Drugstore Beauty Buys: 15 Budget-Friendly Lipsticks That Don't Sacrifice Quality

Because a pout-perfecting lip color doesn't have to break the bank.

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Get a luxe lip for so much less with the best drugstore sticks that save you money without compromising color.

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Maybelline New York Color Whisper by ColorSensational Lipcolor in Orange Attitude

$5 BUY NOW

Skip your OJ and rise and shine in the morning by dabbing this electric orange gel lipstick across your lips. The lightweight nature of this lipcolor creates a balm-like translucent tint rather than an ultra heavy matte lipstick — perfect for buildable day-to-night color. 

More: 12 Orange Lipsticks That Prove Brighter Really Is Better

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L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in True Red

$6 BUY NOW

No matter what beauty style you embrace, every lady should have a vivacious red lip in their makeup bag. This stunner shade, made with a mixture of omega 3, vitamin E, and argan oil, will have lips looking runway ready without the heavy spending. Check out their other spectrum of hues, because with this bargain buy, why not?!

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Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Shimmer in Apricot

$5 BUY NOW

Saturated with shea butter, beeswax, sunflower seed oil, and antioxidant-rich fruit oils, this creamy lip shimmer is not your average Burt's Bees balm. The collection boasts 14 stunning shades and lends a subtle, yet glamorous, crystal-embellished shine to enhance your natural lip color and make your pout pop! 

More: 15 Tinted Lip Balms That Hydrate and Color

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Covergirl Star Wars Colorlicious Lipstick in Dark Purple

$7 BUY NOW

Dare to discover your dark side with Covergirl's sultry and daring dark purple lipstick. The stick is infused with shea butter for all-day, locked-in moisture, free of cracking and feathering. Swipe this shade on for a night on the town with your girlfriends for some reckless fun because remember — the Force is with you. 

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Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Nude

$18 BUY NOW

Honest Beauty's Lip Crayon is totally boyfriend approved. The sheer color goes on like butter (literally) because of the luxurious blend of shea butter, murumuru butter, and coconut oil. This lipstick pick is a great option to keep in your bag for quick and convenient on-the-go touch-ups.

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Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 in Parisian Pink

$17 BUY NOW

Protect your pretty pout with Sonia Kashuk's Satin Luxe Lip Color equipped with SPF 16 and a heap of other treatment ingredients like fatty acids and palmitoyl peptide to preserve elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles — because who doesn't want to stay forever young?

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NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Honeymoon

$9 BUY NOW

Channel your inner '90s diva with this ultra-sultry cinnamon shade. If you've never gone with a dark lip, this NYX liquid lipstick is the perfect beauty product to get you started. This Lingerie line has 12 sexy, neutral shades for every skin tone, each infused with vitamin E for ample hydration.

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Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color in Bare All

$6 BUY NOW

Maybelline released a line of nudes, and we're not kidding when we say there are enough pigments to match every skin tone. The collection features 10 shades infused with precious oils to ensure line-free, comfortable wear. 

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick — Kate Moss Collection in 104

$5 BUY NOW

Go red-hot just like Ms. Moss with Rimmel's cult-classic, long-lasting lipstick. Each Kate Moss collection color is infused with black diamonds for a luxurious, light-reflecting formula, so shades stay bold and bright throughout its eight-hour swipe span. 

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W3ll People Nudist Colorbalm Lipstick in Natural

$14 BUY NOW

Known for their eco-friendly formula, W3ll People's Nudist Colorbalm is a great go-to for the all-natural chick who wants a swipe of subtle, colored sheen. A perfect mix of balm and lipstick, this color stick is jam-packed with organic omega oils and aloe that treat and protect your mouth while still giving your lips the glam color they deserve. 

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Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Bare It All

$4 BUY NOW

Wet n Wild's 4-hour long-lasting lipstick is the perfect balance between matte and shine. Available in 26 shades ranging from a blush-tone pink to vamped-up navy, this beauty drugstore basic provides a pro-painted pout infused with vitamins A and E for ample hydration during those late nights out! 

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick in Touch of Pink

$5 BUY NOW

It's like your naked lips, but better! Neutral doesn't always mean boring, and e.l.f.'s barely-there nude satin lipstick is a prime example of that. Formulated with vitamin E and shea butter, perfect your "no-makeup" look with silky lips that your loved one won't be able to resist. 

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Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Red Light Medium

$14 BUY NOW

Each smart shade of this Almay pick is made from a mega-moisturizing formula that keeps lips extra hydrated throughout each wear and long after. Choose one of their 12 shades (or pick up a few) for every daily mood. 

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Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Naturally Chic

$4 BUY NOW

Plump it up with this drugstore darling from Milani. Opt for a subtle statement with one of the line's low-key lip colors like natural pink, or be bold with a swipe of deep violet or rouge. Enhanced with vitamins A and C, it's the perfect pick for rich pigment and healthy skin.

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Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Snapdragon

$8 BUY NOW

For those of you not ready to embrace brooding brown lips, this Revlon lipstick is a good beginner beauty buy that won't break the bank. We're a fan of Snapdragon's warm, woody hue that adds a sassy spice to any look.