Get The Look: Florence Welch’s Rich Brown Lip

Find out the trick her makeup artist used to soften this bold color.

With all of the classic red lips we’ve seen this awards season, it was exciting to see Florence Welch try a rich brown shade at the Grammys, and pull it off successfully. Designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy designed Welch’s gown with “visions of a dark brown-toned lip with the dress. Florence wanted a sultry eye, so I tried to marry the two,” celebrity makeup artist Lisa Aharon told us. Here are the products she used to create the look.

Florence Welch Grammy Awards

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Eyes
Lisa “added a little golden metallic shadow to the inner corner of the eyes to mimic the shine” of the dress.

She first dabbed Laura Mercier Eyes Canvas ($26, lauramercier.com) as a primer and even base. She then applied Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait ($22, lauramercier.com) around the entire eye, and blended it outward. Lisa patted Sateen Eye Colour in Cedar ($22, lauramercier.com) onto the center of the lid below the crease for dimension. To open up the eyes, Lisa applied Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight ($24, lauramercier.com) to the inner corners. She lined Florence’s lash line with Eye Pencil in Special Brown ($20, lauramercier.com) and finished with Faux Lash Mascara in Black ($24, lauramercier.com).

Lips
Lisa applied Créme Smooth Lip Colour in Merlot ($26, lauramercier.com) to the lips first. Then she used Lip Pencil in Coffee Bean ($20, lauramercier.com), filling in “from the center of the lip outward, to avoid sharp lines and cool down the redness of the lip colour.”

Read more: The Best Nails From The Grammy Awards

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