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Is Rooney Mara Copying Lorde’s Lipstick, or Vice Versa?

Lorde has recently solidified her spot in the world of beauty with her signature vampy lipstick, but Rooney Mara reminded us that she’s always had a soft spot for this moody hue.
Lorde has recently solidified her spot in the world of beauty with her signature vampy lipstick, but Rooney Mara reminded us that she’s always had a soft spot for this moody hue. Rooney stepped out last night sporting a shade that looked like it was plucked straight out of Lorde’s makeup bag. The shade was a dark, shiny berry, which looked diffused around the edges, like a stain. To keep the focus on her look-at-me lips, Rooney’s eyes were kept bare, save for a thin swipe of liner and a few coats of mascara. Lorde typically likes to keep things simple save a sexy cat-eye when it comes to pairing eye makeup with her signature lipstick, which is why the two looks are so similar. But has Rooney effectively dethroned Lorde as the queen of vampy lipstick? Or does Lorde still reign supreme?

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Beauty Spotlight: Vampy Lipstick Lovers

We may be well into the swing of Summer, but there’s one Winter trend that just won’t quit — the sexy, dark, dangerous lip look.

We may be well into the swing of Summer, but there’s one Winter trend that just won’t quit — the sexy, dark, dangerous lip look. Dramatic description? It may well be, but a makeup craze this good deserves a bit of extra attention. There’s something so mysterious and luxe about slicking dark red, purple or berry-hued colours across your lips — it’s the easiest way to make like a modern femme fatale and knock the socks off anyone who stands in your way. As these celebrities beautifully exhibit, there are so many ways to interpret the trend. No matter your complexion and hair colour, there’s a version in here that you can take and make your own this season. Because while we love a bright, light lip for long lunches in Summer, there’s nothing quite like a vampy vibe to carry you through the balmy nights.

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How to Pull Off Lorde’s Vampy Lipstick Colour Tonight

There’s a lot to love about Lorde.
There’s a lot to love about Lorde. Besides having one of the top songs in the country right now (“Royals”), the 17-year-old croonerfrom New Zealand has been nominated for four Grammy awards including artist of the year and song of the year. While her music résumé is stellar, we’re giving her top honours to her beauty look. Lorde’s mass of kinky curls have been the subject of many discussions, but we’re also keen on her gothic-rocker makeup look. The pale face, flick of eyeliner, and vampy lipstick combo has become her signature style. And it makes her doll-like features pop on stage when she’s performing.

Though Lorde pulls off that nearly black lipstick with ease, many women fear wearing ultra dark colours. But it’s more wearable than you think — and is a great juxtaposition with a girlie party dress. You just need the right technique. “The best way to wear black lipstick is with dewy skin, a flushed cheek, and a natural eye,” said Lijha Stewart, pro educator for Make Up For Ever. “Try wearing a purple-based lip pencil underneath your lipstick as a base colour.” Stewart suggests Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Lip in 13 Purple (not available in Australia), and we’ve got 10 more shades for you, below. Shop your favourites and make Lorde proud.

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Beauty Spotlight: Nude Lipstick Lovers

Trends may come and go, but real classic beauty will never fade — and that’s why we’ll never, ever tire of seeing creamy nude lips on the mouths of our favourite celebrities.
Beauty Spotlight: Nude Lipstick Lovers

Trends may come and go, but real classic beauty will never fade — and that’s why we’ll never, ever tire of seeing creamy nude lips on the mouths of our favourite celebrities. The thing about “nude” is that the colour actually encompasses hundreds of different shades. Just like everyone in the world has slightly different skin colours, we all also present a slightly different colour when we leave our lips bare or coat them with a matching lipstick. Jessica Alba, for example — her nude is a light berry shade, while Diane Kruger’s natural colour is a pale and creamy shade. Miranda Kerr has a hint of pale pink to her lips, while Jennifer Hawkins has the lightest berry undertone. Whichever look you’re going for, you can take inspiration from the celebrities in this gallery. Sure, they like their bright pinks and oranges, too — but paring things back never looked so good.

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Reese’s Red or J Lo’s Green: Which Is More Festive?

It was looking a little bit like Christmas at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon yesterday, but don’t go looking for a fir tree.
It was looking a little bit like Christmas at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon yesterday, 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 colour, 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 favourite?

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Jessica Biel Proves Pink Looks Good Any Time of the Year

Whenever Jessica Biel makes an appearance, she never disappoints, and such was the case at yesterday’s The Truth About Emanuel premiere in LA.
Whenever Jessica Biel makes an appearance, she never disappoints, and such was the case at yesterday’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 Summer, 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 colour 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 grey smoky eye and lengthening mascara for fluttery lashes. Shop our picks below!

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Beauty Spotlight: Celebrities Who Love Pink & Orange Lipstick

As much as everyone loves red lipstick, they say a change is as good as a holiday.
Beauty Spotlight: Celebrities Who Love Pink & Orange Lipstick

As much as everyone loves red lipstick, they say a change is as good as a holiday. And when it comes to our makeup regimes, we’re totally ready for the Summer holidays — so why not get into the spirit faster with orange or pink lipstick? As these celebrities show, there’s no end to the shades you can try, and there’s no skin tone that the punchy, popping colours won’t suit. We’ve rounded up some of the best orange and pink lipsticks you can buy, now flick through and see how your favourite stars wear them. Summer’s a-comin’!

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5 Ways to Get Vampy Just in Time For Party Season

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.
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 colours, 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.

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See more dramatic lipstick ideas from the red carpet after the jump.
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Taylor Swift Gets Vampy: Love It or Leave It?

We’re used to seeing Taylor Swift in red lipstick, but on Friday at The Weinstein Company’s holiday party, the singer opted for a vampier version of the shade.
We’re used to seeing Taylor Swift in red lipstick, but on Friday at The Weinstein Company’s holiday party, the singer opted for a vampier version of the shade. When Taylor wears her signature lip colour, 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 colour palette is very fitting for the US Winter, but what do you think of Taylor’s darker look?