Monday, January 16th, 2012


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6 Red Lipsticks to Get Angelina Jolie’s 2012 Golden Globes Red Lip

Angelina Jolie’s red lips was one of the most talked about beauty looks from this year’s Golden Globes.  I don’t know what she wore, and while I’ve attempted to find out, I haven’t had any luck yet!  Her lip looked anywhere from pinky-red to red-coral to red, but it never looked too orange.  I saw it both with more of a matte/satin finish as well as a glossier look (perhaps recent reapplication?).

I know that Jolie has used Chantecaille in the past, and though I don’t own much from the range, possible shades within the brand would be Amaryllis Lip Chic, Azalea Lipstick, or Cassia Lipstick.

  • Giorgio Armani #406 — deep blue-based red; slightly darker than what was worn
  • Guerlain Liu — rich blue-based red with a glossy shine; bluer than what was worn
  • Chanel Cambon — slightly orange-toned red; needs a teeniest bit more blue to be similar
  • Guerlain Rouge Sensuel — almost red-coral with a subtle gold shimmer; lighter, has gold shimmer compared to what was worn
  • MAC Perpetual Flame — pinky-red with a creamy finish; slightly pinker than what was worn
  • NARS Flamenco — soft watermelon red; less opaque, less red

And as a bonus, contributor Damaris has a Brazilian option–O Boticario #330 Lipstick (R$ 12,90).

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37 thoughts on “6 Red Lipsticks to Get Angelina Jolie’s 2012 Golden Globes Red Lip

  1. I am obsessed with Angelina Jolie’s lip colour last night. I think YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No 40 Rouge Eros from the Holiday 2011 collection might be a dupe. :) I’ll have to play with it tonight and swatch it. Will share if it is close.

  2. Nancy

    On the less expensive side, there’s:
    Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in “True Red”
    Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in “Red Revival”, “Very Cherry” & “Red Revolution”
    L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick in “Ravising Red” (#312)

  3. TripletMomma

    I loooove using Mary Kay Clear lip liner to fill in my lips, then applying their Cream Lipstick in Really Red. It is beautiful.

  4. Great suggestions, dear Christine!

    kisses from Brazil,
    Dâmaris

  5. Renata

    OH MY GOOD, have a Brazilian option is awesome!!!

  6. Nikki

    Another cheaper option is Rimmel Moisture Renew in 900 Red Alert :D

  7. When I saw her lip color, I thought of MAC Russian Red, applied with a lip brush and blotted down.

  8. Shilpa

    she uses laura mercier a lot

  9. Inge

    Revlon Fire and Ice?

  10. snm

    I think her lips aren’t looking great.I have never been a huge fan of her signature feature.But still she always looks good but the lip surface and lines look kinda ugly in this pic.Maybe her makeup artist should have used a better lip smoothing base:)
    I guess Mac-ladybug with a true red pencil underneath can look like this:)

  11. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I’m sure half the reason it was talked about is because she almost never wears color. It’s kind of mindblowing when she does. Gotta say, though, if I had that smacker, you’d never see it without a dab of color. :D

  12. Great post! I am obsessed with the lipstick she’s wearing and so glad she branched out from her usual nudes. I love that it is just slightly off from a true red — the touch of pink/watermelon/etc is just so perfect!

  13. Sexy Sadie

    I have read that Angelina likes Lip Laquer from Artdeco, she bought it in Italia when filming The Tourists.

    http://www.artdeco.de/make-up/lippen/lippenstifte/lip-lacquer.html

    I have it too and are looking forward to the two new ones that comes this spring.

  14. I was actually really interested in Dianna Agron’s lips! Whatever she wore, it was gorgeous.

  15. Nadine

    I think Dior Rouge Iconic Red and YSL red muse are quite similar, too! :)

  16. Susan

    I’d love it if you found out what it was she actually wore!

    Sandra Bullock from a year or so ago wore Chanel Rouge Coco “Paris” #22. It looked fabulous on her.

    Keep trying for us Christine! We appreciate it!!
    <3 Susan

  17. Nadia

    I guess it’s me…but it’s just red lipstick. It’s been done by many before her lol.

  18. Rowan

    To me, that looks like a Rose red lip colour mixed with balm.

  19. Kathy S.

    Looks like a combo job to me: blue red on the outside and corners and something rosier in the middle to the inside of her lip. Could be a blue-based red liner with a rose lipstick, too, I suppose. This is an old Hollywood trick.

    By the way, notice how the brows are almost too accentuated while her eyes and cheeks are defined, but color-neutral? That’s how you wear a strongly-colored lip! Goes with the dress, goes with the face, spike the ball – it’s a touchdown!

    Man, good work!

  20. Rebekka

    Being obsessed with red lips, I love this post! Thank you. ( :

  21. Jane

    I also think this might be russian red.. that beautiful blue red that she wore on the cover of Vanity Fair..

  22. Vali B

    If you really want your lips this color of red (and why wouldn’t you? It’s gorgeous!) you must use Strawberry Lips or RED! by Red Apple Lipstick. By far the best lipstick available AND it’s gluten free!

  23. Annoula

    Christine – did you ever find out what lipstick she was wearing?

  24. Angelina Jolie was not a “hit” for me. She looked so rigid. That said, I bought the new Tom Ford “red” Cherry Lush. Yummmm.

  25. Avatar of Jen Jennifer

    Anyone know what kind of foundation she was wearing? Her skin looks so luminous which really looks nice with the red lips??

  26. Jenna

    She wore a red Lancome a few years ago (Berry Sensual) at Cannes 2009. Do you think it’s the same shade?

  27. How beautiful can a woman be? It’s a scandal!I think that was one of her best looks! Love it

  28. Zozolina

    Very nice colours, all of them. It is interesting to see how much are these lipsticks opaque, just looking at Christinas lip freckle :) Brazilian option is very nice, looks so natural on lips (or it seems that way on the picture).

  29. nadia casey

    she was wearing Dior Lipstick (rouge) but I am not sure of the color’s name

  30. Nini

    Omg hot hot hot! I wish I was angelina jolie :P I actually bought a lip pump recently to make my lips look a lot bigger, like hers, and I was really happy with the results. I recommend using it b4 a big night out and then applying a really bold colour, like red to your lips, bold colours look amazing on big lips, no wonder angelina pulls it off. I got my lip pump from lip plumping shop if neone is interested.

  31. Shaira

    Hiii, i was wondering do you know an dupe for ysl red muse?? pleaseeeee =]