Fantasize about snagging a real-life Christian Grey of your own? Make Up for Ever’s new Fifty Shades of Grey collection may be just what you need to land the man of your raciest dreams. The beauty brand has collaborated with Victoria Down, the makeup artist behind Anastasia Steele’s sultry looks in the film, on a limited-edition range of products that “allows women to play, experiment, and create looks from innocent and natural to more sophisticated and daring—just like Ana’s character,” Down says.
Channeling your inner—and outer—Steele is simple. Start by applying a few swipes of color to your pout with the collection’s waterproof Tease Me Passionate Berry Lip Trio ($32, sephora.com), which Down reassures is meant to outlast your most passionate make out sessions. “The lips are always the entry point to seduction,” she says. “Ana’s stained lip look was the makeup focus of the entire movie, helping to create seductive intrigue and establish her character as the one that drove Christian Grey crazy.”
Tempted to go even bolder with your come-hither look? “Use some shadows on your eyes, smoke them out, add liner, and use more mascara,” says Down of the collection's offering. And don’t worry if you aren’t willing to go quite as far as Steele (in the beauty realm and beyond). Down says that achieving the right beauty balance is all about finding your own level of comfort, much like the more risqué moments in the film. And whether you draw the line at an irresistible pout or decide you’re ready to go full-on seductress, Down offers one piece of advice: “Sex it up a bit!”
Shop the collection now at sephora.com, and check out the latest trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, out Feb. 13.