The 15 best lipsticks to shop in 2024, per celebrities

Ever wondered what gives your favorite celebrity their perfect pout?

These days, it seems like every A-lister under the sun has a beauty brand — but they’re not always swiping on their own products from day to day.

In fact, a number of stars have either spoken about their favorite lipsticks or showed them off in social media posts; sometimes, it’s their makeup artists who let us in on which shades they’re sporting.

From cosmetics-industry classics like Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk and MAC Ruby Woo to clean lip colors from Kosas and RMS, keep scrolling to learn about (and shop) the lipsticks stars and their glam gurus swear by.


charlotte tilbury lipstick

This iconic nude-pink hue is loved by both pop royalty and real royalty: Britney Spears wore it on her wedding day in 2022, while Meghan Markle swiped it on for her Time cover shoot in 2021. The Duchess of Sussex is also a fan of the taupe-nude Very Victoria ($35) shade, which is named after her friend Victoria Beckham.

Tilbury even earned an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from the Queen in 2018, giving her brand the ultimate royal seal of approval.

Hailey Bieber’s also a huge Pillow Talk fan — as is TikTok superstar Alix Earle, who applied the matching Lip Cheat Lip Liner ($24) as part of her viral lip routine.



Chanel pink delight lipstick
Chanel

What do Sofia Richie’s wedding and the “Barbie” movie press tour have in common (besides producing some of the most viral moments of 2023, that is)? Both featured this soft pink Chanel shade.

Margot Robbie wore it at her Mattel flick’s London premiere, while Richie entrusted the same makeup artist, Pati Dubroff, to apply it for her nuptials with Elliot Grainge. 

“Pati, you’re a genius for this,” she said in a TikTok of the shade, which she was “applying all night” during her wedding reception.  



MAC lipstick in a reddish-brown shade
MAC

No need to be green with envy over Rachel Green’s signature lip. Jennifer Aniston revealed she reached for this reddish-brown MAC shade during her time playing the famed “Friends” character.

“It was a browny brick,” she recalled to Glamour in 2017.  “I remember that was my go-to color when I was doing ‘Friends.’”



mac ruby woo
Ulta Beauty

Taylor Swift’s signature scarlet pout often comes courtesy of this oldie but goodie. “It’s a staple. I was the last person to discover it,” the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker told People of the bestselling blue-based red in 2015.

Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janet Jackson and Angelina Jolie also adore the ultra-matte, highly pigmented product, which packs serious staying power.



Tom Ford Lip Color in Sable Smoke
Sephora

A number of celebrity makeup artists believe this pricey product’s the best nude lippie money can buy — including Adam Burrell, who works with Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson and told E! News it’s his “absolute favorite universal nude” thanks to its “pure pigment and luxurious texture.”

Kim Kardashian’s longtime glam guru, Mario Dedivanovic, once praised the warm-toned peach shade on his star client’s now-defunct app, saying it “looks good on everyone” and confirming he’s used it on Kardashian.



A beige nude matte lipstick
Ulta Beauty

When it comes to lipstick, plenty of stars agree: “Mother” (as McGrath’s affectionately nicknamed in the industry) knows best. The celebrity makeup artist‘s matte formulas are a hit with celebrities like Adele — who wore the beige-nude Christy shade on British Vogue’s cover — as well as Kacey Musgraves and Emma Stone.

And while McGrath used the soft pink Femmebot shade on Taylor Swift in her “Bejeweled” music video, the pop star’s also partial to the blue-red Elson to achieve her go-to red lip. (The eye-catching crimson hue is currently sold out, but McGrath’s team tells us the brick-red Rouge 8 makes for a close match until it gets restocked.)

“Taylor Swift inspired me to try the Elson shade, and I fell head over heels in love — it truly is the perfect red, and the formula is incredibly pigmented and pretty long-lasting,” says Page Six Style Elana FIshman, who gives the classic hue a rave review.

“The best thing, though, might be the texture,” she adds. “While some mattes leave my lips feeling (and looking) parched, this one goes on like velvet and is so comfortable, I tend to forget I’m wearing it — until I look in the mirror or someone compliments the color, that is.”



Red lip cream lipstick from Sephora with the cap to the side.
Sephora

Jenna Lyons may have one of the most enviable wardrobes out there — but that doesn’t mean her go-to lipstick will bust your budget. The “RHONY” star and former J.Crew executive’s signature crimson lip comes courtesy of this under-$20 Sephora staple.

