Fall 2023's red lip feels fresh. Pairing playfully with the bold colors of the season, it takes on a new vibe. The longtime makeup classic that brings us back to old Hollywood had us thinking about the star style amongst our own pages. The matte cream with wand applicator by Rare Beauty---seen on Busy Phillips in our October 2020 cover story---is soft and wearable. Westman Atelier's Lip Suede is our founder's favorite, with four shades to choose from and the option to blend any or all. When we talked to Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist star Jane Levy about what tops the list of her six favorite things, she named Lipstick Queen's convertible lipstick: yellow in the tube, but a coral-red on the lips, a discontinued product she names as her "go-to makeup item", we found it for you on Amazon. We also love the Nars classic, Heat Wave, and cool-toned Obsessed by Pat McGrath Labs, whose Matte Trance lipsticks provide the best texture and finish, especially when it comes to the color red. Seriously scarlet hues by by Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs make the cut, and we can't get enough of Fenty Beauty's stay-put lip paint in Unattached. Pro tip: At $15, Sephora's lip stain in Red Velvet is as luscious as its luxury counterparts.
Seen on FW22/23 runways. Clockwise from left: Schiaparelli; Marni; No 21; Ozwald Boateng; Tory Burch.