Get Stuff We Love

Subscribe to our newsletter.
/ Source: TODAY
By Bahar Takhtehchian

At TODAY we take care to recommend items we hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY may get a small share of the revenue.Using interviews with specialists, online reviews and personal experience, TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

You don’t have to break the bank to look beautiful! In honor of National Lipstick Day, here are seven drugstore must-haves that'll give you a soft, sexy and pretty pout every day of the year.


MUA Color Intense Lipstick, $9,

A bold, sexy lip screams confidence and can add a pop of color to any outfit. This lipstick glides on smoothly and imparts a rich and long-wearing pigment.

Lip liner

L’Oreal Lip Liner, $6,

Lip liner, once an outdated tool, is back in a big way. It's also incredibly useful by outlining the natural shape of your lips and preventing your lipstick from bleeding. Available in a variety of shades, this liner is sure to help complete any look.

Lip gloss

Revlon Colorstay Overtime Liquid Lipcolor, $11,

Topping your lipstick off with a shiny gloss can amp up your glam factor and help your lipstick stay put longer. All 26 shades of this gloss add instant moisture and shine to your lips.

Lip stain

Covergirl Outlast Lip Stain, $8.50,

A lip stain gives your pout a pretty flush of color that won’t fade as easily as lipstick or gloss can. The marker-like features of this lip pen make the application process simple and fun.

Lip balm

Maybelline Baby Lips, $4,

To hydrate your lips and get a hint of color, try using a tinted moisturizing balm. This formula moisturizes your lips and helps them look and feel more healthy.

Lip exfoliator

e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator, $3,

Chapped lips can look even worse than they feel. To get rid of dryness and flakiness, exfoliate your lips once a month or as needed. This formula contains Vitamin E and Shea butter and is meant to be massaged into the lips in a circular motion.

Lip brush

Sonia Kashuk Lip Brush, $8,

Applying lipstick straight from the tube certainly works, but most makeup artists agree that a lip brush will guarantee the most professional-looking pout. This brush is retractable and helps create an even application every time.