Cher's lipstick in 'Clueless' is a whole '90s mood—here's how to recreate Alicia Silverstone's iconic look

Love Cher's lipstick in 'Clueless'? Here's how to recreate her nostalgic, cool-girl look...

Alicia Silverstone in a scene from the film 'Clueless', 1995/ in a pink check template
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When it comes to the best 90s films, few can compete with Clueless' leading lady Cher Horowitz. Whether it's Cher's outfits (as if her virtual closet still isn't an IRL thing) to her 90s beauty looks, she's truly in a league of her own—especially when it comes to Cher's lipstick game. So, here's a recap of all her best lip looks, plus all the intel on the exact shade she wore in the classic rom-com...

If you're looking for a big ol' dose of nostalgia, look no further than Clueless—packed to the brim with all things 90s fashion and makeup inspo. And while of course,  there are several things we'd like to leave in that decade, some trends like the 90s blowouts, will never really get old. 

This brings us to Cher's looks, which really do rival that of Rachel Green's outfits and style. But while we're already in the know with Rachel's exact lipstick shade from Friends, what about Cher's brown-toned lippie?

Here's everything we know about the signature shade that Alicia Silverstone wore as Cher (hint: it was originally made by an extremely popular make-up brand), plus a look at all her best lip looks from the film...

Cher's best lipstick looks from 'Clueless'?

1. Cher's brown lipstick look

Of course, we couldn't not start with Cher's most-loved matte, warm brown lipstick look. Throughout the film, this is her go-to look...

Alicia Silverstone as Cher, wearing a beret and warm/ brown/nude lipstick

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2. Cher's red lip/ red dress moment

Is there's anything that says "put together" more than color coordinating your outfit to your lip shade? Here we see Cher sporting a perfect red/orange lip to match her dress.

Alicia Silverstone as Cher in Clueless, wearing a red dress and red lipstick, alongside Justin Walker

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3. Cher's pink nude lip look

Cher was also a fan of a nude,  her lip shade but better look. In fact she wore a soft, matte pink shade during the iconic Calvin Klein dress scene.

Cher's dad: "Cher, what are you wearing?"

Cher: "A dress!"

Cher's dad: "Says who?"

Cher: "Calvin Klein!"

ustin Walker and Alicia Silverstone with a pink, nude lip and wearing a white dress in a scene from ©Paramount Pictures film : Clueless (1995)

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What lipstick did Cher wear in 'Clueless'?

For the majority of the film, Alicia Silverstone wore MAC's Malt Lipstick and Raizin Lip Liner as Clueless's Cher Horowitz. The film's make-up artist shared the details with celebrity MUA Lisa Eldridge in an interview back in 2014. 

Sadly both have since been discontinued (why oh why!), and the shade names Malt and Raizin are only available as an eyeshadow and blush respectively. As an alternative, MAC's Paramount is an equally lovely 90s-inspired brown...


MAC Satin Lipstick in Paramount, 


This rich, reddish brown lipstick has a creamy, satin finish and is the perfect swap for Cher's OG shade. 

Still, as if this iconic shade ended up being discontinued. Maybe if we all start lobbying now, MAC will consider bringing back Malt Lipstick to tie in with the TV reboot?

Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, woman&home and Women's Health, as well as regularly contributing to My Imperfect Life. Her work covers everything from skin and haircare tips to trying and testing the latest beauty launches, and interviewing celebrities and experts. A certified dog person, her other interests include mental wellbeing, books, piña coladas and not getting caught in the rain. 

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