There’s nothing I love more than a good affordable lipstick or lipgloss. Back in the day I thought you had to spend a ton of money on lipstick for it to feel good and last a long time. Boy has that changed for me. I’m now obsessed with several drugstore favorites that are under $10. They can all be picked up at your local drugstore or Target. From glossy favorites, to everyday colors, to even one that survived a full night of eating and drinking, shower and 8 hours of sleep. You read that right.
Sure I have my favorite Mary Kay lipsticks, and fancy D&G lipsticks that are amazing, but sometimes it just makes sense to spend a few bucks on a great product you can keep in your bag at all times. Here are some of my personal favorites that you can find scattered around my purses, bathroom and car. Never without lipstick options!
THE 5 BEST DRUGSTORE LIPSTICKS UNDER $10
1. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lip Gloss
A few weeks ago on my Instastories I shared this lipgloss with you all. I shared it A LOT because I was shocked with the staying power. I washed my face, scrubbed my lips, slept a full 8 hours and still had a bold red lip the next day. If you need a super long lasting lip this is it! I love the Matador color for a great red, and also Angora for an everyday lip.
2. L’Oréal Infallible Lip Paint
The original L’Oréal lipgloss that kick started my obsession and seen in today’s featured image. I received a big package of these in every single color. I have a few all over my house in purses, little trinket trays and so on because I use them so often. My personal favorite colors are Spicy Blush, Wild Rose and Nude Star.
3. NYX Professional Makeup Intense Butter Gloss
I had an event last summer and JennySue Makeup came and did my makeup for it. She did such a fabulous job and I took home two major tips. A great primer (you may remember this post) and then this lipgloss in Trés Leches. Another amazing everyday color that goes with everything. I also love how glossy it is. I’m about due for a new tube of this stuff.
4. Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color
While in Athens, I realized I totally forgot a lipstick for our day of shooting. Luckily Cathy had a plethora of options in her bag for me to choose from and this was what I went with. It had serious staying power and was such a good punch of red. It’s not as powerful as the L’Oréal Matte that survived a full nights sleep, but it’s not far behind!
5. L’Oréal Colour Riche Matte
If you’re into lipstick, you’re probably familiar with NARS Schiap. A popular hot hot pink that’s just so fun to wear. You’ve seen me wear it over and over again here and here. This lipstick in Matte Mandate is the best knock off I’ve seen of it. It also, in my opinion, wears so much better over a few hours than NARS’ pricier version.
Photo by Sydney Bruton Photography