We found the exact soft matte lipstick Emma Chamberlain wore to the Met Gala—and it's actually 50% off for national lipstick day

We've scoured the web for Emma Chamberlain's cool-girl lippie

Emma Chamberlain wears a blue top and headband, as well as nude lipstick as she arrives for the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Gala's 2023 theme is "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty." / in a pink/purple template
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Ever since Emma Chamberlain's 2023 Met Gala appearance, we've been dreaming about her chic, 'lived-in' lip look and at long last, we've found the exact lippy she wore—oh, and did we mention it's currently 50% off for National Lipstick Day?

Yes, right now you can actually bag the very shade Emma repped whilst standing atop the Met's steps and during that Jack Harlow interview, we might add! The iconic lipstick in question is Lancôme's L'Absolu Rouge lippie—which is also the very same one that Lily Collins wore in Emily in Paris—and right now it's half-price at Sephora, which is practically unheard of for such a designer brand!

So for anyone looking to shop this Emma-approved number, here's the 411 on the current Sephora deal—plus what sale picks the expert My Imperfect Life team will be adding to their carts...

Emma Chamberlain's Met Gala lippie

As one of Lancôme's beauty ambassadors, you can often spot Emma repping a product from the beauty house, but it's her soft pink lip from the Met Gala, not to mention her recent French-Girl-esque red lip moments, that always live in our minds rent-free.

Alas, Lancôme beauty staples don't come cheap, which is precisely why this 50% discount has left us sprinting over to the Sephora Sale.

Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick: was $35 now $17.50 (save $17.50)
50% off Emma's lip

Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick: was $35 now $17.50 (save $17.50)

Emma wore shades 547 and 250 at the Met Gala and we've also spotted her rocking a few red shades.

We'd definitely recommend a rich or dark red for a 'Red wine'-inspired makeup look, which as mentioned, Emma herself has been loving lately.

This sale goes live on Saturday, July 29, 2023 and if you were hoping to add a few other cult-favorite lipsticks to your Sephora beauty haul, we have some very good news for you. The sale isn't just on Lancôme's lip heroes, you can also find lipsticks from Gucci, Pat McGrath, MAC and even Fenty, all 50% off!

So, to aid in your hunt for your new signature lip shade, here's a round-up of the colors the My Imperfect Life gals are shopping for...

Shop the MIL team's signature lip shades

From matte reds to soft, every day nudes, these are the lipsticks we're eyeing up in the 50% Sephora National Lipstick Day sale...

1. Aleesha's iconic red

Aleesha wearing a red lipstick alongside a picture of the Gucci matte lipstick

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Gucci Velvet Matte Lipstick: was $45 now $22.50 (save $22.50) | Sephora

Gucci Velvet Matte Lipstick: was $45 now $22.50 (save $22.50) | Sephora

Our Beauty Editor, Aleesha Badkar, is on the hunt for a new, orange-toned red, so this Gucci lippie in shade '501' is a must-buy!

2. Mariana's subtle pink

Mariana pictured wearing pink lipstick alongside a picture of fresh's tinted lip balm

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fresh Sugar Lip Balm Hydrating Treatment: was $25 now $12.50 (save $12.50) | Sephora

fresh Sugar Lip Balm Hydrating Treatment: was $25 now $12.50 (save $12.50) | Sephora

MIL's Editor, Mariana Cerqueira prefers natural, but slightly elevated lip, so a pink-tinted lip balm is right up her alley!

3. Christina's date-night red

Christina pictured wearing red lipstick alonside a lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick: was $20 now $10 (save $10) | Sephora

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick: was $20 now $10 (save $10) | Sephora

Our Deputy Editor, Christina Izzo loves a chic, blue-toned red lipstick and wears the statement shade so darn well. So, this one from Anastasia Beverly Hills, in shade 'American Doll' will be a welcome addition to her collection!

4. Naomi's everyday nude

Naomi wearing a mauve/nude lipstick alongside a product still of Pat McGraths liquid lipstick

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PAT McGRATH LABS LiquiLUST™ Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick: was $34 now $17 (save $17) | Sephora

PAT McGRATH LABS LiquiLUST™ Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick: was $34 now $17 (save $17) | Sephora

Lifestyle writer, Naomi Jamieson, loves soft, mauve-like nude—like that of Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk—but wants to add a new long-wear liquid lippie to her rotation.

Happy National Lipstick day everyone!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.