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Look of the Week: Reese Witherspoon's 'Tangerine Red' Lip at the Tiffany & Co. Gala


We’re constantly updating our Last Night’s Look gallery with all the best red-carpet moments (gorgeous dresses! dazzling accessories! sky-high heels!). Now, let’s talk beauty. Each week, we’ll be highlighting one of the most gorgeous makeup and/or hair moments, along with details on how to recreate the look — straight from the makeup artist or hairstylist — in our feature, Look of the Week.

We’ve come to know (and love) red carpet veteran Reese Witherspoon’s makeup M.O. Her sleek and sophisticated take on glam is constantly giving us beauty inspo. But recently, the actress stepped out of her beauty comfort zone and had a little fun with color for the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book gala in N.Y.C. And because we’re still obsessed with the summer-inspired statement look, we tapped the star’s makeup artist Gucci Westman for all the details!

Reese Witherspoon Tiffany Gala Look of the Week
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Inspired by the bright floral detailing on the Witherspoon’s strapless J. Mendel dress, Westman opted to give the actress an equally bold statement lip for the star-studded event.

“I went for tangerine red, which worked with the flowers in her dress,” Westman tells PeopleStyle. “I think it’s a perfect polished look for summer.”

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But as someone who typically strays away from bold lip hues, Westman says she had to convince Witherspoon to give the summer-inspired shade a shot. (And it worked out!)

“The orange-y red that I chose for Reese is not something that she uses often,” Westman tells PeopleStyle. “She’s not used to this color and was surprised when I suggested, but we decided to try it anyways and she loved it in the end!”

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To get the look, Westman first applied La Mer’s The Lip Balm as a base and then applied the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square for the pop of color. She topped the statement shade with a bit of lip gloss for extra shine.

Westman says Witherspoon was happy with final look, adding that the actress can practically pull off any makeup look (and we couldn’t agree more!). “Reese is such a chameleon, so it’s always interesting to create looks with her,” Westman says.

What do you think of Reese’s bold red lip moment? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen