Taylor Swift brought her signature red lip to the VMAs: How to recreate the look

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Taylor Swift had an all night at 2022 MTV VMAs. The 32-year-old singer, whose Too good: The short film won Video of the Year, Best Long Form Video and Best Direction, stunning in a sparkling Oscar De La Renta gown complete with diamond earrings and her signature red lip.



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Swift paired the stunning red lip with a sharp cat eye and crystal embellishment for an extra dose of glam. The look is created by makeup artist Pat McGrath using products from the Pat McGrath Labs collection.

For fans looking to rock the look, McGrath shared a product overview and step-by-step guide via Instagram Sunday (Aug. 28). Recreate Swift’s red lip by using Pat McGrath Labs PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil in Bloodlust to line the lips, PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil in deep dive to the outer corners and finally it is topped with LiquiLUST Matte Lipstick in Vibrant Blue Red ($32).

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LiquiLUST: Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick (Vivid Blue Red)


Available at Sephora and PatMcGrath.com, this fan-favorite matte lipstick is made to cover your lips in an ultra-velvety veil of deeply saturated color, with up to 12 hours of wear and no smudging or transfer. PMG Labs’ LiquiLUST is available in a variety of shades, including the vibrant blue-red shade Swift wore alongside lush pink, warm nude shades, deep bronze.

For Swift’s perfect cat eye, McGrath used Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner and FetishEYES Mascara. Other products used for Swift’s VMAs glam include: Sublime Perfection primer, foundation, concealer and setting powder.

On her cheeks McGrath used Divine Blush in nude venus and divine rose and Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo in the nude.

But back to the red lip! What makes red lipstick so amazing? It’s timeless, looks great with any outfit and you can wear it from day to night. Swift, for example, wore her red lip at the VMAs and after the party, where she wore one user definedblue Moschino romper and Alexander McQueen Butterfly Glitter Ankle Strap Platform Sandals ($1,090.00).

For additional red options, check out our round up of must-have red lipsticks and other classic shades.

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