Drugstore lipsticks are kind of like pick 'n' mix—they're a purse-friendly treat with unexpected surprises, and they'll also improve your day significantly. Let's not forget the variety of lipsticks on offer in the drugstore aisles now: We're talking a mix of texture, colour, finish and pigment in place of the wishy-washy chalk-like lipsticks of the past.
Previously, buying a drugstore lipstick was more akin to a risky game of roulette, as the formulations just weren't up to scratch. As product development in that price point has come on leaps and bounds, it's finally time to reacquaint ourselves with those shelves of lipsticks. To get you ready for your next shopping trip, we've picked out nine of the best drugstore lipsticks for you to have some fun with.
This lipstick is about to become your wingwoman and dining companion. It won't leave your lips regardless of what you throw at it (burgers, ice cream—you name it). There are also plenty of shades to see you through every situation when you need a solid lipstick on your side.
There's so much disappointment when you see a super-pigmented colour in the bullet, but its fabulousness doesn't translate when you glide it onto your lips. This lipstick knows there's no time for lacklustre colour pay off with its range of smooth shades.
There's a reason why there's always a crowd crouched down around the L'Oréal Paris shelves, and that's because of this bold lipstick collection. If you want to make a statement and experiment with colour, this is where you need to go.
Bursting with raspberry seed and moringa oils, this lipstick doesn't mess around when it comes to hydrating lips. Pair that with a wash of colour that looks like your lips but at their very best and you're onto a winner.
With enough moisture to masquerade as a balm but with colour that stays firmly put, you can't go wrong with this long-lasting lipstick, and there are so many dreamy shades to choose from.
Finding the perfect nude lipstick for your skin tone isn't the easiest or most enjoyable of tasks, especially if you have a darker complexion. Luckily there are plenty of believable shades here, and you won't get that tell-tale lip cracking halfway through the day either.
This makeup bag classic is all the proof you need that great formulas can come in at under £10. It's comfortable to wear, packed with colour and once you try this old Hollywood-style red, you'll be hooked.
When you see velvet and lipstick in the same sentence, you just know that your lipstick game is about to get elevated. Everyone hates that flaky feeling of a long-lasting lipstick that can no longer go the distance. With this one, you'll still get that important matte finish but with added moisture.
This clever little thing is about to make your routine a whole lot easier. With a liner and lipstick in one, you'll be able to define your lips and re-create that ombré look that previously looked so hard to do. ■
If you're in a bit of makeup rut, these drugstore lipsticks will get you back on track.