Lorde flaunts a new lip hue on the Golden Globes red carpet


If you expected to see Lorde in her signature purple lip, you were in for a surprise tonight: The star, whose song Yellow Flicker Beat from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is nominated for best original song, ditched the ’90s-inspired makeup for a more “classic” look.

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“The Golden Globes is such a glamorous event so it was key to look chic but also stick to Lorde’s edgy style,” explains Amber D., makeup artist for Kat Von D beauty, who dolled Lorde up for the red carpet.

To take her usual look up a notch, they opted for a metallic bronze liner (instead of the black they often use) and a matte orange-red lip (to replace her signature deep plum). According to the celebrity makeup pro, texture is key to keeping things “fresh and youthful.”

Lorde Makeup

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To get her flawless look, Amber D. massaged a blend of moisturizer and primer onto the singer’s bare face before applying a very thin layer of foundation, blush and highlighter to illuminate her face. Next she dusted on light “washes” of shadow from the Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette. Lorde’s lids were topped with ultra-fine liner, a few individual faux lashes and then a coat of mascara. The finishing touch was that scarlet pout! Her lips were prepped with balm before Amber D. swept on the gorgeous ruby hue (Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess.

What do you think of Lorde’s makeup? Do you like seeing her in a glamorous red lip or prefer her looking edgy? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

–Loni Venti