Whether you’re a professional makeup artist or an amateur beauty junkie, there’s no better place to gather makeup inspiration for yourself than Instagram. It’s the mecca of makeup for those looking to see what colors and products work best without having to try it on first, and let’s be honest, no one wants to drop hard-earned cash on makeup that only might look good. So, we decided to scour social media for beauty blogger–approved lipsticks you can snag on a budget without doubting whether or not they’ll look good. Read on!
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Sporting a lush texture and ultra-flattering neutral tone, this drugstore lipstick gives pricier lip products a run for their money. The pink-beige shade only needs one stroke to fully coat your lips and goes on smoothly for a comfortable wear.Image: Instagram/@liza_lash
If you’re searching for a high-impact color with a matte payoff, this is definitely your best bet. Bonus: It rings in at only $5—the most inexpensive lipstick on our list.Image: Instagram/@hopegabriela
This deliciously rich lip cream combines the pigment of a lipstick with the moisturized feeling of a gloss. As a bonus, the lustrous finish gives off a multidimensional, bronze-colored shine that’ll turn heads wherever you go.Image: Instagram/@glamtrashmakeup
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick in Raw Chocolate ($8)
Jump on the brown lipstick trend with this rich chocolate shade that’s super reminicent of the ’90s. The formula dries matte and flatters a wide range of skin tones, making it a good option for almost everyone.
“Hydrating” isn’t a word people associate with matte lipsticks often, but this barely there lip shade is anything but drying. With a velvety finish and pale pink payoff, this lipstick will quickly become your favorite for giving your natural lip shade a major boost.
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