I have never, not once, had a decently saturated lip color that stays on well, doesn't dry out my lips, and isn't impossible to remove the remnants of, particularly not those in my price range.

I tried this one today (also this is the actual color - CANNOT BELIEVE I thought this was red):

Not only did I think it was red when I bought it and before I left my house (when it is clearly pink, ARGH), my lips are so freaking dry that I had to dry them out more with the bathroom soap in order to get them clean enough to put chapstick on.

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So is what I'm searching for something that doesn't exist in my price range? I'd rather not spend $30 on a lipstick.