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10 New Drugstore Lipsticks That Feel So Luxe

Here's proof-positive that you don't need to spend big bucks to find the perfect lipstick
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A swipe of lipstick is undeniably the easiest -- and fastest -- way to totally change up your look, and, if you're anything like us, you likely have several different tubes within reach at all times. And while we totally get the appeal of luxury lipstick (and hey, we're not knocking it!) an extensive collection of those pricey puppies can do some serious damage to your wallet. Happily, the latest drugstore lipsticks are taking a hint from their high-end counterparts and incorporating all kinds of new ingredients, innovative technologies and fabulous formulas. No matter which luxe lipstick you love, there's now a budget-friendly option that's oh-so similar. Ahead, 10 of our latest obsessions.

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If You Like  Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, $34 ...
... Try Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick, $7.49

It used to be that any lipstick with a matte finish left your lips feeling dry ... USED to be. High-end brands finally figured out how to revamp their matte formulas to make them much more hydrating, and now the drugstore companies are getting in on the game, too. Case in point: This Rimmel steal, which, like the Charlotte Tilbury option, goes on totally matte, but doesn't feel chalky. Credit an emollient oil and liquid polymer that make for super comfortable, matte color that hugs your lips without drying them out.

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If You Like Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Lacquer, $85 ...
... Try Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer, $6

The makeup is almost as crave-worthy as those red-soled heels, but if that's still out of your price range, here's the perfect alternative. Both deliver patent-leather shine, rich, bold pigment, and long-lasting wear.

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If You Like Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick, $30 ...
... Try Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor, $8.99

In both options, the gel base makes for lightweight, yet saturated, color, and a comfortable and cushiony feel. Hyaluronic acid adds an extra dose of moisture, and big props for the slim tip that makes precise application a breeze.

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If You Like Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint, $20 ...
... Try L'Oreal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip, $9.99

When you want complete coverage, reach for a lip paint. L'Oreal Paris's latest comes in an impressive array of 14 colors, and, just like Tarte's shade range, features everything from wearable nudes to out-of-the box hues (think teal and royal blue).

BY MELANIE RUD CHADWICK | MAR 23, 2017 | SHARES
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