The Under-$40 Lipsticks Celebs Actually Wore To The Oscars

From grown-up black nail polish to blinged-out barrettes, last night's Oscars served up beauty inspo left and right. But alongside unexpected trends and surprise makeovers, one classic Hollywood beauty look made a comeback: Bold, matte, unapologetically red lipstick.

For some attendees, like Janelle Monáe and Gal Gadot, rocking a red lip is as second nature as enjoying a morning cup of coffee; for others (looking at you, Margot Robbie and Joey King) the classic makeup look felt unexpected and glam in the best way. From an iconic drugstore Revlon shade to the most covetable Chanel limited-edition lipstick, here are the best red-lip moments from Hollywood's biggest night — and where to buy the exact tubes.


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The Star: Sydney Sweeney

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Carina's Love

For Elton John's Oscar party, makeup artist Melissa Hernandez dabbed Charlotte Tilbury's medium-red lipstick onto the Euphoria star. Paired with peach shadow and a two-toned gown, the look felt modern and classic at once.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick$34.00 Buy
Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images.
The Star: Janelle Monáe

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl

"In classic Janelle Monáe form, I did her signature red lip, using a cherry-red lip liner and Nars Dragon Girl lipstick," her makeup artist, Jessica Smalls, said of her look.
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil$27.00 Buy
The Star: Sofía Vergara

KISS New York Professional Fierce Cream Lipstick in Passion Red

Makeup artist Quinn Murphy layered KISS New York Professional Fierce Cream Lipstick in Passion Red (which launches later this month) with a matching lip liner to create the star's signature look.
The Star: Gal Gadot

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in So Lit

To achieve Gal's high-impact red lip, makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani plucked a fire-engine shade from Revlon's super-affordable lipstick line. (Gadot is a spokesperson for the brand.)
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Is Everything Lipstick$8.49 Buy
Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images.
The Star: Lily Aldridge

Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in 400

Makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez started with Rouge D’Armani Matte in 400 as a base, followed by a layer of Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in 400 for a look that would last through every after-party cocktail and air kiss.
Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick$38.00 Buy
The Star: Lucy Boynton

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in Camélia Carmin

Makeup artist Jo Baker swept on Chanel's new, limited-edition matte red lipstick straight from the bullet to create velvet-y, petal-like lips on actor Lucy Boynton.
Chanel ROUGE ALLURE CAMÉLIA Exclusive Creation Lip Colour$40.00 Buy
The Star: Margot Robbie

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme in Idéal

Makeup artist Pati Dubroff transformed Robbie into a modern-day screen siren with the help of Chanel's velvet-matte lipstick in the perfect blue-red shade.
Chanel Extreme Intense Matte Lip Colour$38.00 Buy
The Star: Rebel Wilson

Surratt Beauty Automatique Lip Crayon in Alluring

“For the lips, I mainly used the La Baton Rouge in Bonne with the Automatique Lip Crayon in Alluring on top," explains makeup artist Matin.
Surratt Automatique Lip Crayon - Alluring$34.00 Buy
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