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The Best Long-Lasting Drugstore Lipsticks and Tints

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Mar 9, 2021
The Best Long-Lasting Drugstore Lipsticks and Tints

Perfect your pout on a budget

Sure, the best pink eyeshadow palettes and cream blushes are a key part of your Valentine’s Day makeup looks. But if there’s one feature that you really need to care for on February 14th, it’s the lips. You need a lip color that’s sweet and sultry - and stays on all night through fine cuisine (over Zoom!) and all the kisses. The best part? You can get your lips the love they deserve for under $20! The best drugstore lipsticks and tints are long-lasting, luxurious, and deliver a precious pop of color that will never fade - with all the quality and half the price of your go-to luxury makeup products. Whether you’re in the mood for a red tint or nude lipstick, you can find all the affordable faves in the aisles of the drugstore. And these are the best drugstore lipsticks and tints on MIRA BEAUTY.

Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick by BH Cosmetics, $9

Cashmere Cream Comfort Lipstick by BH Cosmetics
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You like my lips? Thanks, they’re Cashmere. BH Cosmetics already makes all your favorite colorful eyeshadow palettes (Take Me Back to Brazil, anyone?), and now you can pair them with a gorgeous drugstore lipstick that’s as cozy as it is captivating. Cashmere Cream is a soft, lightweight formula that delivers ultra-pigmented color in one swipe, and won’t sink into lip lines even after you’ve been wearing it all day. The hues are approved for Valentine’s Day makeup - with 14 red, brown, and pink shades that work for either glam or everyday makeup looks. Bundle up in warm winter sweaters and cozy, colorful lips with this drugstore lipstick that you need in your life. 100% of MIRA guests say that Cashmere Cream is creamy and long-lasting, while 93% agree that it’s super-pigmented!

Color Quench Lip Tint by Pacifica, $5

Color Quench Lip Tint by Pacifica
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Pacifica is a beauty brand that’s known for makeup-skincare hybrids - taking care of your complexion while helping you achieve your most gorgeous everyday makeup looks for Zoom school. And Color Quench Lip Tint is one of the best drugstore products for your delicate lip skin. This balm is available in five colors - including pink, red, brown and purple - to add a sheer swipe of color for your most perfect pout. Enjoy the sweet scent and infusion of Avocado, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E that gently nourish and hydrate your skin throughout the day - providing hours of color and your most soft, smoochable lips. If you’re staying home on February 14th and want to go a bit more simple for your Valentine’s Day makeup, this balm lets you do just that and look beautiful on a budget. Thanks, Pacifica!

#THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil by NYX Professional Makeup, $6

#THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil by NYX Professional Makeup
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This drugstore lip oil by NYX Professional Makeup is, in fact, everything. The smooch on the tube is the ideal symbol of Valentine’s Day makeup, and you’ll drench your lips in sheer, spectacular color for under $10. Speaking of colors, you’re going to want to try every one. There’s three shades of pink in light, medium, and deep hues to match your makeup look or skin tone, while those who want to go a bit more bold can look beautiful in blue. Lavender and Sky Blue shades to match your ultra-bright eyeshadow looks? Um, absolutely. Add in the fact that each lip oil is enriched with a unique blend of oils - including almond, rosehip and jojoba - to deeply moisturize your delicate lip skin… and you’ll definitely understand why this drugstore lip tint is called #THISISEVERYTHING. 94% of MIRA guests agree that this NYX favorite is hydrating, long-lasting, and not sticky!

Holi Pop Jelly Tint by Holika Holika, $7

Holi Pop Jelly Tint by Holika Holika
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We like to joke about your favorite skincare products being a fruit smoothie for your face, like the best influencer-approved products from Glow Recipe that include strawberries, pears, papayas and more. Yum! But have you ever tried a literal fruit smoothie for your lips, that you didn’t have to drink? You have now, and it’s the Holi Pop Jelly Tint by Holika Holika. This $7 lip tint provides a sheer wash of color for your lips that stays on for hours - with names like Beet Beet, Rose Rose, Cherry Cherry and Chili Chili to remind you of your favorite foods. Each one provides a custom pop of color that you’ll never have to worry about fading off due to a good meal or kiss from your babe, and it even has protective ingredients to shield your lips from environmental stress. These include strawberry, apple, rose hip, papaya and grape seed extracts - creating the ideal drugstore lip tint to keep you feeling fruity and fresh.

