Gwen Stefani Shares About Her Red Lip Trademark

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Daily Makeover scored an interview with glamorous, funky rockstar mom, Gwen Stefani backstage at her L.A.M.B. show at Fashion Week. She’s one of my favorite celebrity moms because her style is so amazing and she totally owns it!  Here’s what Megan McIntyre for Daily Makeover talked to Gwen about…

“Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Week started today, and we kicked it off backstage at L.A.M.B. with designer Gwen Stefani. She gave us an exclusive look into what inspires her, how she creates that fab red lip (girlfriend does her own makeup!) and what beauty look her husband can’t get enough of.

What inspired the beauty look for the L.A.M.B. show?

The collection is kind of based on a vintage, naughty, Hollywood starlet girl, a little bit of a modern, futuristic girl and a little bit of a soldier girl. I found these Ellen von Unwerth pictures with black makeup and the dark lips [that I loved] so we’re going to do the hair very set, vintage and glamorous with a lot of bangs.

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The thing that I’ve learned is that you have an inspiration, you have a picture, an idea and it just evolves into what it’s going to be. You don’t consider when you come up with three ideas for a theme that you’re going to have a blizzard, a baby with an ear infection and the Chinese new year, but at the end of the day the creative process of having that pressure and that drama means you come up with things you normally wouldn’t. I can’t wait to see it all together. For me, it’s all about that part with the music and seeing the girls.

Red lips are a big trend we’re seeing for Fall 2010. The red lipstick look is already one of your trademarks!

I just love when things that I love come back into style. I don’t have one specific red lipstick that I use. MAC’s sponsoring the show today, so [lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury] put a mixture of four different reds on me. I know she definitely used Russian Red. I tend to go more for the blue-reds than the orange-reds–I think they look better on me.

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My husband [musician Gavin Rossdale] actually really likes [red lips] so whenever I don’t wear them he’s like “Wait, where are the lips?” So I like that Hollywood glamorous look and I always have and always will…I’m kind of stuck in my own ways.”

Watch for red lips to show up, like they always tend to, in Fall!  In the meantime, try the Russian Red from MAC that Gwen suggested for your Valentine’s date!

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Comments

  1. I love a red lip. Like Gwen said, always have always will. Even if I’m not wearing it daily.

  2. Haha I like that Gavin looks for the red lips. 😀 Gwen is awesome.

  3. I just love when things that I love come back into style. I don’t have one specific red lipstick that I use. MAC’s sponsoring the show , so lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury put a mixture of four different reds on me. I know she definitely used Russian Red.

  4. I really like Gwen Steffanie style. Sometimes it is really weird, but it doesn’t matter, because she is still cool at what she is doing.

  5. The thing I’ve learned is that you have an inspiration, and you have a picture, an idea and it just evolves into what it’s going to be.

  6. Red lips are a big trend we’re seeing for Fall 2010. I want to have a try.

  7. I like that Gavin looks for the red lips

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