All the hydration you'd expect from a lip balm with the pigmentation of a lipstick.
Creamy formula goes on smooth, keeping lips soft and hydrated all day. Available in a wide range of highly pigmented shades. Color lasts for hours without smearing or looking cakey. No strong scents.
Color wears off easily when eating or drinking.
This lipstick comes in 41 shades including several pink ones.
The creaminess comes partly from the inclusion of shea butter, which has the extra benefit of hydrating your lips. It applies smoothly, without any feathering or bleeding after the fact.
Some disliked the texture of it and it only lasts for 3 or 4 hours.
A lipstick that truly lasts all day, no matter what you get up to.
Adorable packaging. This 2-in-1 liquid lipstick and top coat dries quickly without drying out your lips. Stays in place all day, even while eating, drinking, or kissing. Moisturizing formula. Small, pointed brush makes for easy application.
Difficult to remove with soap & water. Instead, try an oil-based makeup remover.
This matte lipstick is cruelty-free and contains no animal-based ingredients.
One application can last for most of the day, though you will need to reply after eating. It comes in 35 shades with all skin shades and tones having great-matching options.
Some users reported dry-feeling lips after application.
This liquid lipstick comes in 20 shades including several red options.
One application can last for up to a staggering 16 hours. It contains black currant seed oil and vitamin E to avoid drying out the lips while applied. The colors are extra vibrant and attention-grabbing.
It takes a minute or 2 to set, so it can be smeared if you aren’t careful during that time.
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A classic red lip never goes out of style, so it’s worth investing in a quality lipstick. Luckily, quality doesn’t always come with a steep, high-end price tag. There are numerous drugstore brands that are comparable, if not on-par with their expensive counterparts. Whether you’re looking for a liquid lip, a matte finish, or highly pigmented color these drugstore brands have you covered. With prices as low as $5.00 you can make your lips and your wallet happy.
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