Blair Waldorf Would Approve of Leighton Meester's Classic Red Lip

The perfect holiday pout.

Leighton Meester
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'Tis the season for wearing glamorous dresses, binging sentimental movies, and applying tons of red lipstick. Among all the celebrities partaking in these classic holiday traditions, there's one who has already checked all three off her list—and it's not even mid December.

Leighton Meester, forever our Blair Waldorf and more recently a major supplier of Christmas cheer, stepped out with the cast of her new holiday movie, Exmas, on Wednesday, December 13, in what might be the most festive look of the year. Attending the Amazon MGM Studios Winter Wonderland event, the 37-year-old looked right at home amid the greenery in a red satin dress.

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Meester's pout was entirely uniform, utilizing a true red, matte shade. While the exact color is a mystery, it's reminiscent of Armani Beauty's Lip Power Long-Lasting Matte Lipstick in the iconic shade "400" or Dior's Rouge Dior Forever Liquid Lipstick in the signature "Forever Dior."

In varying lights, the classic lip showed up a bit differently. But on the red carpet—where you could also get the full effect of the Gossip Girl actress's Silvia Tcherassi gown—the color looked particularly deep and cool-toned.

In true less-is-more fashion, the "Good Girls Go Bad" singer kept the rest of her look simple, with neutral eyeshadow and thick lashes that let her brown eyes shine. It's the perfect look for a holiday movie heroine—and I think Blair would approve as well.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.