This post originally appeared on Lifestyle Mirror.
As verified beauty experts, we've tried hundreds of lipsticks. One, because it's part of our job to try the latest on the market. Two, because finding a lipstick that lasts all day without drying your lips is a nearly impossible task.
Most lipsticks are so highly pigmented that they zap out moisture within hours. Try doing a touchup over dry flaky lips — it's just not pretty. And, um, isn't that the point?
Through our tried and true research we've found expensive doesn't always mean better. Some of the best formulas are found in the beauty aisle of your local drugstore—all under $10. Loaded with vitamin E and oils, the formulas are gentle, shiny and long lasting. Lucky for you, we've narrowed it down to the best of the best.
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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick
The creamy formula helps color stay strong.