One of my favourite products to hoard and cherish are lipsticks. They are forever growing in my collection, and are something I can never hold back from buying. Lipsticks stand are just irresistible aren’t they? Although high-end lipsticks are beautifully packaged and sought after, you can find high quality lipsticks in the drugstore for a quarter of the price. So I thought I’d share with you my favourite lipsticks from the drugstore, which are those I reach for the most and love to recommend to people.

This is the newest to my collection, but that doesn’t stop it being my all time favourite. This matte formula is super creamy and long lasting, although it dries matte it still allows you to move your lips together throughout the day. It’s a beautiful true nude, which is gorgeous with any nude to pink liner. My favourite combination with this is Rimmel’s Lip Liner in Capuccino. RRP is £9, however is on offer very often for £6.
With the brown lip trend being in right now, I thought it was very appropriate to share this lipstick with you. It is a light-medium beige with strong, warm brown tones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a creamy consistency and I find it long lasting for a drugstore lipstick, around 3-4 hours. It’s one of my favourite brown lipsticks from my collection so I highly recommend you go and grab one if you love brown lips like I do! RRP £6.99
If you’re looking for an everyday wearable lip shade then this is the one. It’s a nude pink satin-matte finish that makes your lip looks fuller with a slight sheen. I apply this with Whirl lip liner from MAC, or No7 lip liner in Nude. RRP $6.00
When I’m not reaching for nudes or pinks, my next option is usually red. For my complexion I prefer dark red shades on me, especially throughout winter or for evening occasions. This wine/deep blue-red is so flattering on many people, and is perfect for making your teeth look super white! The formula dries more velvet than matte, and this helps it stay on for long. RRP £5.49
For a more matte formula, and a little brighter red then this is perfect. With it being a rude matte red, it’s very similar to MAC’s Russian Red lipstick, although just a third of the price. The formula is very creamy and pigmented, so just a little goes a long way. Definitely a winner for spring/summer time to! RRP £5.49
Please let me know in the comments your favourite drugstore lipsticks!

  • Kay

    Lipsticks are something I don't mind investing in, but you are right, drugstore alternatives are often just as good as the high end products. 🙂 I absolutely adore the Kate Moss range by Rimmel, that dark red shade looks perfect! Thank you for sharing your favourites – amazing picks! <3


  • I really want to try out Soap & Glory Mother Pucker in Super Nude and NYX Matte Lipstick in Natural. They both look amazing. Nice Post!

  • I love the Soap and Glory Lipsticks, they're so affordable but so comfortable on the lips xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • Me to! They seem really special at times! Glad you liked them 🙂 X

  • My two top picks for everyday – they look great with everything! X

  • Totally agree. Such amazing quality xxx

  • Love the look of the Soap&Glory lipstick, I have one and love it so much xx

  • I love them so much! Must get some more 🙂 xx

  • I don't wear lipstick because whenever I do, I end up smearing it across my face – true story. These all sound great, though 🙂

  • I love lipstick! But I am always so impatient that I just grab a tube and then I end up with either the wrong shade or a shade that bleeds (any advice on that would be great!) and looks horrible. I love the "Soap and Glory" shade. So so pretty!

  • I buy lipsticks all the time in the South you keep lipstick on lol and by far my favorite is loreal even beats the pricy ones.

  • Soap and Glory lipsticks are amazing, they feel super buttery!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  • LOVE posts like these – thanks for doing all the work in determining a great drugstore lipstick to purchase! I never tried Rimmell, so going to try that out. I also like how you compared it to MAC! They are my jam!
    Karen |

  • Thanks so much for doing this review! Now I know I *need* the two nudes (Soap & Glory and Maybelline). All of the lipsticks are pretty, but those nudes are amazing!

  • I have Rimmel 107 by Kate too and it is fantastic. I generally gravitate torwards dark reds and plums anyway but I like the look of NYX.

  • I think I would wear the Rimmel 107 or the Natural color. I tend to go toward burgundy plum colors. They look the best on my skin tone.

  • Love the nudes!I often discount drugstore lipsticks but I think I need to take a second look.

  • I love the Pixie brand at Target…. but that Kate Moss shade looks fabulous too!!

  • I have heard great things about Rimmel. I don't mind any of these. Amber N

  • I'm terrible at picking out lipcolor for myself and always have to go to Sephora to get them to pick one for me! haha I wish I was bold enough to wear a gorgeous red but I am honestly all about the nudes!

