Experts’ Top Drugstore Makeup

You don't need to spend a ton of money to get great makeup. Hit up your drugstore with these makeup artists' recommendations

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Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipcolor in Disco Pink, $5.62

“This lipstick in Disco Pink is right on trend! A true salmon that feels just a touch more interesting than the run-of-the-mill pink. Color aside, the formula is a great combo of gloss and pigmented lipstick, close to a glaze. I have all of these shades in my kit. I’ve used it on Brittany Snow with beautiful results!” — Freedman

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $6.99

“I really like Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm because it’s super moisturizing and doesn’t feel slippery on the lips. I’m all about texture and the texture is perfect. It also gives a nice tint to the lips, but it’s not overpowering, so it’s great for people who don’t wear a lot of makeup.” — Nemes

CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm, $5.84

“I love how these gloss balms come in so many colors, and work with so many skin tones. It’s especially true to color, so what you expect will actually show up. And the gloss balms are shinny and glossy but don’t feel super gloppy.”– Nemes

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, $4.99

“I am currently rocking Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry as a ’90s nod. This deep burgundy shade is a true chameleon color. You can wear it sheer as a berry infused lip tint or bold as a moody burgundy. It looks great with a chic all black and white outfit!” — La Rosa