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The 8 Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Winter

12/28/2015 10:41am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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Craving some color? We raided the drugstore to find you the freshest shades and textures of the season. Here, the creamy nudes, glossy violets, and matte reds that are sure to satisfy your taste--and your budget.
By Irma Elezovic, Allure

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CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Tempt Berry
If you're looking for a lipstick that delivers pigment, moisture, and staying power, stock up. This burgundy is superhydrating (thanks to the shea butter), and gives lips the perfect subtle shine.

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in HD Passion
A little red, a tad purple, and a lot sexy, this liquid lipstick is simply irresistible. The key to pulling it off? Pair it with a bare face, or faux bare face--we won't judge.

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Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Nude Light, Nude Light Medium, and Nude Medium
The point of nude lipstick is to make your lips look naturally fuller. This shea-butter formula feels almost like a balm and comes in three supremely flattering shades of nude--pink-y beige, rosy caramel, and reddish brown--to flatter every complexion.

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NYX Matte Lipstick in Aria
Remember when Rihanna wore that violet lipstick and everyone freaked out? Well, this shade is a dead ringer that one: bold, vibrant, and totally badass.

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L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen in Mad for Matte
If you're doing a classic red lip, it should never look sloppy. The pointed tip on this pen guarantees a crisp outline and the creamy, matte formula lasts through an entire night of sipping champagne without smudging or fading.

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Maybelline New York ColorBlur by Lip Studio in Partner in Crimson
If high-maintenance isn't your look, here's another option: lipstick that's faded in the center for a cool ombré effect or blurred at the edges. This pen has an intense red on one end an eraser-like sponge on the other to create perfectly imprecise looks.

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Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Mink Brown
Brown lipstick loses its blah when the shade isn't muddy and the texture is creamy. This rich chestnut (which happens to be only 99 cents!) has hints of red to make it supremely flattering on every skin tone.

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Rimmel London Show Off Matte Lip Velvet in Meteoric Matte
Pretty much every Allure editor is obsessed with this lipstick for its superpigmented formula and long-lasting results. We just recommend applying a healthy dose of lip balm first as it tends to dry out quickly.

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