We know all of the lipsticks Anastasia wore in “50 Shades Darker” and we MUST. HAVE.
Whether or not Fifty Shades Darker (or the entire franchise in general) is your cup of tea, you must admit Anastasia Steele has style. In the books and the movies, the protagonist evolves from a cardigan-wearing homebody to a woman who attends masquerades and fancy dinners on the reg in sleek gowns (all thanks to her wealthy BF, Christian Grey). You know what Ana also starts wearing more of? Lipstick. Anastasia’s lipstick game is on point, and we can’t take that away from her.
The makeup artist for Fifty Shades Darker, Evelyne Noraz, was kind enough to spill Anastasia’s beauty secrets in an Instagram post, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Let’s start with the fireworks scene. Anastasia sported a classic red lip that matched her dress.
Evelyne says she used the “Cherry” lip liner pencil by MAC and MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in “Feel So Grand.” The matte is what makes this look so modern and memorable. Pair it with some mascara and a little black eye liner like Anastasia did, and you’ve got a winning look.
Now for the masquerade ball look. Even though Anastasia’s eye mask was stunning, we couldn’t keep our eyes off of her dark lip.
Evelyne used MAC “Burgundy” Lip Pencil over the whole lips, and then put Glossier Generation G in “Jam” on top. Absolutely stunning. Perfect for your next date, maybe? Only without the face mask.
Finally, Evelyne spilled the beans on how Anastasia achieves that everyday kissable look you see throughout the movie.
She uses ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in “Arabian Knights,” which goes on a like a stain. Evelyne writes that it “can be subtle or vibrant — the best.” We take her word for it. You’ll also be happy to know that ILIA is an all-natural, organic, cruelty-free brand, so your lips will love the nourishment.
There’s one more secret Evelyne told. In the kissing scenes, Anastasia doesn’t go in with bare lips.
She actually has on Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Heathers,” and we’re guessing this product is long-lasting in order to endure a steamy makeout sesh with Christian.
Well, consider yourself educated. Now go forth and shop!