I love a good nude lipstick. What I love more, however? A good neutral lipstick at a totally reasonable price. Since I pretty much rock neutrals in my daily routine, I go through tubes quickly — so it’s helpful to have a couple of the same shade on hand in case of a nude lip emergency. Ahead, find the five best drugstore neutral lipsticks to mix and match — they’re affordable enough so you can stock up.

L’Oréal Infallible Paints Mattes in Skinny Dip

If you’re a matte lip lover, Skinny Dip is the perfect beige lip shade with a slight orange undertone. For a drugstore lip color, this is probably one of the best matte lip coverage formulas you’ll get, hands down.


Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss In Unreal

If you’re a gloss gal, the Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer in Unreal is the buttery beigey chocolate nude you need in your life.


NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede in Sandstorm

Another drugstore matte lip option — Sandstorm is a creamy light brown neutral that swipes on with minimal effort. The color is super rich and pigmented, as well — this will be one you repurchase for ages.


L’Oréal Paris Lipstick in Matte-Itude

If you’re a classic bullet lipstick lover, Matte-Itude has a slight grey undertone with a light cocoa finish. This is also a great matte formula that is super hydrating and long lasting.



Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in 5th Avenude

For a bright beigey-pink finish, Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in 5th Avenude is a great creamy and hydrating formula to try. Buy 5th Avenude in bulk, or mix it with some of these other nude drugstore options — either way, you’ll be way more than neutrally happy (pun intended).




About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at 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.

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