Internet-goers, people of the world: You've probably seen the single Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik dropped at midnight, the moody "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" off of the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Such moody, much dark, but one thing caught my eye — Swift's softly sparkling, metallic red lip. It's enough to make the 4:16 worth watching, however you feel about the song. That good. Red lips are par for the course for Swift, but this iteration is a new frontier for the songstress, meaning that the lipstick Swift is wearing in the "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" music video hasn't been covered in lipstick investigations thus far. Here's the scoop.
A spokesperson for Pat McGrath confirmed to Bustle via email that Swift's lipstick in the video is Pat McGrath's Lust 004 Kit in Vermillion Venom. Launched last year, the kit includes two matte lipsticks, a clear gloss, metallic gold pigment, and vibrant red glitter, and is a masterclass in avant-garde-for-everyday lips (anything to spice up January). The lipstick set sold out post-haste, so unless you were one of the lucky few that grabbed it, copping Swift's style will mean either cashing out $150 on Amazon (yikes) or looking for some similar options.
(Skip to 1:23 if you don't care about Zayn's angst about living forever — which no one can so moot point, Zayn — and just want to see the makeup.)
Luckily, there are a few ways to replicate this beauty move, Pat McGrath holy grail or no.
Either follow McGrath's lead and tap a finely-milled glitter over lipstick, or choose one of the myriad metallic options on the lip market.
If your lips can take no more liquid lipstick, Stila's "Sirene" is a gorgeous option. Just stay in the shadows for it to look dark enough, which you would be doing anyways.
Milanie's Amore line does metallic among the best in the game, and this ruby shade is a close match.
Lancôme's newly released Le Metalliques were made for this moment. Rouge Magma is a bit brighter than Swift's version, but it's also an everyday alternative to dramatic dark lips (do you, though).
Lay the base with a slick of burgundy "Vamp," then top with balm and pat on...
...Make Up For Ever's lightweight glitter in "Red 7," a metallic berry red, for that iridescent finish (a wet lip brush works best).
Quest completed. In an ideal world McGrath would bring back Lust 004 for another go-round and make it easy to steal Swift's look, but until then, a classic lipstick, liquid lipstick, lip gloss, or glitter duo will do the trick.
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