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August 30, 2010

And the Emmy Goes to . . . Nude Lips

Although my favorite face from last night’s Emmy awards was Julia Louis-Dreyfus (that sheer panel in her dress? not so much.), the best makeup lesson award goes to Keri Russell. If you’ve ever wondered what to wear with a neon-bright dress or top, this is it: subtly smoky eyes, rosy cheeks, and a cool, peachy-nude matte lip. “Her warm skin tone and the coolness of the dress was the perfect combination for reflecting the same tones through her makeup,” says Tina Turnbow for NARS Cosmetics, who created Russell’s look. She used the same combo on Lea Michele (who was also one of the best-dressed, don’t you think?). The lipstick, NARS Pure Matte in Tashkent, isn’t in stores fall, but Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Marrakech should do the trick. I’ve donned at least a dozen nudes this summer, and the award goes to this creamy—not chalky—shade.

Whose look did you love/loathe from last night? Would someone please say something about January Jones’ dress.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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