You guys, Lipsense might be really popular right now, but it’s also expensive at $25 a tube, $20 for the gloss and $55 for the starter kit.

We ranked the top six drugstore brands that are cheaper Lipsense alternatives, but just as good for half the price.

Oh, and you can use coupons to score these products for pennies on the dollar because they’re drugstore brands.

 

Lipsense ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pros:

Yes, Lipsense really, totally does stay on as long as it says it will. I left mine on for a full 18 hours, and it was still going strong. The colors are gorgeous, and there are tons and tons of color options that you can mix colors to create custom shades perfect for your skin tone.

Cons:

That price is like whoa. I mean, as much as this is an awesome product, can we all agree that $55 is a bit spendy for your average lipstick junkie?

You also have to apply the product a full three coats, unlike most of the options below, and the gloss can be a little sticky. Oh yeah, and you can’t use chapstick because it will cause the product not to stick to your lips. You heard me, put that tube down if you’re looking to be a regular Lipsense user.

Breakdown:

  • Price: $55 for the introductory kit ($25 for each tube of color and $20 for gloss)
  • Size: 0.25 fl/oz
  • Where to buy: Through Lipsense distributors; they’re an MLM company
  • How many coats you’ll need: 3-4 of color, two coats of gloss
  • How long it lasted: 18 hours and was still going strong

 

1. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pros:

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! The Infallible Pro-Last gets best overall because it lasted all day, my lips felt soft, and the color stayed true. It comes with a moisturizing top coat and came off easily with a lip exfoliant at night.

Plus, at only $9.88 it’s a heck of a lot more affordable than the $55 Lipsense starter kit. Pair with a coupon like the recent $2/1, and it’s only $7.88. Score.

Cons:

The glitter did flake off a bit, and I had to reapply the moisturizer several times during the day.

Breakdown:

  • Price: $9.88 ($45.12 cheaper than Lipsense)
  • Size: 0.17 fl/oz
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Walmart, hands down at $9.88
  • Worst place to buy: Walgreens because it’s $13.49; that’s a $3 markup! Wut.
  • How many coats you’ll need: Two coats of color, one of balm
  • How long it lasted: Eight hours

Here’s an example of a recent coupon deal we’ve seen:

Buy 1 L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last at Walmart for $9.88

Use the $2/1 coupon from January 2017

Final price: $7.88

 

2. Maybelline SuperStay 2-step Lip Color ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pros:

Amazing bright color that lasted all 10 hours, and the texture was great. Not clumpy or too thick or too sticky. The top coat was more like a balm than a gloss, so it was nice and light.

Cons:

The product needs to go on pretty thick to get true color, so you’ll need more coats than most of the other products listed. Also there was some transfer onto my coffee cup immediately after applying the top coat.

Breakdown:

  • Price: $7.69 ($47.31 cheaper than Lipsense)
  • Size: 0.14 fl/oz
  • Cheapest place to buy: Target for $7.69
  • Worst place to buy: Rite Aid and Walgreens tie for worst at $10.99
  • How many coats you’ll need: Two
  • How long it lasted: 10 hours

Here’s an example of a recent coupon deal we’ve seen:

Buy 1 Maybelline SuperStay 2-step Lip Color at Target for $7.69

Use the $2/1 RP from 5/14

Final price: $5.69

 

 

3. Revlon Overtime ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pros:

Revlon Overtime lasted a full 12 hours without reapplication of color. The color options are also awesome with over 30 colors to choose from. The color goes on thicker and only needs one coat to use, plus it comes with a moisturizing gloss.

Cons:

The gloss felt a little sticky, and the tube is about half as big as other products on this list. The gloss also has to be reapplied several times a day in order to keep your lips moisturized, so you will likely run out of gloss before you run out of color.

Breakdown:

  • Price: $8.48 ($46.52 cheaper than Lipsense)
  • Size: 0.14 fl/oz
  • Cheapest place to buy: Walmart for $8.48
  • Worst place to buy: Walgreens for $10.99
  • How many coats you’ll need: Two coats of color, one coat of gloss
  • How long it lasted: 12 hours

Here’s an example of a recent coupon deal we’ve seen:

Buy 1 Revlon Overtime at Walmart for $8.48

Use the $2/1 coupon from the 6/18 SS

Final price: $6.48

 

4. Covergirl Outlast ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pros:

This is by far the longest-lasting drugstore brand. It really stood up to the test. And I’m pretty sure I could have slept in it and still had some on the next day. It even lasted through showering!

Cons:

There aren’t as many color options as some brands, and I found it to be a little harder to remove at the end of the day.

Breakdown:

  • Price: $7.49 ($57.51 cheaper than Lipsense)
  • Size: 0.13 fl/oz
  • Cheapest Place to Buy: Walmart for $7.49
  • Worst place to buy: Amazon for $11.70
  • How many coats you’ll need: One
  • How long it lasted: 14 hours

Here’s an example of a recent coupon deal we’ve seen:

Buy 1 Covergirl Outlast at Walmart for $7.49

Submit for $1.50/1 Ibotta rebate

Final price: $5.99

 

RELATED: 13 Walmart Couponing Hacks You Need to Know

 

5. Wet n Wild Megalast

Pros:

For the price, this product worked great. The huge tube means that there’s plenty of product to last a long time, so re-applying after only four hours isn’t that big of a deal.

Cons:

Apply some coconut oil or Chapstick first, or it gets flaky and clumpy right away. Also, with the shortest wear time, this product is a case of getting what you pay for. Skip it and spend a couple extra dollars!

Breakdown:

  • Price: $2.99 ($52.01 cheaper than Lipsense)
  • Size: 0.23 fl/oz
  • Cheapest place to buy: Walgreens at $2.99
  • Worst place to buy: Target at $3.49
  • How many coats you’ll need: Three
  • How long it lasted: Four hours

Here’s an example of a recent coupon deal we’ve seen:

Buy 1 Wet n Wild Megalast at Walgreens for $2.99

Use a $0.50/1 printable from Coupons.com

Final price: $2.49

 

 

6. Rimmel Provacalips ⭐⭐⭐

Pros:

Goes on in just one coat, and lasted a full eight hours to my surprise. The color stayed true, and I had no issues with flaking.

Cons:

While the extra thick formula is a “pro” because it allows you to just use one coat, it is a little thicker than you might be used to from Lipsense.

Breakdown:

  • Price: $6.47 ($48.53 cheaper than Lipsense)
  • Size: 0.14 fl/oz
  • Cheapest place to buy: Walmart for $6.47
  • Worst place to buy: CVS for $7.49
  • How many coats you’ll need: One
  • How long it lasted: Eight hours

Here’s an example of a recent coupon deal we’ve seen:

Buy 1 Rimmel Provacalips at Walmart for $6.47

Use the $1.50/1 coupon from 3/12 RP

Final price: $4.99

 

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