Despite our deep affections for all things beauty, there are just some products we can't justify spending double digits on. More often than not, you can find exactly what you're looking for — at half the price — at the
drugstore. (We'd rather put that hard-earned cash toward a trip to Europe, you know?) And in the lipstick department, it's easy to find formulas that look expensive on the lips but go easy on our wallets.
Last year it was all about
nudes (thanks a lot, KKW). This season, it is all about the combination of two timeless trends: matte and metallics. While it's easy to get both finishes totally wrong, there's something about this fresh crop of affordable goodies that got it all right. Even better: Every one of our favorites are less than $10. So get your ass to drugstore, stat, because we see a big vacation in your future.
Click ahead for some of the best new drugstore lipsticks for summer.
According to Gigi Hadid, this shade Taura, which she created as part of her
collaboration with Maybelline, is her perfect nude. The taupe-meets-pink shade glides onto the lips, leaving behind a matte finish that never feels crusty, dry, or patchy.
Gigi Hadid East Coast Glam Matte Lipstick,
This tube is the perfect balance between a tinted balm and a lipstick. Plus, it comes in a bunch of delicious scents: strawberry, coconut, cherry, and peach.
Revlon Kiss Balm, $4.99, available at Revlon.
This easy-to-use crayon from Burt's Bees feels like balm, but leaves a sheer layer of color on the lips.
Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard, $9, available at Burt's Bees.
If you thought
metallic lipsticks were so last season, consider this another reason to give it a go. The original Nyx Liquid Suede formula just got a chrome upgrade. Nyx Liquid Suede Metallic Lipstick, $7.50, available at drugstores this fall.
This new gel-based lippie is reminiscent of the
Too Faced Melted Chocolate lipsticks. You can expect a full spectrum of vibrant brights with a dummy-proof soft precision cap. CoverGirl Melting Pout Gel Liquid Lipstick, $6.99, available at drugstores in July.
Don't you just love drugstore products that look prestige? Not only are the new Physician's Formula liquid lipsticks chic, the collection includes a range of colors perfect for any beauty novice. And if you can't stand a matte finish, but want something that will last through an entire happy hour, this semi-matte option will satisfy.
Physician's Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick, $7.95, available at drugstores in July.
Sometimes, shade extensions are just as cool as a whole new collection — as long as every new hue is candy-colored and sweet like Soap & Glory's newest lipsticks.
Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker Lipstick, $12, available at Soap & Glory.
You might know Ardell as
the false lash brand every makeup pro swears by. Now, the company is expanding its lineup to include everything from brow powder to mascara, but our favorite is the fiery lipstick, Nobody's Fool. The color pay-off is hard to top, and the creamy finish makes it easy to wear all summer long. Ardell Beauty Hydra Lipstick, $9.99, available at Sally Beauty.
Revlon is expanding its
famous Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors and this summer, these bad boys are b-o-l-d. In addition to the HD Kisses collection, the drugstore brand just rolled out a metallic range. It's club kid-friendly and the shade range is unlike most lippies we've ever owned. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
One of the newest additions to the widely popular
Infallible Paints collection is this metallic finish. It's about time the high-shine pigments got a trendy update and the chrome finishes are surprisingly wearable. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallic, $9.99, available in July 2017 at L'Oréal Paris.
Applying a long-lasting, matte lipstick usually requires plenty of patience and a steady hand, because if you mess up — it's already too late to go back. But with Maybelline's new matte formula, all it takes is one swipe to get the perfect look that lasts.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink, $9.49, available at Ulta Beauty.
Miliani's new collection of liquid lipsticks are Kylie Jenner lip kit-esque, but a fraction of the price. If you're into a chrome lip, you should try this gorgeous, pinkish-gold shade.
Milani Amore Mattalics Lip Crème in Chromatic Addict, $7.99, available at Target.
If you ask us, black lipstick works for
every season. And it's especially trendy right now. This creamy black formula created by CoverGirl's celebrity ambassador, Katy Perry, allows you to experiment with a dark lip — without dropping a $20 (or even a $10) on it. CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Perry Panther, $6.94, available at Walmart.
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