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), but now we're seeing more of 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 you can buy now.
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.
Kiss Balm, $4.99, available at
This easy-to-use crayon from Burt's Bees feels like balm, but leaves a sheer layer of color on the lips.
Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard, $9, available at
Gloss isn't for everyone, which is why you'll love
big sister. Similar to the brand's other whipped formulas, the pigment in this liquid lipstick is intense and lasts for hours.
Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, $7.99, available at
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.
Melting Pout Gel Liquid Lipstick, $7.99, available at
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 this December.
You might know Ardell as
the false lash brand
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.
Hydra Lipstick, $9.99, available at
Revlon is expanding its
famous Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors
, and 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.
Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lipcolor, $9.99, available at
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.
Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic, $9.99, available at
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
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.
Amore Mattalics Lip Crème in Chromatic Addict, $7.99, available at
If you ask us, black lipstick works for
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.
Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Perry Panther, $6.94, available at
Lip stains are for anyone who hates reapplying makeup and drinks more than three cups of coffee before noon. This budge-proof formula dares you to put it to the challenge and boasts the widest selection of vampy shades for your inner goth.
Epic Ink Lip Dye,
There's no doubt your lip color will slay all day with this
new metallic lipstick
that leaves behind a long-lasting stain.
Slay All Day Longwear Metallic Liquid Lipstick, $6.49, available at
In case you can't make the trip to France this year, use this lipstick to feel like a real Parisian. The hydrating new formula combines the softening benefits of a lip oil and the pigment of a satin lipstick for a glossy finish that'll last through your morning croissant.
Colour Riche Shine Lipstick, $9.99, available at
Who are we to deny Kate Moss' beauty recommendations? Besides, this classic red is the perfect party-girl shade without all the mess.
Lasting Finish by Kate in Black Dress, $3.29, available
The slanted applicator tip ensures that this lightweight (but long-wear) formula goes on perfectly.
CYO Matte Lot of Good Matte Lipstick, $5, available at
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