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The Best Drugstore Lipsticks, According To Editors Across The Globe

Cheap doesn't always mean cheap.
01/07/2016 02:52pm ET

Not everyone can afford to cough up $30 for lipstick that they haven't tested out for themselves (yes, we're looking at you, Kylie Jenner!). Besides, there are so many affordable options that you can see and swatch at your neighborhood drugstore.

We understand how overwhelming it can be walking up and down the aisles in search of a flattering shade of red lipstick or the perfect nude. So we asked HuffPost editors from all corners of the world to weigh in on the best lipsticks to look out for on your next drugstore run!

Maybelline
"Maybelline's creamy mattes will forever be my favorite matte lipstick. Its creamy texture rivals that of its high-end counterparts and the pigmentation is just right. I have yet to find a matte red lipstick that is more flattering than 'Siren In Scarlet,' and I keep several handy whenever my lips need a pick-me-up. For everyday, I throw on 'Nude Nuance' for that perfect 'your lips, but better' hue." - Madelyn Chung, HuffPost Canada Style editor Maybelline Color Sensational The Mattes, $5.59
Rimmel London
"This is the best nude. Some look as though you've applied foundation to your lips, but this shade still has some pink pigment so lips are the perfect shade of barely there. The texture is lush, too." - Leigh Campbell, HuffPost Australia Lifestyle EditorRimmel London Lasting Finish Nude By Kate Moss, $9.50
NYX Cosmetics
"Providing highly pigmented color and a long-lasting matte finish, this is one product giving Kylie Jenner's sold out Lip Kits a run for their money. (Not to mention, it's a fraction of the price). For a Jenner-esque '90s pout, try the pink-beige shade 'Stockholm.'" - Rosy Cherrington, HuffPost UK Style WriterNYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, $5.99
CoverGirl
"My lipstick M.O. is wearing a color that won't come off until I use makeup remover at the end of the night. So, I love CoverGirl's masterpiece because it actually lasts all day long and the colors are really pigmented. My favorite shade is 'Hot.' It is a brilliant red that's sexy without going overboard." - Chanel Parks, HuffPost U.S. Associate Lifestyle EditorCoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, $6.99
Milani Cosmetics
"A lot of beauty products come across my desk on a daily basis. But I was actually introduced to this Milani lip product by my best friend, Shaina. Don't let the cheap price tag fool you. This lipstick boasts a long-lasting and creamy formula in intense shades like Violet Void." - Dana Oliver, HuffPost U.S. Executive Fashion and Beauty EditorMilani Color Statement Lipstick, $5.49
L'Oreal Paris
"This is one of the few drugstore lipsticks I've tried that doesn't make my lips dry and cracked after a few hours of wear. It's light, yet perfectly pigmented and this 'Mauved 140' shade is a great pinky nude for everyday." - Lexi Tollefsen, HuffPost U.S. Lifestyle FellowL'Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour, $8.95

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