Get Chloë Grace Moretz’s Matte Red Lip From The Teen Choice Awards
In the scorching heat of the final days of summer, makeup is often the last thing on a girl’s mind–let alone going beyond the everyday makeup routine. However, after the Teen Choice Awards, it’s difficult to keep up with basic summer beauty when there is so much celebrity inspiration. Chloë Grace Moretz was a standout in Gucci at this past weekend’s awards show, but what really brought her look to life was her perfectly bright red lip.
Though it may sound less appealing than just slathering on an SPF BB cream and some waterproof mascara, it is possible to perfect a long-lasting red lip for a summer day or night as easy as using a matte lipstick.
In the summertime, the best part about a matte lipstick is that it’s dry, so no matter how much you sweat or how much water you’re drinking, chances are your lipstick isn’t going to smudge. Try one of these suggestions below to discover what a red lip can do for your summer beauty looks.
1. Liquid Lipstick
Liquid lipstick has been popping up at beauty counters everywhere over the past few years, and with good reason. Liquid lipsticks with matte finishes are easy to apply, long-lasting and often beautifully pigmented. Opt for stunning reds like Underage Red or Crimson from Kat Von D.
2. Matte Lipstick
A cult classic and one of my personal favorites, MAC’s Ruby Woo is a must have for anyone out there looking for a perfect red lip. This matte shade is perfect for summer as it can outlast any element with ease, even if worn in the pool!
3. Matte Lip Pencil
If a liquid lipstick or simple lipstick in a tube doesn’t do it for you, or seems like too much work, a matte lip pencil might be more your style. Try the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil from NARS in Dragon Girl or Mysterious Red for a deeper shade.
4. Waterproof Lip Liner
Liquid lipsticks and plain matte lipsticks like Ruby Woo are best worn over a lipliner as this will ensure full coverage, prevent feathering and smudging, and make the job of staying in the lines less difficult. Lip liners that are pigmented enough can even be worn alone. This Make Up For Ever lipliner pencil is waterproof (aka: an added bonus for the summer season).
To avoid the negative drying properties of matte lipstick, be sure to condition your lips the night before with a moisturizing balm or to even use a primer that will prevent any gross flakiness or excessive dryness. Enjoy a hot red lip to match the hot weather all throughout August.