Scarlet lips never fail to steal the limelight on the red carpet, but these celebrities take it to a new level with makeup sidekicks that elevate their crimson pouts.
Just because you have a strong lip colour on doesn’t mean you have to scale back on eye shadow. Pair the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 18 Flame Red, $19, with the Urban Decay Backtalk Palette, $72, for eyes that are defined but don’t draw attention away from the lips.
The Korean idol from Nine Muses sports a red lippie similar to the Popstar Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Divine, $23.60. Turn to the LANEIGE Layering Cover Cushion & Concealing Base, $43, to cover redness on skin.
Golden skin tones like Maggie Q’s look amazing with orange-tone red lipsticks, like the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in #401, $35. Pair with the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Mascara A Volume Effet Faux Cils THE SHOCK, $60, for dramatic lashes.
Kelly Marie Tran
If berry lipsticks like the Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Pigment Lipstick in Brick Trick, $42, appear too dark, dab them on for a see-through colour, like Kelly Marie Tran’s. Add a tinge of blush – we recommend the Clé De Peau Beauté Cream Blush in 2 Pale Fig, $65.
If you’re blessed with Dee Hsu’s flawless complexion, you only need the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman, $40, for a dramatic pucker, and the NYX Professional Makeup That’s The Point Eyeliner in Hella Fine, $23, for a cat eye flick.
Never underestimate the power of well-shaped brows. Though Angelababy’s red lips (reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in 01 Rouge Tatouage, $55) are the main focus, her strong arches (which can be achieved using the shu uemura Brow Palette in 02 Seal BrownStone Grey, $53), also frame her features and make her appear more youthful.
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