These Are the 6 Best Drugstore Red Lipsticks—and They're All Under $10

Red lipstick is my not-so-secret weapon when I want to feel powerful and confident. It's like armor—an accessory I swipe on to embolden myself before a meeting or activity that holds weight. That's not to say anyone needs makeup to be a force; it's just nice to have when I want it.

That being said, lipstick can be expensive. Applying it whenever I want (and reapplying over and over, as the case may be) means I go through tubes like candy. So it's nice to have a few drugstore favorites in the mix to ease my purse strings. Below, find Byrdie editors' favorite drugstore red lipsticks and why we stock up whenever we can.