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Sophia Bush’s Pink Lipstick At The Hollywood Film Awards Was The Best Addition To Her Leopard-Print Suit


Have you ever found yourself at a loss for makeup ideas when your outfit already takes up most of the attention? A vibrant color or an eye-catching print often calls for something a bit more subtle in the hair and makeup department. Lucky for you, Sophia Bush's pink lipstick is the perfect companion for all of the on-trend leopard-print pieces you've added to your closet this season.

Bush dressed to impress at the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 4, and her subdued makeup made its own statement. The actor teamed her leopard-print suit with bronzed, glowing skin, bold chestnut eyeshadow directly under her brows, long lashes, and pink, glossy lips. She opted for a teased side part that sat slicked-back and close to her head with just a touch of volume.

Bush achieved her effortless-looking glam with help from her makeup artist, Amber Dreadon. The experienced beauty professional has an impressive client roster, which includes the likes of Jamie King, Lorde, and Chiara Ferragni. Rather than tracing Bush's lips with one color, Dreadon combined three formulas to create her own, unique shade. The best part about her combination? Not only will it act as the perfect touch to your favorite leopard-print midi, but it's so easy to recreate.

Dreadon started by lining the actor's lips with a rose-toned neutral liner by Bite Beauty, then proceeded to fill them in with Flesh Beauty's sheer lipstick. To complete the elevated version of a natural lip, she placed a small amount of pale-pink lip gloss by Tom Ford into the center of Bush's pout.

This isn't the first time Dreadon has chosen a pinky-nude lip look for Bush. In Sept., the actor wore a very similar lip shade while out at an event for Skinceuticals. That time around, Dreadon decided to add a pop of color in the form of fuchsia eyeliner, which highlighted the floral pattern of Bush's dress.

If you're looking to recreate this iconic lip look at home, you'll need to do a little shopping first. Ahead, find the exact products Dreadon used on Bush to compliment her leopard-print statement suit.

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Bite Lip Pencil In #62


Bite Beauty

This classic, no-frills lip pencil is exactly what you need to start your neutral look. Instead of tracing your lips with a thick line, smudge the color inward to create the illusion of fullness. This way, your liner will blend seamlessly with the second layer of product.

Fleshy Lips In Hungry


Flesh Beauty

Add just the right amount of color with Flesh Beauty's most natural lipstick. This soft, creamy pigment comes in 10 nude shades, so you're bound to find the one that works for your skin tone. The fragrance-free formula is infused with rosehip, lavender, and white-tea extracts to keep your lips hydrated and healthy.

Ultra Shine Lipgloss


Tom Ford

Create a little shine with a dab of this cult-favorite gloss in the center of your lips. It's buildable, which means you can wear a little for a subtle dose of gloss or fill in your lips for a more glamorous look. It's highly pigmented, never sticky, and can be worn alone or over a lipstick to create dimension.