Some days you just want to rock a bold lip but bright red is too brash. Whether that timeless scarlet hue clashes with your outfit or you simply don't like the way it looks with your skin tone, Gemma Chan's fuchsia lipstick has you covered. The actor's pink shade is a fresh new take on a bold lip.
If you weren't already a fan of Gemma Chan because of her role in Crazy Rich Asians, you probably fell in love with her on the red carpet at Sun.'s Golden Globes. The actor stunned in a dramatic dark-teal Valentino Couture gown with pockets and a slit that exposed shorts underneath.
Her lip color was as fiery as the red carpet at the awards ceremony, but then two days later, she switched it up for another bold shade. On Tues., Chan attended the 2019 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, posing for photos in the prettiest yellow floral midi.
The flowery number called for a bold lip that was softer than her Golden Globes look, so makeup artist Quinn Murphy reached for a hot pink hue from Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Pur Couture collection instead.
Murphy is a big fan of the bright shade, telling The Zoe Report "it was one of the original colors created in the late '70s for Saint Laurent by legendary makeup artist José Louis."
He posted a photo of the actor's glam on Instagram, writing that her fuchsia lip is the perfect alternative to red.
Murphy's right: who says bold lipstick has to be red, anyway? Hot pink shades have acquired a reputation for looking tacky — probably due largely to a few embarrassing '90s trends — but Chan pulls off the flamboyant tint effortlessly. It certainly paired perfectly with that canary-yellow dress.
The rest of Chan's makeup was subtle. She kept her cheeks simple with a swipe of pink to match her satiny lip color. If you're new to the pink hue, try pairing it with neutrals to start, such as crisp white or metallic gold. If you're feeling bolder, this bright fuchsia goes with other strong colors like kelly green, turquoise, and royal blue, too.
Ahead, the exact shade Chan sported on Tues., and other fuchsia lipsticks worth adding to your makeup bag ASAP.