These Under $10 Lip Liners Deserve Some Serious Hype


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Since lip liners are a certified beauty staple, we totally understand the urge to buy 28 of them in one go. Your pouts deserve to be defined, lined, and plumped with nothing but love this year, so we picked the best of the drugstore liner bunch for your gloss and matte combos. With impeccable wear, rich shades, and quick-to-swipe texture, you’ll need less than $10 to add them to your makeup bags.

1. Essence Cosmetics Soft & Precise Lip Pencil, $3

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For a formula that stays on for hours, it’s seriously impressive how the Essence Cosmetics Soft & Precise Lip Pencil, $3, glides along your lips with zero feathering. We’re hitting the golden buzzer for its prize tag and creamy texture that dries to a matte finish.

2. Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner, $3

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You can totes cheat your way to a plump pout without any tugging – simply glide this polymer-infused gel liner over your Cupid’s bow to instantly level up your lip game. With a stunning collection of browns, burgundies, bold reds, and deep mauves, the Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner, $4, is a drugstore gem.

3. e.l.f. Cosmetics Love Triangle Lip Filler Liner, $4

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For days when we like to switch it up, this 2-in-1 liner calls our name. Shaped like a pyramid for effortless lining, sculpting, and filling, its long-lasting pigment dries to a semi-matte finish with a single swipe.

4. Maybelline Color Sensational Carded Lip Liner, $7

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Maybelline launched this self-sharpening liner with a fab collection of pinks and plums, plus a clear shade to prep and prime your lips. The super-creamy formula practically hugs your lips’ curves and is available in fourteen saturated hues. P.S. the shades Rich Wine and Brick Red look stunning on everyone.

5. IMAN Cosmetics Perfect Lip Pencil, $7

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This soft pencil will get your lips working overtime. It sculpts effortlessly and its built-in sharpener makes defining your lips with a crisp edge completely effortless. We love shade Passion for fairer complexions while shades Espresso and Cocoa look divine on rich to deep skin tones.

6. Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner, $9

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You’ll be hard-pressed to find a shade that doesn’t grab your attention in Rimmel’s collection of coffee browns, deep corals, and berry mauves. Not only are they bleed-free, but their creamy texture packs a serious punch of color. DW, it’ll cling on for eight hours, so you can get started on those 1000 kisses.

Here at HB HQ, we like to sculpt our lips with a shade deeper than our natural lip color – check out this post for all our tips on choosing your perfect liner shade.

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