Amanda Seyfried’s performance as Cosette is darn near flawless, but it’s her Les Miserables character’s natural beauty and simplicity that she pulls off so well. So it was a startling comparison to see her step out in deep, berry-stained lips for a recent red carpet event. While I found the color a bit brash against her fair skin and light hair, she certainly made a statement with the “it” lip color of the moment.
Copying Amanda’s look requires a lipstick that features deep color with sheer shine, one like Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté Shine. For the same soft shine, but with more subtle color go for something a lipstick like Stila Color Balm Lipstick.
Both Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté Shine ($34) and Stila’s Color Balm Lipstick ($22) are available at sephora.com.