The Best Lipsticks on a Budget

Here at TBF, we don’t think you should spend more than $10 on a lipstick (unless, it’s MAC, cause we love MAC). However, not all budget lipsticks are created equal. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite lipsticks all under $10. All of these products have either been featured on our Web site before, rated highly on, or used by TBF staff personally.

Best Lipsticks on a Budget

1. Black Opal Creme Shine Lipstick

Black Opal Lipstick

Why It’s Awesome: This is Kathryn’s favorite brand of lipsticks (hands down, the best). This highly moisturizing lipstick is right up there with the more expensive MAC brand lipsticks in terms of value, offering high pigmentation (necessary for women of color and white sisters with darker skin tones) without the high price.

Where to Get It: $6.50 at your local drugstore or online at Black Opal 

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Crème Lipstick

Revlon Lipstick

Why It’s Awesome: Yeah, Revlon has been around FOREVER, but the brand’s had staying power for a reason…their products are that good. What makes Revlon’s Creme Lipsticks so good is that they are scentless (why do they put scents in lipstick?) and come in a wide range of colors.

Where to Get It: $6.39 at local drugstores

3. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor

Maybelline Lipstick

Why It’s Awesome: As if the swanky tube isn’t cool enough, this lipstick comes in a whopping 54 colors. It’s super-moisturizing too, so no more worrying about cracked lips and reapplying it all day.

Where to Get it: $4.97 on or your local drugstore.

4. CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipcolor

Covergirl Queen Lipstick

Why It’s Awesome: Made especially with women of color in mind, this collection has dark, rich tones that also give your lips some shimmer.

Where to Get it: $7.49 at Walgreens or your local drugstore

5. Sonia Kashuk Luxury Lip Color

Sonia Kashuk Lipstick

Why It’s Awesome: Whoa, didn’t think a lipstick with the name “Luxury” could make the under- $10 list, did you? Sonia Kashuk’s creation is a winner because it’s creamy and moisturizing without having a strong scent.

Where to Get it: $8.99 at Target

Catherine A.

Catherine A.

Catherine keeps you up to date on the most stylish beauty trends. A southern gal and avid blogger, Cat is armed and ready with a wealth of beauty knowledge to share with the world. Even though she's a die hard fashionista, she's also extremely frugal and loves sharing tips on "spending less and living more." When she's not writing, Cat loves teaching, taking dance classes, and spoiling her dog, Julep.
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