipstick Plumping Lipstick, Satin Finish ($20) is packed full of hydrating ingredients to add nourishment to whichever bold color you choose.
Sephora Collection Rouge Smooth Shine Lip Crayon
It's not hard to stay with in the lines (of your lips) when grabbing one of the 10 colors of this Sephora Collection Rouge Smooth Shine Lip Crayon ($6, originally $12).
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick
As the name hints, each shade of this top-rated Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick ($20) has a creamy, whipped texture that slides right on but, unlike the name, there's no caking.
BareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick
Moisturizing treats like sea buckthorn and olive oils are among the 19 total vegan ingredients inside each color of this top-rated BareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick ($20).
Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Liquid Lipstick
The coolest thing about this Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Liquid Lipstick ($20) is that each one has a hint of menthol for an actual cooling effect that leaves lips tingling and looking fuller, too.