Gigi Hadid’s Red Lip Is the Festive Makeup Inspiration We Need 

Sure, sure, we haven’t hit Halloween yet, but as far as we are concerned it’s never too soon to start planning your holiday glam. And luckily for Us, Gigi Hadid is already serving some serious inspiration in the form of a classic festive red lip to match a party-perfect ponytail, not to mention some sick nail art too. The occasion: her appearance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, October 23, to preview the new toy soldier outfit she designed for the iconic toy store F.A.O. Schwarz.

The focal point of the look was the supermodel’s perfectly painted vibrant red lip, courtesy of celebrity beauty pro Patrick Ta. Some key pointers: the lip hue is neither uber red, nor yellow, but a true red with a bright neon undertone. This is great because a little pop of color is a fabulous and easy way to liven up the visage, especially for a fancy occasion. And while Ta didn’t share the exact shade that he used, it’s clear from the selfie he uploaded to his Instagram of Hadid that he took care to line her lips with precision and then used a creamy formula that was neither matte, nor glossy — think something satin here.

As for the rest of Hadid’s face, the makeup artist took care to keep things unexpected: instead of going with a classically lined black feline flick, Ta went with a pared-down eye. Yes, he dusted the Reebok spokesmodel’s lids with brightening shades of gold, but kept the look soft lightly rimming her lashes with a delicate brown powder. All in all it came together as a new twist on a the holiday red lipstick classic. Add a messy ponytail styled by Laura Polko and some F.A.O Schwarz graphic nail art courtesy of manicure artist extraordinaire Mei Kawajiri and you have a seriously fun and festive look that is a winner for holiday 2018.

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