Some things in life we’re certain of. Among those things: Priyanka Chopra doesn’t need a drop of makeup. Ever. However, we’re the first to admit we jaw-drop every time the Quantico star steps out wearing a bold lip color. And with her recent wave of reds, burgundies and browns, she’s all the imagery our fall lip color mood board needs. Luckily we got hold of her go-to makeup artist, Stephanie Brooke Barnes, who’s sharing the shades behind Chopra’s smoldering looks.
Gold-flecked brown lips at PaleyFest: For Chopra’s night out, Barnes took inspiration from the “rich” neutral tones in her print Burberry number to use a complementary metallic brown color, Tom Ford’s Casino shade. “For added definition, I lined her lips with NYX’s slim lip pencil in Espresso.” Then she balanced the bold color with soft brown smoky eyes.
Plum lips at a W magazine & Hugo Boss event: “I wanted a glam Hollywood look — with a slight edge,” says Barnes. To create the moody hue, Barnes topped off Laura Mercier’s Velour Lovers lip colour in An Affair with NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Train Bleu, an eggplant color, for added depth. A champagne eye with a smoked out eyeliner, completed the look without competing with it.
Bold red for Global Citizen Festival: “We really wanted to capture the colors of the festival,” says Chopra’s pro, who chose an iconic matte red shade, M.A.C. Cosmetics’ Ruby Woo, for the actress’ co-hosting duties. “It is the perfect blue based red that looks great on every skin tone,” says Barnes, who adds that another benefit of the tone is “it makes your teeth look extra white!”
Burgundy for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: For Chopra’s appearance, Barnes needed a look that was super pretty — and waterproof. (Chopra and Fallon bobbed for apples on the show!) Barnes turned to Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Rouge lip colors, selecting the burgundy shade, No. 9, because “we wanted to embrace the changing season with this deep red!”
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