Zoe Saldana took the red carpet at the London premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness only hours ago, but we loved her bold orange-red lipstick so much, we just had to call her makeup artist Vera Steimberg to find out exactly what she used. “We went for a ’20s-inspired period look with Zoe today because we were so inspired by her amazing Vionnet dress,” said Steimberg, who chose Laura Mercier‘s lipstick in Portofino Red for the star. “I just couldn’t avoid using my red lipstick! From the moment she put the dress on, it just screamed red.” Saldana’s makeup was a modern take on the classic dark eye and bold lip popular in the 1920s, which Steimberg updated by using soft tones on the star’s lids, and a warm red lipstick. “I always say to start by choosing the right red,” she added. “Some people get scared of the bright color, but there are so many different versions out there, I can’t even tell you how many red lipsticks I have.” And the vivid crimson Saldana wore can be yours for $26—pick it up at lauramercier.com.
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