As the first major red carpet of 2016 unrolled last night at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards, there were a few trends that immediately caught our attention. All-white ensembles were everywhere, as were embellishments and tousled updos. But the winter-approved look that had us swooning was definitely the uber-popular dark lip. Whether it was Adren Cho’s vampy shade of maroon or Lucy Hale’s perfect plum, the deep dramatic tones were everywhere. Offering up a super wearable version of the trend last night was Scream Queens’ Lea Michele.

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Dark and sultry but not too dramatic, Lea’s color offers up the best of both worlds. If you’re rummaging through your makeup bag trying to blend together a copycat shade, we’ve got some good news. Her makeup artist just told us exactly what products she used on Lea, and they’re ALL from the drugstore.


Celebrity makeup artist, Melanie Inglessis first used Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm ($3) on Lea to ensure that Lea’s lips were moisturized and soft to begin the color application. She then turned to Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard ($9) to draw and fill in the lips. Both of those products were topped off with Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Juniper Water ($9) to help create a deeper, yet brighter shade. A red carpet makeup routine we can copy for a grand total of $21?! We’re in.

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