The Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Under $10, According to Makeup Artists

Lisa DeSantis :

Gorgeous lip color doesn’t have to drain your wallet. Makeup pros share their cheap lipstick picks. 

Discover the top drugstore lipsticks under $10, recommended by professional makeup artists. Achieve stunning lip looks without breaking the bank with these affordable and high-quality options.
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Revlon Matte Balm

“This is amazing for the price and comes in 10 killer shades—you can definitely find one (or a few) that work for you. It’s even comfortable for a matte shade; often they can feel dry, but this one feels great and moisturizing!” —Katie Jane Hughes, celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert in New York City

“They have great staying power and don’t dry out, so that they’re equally as hydrating with each use. You can reapply without it turning cakey or dry— a lipstick win for those of us who tend to need touch-ups throughout the day without having to take off the first layer.” —Kayleen McAdams, celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles

To buy: $7;

Burt’s Bees Lipstick

“This is my absolute fave for everyday lipstick! If you love a light splash of color, smoothness, and natural ingredients, this is the one for you. “The formula includes vitamin E, beeswax, moringa oil, and raspberry seed oil for ultimate moisture and conditioning. With 14 shades to choose from, it keeps your pout hydrated all day and fades evenly without leaving any ring after lunch.” — Kristine Cruz, makeup artist and hairstylist at Antonio Prieto Salon in New York City.

To buy: $9;

Wet’n’Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain

“These sheer stains are long-lasting and because the formula resembles a balm, anyone can apply them in a snap.” —Azra Red, makeup artist in New York City

To buy: $3;

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss

“First of all, who doesn’t love Kate Moss? This collaboration is as sophisticated and chic as she is, without the designer price tag. “The highly pigmented lipstick is long-lasting (up to 8 hours!) with a smooth texture and patent leather-like reflection. Blotting each application on tissue paper or with a fingertip adds a professional finish.” —Min Min Ma, makeup artist in New York City.

To buy: $6;

Maybelline Color Sensational

“The texture is like butter and the impact of color is like POW! ‘All Fired Up’ is my go to shade—it’s one of those loud colors that looks good on everyone! “There are 39 super-saturated shades, from demure pink to vibrant fuchsia, satisfying everyone’s need for the perfect match.” — Joey Maalouf, celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles and co-founder of ISH.

To buy: $6;

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