Charlize Theron: Beauty Look of the Week – Red Lip Done Right

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Who: Charlize Theron

Where: Snow White and The Huntsman Photocall in Berlin

Why we like it: Wearing a red lip during the day can be difficult but this look shows the perfect way to do it. A light metallic eye paired with matte skin keeps the look from being too polished. 

How to get it at home: Start by using a luminizing primer. A product such as Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer – Radiance $30 will give your skin a glow without a dewy finish. With a buffing or foundation brush, apply a matte formula foundation, such as Clinique’s Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup $23, which controls oil and shine all day, meaning you can skip powder and allow your skin’s texture to shine through.

Define your brows with Dior’s Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil $29 and be sure to break up the line using the spooly brush attached. When working with glitter shadows, it’s important to use a primer to limit fall-out and increase color pay-off. A product such as Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer $18 is specifically formulated to enhance glitter shadows and pigments. If you’re looking for a subtle metallic eye, opt for a shadow, such as Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Chase $18, or if you want a more dramatic glitter finish, try a product like Make Up For Ever’s Diamond Powder in Smoky 15 $25. Curl your lashes and apply a lengthening mascara, such as Yves Saint Laurent’s Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking $30. 

To get Charlize’s subtle flush, try a cream color, such as Stila Convertible Color in Petunia $25, and blend it well into the apples of the cheecks. Finish off your look with a matte finish lip color, such as NARS’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl $24. 

Images: Apega/WENN