With ‘that red lip classic thing that you like’ Taylor Swift is an icon whose looks are emulated throughout the world by her adoring fans and we’ve got all the tips you need to get Tay-tay’s look. From a fair skinned, curly haired country darling to a sophisticated preppy starlet whose signature style includes cat eyes and red lipstick, Taylor’s image makes her the ideal role model for girls wanting a chic and classic look.
It’s only fitting that Taylor Swift is the queen of cat eyes seeing that she is the ultimate cat lady, but in recent years Taylor has begun to experiment with other looks. Smokey eyes, coloured liner and fake lashes are some her favourite alternatives. When Taylor does a smokey eye it’s always in brown or silver, both of these colours make her blue eye pop and are great alternatives to black. Use a neutral shade across the entire lid, then take a darker hue and work it into the crease, above the crease and down onto the lower lash line. Try Covergirl Intense Shadowblast in Brown Bling.
Taylor loves using shimmery sapphires and amethyst, especially on her lower lash line. Next time you have a night out try swapping your usual black or brown liner for a brighter shade. If you have blue eyes like Taylor then steal her colour ideas, but if your eyes are green or brown then gold, violet and emerald eyeliners are your best choices.
A common misconception is that girls with hooded eyes can’t achieve winged eyeliner but Taylor is proof that you can. Start your cat eye from the outer corner of the bottom lid and angle your line out and up. You can then connect the line with the upper lid and fill it in as thick or as thin as you want. Taylor knows that your hooded eyes best friend are false lashes as well as thick coat of mascara. One of Taylor’s favorites’ is Revlon’s Lash Fantasy.
Taylor tried her first red lipstick at a magazine shoot way back in 2009 and since then she’s rarely seen without them. Nowadays, her signature cherry lips are so much a part of her persona that she often sings about them. Taylor loves wearing NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl which she brought because she ‘heard on the radio that Hilary Duff uses it. And Hilary Duff is a magical princess.’ Her other favourite NARS lippy is the Satin Matte Lip Pencil in Luxembourg.
Another lyric inspiring shade is from M.A.C in Ruby Woo. To achieve Taylor’s crisp lip shape outline the lips with a nude lip liner after applying lipstick. Taylor often wears red lipstick and winged eyeliner at the same time but if you would rather focus on one feature at a time then play down the lips by painting them pink or wearing a nude lipstick. Alternatively, for a vampy night look try dark red. No matter on the colour, to replicate Taylor’s lip look, reach for a matte shade not an ultra-glossy one.
Although she has been known to sport a tan, Taylor naturally has porcelain skin. Her flawless complexion is radiant without looking dewy and that glow is achieved with Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation. Unlike most celebrities Taylor isn’t concerned with contouring and prefers rosy cheeks to hollow ones.