Lipstick tubes are one of the many makeup products in life that we simply can’t get enough of (seriously, the proof is in our overflowing lip drawers). And while we get major pleasure out of swiping on our favorite reds and pinks, tubes just don’t give us the freedom to mix and match different colors and tones the way we’d like to — and that’s where, makeup friends, lip palettes come in. Ahead, find our favorite affordable palettes that have solely lip color to play with, whether it be mixing, matching or more. Bonus: These lip palettes are available at the drugstore — so you might as well buy them all.
The L’Oréal Paris La Palette Nude is the perfect creamy nude-brown rainbow for just about any neutral lip. This palette is super pigmented yet extremely buildable, allowing you to create something super sheer or very opaque.
Red lipstick is something most products certainly can’t beat — but this NYX Reds Lip Palette might just give the classic tube a run for its money. It has a gorgeous combination of oranges, brick reds and magenta tones to build whatever kind of red lip your heart desires.
Maybelline has a knack for making sweet lip color palettes, and this plum version is no different. From the ultimate gray-purple, to a more magenta-purple and eventually deeper and darker almost-black purples, this is the perfect palette to take you from a summer office day to a rooftop happy hour.
This lipstick palette is one of our favs — simply because the combinations are endless. Whether you want to create a deep or light lip, it has every tool you need. Even better, this palette has lip topcoats of gold and black, so you can add a little out-of-the-box dimension with these to literally any color.
With a whopping 28 shades, this $10 lip palette is definitely the best bang for your buck. With primary reds, rich purples, burgundys and bright orange, this baby can take you through absolutely any season or temp, and that’s certainly something we can get behind.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.