Marisa Petrarca Aug 18, 2017

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.



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