4 Date-Night Lip Colors to Try, as Seen on Miranda Kerr
Four gorgeous lipstick ideas, brought to you by Aussie supermodel (and face of Escada Joyful) Miranda Kerr.
Sultry Nude: “Neutral lip color” isn’t code for “no lip color”—in fact, the right nude lip can warm up your whole face. If you have pale, cool skin, opt for a pinky nude; if you have an olive or golden tone like Kerr’s, try a peachy hue (like Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor in Warm Me Up, $8, drugstore.com). And for deep complexions, do a golden caramel shade.__
Classic Red: “Red is my signature color,” says Kerr. “It’s strong. It’s unapologetic!” We like to keep the look pretty, not overdone: Do like Kerr and leave your eye makeup glossy and neutral—and skip mascara. On lips, try Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Gladiolus, $8, target.com. (PS: it’s the same awesome red Emma Stone loves)
__Deep Wine:__Put aside the notion that dark lipstick is hard to wear—there’s nothing goth about this look! The how-to: Swipe on a shade of your choice on the center of the mouth, then press together lips to blend color to edges. Repeat. Then, to emphasize the diffused effect, soften the color at lip line with a clean lip brush. Try Lancome Color Design Lipcolor in Fashion Forward, $22, lancome.com.
__Bold Orange:The newest, chicest way to wear a bright shade? Go matte (no goopy gloss—too Housewives!). Apply color with a lip brush, using short strokes to help it last. Kerr’s trick for tidying the edges: Use a brush to apply con??cealer just outside the lip rim. Try Topshop Beauty Matte Lip Bullet in Could This Be Love, $10, topshop.com.
And how does she get all these gorgeous shades off? “Kissing? No, but seriously, plain coconut oil is great for removing makeup. Then I use my Kora Organics Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil [$64, netaporter.com] all over. It’s the one thing I put on after I take off my makeup.”