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Beauty Report: Electric Lips at the MTV Movie Awards

We look to the red carpet for summer beauty inspiration

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Emma Stone's Pink Pout at the MTV Movie Awards 2012

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Leighton Meester's Coral Lip at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Photo by Keystone Press

While we didn’t see too many beauty risk-takers on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards last night, we did spot a low-key, yet high-impact look ideal for the warm weather–popsicle-bright lips.

Leighton Meester wore a tangerine shade paired with a swipe of black liner on her upper lids and some subtle bronze shadow.

Emma Stone chose to pair a bright lip with an otherwise pared-down visage, sporting rose-pink lips with a barely-there cat eye and a slightly messy updo. The vibrant shade went a long way as far as adding a much-needed pop of colour to her minimalist Martin Grant ensemble. We saw similar fuchsia lips on Janelle Monáe at the event.

Beauty Tip:
The key to pulling off a super-saturated lip hue this summer? Choosing a lightweight formula that’s hydrating and ultra-moisturizing without being too glossy is key. The latest longwear lip products manage to give just enough creamy colour with the slightest bit of sheen for a low-maintenance look with plenty of impact. Let your pout take centre stage by eschewing elaborate eye make-up, and tossing your hair up in a messy bun to keep the focus on your face.

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: M.A.C Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Booyah!, $17, maccosmetics.com, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in #N26, $19, makeupforever.com
 
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