In the total garbage that is Fifty Shades Darker, one very beautiful thing stands out: Anastasia's lips. I didn't read the book, so I'm not sure if her lips are supposed to be a thing you notice about Ana or not. But honestly, the movie should really just be called Fifty Shades of Ana's Lipstick because after seeing her makeup, I now want to buy all of her lip products.
Luckily, the movie's makeup artist Evelyne Noraz listed the products she used for each notable lipstick moment on her Instagram, so now you and I actually can buy them. If you haven't seen the movie yet, I'd say save the 20 bucks you would spend on a ticket and use it pick up one of the below lip products instead.
Ana's Everyday Berry Lip
For most of the movie, Ana bounces between a faded berry lip stain and a vibrant berry shade, both of which are made with the same lipstick: Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in "Arabian Knights." In the comments section on an Instagram post, Noraz explained that she achieved each by either blotting it on her lips to get the stained look or applying lots of layers for the bolder berry finish.
Ana's Proposal Red Lip
This red look is so good. It might look like just a red lip, but it's not a traditional red lip because this is not a traditional movie. Instead of going for an expected choice of MAC "Ruby Woo," Noraz matched Ana's fire red dress with MAC Lip Pencil in "Cherry" and MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in "Feel So Grand" on top.
Ana's Burgundy Lip at the Ball
Arguably the best look from the movie though was when Christian and Ana go to a ball and Ana wears MAC Lip Pencil in "Burgundy" all over her lips topped with Glossier Generation G in "Jam." (Unfortunately not yet available in the UAE). I find it somewhat unbelievable that Ana would be wearing Glossier to a ball because homegirl is definitely not cool enough to be shopping there, but I digress. She looked amaze, and I completely stopped paying attention to the storyline at this point because I was staring so intently at her lips trying to figure out what she was wearing.
Ana's Kissing Lip
If you were wondering how Ana managed to keep her lipstick intact for the kissing scenes, Noraz noted that she switched to Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in "Heathers" for those. This movie is nothing if not an ad for the durability of Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks.
Christian's Body Lipstick
At one bizarre part of the movie, Ana draws lipstick on Christian's body and it somehow stays perfectly in place. For hours! Under clothing! Like, what. I can't even make lipstick stay on if I sit perfectly still and hold my breath. When one commenter brought this up in the comments on the post, Noraz revealed the truth: "movie magic." She says the lipstick was YSL but doesn't remember the exact shade, which is unfortunate because now you can't draw the same red lipstick on your significant other. Oh well.
Originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com