Every beauty fanatic has her got-to arsenal of lipstick hues on hand at all times. Now that the summer heat has hit, you're probably thinking of different shades and formulas to spice up your look. But as we all know, makeup can get pricey and stocking up on all the products can put a dent in your wallet. That's why we like to scour the drugstore aisles from time to time to stock up on our essentials, particularly in the lipstick department. We did a little research and selected some of our favorite affordable lipsticks for summer. Need inspo? Keep scrolling.
We've all heard of matte, cream, satin and sheer finishes, but what about demi-matte? Probably not. CoverGirl's new formula is a softer approach, with a slight hint of sheen to ease you into the world of mattes.
CoverGirl Exhibitionist Demi-Matte Lipstick
Looking for a pop of color with added shine? Maybelline has stepped in to give you just that. These new vibrant hues come in pink metallic packaging that will make your vanity even prettier.
Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick
L'Oreal has been one of our go-to brands for drugstore lipstick, and this new range proves why.
L’Oréal Colour Riche Ultra Matte Nude Lipstick
Darker shades of pink are certainly having a moment. Embrace your wild side in Revlon's hot pink hue, exclusively available at Ulta.
Revlon Electric Shock Lipstick
A lip color and a lip plumper? Yes, please.
Maybelline Lip Studio Plumper, Please! Lipstick
Another comfortable matte formula is here for us to enjoy. Ardell's whipped lipstick comes in a variety of shades with a wand for easy application.
Ardell Matte Whipped Lipstick
Perfect for those on-the-go days, this moisturizing lippie keeps your pout hydrated and soft while adding a subtle pop of color. (This nude shade is a great handbag staple as it's as versatile as they come!)
MoistureSmooth Color Stick
This vibrant shade goes on creamy-smooth, but finishes matte—and stays all day long (even through happy hour!).
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam
We don't know what we love more: the super-soft formula, velvety finish or $3 price tag.
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick
This affordable brand is easily becoming a fave of ours and this punchy pink stain (that features a long-lasting formula) is deepening our devotion.
Matte Last Liquid Lip
Pixi by Petra
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