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Get Lucy Liu Pretty in Pink make-up look

How-To: Pretty in Pink Like Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu is one of those rare actresses who manages to make a trend all her own. Here she's wearing this season's butter-wouldn't-melt, innocent pink colours, and still manages to look sophisticated.

Lucy's twisted, high pony definitely suits her face shape, but what you really notice is her luminescent skin and gorgeous, well-balanced features. I love how she's just used a touch of pink blush – it's always a temptation to pile it on when you're pale.

For her super-long lashes, try Diorshow mascara, (£17.50). To mimic Lucy's barely-there blush, I'd go with just a sweep of Nars, in Desire, (£18.50).

To take it up a notch, focus on the lip colour. Pink and shiny can easily look overly Malibu Barbie, but typically, Lucy's chosen the right shade for her skin tone. The texture works too – glossy, with just a touch of iridescence. Here's my three favourite, steal-her-lip-look buys:

  • Maybelline Watershine Elixir in Vibrant Violet, (£6.99). Strictly speaking this is more gloss than lipstick, but it provides an intense colour with just the right amount of shine. It has an easy-to-apply twist applicator too. This shade looks scary in the tube, but apply ten minutes or so before you go out. By the time you're on the red carpet (or, erm, pavement) it'll be flattering, yet still vivid.
  • Boots 17 Shine On Lipstick, (£3.99).For a vibrant, shiny pink finish, try Watermelon Crush. It moisturises lips which (supposedly) makes them look fuller. Lasts surprisingly well too for such a bargain buy.
  • Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre, (£15). This has a creamy, lustrous finish with no shimmer, for a more grown-up effect. It's long-lasting too, with a natural-looking shine. Try Venetian Rose or, if your skin's darker than Lucy's, Lush Rose.


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