This passed week, Idris Elba hosted the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards in London, England. Naturally, all eyes were on Idris, but equally stunning, was British actress and winner of the Breakthrough Talent award, Michaela Coal, who walked the red carpet sporting wind-swept curls, flushed cheeks and one of the most gorgeous African print frock we’ve ever seen.
To compliment her gorgeous gown, she added a pop of color to her lips in a gorgeous matte magenta hue that is the perfect tone to set the mood for summer.
Looking for your perfect magenta hue? Try Too Faced Melted Matte Liquefied Long Wear Matte Lipstick in ‘It’s Happening’ ($21, at sephora.com) To ensure a smooth application, start by sloughing off dead skin with a simple scrub (a soft toothbrush will do if you don’t have a scrub pn hand). Finish by applying a single coat of lip balm to dry lip and wipe lips clean with a towelette prior to applying matte lipstick. For additional long wear, dust your lips with a translucent powder to make sure that your lipstick lasts all day long.