Want to make a statement at your next holiday party? Take a cue from Selena Gomez. While attending a concert in NYC, the singer went for an unexpected pop of purple on her lips, and managed to look completely glam in it. “We wanted to create a fun and festive look that wasn’t predictable,” said makeup artist Gita Bass, who used the Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in #15 ($20; sephora.com) on the star.
To get a similar look, first make sure lips are flake-free (use a toothbrush to softly scrub away any dead skin), and then outline the mouth with a nude pencil. Swipe on a coat directly from the tube for true intensity and remember to “keep the rest of the face pretty neutral when using a strong color like this,” added Bass.
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