7 Editor-Approved Lipsticks You Can Get At The Drugstore This Fall

Adulting is indulging in things that make you happy but broke. Traveling, socializing, and shopping — whether it be for furniture, locally grown groceries, or an investment crossbody bag — can set you back some serious coin. But luckily, quality makeup doesn’t have to be on the list of things that bring you joy and your bank accounts grief, thanks to the drugstore beauty aisle.

There’s a wave of new hair and makeup lining the shelves at mass retailers for fall, and among the products we’re hoarding is lipstick. Not only is fall the best time to pull out new, vampy shades, but some of our favorite brands have fresh formulas that deliver great quality — and won’t damage your debit card.


Ahead, we asked our Refinery29 editors to share the lipsticks they'll be hoarding this season, from dark tones to sheer washes. Good luck not buying them all on your next shopping trip — although — you won’t have to feel too guilty if you do.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything Lipstick

"There is nothing I love more than a sultry dark lip and matching nails. It just screams fall to me. When I'm wearing something like OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark on my nails, I always find myself reaching for Revlon's Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything Lipstick in Dark Night Queen to wear on my lips." — Channing Hargrove, fashion news editor
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything Lipstick$8.99 Buy

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick

"One of my biggest dark-lipstick pet peeves is the obnoxiously large doe-foot applicators that make it too easy to draw outside of the lines. It’s why I’m thrilled that Maybelline’s cult-favorite Superstay Ink Crayon now comes in pencil form. Once the weather hit below 60 degrees, the shade Live On The Edge has been a regular part of my makeup rotation. It’s a moody mahogany that looks like plush velvet on my lips. The precise pointed tip of this lip crayon also makes it easy to line and fill in my lips without the mess." — Aimee Simeon, beauty writer
Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick$0.00 Buy

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick

"I love shine on my lips versus the matte look, but I don't always want to wear lipgloss. This is my perfect in-between, where I'm getting the pigment of a lipstick but the shine of a subtle gloss. I don't have to reapply this lipstick throughout the day because it's just that hydrating. Plus, the deep berry shade, Wig Fig, is just what I need for fall." — Thatiana Diaz, beauty writer
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick$7.99 Buy

Maybelline Made For All Lipstick

"Maybelline's Made For All lipstick in Spice For Me has earned a permanent space in my purse this season, and here's why: The gorgeous terracotta hue brightens and warms up my olive skin, and the creamy, buttery texture makes prepping with lip balm optional." — Karina Hoshikawa, beauty and wellness market writer
Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick$8.49 Buy

Almay Lip Vibes

"As soon as Labor Day hits, I throw my red to the back of my makeup drawer and pull out a wine-colored lipstick. This formula is so creamy and moisturizing. The color is a sheer wash that you can build up for more punch. And I love that the tube says, 'Love Yourself' (which also happens to be the shade name). It’s a powerful message to read in the morning before taking on the challenges of the day." — Jessica Cruel, deputy beauty director
Almay Lip Vibes$7.99 Buy

Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon

“I like a chubby lip crayon, and I’m partial to the ones by Honest Beauty. One: Because I like the packaging. Two: Because Daniel Martin, who paints the face of Meghan Markle and Jessica Alba, recommends them. If I find myself browsing around the CVS on my block, which doesn’t carry makeup over $11, I'll grab this (also adorable) chubby stick by Burt’s Bees in the Pink Lagoon shade. It’s a slightly glossy, sheer wash of color that I can swipe on while I'm crammed in the middle of a subway car with no mirror. Plus, it’s a few dollars cheaper.” — Megan Decker, beauty writer
Burt's Bees Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon $3.99 $3.59 Buy

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

"While doing some shopping, I stumbled upon this shade called Founder, a deep magenta that I can't get enough of and is perfect for fall. After going on as a liquid and drying matte (but not sticky or stiff), this stuff never, ever comes off. I have eaten every food, drank every drink, and even napped in this stuff." — Rachel Lubitz, senior beauty writer
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Heroine$9.49 Buy
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