Get all the color payoff without having to break the bank.

By Kayla Greaves
Jun 01, 2021 @ 9:25 am
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The 10 Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Your First Official Post-Quarantine Date Night
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Remember going on dates? Like, at a patio, or even inside a restaurant — or, actually, inside anywhere that isn't your house? Yeah, me neither.

But hey, with the country starting to open back up, indoor dates can now (safely) be a thing again. And whether or not you're ready to splurge on all new makeup, or you're cool with staying on a budget, there are tons of drugstore options available for your next night out.

Ahead, discover 10 of our favorite, go-to lipsticks that you can pick up on your next toiletry run that are perfect for your first post-quarantine date night.

You can thank us later.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color

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With over 30 shades to choose from, the options are endless for this cult-favorite matte liquid lipstick. And with up to 16 hours of wear, your lip color will stay with you all day — and night.

To shop: $10; target.com

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Original Satin Lipstick

If a matte lip isn't your thing, go for a gorgeous satin finish instead. L'Oréal's Colour Riche is available in a whopping 54 shades, and offers both regular and shimmering finishes. Oh, and the formula boasts a blend of argan oil, omega 3, and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and supple.

To shop: $6; walmart.com

Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick with Hyaluronic Acid

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Liquid lipsticks are the bomb.com when it comes to staying power, but let's be honest, a lot of formulas are super drying. So thank God Honest Beauty is here to fix that dilemma. The clean, vegan formula, that's available in six neutral shades, features hyaluronic acid and avocado oil to keep your lips nourished and never flaky.

To shop: $13; target.com

NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream

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When it comes to drugstore finds, NYX is simply one of the best. The Soft Matte Lip Cream gives you marvelous color payoff in just one swipe, and once dry, the formula does not budge — even under your mask.

To shop: $7; walmart.com

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Maybelline SuperStay 24 2-Step Liquid Lipstick

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Put some pep in your two-step with this all-day wear liquid lipstick from Maybelline. To reap the full benefits of the formula, simply apply the color, wait two minutes to dry, then layer the conditioning balm on top to lock in moisture. And voilà!

To shop: $10; target.com

NYX Professional Makeup Shout Loud Lipstick

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Have you ever met a bullet lipstick that has literally made you want to put your hands up and shout? No? Well, get ready, because you're about to. NYX's Shout Loud lipstick gives you crazy color payoff that doesn't slack off, regardless of your skin tone. The formula is also infused with mango and shea butter to give you up to four hours of pure hydration.

To shop: $7; walmart.com

Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick

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If you're on a tight budget, or have just become a lot more money conscious since being inside the house for over a year, then you've just met your match. Wet 'n Wild's Liquid Catsuit Lipstick offers a lightweight matte formula that won't budge until you're ready to wipe it off — all for $5.

To shop: $5; target.com

L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Luminous Hydrating Lipstick

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Anyone of a certain age deserves to have lipstick options that don't bleed, feather, or dry out lips when they're ready to go on a date. L'Oréal's Age Perfect Luminous Hydrating Lipstick offers brilliant color, plus the brand's Nourishing Serum and pro vitamin B5 to give you up to nine hours of pure hydration while making sure your shade stays put. Plus, with regular wear, lips feel more supple overtime.

Almay Lip Vibes Lipstick

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If you find that you have sensitive lips, you'll want to reach for this Almay formula. This dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free tube comes in 11 gorgeous shades and is formulated with vitamin E, C, as well as shea butter to keep your lips nourished and colorful.

To shop: $6; target.com

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color

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When in doubt, always go with an old reliable. This signature, tried-and-true Maybelline lipstick is a fan favorite for a reason: it's good. Enjoy choosing from a wide variety of moisturizing shades.

To shop: $7; target.com