The Drugstore Red Lipstick Our Editors LoveAugust 02, 2022
A bold red lip looks amazing on everyone — but there are so many factors to settle on before finding your perfect match. Do you prefer a poppy orange-based red or a rich blue-based crimson? What about a matte, long-wearing finish versus a gloss or satin? Luckily, with the amount of drugstore options out there, you can experiment with a wide array of red lipsticks at an affordable price. Keep reading for our favorite red lip colors from the drugstore, from liquid lipsticks to tinted balms.
This bright, true red lasts for up to 16 hours with a fade-proof, ultra matte finish. The pointed doe-foot applicator lets you easily carve out your lips without a liner, and it lasts through every meal (but still comes right off with an oil-based cleanser or makeup remover!).
A glossy red lip is undeniably bold — one wrong move could lead to serious smudging. This formula, however, has a glossy shine that’s totally transfer-proof. It lasts for up to 16 hours with absolutely no smudging, fading or bleeding.
This formula hydrates with shea butter, vitamin E and coconut and jojoba oils and coats your lips in a brick red shimmer. After the shine wears off, a tint of color remains.
This hot orangey-red shade glides on more like a moisturizing balm than a lipstick, thanks to a blend of oils, including jojoba, grapeseed and apricot kernel. The color is sheer but buildable, so you can apply a light coat on the go and not worry too much about precise application.
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