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Statement lips rule the 2014 Met Costume Institute Gala

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Though summer is lurking just around the corner and trending spring glossy lips are what beauty fans crave in the warm weather months, it seems the celebrity makeup highlights at the 2014 Met Costume Institute Gala leaned toward a matte, ultra saturated bold lip color.

From mega stars to Hollywood's modern day iconic beauties, a statement lip in hues of luxe jewel tones, vibrant pink and deep reds debuted as a major makeup look among a few of Hollywood's most praised style trendsetters. Paired with muted yet defined color palettes on the eyes with groomed full eyebrows, this strong lip look is a refreshing taste of matte among the usual overly shiny lip lacquers seen on annual spring red carpets. Keep skin looking fresh by not over powdering and using just thin layers of foundation and concealer to perfect the skin.

To achieve the bold matte, lip color at home first prep lips with a hydrating lip balm about ten minutes prior to makeup application. Before color is added to the mix, blot lips with a tissue and use a small amount of concealer to highlight the corners of the mouth, top of the cupid's bow and bottom of the lower lip. The concealer with help to define and keep lips looking precise. next, fill in both lips from the center outward filling in the entire area to ensure lipstick has a smooth canvas to cling too. Next, build color intensity by using a lip brush to push lip liner into the lips almost like a stain, then add small amounts of matte lipstick straight from the lip bullet and continue to blend into the lips with a brush until desired look is achieved.

Are you a fan of the bold lip look for spring/summer seasons?

Beyonce
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Beyonce

Completely saturated, vibrant and demure are the key energies Beyonce was serving up at the Met Costume Institute Gala. With soft almost airbrushed barely there eyes peeked through an adorned lace head piece across her flawless complexion making the precise deep lipstick the star of her makeup look. 

Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon

Channeling a classic Barbie-esque styling, the always sophisticated Reese Witherspoon stepped out in a bright fuchsia lip that complemented the ultra glamorous gown in a matching hue. With a strapless detailed neckline and sweet coif, the classic beauty look was so gorgeous with natural blue eyes and golden sun kissed skin. 

Janelle Monae
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Janelle Monae

Songstess Janelle Monae is a true risk taker when it comes to showcasing her eclectic style. For this event, she chose a rich ruby red pout paired with an impeccably groomed brow and softly contoured matte eye look. Her youthful skin and playful hair completed the overall beauty statement. 

Anne Hathaway
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Anne Hathaway

Sleek hair and soft eye makeup pairs beautifully with a classic red lip. Anne Hathaway's bright eyes and structured facial features offer such a sweet frame to showcase the effortless lipstick that screams contemporary yet timeless. 

Selena Gomez
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Selena Gomez

With gorgeous stacked eyelashes and a soft focus gently contoured face, the young star amped up the glamour for the Met Gala with a luxe lip color suited for her luxe gown and statement earrings. Representing the young Hollywood talent, Miss Gomez surely displayed a wow moment with her pristine beauty styling. 

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