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9 Ways to Copy Gabby Douglas’s Lipstick Color

Gabby Douglas.
Gabby Douglas. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Last Tuesday, when Gabby Douglas sailed over the uneven bars during another gold medal haul for the U.S. — the Final Five won first place in the team gymnastics competition — I thought: What an amazing athlete. But also: What lipstick is she wearing?

Revlon Lipstick Creme in Chocolicous, $6.45

This classic is a brown-brown with only subtle hints of burgundy. It goes from goth-lite to glam easily, and at under $7 a pop, it’s a mainstay.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in Rouge Audace, $37

Described as a “deep chocolate burgundy,” this is Chanel’s (limited edition!) answer to “What should my lips look like this fall?”


Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid, $60

This often sold-out, universally flattering shade is a tried-and-true option for diehards of the ‘90s brick-lips trend.

NYX Lip Cream in Aphrodisiac, $6.50

This “smoldering” lip cream is best described as “wine-drenched brick” — like you spilled your glass of merlot on a brick wall.

NYX Lip Cream in Enamored, $6.50

Also from the Simply Vamp line, this is a deeper and more intense color than Aphrodisiac  — more brown than burgundy, but still with subtle hints of wine.

NARS 413 BLKR Lipstick in Warm Rose Brown, $28

A semi-matte with a soft, warmer take on the bold-lip trend.

NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Empress, $28

More scarlet than brick, the blue undertones give it depth that nods to chocolate on darker skin tones.

Revlon Lipstick Crème in Black Cherry, $7

Another Revlon classic. More cherry than black, and a universally flattering color on those who favor heavier burgundy overtones.

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Giorgio Armani’s Rouge Ecstasy in Code, $37

Designed for everyday wear with impeccable hold, Code is a lighter chromatic option while still staying on trend.

How to Copy Gabby Douglas’s Lipstick Color