When we heard of the passing of visionary designer Karl Lagerfeld, we knew it was the end of an era—and not just for the fashion world. His transportive Chanel runways have served up some of today’s most influential beauty moments, from the candyfloss-colored hairstyles of his 2012 Cruise show to the glittering hair accessories that topped his 2018 Autumn/Winter collection. But you can’t talk about Lagerfeld the designer without talking about the house he so lovingly helmed—a brand that is, undoubtedly, an icon in itself. Since its inception in 1910, Chanel has been changing the game with creations like the signature Boy Bag, the often imitated Tweed Jacket, and their coveted Chanel No. 5 fragrance. Though if we’re talking beauty, there’s no product more recognizable than their iconic red lipstick: the Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 99 Pirate. This classic blue-toned shade is one of the bestselling red lipsticks of all time. And like any cult-fave, it’s inspired hoards of imitations—five of which we found right here. So, if you don’t have the extra cash to blow on Chanel’s famous shade, here’s a handful of dupes that’ll take you close enough!

THE BEST DUPES FOR CHANEL’S ICONIC RED LIPSTICK: PIRATE


1. Maybelline Color Sensational Lasting Lipcolor in RED REVIVAL, now on sale at P299 (limited time only) THE COLOR: A face-brightening cherry in a glossy finish.

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2. Kris Matte Matic Lipstick in LOVE, P245 THE COLOR: A creamy blue-toned red in an easy-to-use crayon format.

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3. Colourette Colourstick in HELENA, P499 THE COLOR: A sultry, warm cherry made with an all-natural formula.

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4. Benefit They’re Real Red On, now on sale at P1,064 (limited time only) THE COLOR: A universally flattering true red in a soft matte finish.

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5. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in PEARLY VIVA RED, P350 THE COLOR: An orange-toned red with a luscious sheen.

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6. Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in CERTAINLY RED, P350 THE COLOR: A plush, cool-toned red with a buttery, silky finish.

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