These affordable picks won't budge, even if you're eating and drinking.
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Whether you like something natural, a bright berry, or another color, a good lipstick brightens your face and can transform your entire look. Even if the only time you're dressing up is for virtual happy hours or quick trips to the grocery store, there's nothing wrong with wanting to get a little dolled up. However, some formulas don't last long, and you can find yourself continually reapplying throughout the day. And once you start layering, your lips can start to look cakey, not the smooth, flawless finish we all desire. But there are several options that won't budge or smudge. Here are four affordable options you'll want to add to your cart.

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Smashbox Liquid Lipstick

If you've had issues with liquid lipsticks leaving your pout super dry, try this top-rated option from Smashbox. It features jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils to keep your lips nourished throughout the day. The long-wearing option stays put for eight hours and needs just one swipe of the wand for an opaque color. It's available in matte and metallic matte options in 23 different shades.

Buy It: Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick ($18, Ulta)

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Tarte Liquid Lipstick

Reviewers love this lipstick because it dries quickly and lasts all day. (One buyer says it even stays put while they're wearing a face mask.) It's safe for all skin types and free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. The full-coverage liquid lip comes in in 25 different colors.

Buy It: Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($18, Tarte)

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L'Oreal Paris Liquid Lipstick

You don't have to spend a small fortune on high-quality lipstick. This lightweight stain is ultra-pigmented, so you only need one layer. The popular choice has a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from more than 9,200 reviews, with one person writing, "[It's] one of the best long-lasting lip products I have ever used!"

Buy It: Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain ($12, Ulta)

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Bare Minerals Lipstick

If you prefer traditional lipstick over liquid, this is the best option for you. The formula includes baobab oil, which is packed with vitamin C, to moisturize, and sunflower seed and jojoba wax to hydrate. (No dry, cracked lips here.) The full-coverage lipstick comes in 12 colors.

Buy It: Barepro Longwear Matte Lipstick ($20, Sephora)

Comments (2)

Better Homes & Gardens Member
September 3, 2020
What’s the point in wearing lipstick if you’re stupid enough to be wearing a mask. Nobody will see you lips, geez
Better Homes & Gardens Member
September 3, 2020
What’s the point in wearing lipstick if you’re stupid enough to be wearing a mask. Nobody will see you lips, geez