Everyone gets excited about a change in seasons for their respective reasons. For us, it’s lipstick. And this is the must-try trend.
This season, we’re ready to take on a color that’s versatile. You know, something that will look good in a subtle, sheer version and will make a serious statement in a rich matte. Enter: gray lipstick. (Yes, really.)
You may remember when Gigi Hadid debuted gray lipstick in July. At first, it took the beauty world by surprise because it’s, well, kind of weird. There’s just something strange about the whole idea about gray lips, especially since it seems like one of the most lifeless, unconventional colors around. But it can, in fact, look really beautiful when the proper steps are taken to make sure it’s long-lasting and – most importantly – non-flakey.
“Make sure your lips are hydrated and exfoliated before application, and remove any excess product before applying a long-wear or matte product,” celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert Grace Lee explains. “Apply the product and make sure to blot with a tissue. This ensures even application, but also helps press the product into the lips. Fill in with pencil if needed, and follow with one last blot – and lips should stay perfect!”
So whether you’re on the hunt for a product with subtle, silvery undertones or for something as head-turning as Gigi’s, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite products to help narrow down your search.
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in Time, $18
This bold liquid lipstick in Time is a metallized navy with silver shimmer. From a distance, this will look like a mix of dark blue and silvery-gray.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Haze, $6
NYX Matte Lipstick is a cult-favorite for its smooth application and silky feel. This one in Haze is perfect for those looking for full-on, hydrating gray color.
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color in Grey Over It, $7.49
For a shade that’s more on the subtle side, try Grey Over It by Maybelline. This dark taupe color with gray undertones is a great “greige” option.
Jeffree Star Matte Lipsticks in Dirty Monkey, $18
This striking dusty gray-green matte lip color couldn’t be better for fall. Be sure to exfoliate before applying this product to bare lips!
Lime Crime Matte Lipstick in Cement, $12
If you’re looking for a matte lip product that’s purely gray, try out Lime Crime’s five-star rated lipstick in Cement for the perfect, Instagrammable color for fall.
L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Lipcolour in Silverstone, $8.95
If gray is too intimidating, opt for a mauve like this one in Silverstone. This hydrating lip color will give your lips a silvery shimmer.
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.