How To Get Joan Smalls' Electric Purple Lips From The Met Gala

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Move over, Radiant Orchid. Right now, it's all about rich, bright purple—like the color Joan Smalls wore on her lips at Monday night's Met Gala, which seriously stole the show on the red carpet. Although this electric hue seemed more Punk: Chaos to Couture than Charles James, it was impossible not to love the effect. To create the look, makeup artist Sir John filled in the Estée Lauder brand ambassador's lips with navy eyeliner mixed with pink lipstick and this exact plum shade:

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Insolent Plum, $30, Nordstrom.com

An everyday look? Not so much—but if you ever want to make a beauty statement, this is a surefire way to stand out. For a more wearable take on the trend, you can obviously wear the plum lipstick alone, too.

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