The Best 2018 Emmy Awards Lipsticks & Where To Buy Them Right Now
As the fashion- and beauty-obsessed know well, it's hard not to crave every celebrity look that makes its way down a red carpet. But when buying a couture gown or recreating a four-layer smoky eye isn't within your reach (*raises hand*), there's a surefire way to cop your favorite looks of the night. From $6 to $24, the best — and prettiest — 2018 Emmy Awards lipsticks lend way to a celeb-inspired routine that's actually attainable.
Just take Issa Rae's lipstick for example. Rae — who's nominated as Lead Actress for her work on HBO's Insecure — arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 17 wearing CoverGirl lipstick. The best part? Not only is her exact shade still available, but it can be yours for $6.
And it doesn't end there — the likes of Glow's Allison Brie and The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski walked the red carpet wearing all-natural formulas by Juice Beauty, both of which hit below the $25 price point.
In the spirit of recreating the very best celebrity looks from the evening, I've rounded up the exact lipstick shades from the 2018 Emmy Awards. Shop them all, below, before they inevitably sell out.
"We saw sketches of a few dress options and everyone on Issa’s team pointed to the same gorgeous Vera Wang look – we just knew! To get planning, I asked for a swatch of the fabric and started envisioning a tonal look to match Issa’s lids to the dress. The color really makes her skin tone pop!" makeup artist Joanna Simkin said of Rae's look.
Evan Rachel Wood
"She was looking for something high impact with a glossy finish, so Burt’s Bees Liquid Lipstick in Wine Waters was the perfect option," a press released shared about makeup artist Toby Fleischman's process.
"I wanted a super natural pout so I layered Juice Beauty’s Luminous Lip Crayon in Laguna, which is a natural color with a pink undertone with Juice Beauty’s Sheer Lipgloss in Bikini, the combo gave me the perfect juicy natural pout!" Brie's makeup artist said in a press release.
“For Sarah’s look, we wanted a take on the clean and chic New York Ballet meets classic red carpet moment. With clean glowy skin, great lashes and a slightly deeper take on the classic red lip," her makeup artist, Adam Breuchaud, wrote in a press release.
"I debated doing a deep, bold berry lip but then realized that’s what she wore for the Emmy’s last year, so we went with the perfect semi matte nude with a subdued shimmery eye, and of course, her signature bold brow," Kirby's makeup artist Katey Denno wrote in an Instagram post. "Finding the perfect nude for her lips had me going through about 20 shades. I love the one I chose: @100percentpure’s lipstick called ‘Mojave’ on well hydrated lips."
"I have a @ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint on hand at all times and my Emmy’s look is no exception. Tonight’s choice? Pink Nude," Moore, who is sponsored by the brand, wrote in an Instagram post.
Tracee Ellis Ross
"To tie the look together and create the perfect bold, matte pout, Lisa combined Hot Lips lipstick in Carinas Love with Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren, sheering out using her fingers to achieve a matte stain finish," read the press release about makeup artist Lisa Storey's look.
"The lip was the focus of this look and to create it we used the Phyto-Pigments Liquid Lip in the shade Reese in multiple layers followed by a liner from Bite Beauty to define and set the color," makeup artist Amy Strozzi said in a press release.
"To define lips, I applied Lancôme Le Lip Liner in Bronzelle all over. For a soft wash of color, I applied Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Timide 237 to finish the look," makeup artist Pablo Iglesias shared with The Zoe Report in a press release.
"This look was all about the lips, and I used the bright orange Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare," celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh shared with The Zoe Report in a press release.