The Most Universally Flattering Lipsticks, According to Makeup Artists

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A universally flattering beauty product is a rare find—which is why it usually grows to cult status once it’s discovered (see Nars’s Orgasm, Essie’s Ballet Slippers, and Benefit’s High Beam). A universally flattering lipstick, however, is almost unheard of—the proverbial “one size fits all” mentality simply doesn’t apply when the slightest change in shade can take you from bold to garish in one fell sweep. But—never ones to accept the status quo—we knew these fabled products must exist somewhere out there in the universe. And who better to reveal them to us than those who work with clients of all skin tones, all the time? Ahead, you’ll find eight lipstick shades that top celebrity makeup artists use on all their clients, from Rita Ora to Abbey Lee Kershaw. Keep scrolling to see them all!

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