This $6 Drugstore Find Gives Me Expensive-Looking Lips Every Time


Okay, here's the tea: Any time I get compliments on my lipstick, it's actually a drugstore formula. I swear. I'll be the first to admit that drugstore lipstick shade ranges are pretty meh, but whenever I do find that gorgeous neutral or vibrant shade that really suits me from the discount bin, look out, world—I can't be stopped. Usually, I'm a ride-or-die pencil-and-lipstick kind of gal, but recently, I've been looking to branch out.

I hadn't really dabbled in the world of drugstore liquid lipsticks just yet and decided it was time to give them a chance. After sifting through quite a few formulas, I definitely found some serious winners. If you're looking for a way to get that luxurious, elegant look for a few bucks less, scroll through for my favorite drugstore liquid lipsticks plus a few that earned honorable mention.

1. Nyx Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick


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2. Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick


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3. E.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipstick


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4. Joah T.M.I. Velvet Lip Color

5. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick


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6. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

7. Nyx Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream

8. Revlon ColorStay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick


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9. Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick

10. Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color Liquid Lipstick


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11. L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick

12. Essence Stay 8H Matte Liquid Lipstick

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.