Kiss Proof: Drugstore Lipsticks That Last All Day

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: Myer Ambassador, Rachael Finch poses at the Myer Contemporary Brands Collections at the George Ballroom on March 10, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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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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Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipcolor

Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipcolor, $6, Target

Silky with serious staying power.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $9, Ulta

Mega moisturizers keep color from drying out your lips.

Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16

Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16, $10, Target

Color + plumping power = a solid lipstick choice.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, $8, Ulta

The formula is soft and creamy, but lighter colors fade fast.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick, $6, Ulta 

The creamy formula helps color stay strong. 

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Lipstick Pencil

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Lipstick Pencil, $5, NYX Cosmetics

This lip liner-lipstick combo keeps pigment smooth, but may need a touch up or two.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain, $6, Target

A nice combination of hydration and color.

L'oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm, $8, L’Oreal Paris

This tinted balm will keep lips moisturized.