beauty queen: lea seydoux

see why we’re all about the matte red lip.

by liza darwin

If you've seen Blue is the Warmest Color, then you'll know that the Lea Seydoux who walked the red carpet at a film festival in Berlin recently is a very, very different version of the punky no-makeup one in the movie.

Whether she's onscreen or not, this is an actress who typically goes barefaced, so it was a surprise to see her working a dramatic red lip--a good surprise, because she looks seriously awesome.

Keeping the rest of her face totally clean (highlighting her porcelain complexion), the matte lipcolor really is all you need for a completely transformative effect. See how to recreate it below so you can try it yourself tonight.

EVEN IT: Garnier Miracle Perfecter BB Cream--$12.99

It's all about the lip here, so that means that the rest of your face can go almost entirely bare (you can even skip mascara if you want). But first, start with a clear, even complexion by blending in BB Cream to cover dark circles and imperfections. 

PREPARE IT: Fresh Sugar Lip Polish--$22

Since all the focus is going to be on your lips, they better be smooth. Buff away dry flakes with a dab out of this nourishing pot.

COLOR IT: NARS Lipstick in Fire Down Below-- $26

We've searched everywhere for the perfect matte red lipstick, and it's hard to find one better than this. The deep blood red hue goes on creamy and dense, yet stays matte throughout the day. Obsessed.