It was looking a little bit like Christmas at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon today, but don't go looking for a fir tree. Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Molly Sims all showed their beautiful faces, wearing looks that were suspiciously festive. Jennifer lined her eyes in a subtly sparkling green color, while Reese dabbed a crimson hue across her lips. Molly opted for a gilded smoky eye to bring this festive theme full circle. We could see ourselves wearing all three of these looks, but which was your favorite?
Whenever Jessica Biel makes an appearance, she never disappoints, and such was the case at last night's The Truth About Emanuel premiere in LA. With plenty of stars showing off holiday-appropriate looks lately — think berry lips and jewel-toned makeup palettes — Jessica's rosy look was like a breath of fresh air. While a petal-pink lip feels more Spring than Winter, her glowing makeup look clearly works with black and leather, too. She balanced her bright pink lipstick with a soft, silvery smoky eye. To finish off such a feminine look, her cheeks were given a soft flush of color and mascara for long, flirty lashes.
Getting this fresh-faced look is easy to copy. Dab on some BB cream for a glowing complexion, then opt for a cream blush to give your skin that lit-from-within glow. While the rosy pink lipstick is the focus of this look, don't forget to enhance your eyes with a sparkling gray smoky eye and lengthening mascara for fluttery lashes. Shop our picks below!
Sure, red lipstick is festive, and you can't go wrong with a classic, but these stars are making a case for more moody lipstick hues this holiday season. Hollywood has been taking vampier lip colors, from deep aubergine to glossy maroon, for a spin. For darker skin tones, why not try a deep plum and gold eye shadow combination like Jourdan Dunn, above. Or if you're a little wary, pick up a burgundy lip stain à la Taylor Swift.
See more dramatic lipstick ideas from the red carpet after the jump.
We're used to seeing Taylor Swift in red lipstick, but last night at The Weinstein Company's holiday party, the singer opted for a vampier version of the shade. When Taylor wears her signature lip color, it's usually a bright cherry red. But to complement her burgundy dress, she chose a darker brick shade instead. She completed the look with light eye shadow and liner, and she styled her hair in soft waves. The whole color palette is very fitting for a Thanksgiving gathering, but what do you think of Taylor's darker look?
If there is one lipstick hue that's synonymous with the holiday season, it's red. But sometimes, red just isn't going to cut it. So when we spotted Kate Bosworth at the premiere of Homefront in Las Vegas, a lightbulb went off. Red isn't always the answer; sometimes a shade halfway between red and pink is exactly what you need. Why does this hue work so well? It blends with both cool and warm undertones, taking the guesswork out of finding that "ideal shade." Plus, everyone wears red, so you'll stand out from the crowd. Makeup artist Kate Lee used Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet ($34) in La Malicieuse (available Feb. 2014). To get the look now, shop below for your new favorite holiday lipstick.
If you haven't heard of Lupita Nyong'o, then you are missing out. She has already become known for her outstanding beauty looks on the red carpet, and InStyle recently talked to her makeup artist to get her exact product recommendations.
Another reason Lupita Nyong’o continues to be our style muse: She’s not afraid to break out an ultra-bright lipstick regardless of the season. The neon pink shade she wore to a GQ party in Los Angeles is officially the high-octane alternative to the classic red lip. Rather than picking up a solid, opaque hue, her makeup artist Nick Barose chose Giorgio Armani’s Lip Maestro in No. 504 ($32), a lipstick-lacquer hybrid with buildable coverage. "A bold lip color like hot fuchsia pink is more wearable when you opt for a texture that isn’t too glossy or matte," he told InStyle.com. "Try something more sheer, like a stain or lip lacquer." Armani’s innovative formula dries to a slightly matte, velvety finish, and stays in place once applied so you won’t have to fuss over finding a matching lip liner — just be sure to clean up around the edges with concealer, or a pointed Q-tip to cover any unexpected smudges.
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Bold lips are the ultimate way to create an instant look, but the constant reapplying is such a pain in the you know what. Make Up For Ever has already given us a cure for the constant touch-ups with its beloved Aqua Rouge lipstick, but the deal's about to get so much sweeter. For the holidays, the brand has come up with an Ultimate Long Lasting Lip Set ($140). Yes, the price is a bit steep, but hear me out. In this handy kit, you get six must-have colors of Make Up For Ever's Aqua Rouge, ranging from red to berry to hot pink, and six matching lip liners to ensure your lip pigment stays. And stay it does, through eating, drinking, and even (if you're lucky) multiple smooches. Who said you had to choose between your perfect lipstick look and that delicious burger? But scoop it up quick — this heaven-sent kit is limited edition!
A good lipstick is like a good friend. It's there when you need it, it's always good for a confidence boost, and when you find a great one, you want to keep expanding your circle. Which is why you're going to love this roundup of the newest lipsticks that are hitting shelves now. With formulas and colors this sumptuous and luxurious, you're going to need a bigger makeup bag . . .
When it comes to red lipstick, it seems either people love it or they're afraid of it. But if the price was right, perhaps we might have a few new members in the red-lipstick-lovers club. Click through to shop 10 options, all under $10. Our list has something for everyone, including all skin tones and the red-lip beginner.
The quickest (and easiest) way to change up your makeup look this season is with a swipe of vivid lip color. Whether you opt for something classic like red or go for something fun like fuchsia or tangerine, we had MAC senior artist Luc Bouchard teach us the tricks to mastering pigmented lip color.
Get the downloadable step-by-step guide here!