If there is one thing that I love the most in my vanity kit, it’s my collection of lipstick colours! I hoard them like my neighbour aunty hoards her dabbas. All those gorgeous nudes, subtle pinks, browns, and crimson shades are really hard to find. Harder than finding a decent guy on a dating app! So, obviously, they are precious to me. And finding the perfect shades that don’t cost me a chunk of my salary is a huge blessing. So, if you are looking for drugstore lipsticks that aren’t too expensive, you might want to go through this list.
1. Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipstick – Audrey 03
Audrey 03 is the ultimate matte lipstick and looks gorgeous. You can wear it to the office, college, or just a casual lunch date. The colour payoff is gorgeous, the lipstick is light and not expensive at all. So, if you love a soft pink, try this!
2. Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream, 58
One of the most affordable lip colours that suits every skin tone, Miss Claire’s 58 is one of my favourites. It has a creamy formula with a matte finish that feels very comfortable on the lips. The pigmentation is on point, and it is quite lightweight and non-sticky.
3. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Nude Nuance
If you love a beautiful nude lipstick colour that isn’t too nude but perfect for the Indian skin tone, this is a treat for you. The Nude Nuance is a creamy matte formula that glides smoothly on your lips and stays on for a long time.
4. Maybelline New York Super Stay Crayon Lipstick – 20 Enjoy the View
Another colour that goes beautifully on any skin tone is Enjoy The View from Maybelline’s Super Stay range. It stays on your lips and doesn’t come off quickly, so you don’t need to do touch it up very often. It also comes with a sharpener so the crayon never goes blunt.
5. Disguise Cosmetics Feather-Light Matte Liquid Lip Cream – 34 Excited Coral
Disguise Cosmetic’s Excited Coral is a gorgeous, striking lipstick colour that makes your whole look pop. It is bright, with an amazing colour payoff, and gives a feather-light matte finish. It stays on throughout the day and is very comfortable on the skin. So, if you want a little drama, Excited Coral is the shade for you.
6. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick – Last Night
With a creamy texture and semi-matte finish, Last Night is a gorgeous deep pink shade. With a little hint of mauve and wine, it is perfect for all those late-night parties and romantic dinner dates. This is one of the most beautiful shades from the Colorbar range and is so affordable.
7. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color – Rosy Plum
I personally love Lakme because it is affordable, and the quality of the products is top notch. So, if you are looking for something that lasts long and feels comfortable on your skin, Lakme is a great choice for you. Rosy Plum is a beautiful pink shade with a berry undertone and has a matte finish. You can try other colours from this range as well because they are all simply amazing.
8. NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick – Lalaland
NYX has one of the best ranges when it comes to makeup, so you will definitely love the lipsticks here. Lalaland is one of my absolute favourite shades from this range. It suits every skin tone and has a deep pinkish-brown tone that simply looks flawless. So, if you can’t decide whether you want a pink nude or a brown nude, this is your colour.