An Ode to Lorde's Untouchable Lipstick Game

A beauty roundup dedicated to our Princess of the Pronounced Pout.

When we heard that Lorde would be collaborating with M.A.C on a makeup collection this summer, visions of magenta lipsticks and eggplant lip liners started waltzing in our heads. The precocious teen may be an indie sensation to music buffs, but to us beauty fiends, Lorde has become our Lady of Lipstick; our Princess of the Pronounced Pout. As such, we created a roundup dedicated to the songstress's full spectrum of unstoppable mouth shades, complete with comparable product recommendations for your pleasure. Via ELLE.com
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Baby Pink

When Lorde first burst onto the scene with the music video for her hit song "Royals," she chose an understated carnation shade for her pout. All the better to keep the focus on that artistic cut-crease liner and lush curtain of waves.

Our recommendation: Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude.

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Peach

In order to balance out her dramatic black smoky shadow, Lorde chose an apricot hue that was just a kiss warmer than her skin tone at last year's VEVO Halloween Showcase.

Our recommendation: Nars Satin Lipstick in Honolulu Honey.

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Brick

Lorde gives us a touch of glam with a classic red lip, while the color's slight brown undertones still proffer a tinge of edge.

Our recommendation: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in #44.

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Scarlet

Lorde takes the prissiness out of a glossy crimson pout by grounding it with a maroon liner for a slight gradient effect.

Our recommendation: Maybelline Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet.

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Raspberry

Lorde's dark mauve mouth looks like she just devoured a fistful of juicy mulberries. The opaque red-violet grants just enough color against her moody black dress.

Our recommendation: M.A.C Lipstick in Rebel.

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Plum

The pop star goes for a monochromatic look at the 27th ARIA Awards in Australia by pairing deep plum lips with pretty pansy-colored eyes, then shows it all off with a slick and smooth pony.

Our recommendation: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Orchid

These screaming violet lips are so blaring they almost border on neon. Lorde perpetuated the exotic look by marrying the pinkish-purple hue with an extended flick of liquid liner.

Our recommendation: M.A.C Lipstick in Heroine.

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Purple

Lorde pulled out all the stops with this blue-based purple shade, proving that her lipstick tactics are certainly not for the faint of heart.

Our recommendation: Illamasqua Lipstick in Kontrol.

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Merlot

This ombré mouth that's crimson in the center and blackberry at the edges makes it look like the chanteuse has been sipping on cabernet all night (you know, if she was of age and all!). The alluring pop of silver on the inner corners of her eyes prevents the vampy color from entirely washing her out.

Our recommendation: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry.

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Aubergine

We were, of course, smitten with Lorde's audacious black dahlia pout during her Grammy performance. But let's face it: What had us truly transfixed were those ink-dipped fingertips.

Our recommendation: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 18 Noir Laque

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Black

The musician makes goth look good with meticulously defined obsidian lips. To keep her makeup looking splendid instead of spooky, Lorde keeps her eyes soft and lustrous.

Our recommendation: Manic Panic Lethal Lipstick in Raven

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