Jessica Chastain just made every lipstick you own irrelevant.
This weekend Chastain’s new film, Miss Sloane, opens nationwide.
Her Oscar worthy performance will keep you on the edge of your seat as the movie twists and turns and ducks and feints.
Miss Sloane is all intelligent dialogue, rich, delicious dialogue that happens at a wickedly fast clip, with Chastain delivering a verbal armageddon at a mile a minute.
When dialogue is so important to a film, the mouth delivering this dialogue is crucially important. Jessica Chastain’s mouth in this film is mesmerizing. You can’t take your eyes off it.
Chastain’ dialogue is delivered through a compelling, mesmerizing vermillion lip.
Elizabeth Sloane is a feminine, fashion forward D.C lobbyist who’s power is locked up in a vermillion lip that reminds us at all times that she is in charge, at all times. It tells us that she will not be falling into any traditional traps, that she is a step ahead of the opposition. It tells us that she is not frivolous and she is not to be trifled with.
A true red would perhaps be an obvious choice for a woman in power, but true reds can add an element of sexuality to a woman, perhaps giving her an implied availablity to men. Perhaps a challenge to men, but ultimately a traditional red lip would let men sexualize her as opposed to fear her.
And this is where the genius lies. The vermillion lip combines power with blood sport. At first glance you know that she would tear an opponent to pieces and walk away with no remorse.
Miss Sloane is easily one of the best films of 2016.
Change your plans for this weekend and make sure you go see it.
Here are some great vermillion inspired lips to help you channel your inner Miss Sloane:
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry
available online at CharlotteTilbury.com
Marc Jacobs Le Marc lipstick in Blow
available online at MarcJacobs.com
Tom Ford lipstick in Smoke Red or in Scarlet Rouge
available online at Bloomingdales.com
Ok, commenting on an ancient post, but I love this article! And want all this lipstick….and was desperately googling what lipstick they used in this movie.
I know, right??? I tried to find out myself, but I’m pretty sure the makeup artist will have just created it herself by mixing some existing lipsticks. The closest I have found was Fly by Tarte. Let me know if you find out what it was!
OMG… I’ve Googling to find what it is also! Thank you for this post, Corinna, and I’ll check out Fly by Tarte.
Just saw “Miss Sloane” and can’t get over the incredible lip colour of Jessica Chastain. Started googling but no success. Please let me know if anyone knows .