I have my doubts about Kristen Stewart’s capabilities as a dramatic actress, but I’ll gladly take her as a red carpet presence: in the last few months (or, really, publicity rounds) she seems to have emerged from her cocoon of hideously uncomfortable public awkwardness to flit around like a sneaker-clad fledgling butterfly (if only she would keep her damn hands out of her hair!). As far as beauty goes, the “Twilight” actress (duh) rarely ventures outside of a semi-safe smoky eye/nude lip or clean eye/red lip scheme, but this weekend’s appearance at Comic-Con saw her switching it up in the most on-trend way possible.
I, and everyone else in the world, am loving a vivid hot pink lip for summer, paired with bare or, as seen on Kristen, subtly smoldering eyes. Bright lips and smoky eyes are a best-left-to-the-pros challenge to wear together, but because the lipstick she chose has a sheerness to it, nothing about this look is too dark or too heavy. If you want to recreate it on your own, stick to long-lasting, low-maintenance formulas — Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick ($30 at Sephora) in Plaza has a buttery-smooth texture and amazing pigment, and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20 at Sephora) in Eden is perfect because it’s a matte shadow that also happens to be a foolproof primer. It’ll keep your Kristen-inspired makeup looking fresh all day long.