“I get asked about my red lipstick all the time,” Lyons told reporters at an event in 2023. “Now you don’t have to DM me and ask me what it is. This stuff does not come off, not at all.”



Kosas Weightless Lipstick in Royal
Kosas

This beloved clean beauty brand is popular with TikTok influencers and Hollywood stars alike. Gwyneth Paltrow revealed on her Goop podcast that she loves the ripe berry Royal hue, saying, “It’s a beautiful red and whenever I wear red that’s the one that I wear.”

Mindy Kaling, meanwhile, prefers the Darkroom shade. “I love this because it’s red, but you can wear it to a meeting without looking too vampy like you want to date the person you’re meeting with,” the “Mindy Project” star joked on IGTV in 2019, according to Who What Wear.

Other fans of the Kosas formula — made with fine line-smoothing mango seed butter in addition to nourishing shea butter, cocoa seed butter and jojoba oil — include Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde.



Pat McGrath labs liquid lipstick
Revolve

Just call this velvety lipstick part of a supermodel’s “Love Story.” Jasmine Tookes wore this Taylor Swift-loved formula for her wedding, as she told InStyle, in the shade Divine Nude.



pink lipstick
Amazon/L’Oréal

While Kendall Jenner became a global ambassador for L’Oréal in 2023, she’s been a fan for much longer; she told Harper’s Bazaar her first memory of the brand was “playing around with my mom’s makeup and seeing L’Oréal Paris lipsticks in her makeup bag.”

These days, her favorite offering from the brand is this liquid lipstick, which she told the outlet is “so easy to wear, never smudges, and feels super hydrating.”


Urban Decay Vice Lip Bond Liquid Lipstick in Pleased
Sephora

Looking for a lip look that’ll last? This liquid formula comes in 12 different smudge- and transfer-proof shades, making it ideal for red carpets and date nights alike.

Perhaps that’s why it’s popular with the likes of Lizzo and Natasha Lyonne, who both wear the warm apricot nude Pleased. Lizzo’s makeup artist, Alexx Mayo, showed off his client’s glossy lip on Instagram, while Lyonne rocked the same hue at the 2023 Golden Globes.

Meanwhile, “Euphoria” breakout star Chloe Cherry, who’s the face of the Vice Lip Bond campaign, told Page Six Style in 2022 that she’s partial to the bubblegum pink shade Cuffed Up for everyday and the fiery Unbreakable when she wants “a red lip look.”



rms lipstick

Miranda Kerr often wears this bold, richly pigmented pick on the red carpet. “I like RMS Red because it’s from a natural brand that uses just organic ingredients. [RMS Red] is so bright and almost an orange-red, which I like,” the top model told InStyle of the “transformative” product.

She’s not the only fan; Kourtney Kardashian swiped it on in the shade Magic Hour for “’90s vibes” in a Vogue “Beauty Secrets” video, while both Emma Watson and Gisele Bündchen have been spotted rocking it in other hues.



Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit in Mary Jo K
Ulta Beauty

Ah, the celebrity beauty brand that started it all. Kylie Jenner couldn’t keep her Lip Kits in stock when she launched them back in 2015, and they’ve been popular ever since — not just with the Kardashian-Jenners, but also with the family’s famous peers.

Named after Kylie’s grandmother, the true red Mary Jo K shade might be the most popular of the lot; Christina Aguilera, Chrissy Teigen, Olivia Munn and Hailey Bieber have all worn the hot hue.



sisley lipstick

“I rarely wear lipstick but I love this Sisley color,” Sarah Jessica Parker told Who Australia in 2019 of this product, which the brand describes as “a tinted balm, colored like a lipstick and shiny like a gloss.” Aubrey Plaza’s rocked it on the red carpet as well.

In a 2018 Vogue “Beauty Secrets” video, Hailey Bieber completed her “California glow” with the matte version of the product in the shade Ballet.



hourglass red lipstick

Hourglass campaign star Julianne Moore likes matching her famous red hair to a scarlet lip, telling Marie Claire she’s partial to this 100% vegan formula because “it’s long-wearing and it’s really pretty.”

Other famous Hourglass lipstick fans include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kourtney Kardashian, Margot Robbie and “Real Housewives of New York City” alum Sonja Morgan.