Long lasting color, moisturize and protect your lips, all this from a budget lipstick? Yes!

By Andres Hernandez [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Andres Hernandez [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

No way do you have to plunk down a lot of money for a small tube of lipstick! You can find great colors, lipsticks that do double duty—moisturize and more for under $10.  Taylor Swift rocks Covergirl’s lipstick (yes, we found it) on and off the red carpet. Take a look at our 12 fantastic lipstick brands. We have a feeling that you and your wallet will be really happy with these choices.

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Black Radiance Perfect Tone Lipstick (MSRP $2.99), just like the fancy schmancy lipsticks, these lippies have a monogram stamped on them. You get true color and a rich, creamy formula. Oh, did I mention they have 21 long-lasting shades?

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick (MSRP $7.49), make look a bit too psychotically bright in the tube, but on the lip you get sheer, gorgeous color. The formula’s creamy and slides on your lips with ease. It’s also super shiny, wonder if it’s ‘cause they use honey nectar in the formula.

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Flower Beauty Kiss Stick Velvet Color ($6.98,  walmart.com). This is the cosmetic company that Drew Barrymore started. The Kiss Stick Velvet lipstick is a rich matte lippie that comes in 9 shades. When we tried it, it lasted a long time.

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Nyx Cosmetics Extra Creamy Round Lipstick ($4, nyxcosmetics.com). Rich, creamy and defies wear and smudging! Nyx Cosmetic’s Extra Creamy Round lippies are like the superheroes of lipstick!

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Color Whisper™ by Color Sensational by Maybelline (MSRP $7.49) Gawd, yes, the name of this lippie is long. I’ve been wearing it since it launched. Without fail, I get a compliment on the color. They’re true, well-pigmented and the soft pinks are a new neutral (well I think so). The formula, it’s a gel that floats on your lips. Nope, a sticky lipstick, not a loose gloss, but something in between. I love all 20 shades.

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AVON Totally Kissable Lipstick (MSRP $8, avon.com). Fruit enzymes are infused in every lipstick. You get full coverage, great color and soft lips. Have fun playing with their 14 shades.

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Nyx Cosmetics Glam Lipstick Aqua Luxe ($6, nyxcosmetics.com). Looking for high impact color? Then say hello to this lipstick. We’re talking mirror shine and glitter.  12 colors, from pale nude to va-va-voom red.

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Flower Beauty Lip Service Lip Butter ($6.98, walmart.com).  If you’ve been looking for sheer color that gives you lots of shine, you’ll love these lippies. There’s something in the formula that makes your lips look plumper.

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L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche ($9.99, lorealparisusa.com). These lippies smell good! Like you wanna nibble ‘em good! Brilliant glossy color, lightweight formula, 19 shades—winner, winner, chicken dinner.

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Fergie Center Stage Collection for Wet n’ Wild Perfect Pout Lip Color ($3.49, drugstore.com). Like the songstress, these lippies are shiny and sparkly. We tried the D-Vinely Chilled, and were pleasantly surprised that the color while intense was sheer. These lippies are infused with ant-aging technology, vitamins and minerals to keep lips looking and feeling soft. The lippie formula’s very long-wearing too!

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Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Color ($5.99,target.com). When you’ve seen Taylor Swift with her signature red lippie on, have you ever wondered whose lipstick is it? It’s Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Hot Passion 305, or just call it Hot 305. The formula for these lippies ensures long wear, true, intense color and lots of moisturizers that love your lips.

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Nyx Cosmetics Matte Lipstick ($6, nyxcosmetics.com). 22 shades to lose your heart to! From a pale nude to shocking magenta, you can go from demure to wild child with any of these creamy matte shades.

PJ Gach is the Managing Editor of Spa Week Daily.

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