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This classic lipstick is an editor and celebrity favorite — and it's 50% off today

It's a classic must-have beauty staple!
This creamy formula is surprisingly versatile.
This creamy formula is surprisingly versatile.TODAY
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Whether you wear makeup every single day or only on special occasions, the one thing most of us are always on the hunt for is a great lipstick.

As a beauty enthusiast, I have tried tons of different shades and brands, from liquid mattes to tinted balms. But, the one neutral lipstick that has become my go-to is MAC Cosmetics' Lipstick Cream in the shade "Crème in Your Coffee." (And this choice felt even more validated by the fact that HGTV star Joanna Gaines is also a fan of the popular brand.)

On Sept. 5, Ulta is offering the shades "Crème in Your Coffee" and "Diva" for 50% off as part of its 21 Days of Beauty event. Both lipsticks typically retail for $18.50, but you can grab them for $9.25 during the sale!

MAC Lipstick Cream — Crème in Your Coffee

According to MAC, the creamy formula is meant to have a comforting feel, medium coverage and a semi-glossy finish.

What I love most about this formula is that it doesn't feel dry at all. It applies very smoothly and it stays put pretty well throughout the day. It's also versatile enough to wear with any outfit or beauty look.

Recently, I came across an old blog post written by Gaines and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she also uses MAC lipstick as her go-to. Gaines' preferred shade is "Fresh Brew" in the Lustre lipstick formula.

Gaines wrote that the product was the "best long-lasting nude lipstick I’ve found!"

This color and formula are very similar to the one I use. The main difference is that hers is more of a tan shade, without the pink undertones. Hers also seems to be a little more on the sheer side. But similar to mine, it's meant to be comfortable to wear (not dry or flakey) and it leaves your lips with just a bit of natural-looking color.

Both "Crème in Your Coffee" and "Fresh Brew" are perfect neutral shades, especially for the summer. Plus, they both seem like great options for almost any skin tone.

I definitely need to try Gaines' favorite shade now!

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