  • 01 is my favorite, love having my lips shamelessly red! Great review

  • I love LOVE this! I honestly usually pick up makeup at the drugstore because I am already there. I love knowing what is good!

  • Beautiful colors. I seem to always be drawn to neutrals and nude colors for lipstick.

  • Haha fair enough! I try my best not to 🙂

  • Try using a lip liner with any lipstick you choose, it really does the trick! I can never leave the house without liner on. 🙂

  • Don't they! Such an amazing formula for matte lipsticks X

  • You're very welcome – I love doing them 🙂 they can be very comparable at time the two brands in terms of shade!

  • My pleasure, glad you enjoyed it 🙂 aren't they beautiful!

  • I wish I wore plum shades more – are there any that you recommend? 🙂

  • I must start wearing darker shades more as I really love them when I do!

  • You definetly should, they have some amazing lipsticks very similar to high end picks 🙂

  • We don't have Target in the UK, wish we did!!

  • Glad you like them! 🙂

  • I'm more than often all about the nudes to, I think they compliment me best, and they're also easier to wear!

  • Thank you Veronica!

  • Glad I could help you for the next time you go in 🙂

  • I am more often than not, must try and start wearing more reds though 🙂

  • I can't go out without any make up except lipstick. I love all those colors, but prefer the matte kind of lipsticks.

  • Love the look of the NYX and Rimmel 01 lippies! I never used to be a fan of wearing lipsticks, but it is slowly becoming an addiction to buy haha and wear of course!

    Love Hannah xx

  • I love this as i am such a lipstick junkie as well. They are an instant pick ,me up. I just bought a few of the NYX brand & like them so far

  • I seem to constantly misplace my lipsticks, so I find that I need to have many. I love the colors – the top three are ones that I would wear everyday.

  • I can never find the right shade for me. I like a neutral, brown colour. I'll have to look into Maybeline.

  • I always end up with the same shades of pink. And I tend to use the glosses versus the regular sticks. I don't reapply often so I go for the long lasting ones.

  • That's funny, I'm the opposite. Lipstick is one of the things that is rarely in my makeup bag. Maybe I should get into it more!

  • I'm s NYX kind of gal. I love trying drugstore makeup because it's cheaper and essentially the same as the more expensive brands.

  • I haven't tried any Soap and Glory products! I love the rimmel lipsticks.

    Southern Soul

  • I have been making a point of wearing makeup, never really took time to apply it. I really like the Soap and Glory. I like the combination with the Rimmel liner

  • I'm skeptical of lipsticks because I haven't had good experience with some, mainly allergic reaction but trying to open up to the ones made for sensitive lips!! Love the shades here. I think it brings out a different side of you when you wear lipstick 🙂

  • I need to try the NYX lipstick since I haven't yet! I'm lipstick obsessed but I have yet to find cheap drugstore brands that work as well as Mac etc. my dream is to find a quality cheapo lipstick! My bank account will
    Love me for it lol

  • They're all matte funnily enough, one or two with a slight satin finish which I like to keep the lips moisturised!

  • I never used to be either Hannah, I'm now hooked! Xx

  • Ooh lovely – which is your favourite?

  • Thankfully I've never lost any, but me to! The top 3 are ones I like to wear on a daily basis 🙂

  • Yes definetely do, the have some great brown nudes!

  • I'm a lover of glosses to! Which do you recommend as long lasting ones?

  • How funny!! Yeah maybe 🙂 everyone is different though!

  • Yeah definetely, drugstore brands can be just as good as high end!

  • They're amazing quality!! I do to 🙂

  • Yeah it's really gorgeous. The Rimmel liner also goes with many different lipsticks!

  • Oh that's not good! Yeah I agree, also makes you look more put together to 🙂

  • I think Soap and Glory and Maybelline mattes are very comparable to MAC for long lasting, and Rimmel for the colour range! Very good and cheaper alternatives 🙂

  • That soap and glory lippie looks amazing! I love that color for spring, haven't tried them yet.

  • I do not use drugstore lipsticks because of the ingredients. But like you, I am a big fan of lipsticks and have at least one shade in every bag.

  • I really love drugstore lipstick brands some of them. I have that Maybelline Matte in Nude Embrace and I love it! 🙂


  • You should try them out, I really want a few more shades from the range!

  • Fair enough! 🙂

  • Ah glad to hear you love it to 🙂 xx

  • Love these colours! They all suit your skin tone really well xx

    Cally |