My British beauty crush, Rosamund Pike, looked all kinds of amazing at the London premiere of her new movie, Hector and the Search for Happiness.
First of all, she has pregnancy hormones on her side! Though you can't tell from the clever wardrobe choice, the 35-year-old is expecting her second child—hence the glow-a-licious good skin. (Mind you, she already had that going on when she went practically bare-faced on the red carpet a year ago.)
But even though she's been blessed by the complexion gods, it's not Rosamund's skin that's the standout here. It's her perfectly glossy red lips:
These lips are next level. They're statement lips! You see red lipstick, and you see lip gloss, but rarely do you see this excellent combination of a high-pigment glossy finish. I love it. The bright, tomato-red colour is great on Rosamund, and so is the way it was applied with such precision (I'm assuming a lip brush was instrumental here).
Makeup artist Florrie White paired the red mouth with rosy cheeks and a touch of shimmery bronze on the lids—a great tip for those of us with this heavy-lidded eye type. It's just enough to make them recede a bit, for definition without fighting against the red.
While we're waiting to see if my social media-stalking of Florrie turns up any shade names, you can get a similar glossy red lip look with these products!
The new cult-favourite YSL Glossy Stain in 9 Rouge Lacque:
The super-pigmented Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RD501 Drama:
The excellent Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Signature Scarlet:
Or the new Joe Fresh Long Wear Liquid Lipstick in Rouge (reviewed here):
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