Scream Queens star Keke Palmer has got it goin’ on: she’s a singer, songwriter, actress andbeauty hack genius. She recently divulged her go-to lipcolor hack to Allure and, now, it makes total sense why she’s constantly killing it on the red carpet. Girl seriously knows her beauty ish.


Keke explained that, just like Kim Kardashian, she mixes a bunch of different lipstick shades and different types of products to achieve the killer pout she’s known for. Specifically, you’ll need lipstick, lip pencil and lip cream to get that pretty multi-dimensional look she has going on.


“I’ve never really loved wearing only red or purple, and sometimes just pink isn’t enough,” she explained to Allure. If you’re a beauty junkie (like me), you feeeel this statement — layering on lip products can totally transform your makeup look and almost make your lips feel like they’re an accessory of their own ;)

To get Keke’s look, line the outside of your lips with a lip pencil like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26) (we love the shade Cruella) — note that even though these are ‘lip pencils’ they’re more like lipsticks, but offer the preciseness of a lip pencil. Then, fill in your lips with a lipstick like Buxom Full-On Lip Stick ($19) in Acapulco (Keke’s fave). Finally, to add dimension to the center of your lips, swipe on NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6) in a complementary shade like Plummy Pink or Matte Merlot (spoiler alert: the formula of this stuff is amazing). Voila! Your lips will now be the talk of the town ;)

What are your favorite lip products? Share your faves with us in the comment section below.

(h/t Allure; featured photo+ photos via Brad Barket/Frederick M. Brown/Getty)