It’s safe to say that each of the women on hit-show Friends were all ’90s style icons. From Jennifer Aniston‘s iconic ‘Rachel’ hair cut and Courtney Cox’s penchant for cardigan sets to Lisa Kudrow’s flowing slip dresses, the trio truly set the scene for fashion inspiration for decades to come.
However, it wasn’t just their must-have attire that have kept the show’s leading ladies in the cultural zeitgeist, with their beauty moments—including Rachel’s signature brick-brown lip colour—are finally in the spotlight come 2021.
In a now viral TikTok video, beauty journalist Laura Capon discusses a recent interview with Friends lead makeup artist Robin Siegel, who spilled the secrets on the exact colours each leading lady wore on-screen.
According to Capon, Siegel revealed that the secret to Rachel Green‘s iconic pout was MAC’s classic lip pencil in the colour ‘Spice’, paired perfectly with MAC’s Satin Lip Colour in the shade ‘Touch’.
And while, yes, the deeper nude shade has been one of MAC’s bestsellers for the last two decades, it was Kylie Jenner who brought it back to our attention in 2015, when she announced it was her favourite shade, causing a worldwide shortage. As for MAC’s ‘Touch’, the colour matches perfectly thanks to its warm-toned neutral shade, that sports a slight natural shine.
Back in 2017, Aniston revealed in an interview with Glamour that she also opted for the same MAC lipstick in the colour ‘Paramount’ while on-screen.
“It was a browny brick. I remember that was my go-to colour when I was doing Friends,” she told the publication.
But lucky for Friends fans, Capon delivered even more behind-the-scenes knowledge. She also revealed that Siegel shared the exact colours that both Phoebe and Monica were famously known for. As for Courteney Cox, Siegel admitted that she used MAC’s ‘Spice it Up’, which is a dark red shade with hints of cranberry.
As for Lisa Kudrow, the quirky guitar-playing masseuse sported a lighter true-nude shade, according to Capon’s interview. Unfortunately, the original shade that was used on Kudrow has been discontinued, however, Seigel claims that cult-favourite Charlotte Tilbury ‘Pillow Talk’ is a very similar colour to what was used.
Given that the Friends Reunion special is mere moments away, there’s no better time to grab the girls and dress up as your favourite leading lady. Below, check out the exact lip products mentioned (and be sure to nab them before May 27).
Lip Pencil in ‘Spice’ by MAC, $30 at MECCA.
Satin Lipstick in Paramount, $30 at MAC Cosmetics.
Lustre Lipstick in Spice It Up, $30 at MAC Cosmetics.
Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, $49 at Charlotte Tilbury.