Under-$10 Lipsticks You'll Rock All Summer Long

Some equate the start of summer with the passing of Memorial Day; others know it by the number of fresh cherries populating the produce aisle in the grocery store. But for us, seeing an influx of bright, vibrant lipstick shades does the trick — and this season is no different. Lately, a spectrum of vibrant celebrity looks have us hankering for ultra-saturated shades of bright orange, infrared red, and an unexpectedly-alluring bright violet.

Also ubiquitous right now? Looks from the opposite end of the spectrum, as neutral shades in glossy textures feel fresh with neon and pastel eyeshadows. Whether you opt for standout brights or sheer washes of pink, peach, or beige, the biggest lipstick trends of the summer offer something for everyone. See our favorites, ahead — all of which can be scooped up for less than $10.


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Infrared Red

Celebs like Adriana Lima and Gigi Hadid have made bold (and we mean bold) red lipstick the new frontrunner for summer.
Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick $5.49 Buy

Creamy Beige

If you're giving the green eyeshadow look a go — like Kristen Stewart and a handful of other stars have lately — then give a subtle, comfortable beige lip a try, too. It will temper the any bold shadow while still looking polished and balanced.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick$4.99 Buy

High-Shine Gloss

Thanks to all the non-sticky, new formulas, gloss has made its rightful return (because we all need a break from matte sometimes) and celebrities like Beyoncé and Rihanna are on board.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine$11.36 $8.97 Buy

Vibrant Violet

Pale lilac might be the go-to purple for hair and eyeshadow in Hollywood right now, but when it comes to the lips, it's all about a bold, unapologetic violet.
Milani Color Statement Lipstick$5.99 Buy

Rich Fuchsia

Punctuate your next summer party with a color like fuchsia. It pairs well with brights — Lizzo recently wore the shade with yellow shadow — or match your outfit, like Kate Bosworth, for instant polish.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick, Forever Fuschia$7.99 Buy
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