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It’s official: These are the 10 best lipsticks under $25

Perfect lips don't have to cost an arm and a leg—so get ready to look good AND feel good.

It’s a truth universally known that lipstick—yes even above mascara and body lotion—is something we’re never in short supply of.  Data has shown lipstick to be the most popular category when it comes to makeup, with over 81% of women using it, and rouged lips even have a history of being an identifier in the Women’s Rights Movement. It’s pretty easy to understand why: A good lippie is the perfect sidekick to your outfit or mood (or both!), and it’ll never let you down.

With all of this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of the best, (and in some cases, under-the-radar) lipsticks out there. Keep scrolling to find out the world’s favorite lipsticks, all under $25.

1. Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick ($24)

This is YouTuber iiSuperwomanii’s new brand of lipstick – and it is, hands down, the best lip color I’ve ever owned. If you’re scared of red or avoid it, this lipstick is like magic – the next best thing to having a fairy godmother!

Get it from Amazon for $24.

2. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Lipstick

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($24.99)

A unique, vegan formula powered by water makes this lipstick supremely hydrating. The colors are all inspired by the sea as well as infused with Tarte’s proprietary antioxidant blend, which makes these a stay-put, conditioning product perfect for any occasion.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

3. Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick ($18)

These are shades to die for. Each lipstick is bold and pigmented and can put you together no matter how ‘thrown together’ the rest of your look is. Best part? It stays on, regardless of what you’re up to.

Get it from Amazon for $18.

4. stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick

stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick ($22)

My friends and I have all tried this shade of lippie, and we’re obsessed. Since we’re all from different ethnicities, that usually means that the shade won’t work – not this one! The color looked amazing on all of us. We call it the ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Lipstick’ because it looks good on all skin tones.

Get it from Amazon for $22.

5. Nyx Butter Lipstick

Nyx Butter Lipstick ($7.20)

You’ll see that I’m recommending a lot of cream or light pink shades because I tend to be a big fan of those shades for myself. The colors are absolutely beautiful, and the formula is great. I usually stick to stains because I hate how lipsticks feel on, but I barely notice when I have this one and it’s so soft while I’m applying!

Get it from Amazon for $7.20.

6. NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil ($20)

I love this product. I totally bought it because of the name (no shame), but now I’m in love with it because the application is so easy and it’s so so low maintenance!

Get it from Amazon for $20.

7. bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick

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bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick ($11.95)

YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen recommended this lipstick during a favorites video, and the color is actually pretty poppin’. Goes well with any skin tone, and I haven’t worn any other lippie but this one for the last week.

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

8. Trish McEvoy Lip Color

Trish McEvoy Lip Color ($21)

I tend to love more matte products. But look at that color, though! A peptide-building complex sets this lipstick apart from the competition. It works to boost moisture levels and stimulate collagen production in order to foster younger-looking skin – win-win!

Get it from Amazon for $21.

9. MAC Matte Lipstick

MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger ($17)

“Lady Danger” is one of the best names I have seen for lipstick for a type of shade I really like. I once wore it for eight hours and only had to reapply once after eating.

Get it from Amazon for $17.

10. Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon

Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon ($17)

Honest Beauty products are pretty great cosmetics, and if you like a more summer-like soft color, try this shade on for size!

Get it from Amazon for $17.