Morphe 2 Wondertint Cheek & Lip Mousse by Morphe, $12

Morphe 2 Wondertint Cheek & Lip Mousse by Morphe
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Wondertint Cheek & Lip Mousse by Morphe (or technically, Morphe 2) is a favorite of Maddie Ziegler’s when doing her celebrity-approved 10-minute makeup routine, and you’ll see why when you use it to recreate her perfect pout. You know how much our MIRA community loves multi-use products for lips and cheeks, as they’re time-savers that create a flawless monochromatic makeup look, and this drugstore lip tint is everything for your Valentine’s Day makeup. Wondertint delivers high-impact color that melts right into the skin, embellishing your lips and cheeks with pink, coral, or mauve shades. Morphe 2 was created not for the glam queens, but the minimal makeup lovers who want to give their lips a simple touch of sensational color. And once you’ve dabbed this creamy color onto your lips, the cream blush can be applied with your fingers or a blending brush for a healthy and natural radiance. It’s the best way to look rosy and refreshed without spending a fortune!

Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor by Revlon, $10

Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor by Revlon
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“These are great! I have one in a nude tone that I love that I don’t have to touch up even after eating. It dries down matte and doesn’t crack. Best part is it doesn’t feel super drying to the lips!” Beautiful colors, sweet scents, and a matte finish that leaves lips looking lush and feeling moisturized… the Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor by Revlon has everything you didn’t even know you needed in a drugstore lipstick. Each shade is scented with whipped vanilla and creamy mango, and glides onto your lips with ease for a lightweight, creamy feel that leaves your pout feeling soft and stunning. Basically, you’ll always be looking and feeling Ultra HD with one of the best drugstore lipsticks by Revlon - available in shades of pink, red, and more for your Valentine’s Day makeup looks! 95% of the MIRA community says that Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor is long-lasting and creamy, while 89% agree that it delivers precise application.

Color Riche Matte Lipstick by L’Oreal, $11

Color Riche Matte Lipstick by L’Oreal
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We don’t know who needs to hear this, but a matte finish does not lead to dry lips. In fact, some of the best drugstore matte lipsticks are also the most hydrating, and will moisturize your lips all night while drenching them in creamy color. We’re looking at you, Color Riche. This drugstore lipstick by L'Oreal is available in 16 shades - ranging from warm brown and red-coral to bold lavender and hot pink - and has a nourishing formula to keep you looking Matte-jestic all day and night. Seriously, that’s one of the shades names. Even if you’re a shimmer lover for life, you can’t go wrong with this $11 drugstore lipstick by L’Oreal… which is the perfect beauty product for those who are looking to start experimenting with matte. Indulge in sweet neutrals, bold brights, and everything in between for your Valentine’s Day makeup as Color Riche lives up to its name. 100% of our community agrees that this lipstick is creamy and smooth, while 92% say that it’s extremely hydrating!

Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick by Maybelline, $10

Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick by Maybelline
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Let’s face it, nobody likes to reapply their lipstick at least ten times a day. You should be allowed to eat, drink, talk and kiss without fears of fading or lipstick showing up on your teeth in your Zoom call (gasp), and we promise… that will never be an issue with Superstay. This cult favorite drugstore lipstick by Maybelline is beloved by countless makeup artists and beauty influencers for its high-impact color and uncanny ability to stay on all day long. You’ll get flawless color in just one swipe of the doe foot applicator, which stays in place for up to 16 hours without any fading, smudging, or drying. One MIRA guest says it best. “This is my go-to lip product! I’ve purchased 8 shades so far and all are equally as lovely and amazing as the last. They smell like coconut, they go on thick which limits mistakes, and they dry down to a barely-there finish but oh boy is it there and it will stay there!” We couldn’t have said it better, ourselves! Choose from the 40 shades ranging from pink and red to nude and blue - and know you’re always covered for Valentine’s Day makeup looks with this Maybelline favorite that 97% of MIRA guests say is long-lasting and delivers precise application.

Color Statement Matte Lipstick by Milani, $6

Color Statement Matte Lipstick by Milani
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Three things we love in a drugstore lipstick? An extensive color palette, hydrating formula, and affordable price tag… and you’ll get all that and more with the Color Statement Matte Lipstick by Milani. This $6 lipstick packs all the power of beauty products twice the price, and embellishes your lips in pops of pink, coral, purple, brown and more for a real color statement. Seriously, there are more than 20 shades available. Did we mention that the formula is infused with Vitamins A and C to moisturize and nourish your lips while making the shades stand out? Try this ultra-affordable drugstore lipstick by Milani that 100% of MIRA guests agree is long-lasting, and 94% say is hydrating!

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