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Here's Emma Stone's (Slightly Odd) Secret For Red-Carpet-Ready Lips
This is selfie gold. Oh, and it also plumps your lips.
Thanks to fervent Instagram stalking, we know that celebs' beauty routines contain a few quirks. Jessica Alba's makeup artist wakes up her eyes by rubbing them gently with gold, while Kim Kardashian applies foundation to the back of her neck and Bella Hadid has her forehead contoured. And now, thanks to Emma Stone's makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, we have this divine snap from Emma's Golden Globes prep:
Emma's not the only one who preps her pout this way; we've also seen Kim K and plenty of other celebs posing for selfies with the oversize pink lips. Who could resist? The masks kind of make everyone look like a beauty-savvy version of Daphne Duck.
The product Rachel used on Emma is by KNC Beauty. According to Teen Vogue, KNC founder Kristen Noel Crawley was inspired to whip up the products after seeing lip masks all over Tokyo. But, she wanted her own version to be all-natural. Partnering with a chemist, Kristen took two years to develop super-hydrating masks made with ingredients like cherry extract and rose-flower oil. The mask is also infused with collagen, which helps plump up the lips.
The question is, should we all be wearing lip masks, even if we have no red-carpet appearances in the works? That depends on how bright your daily shade of lipstick is, really. Kristen told Teen Vogue that the mask works wonderfully as a canvas for super-bold lip shades, since it serves as a primer. But, the masks also condition, moisturize, and hydrate lips—and who doesn't need that in the winter? In any case, if you want to give the masks a go, you don't have much to lose: the product goes for $24.99 for a 5-pack. And of course, your selfies shall be priceless.
There's also an option for a D.I.Y. version of the mask. "The best mask for your lips is equal parts honey and olive oil or marula oil, massaged vigorously into lips in circular motion. Then, apply a thick layer of the same mixture, outside of the lip lines, for 15 minutes," Olga Lorencin, owner of Kinara Skin Care Clinic, told The Lookbook. (We're told Emma has actually stopped by the Los Angeles spot for facials!) "The result is plump, hydrated lips, especially from honey since it's a humectant, and minimized lip lines. It's great before a big event or to hydrate anytime your lips feel extra chapped."