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Taylor Swift is notoriously hush on her favorite products. I mean, if the singer did a GRWM, it would simply break the internet. But we do know one of her makeup secrets, and it’s the exact lipstick she wears for red carpets, music videos and more.
On more than one occasion, Taylor Swift’s iconic red lip look has come from Pat McGrath Labs. Brand owner Pat McGrath has shared on Instagram that her brand’s matte Legendary Wear Lipstick in a shade Elson 4 is Taylor’s long-lasting lip of choice.
The ‘Taylor-Made’ Lip Kit, $60 at Pat McGrath Labs
As one of the world’s most in-demand makeup artists, Pat McGrath’s clientele list is all A-listers. While she’s pivoted much of her time to her namesake makeup brand, she’s been known to step in for special events — Taylor Swift’s “Bejeweled” music video being one of them. (Fun fact: McGrath even makes a major cameo in the fairytale-esque video.)
Around the time Taylor released “Midnights,” Pat McGrath Labs launched a complete Taylor-Made collection including a lip liner and red matte lipstick duo that’s meant to let fans get the singer’s look. The collaboration was originally pitched as a limited-edition release but as Taylor-mania hit an all-time-high throughout The Eras Tour, some of the products have been restocked.
Although it’s impossible to find Elson 4 available anywhere online, the 'Taylor-Made' Lip Kit is an approved duo for recreating Taylor’s lip. It features the Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson 2, which is a near-perfect match for Elson 4 if you look at the two applied side-by-side. The full-coverage lipstick’s weightless formula is ideal for all-day and all-night wear.
The kit also comes with the Pat McGrath Labs PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil in shade Structure. When used together, the set promises “Midnight's muse majorness.” According to the lip kit description, “this must-have, Pat-curated kit provides everything you need for resplendent red lips.”
The lipstick and lip liner have a value of $68 but the kit goes for $60, saving you some money. If you’re in need of a makeup refresh, Pat McGrath Labs has a full collection of face and eye products to complete the look. The brand even has a 'Taylor-Made’ Eye Kit with the FetishEyes Mascara and Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner duo that fans believe Taylor wears on tour.
The ‘Taylor-Made’ Eye Kit, $62 at Pat McGrath Labs
Red lips and winged liner are as quintessential Taylor Swift as it gets, and if you get her look the right way, these Pat McGrath Labs are a must. But there’s a good chance they’ll sell out the next time Taylor Swift steps out in a headline-worthy makeup look that everyone wants to copy, so what are you waiting for?