Lipstick is one of the quickest, easiest ways to take your beauty look to the next level—not to mention it's fun. No matter your preference, nearly all women appreciate a good lip look. A pinky-nude adds polish and definition, a perfect red exudes glamor, and a bright coral screams summer. Many celebrities credit a bold lip as their go-to and praise it for its ability to make them feel empowered. Data has shown lipstick to be the most popular category when it comes to makeup, with over 81% of women using it, and rouged lips even have a history of being an identifier in the Women's Rights Movement. Considering the popularity and iconic status of the makeup product, it comes as no surprise that lipstick is such a quintessential rite of passage.
With all of this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of the best, (and in some cases, under-the-radar) lipsticks out there. We even kept them all below $25, so treating yourself won't cost you an arm and a leg. Keep scrolling to find out our favorite lipsticks, all under $25.
Formulated with only clean and safe ingredients, these lipsticks from Kosås deliver flattering color with a hydrating matte finish. Rose hip and green tea oils provide sun protection and boost collagen in order to prevent fine lines. Managing editor Lindsey Metrus swears by the shade Rosewater as a "my-lips-but-better" shade.
These lipsticks are made with the best quality ingredients possible and contain no unnecessary fillers. The result is saturated color with extreme moisturization that you can feel good about.
Sesame, rose hip, and papaya oils make this lipstick soothing and hydrating, while its twist-up packaging offers convenience. The six shades are buildable, comfortable, and are even named after iconic pop songs like "Red Balloons" and "Call Me."
These award-winning lipsticks are 100% natural and organic—but that doesn't mean that they compromise on color or application. Long-wearing and smooth, the formula has garnered five-star reviews at Credo, a clean beauty store, thanks to its luxurious feel.
A peptide-building complex sets this lipstick apart from the competition. It works to boost moisture levels and stimulate collagen production in order to foster younger-looking skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines on aging lips.
A unique, vegan formula powered by water makes this lipstick supremely hydrating. The colors are all inspired by the sea as well as infused with Tarte's proprietary antioxidant blend, which makes these a stay-put, conditioning product perfect for any occasion.
A favorite for natural lip products, Burt's Bees lipstick calls upon ingredients like Moringa oil and vitamin E, as well as the signature beeswax, to create a moisturizing sheer lipstick that keeps lips healthy and happy all day long (bonus points for the recyclable packaging).
These sheer shades from Lipstick Queen's Saint collection are as pretty as they are long-lasting and comfortable. Users love that the nude shades are compatible with even the fairest of skin tones and are simple enough for a perfect everyday lip.
Jojoba seed oil, murumuru butter, and shea butter moisturize lips in this lightweight lipstick with a demi-matte finish. Buildable and universally flattering, these are a best-selling product.
Fortified with a unique vanilla mint taste, this lipstick is part balm and offers intense hydration while softening your pout. A blend of aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea impart a protective and soothing quality that's instantly refreshing.
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