By Pam Majumdar
Updated Feb 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
Credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, Courtesy Photo (2)

Talk about a lasting impression! We obsessed with the bright red hue figure skater Ashley Wagner rocked during her head-turning skating routines and infamous meme-creating expression in the kiss-and-cry zone at the Sochi Winter Olympics. So when she stopped by the office today to show off her bronze medal, we couldn't help but ask about her go-to color for her ice princess pout. Turns out, the shade she uses is CoverGirl’s Lip Perfection Hot Passion 305, available for $2.98 to $5.99 at But, more importantly, she revealed her surprising inspiration—Miley Cyrus. “Miley came out with a super clean look but with the crazy red lips, and I’m really pale, so I thought, ‘Okay, I think I could maybe try to rock that!’” Wagner told InStyle.

The pop-culture-obsessed skater says that applying makeup pre-competition is an important part of her routine (along with watching Sex and the City). "It’s relaxing for me, it’s kind of how I get in the zone,” Wagner told InStyle. The self-proclaimed “makeup junkie" also offered her advice: Pick a color that looks great for close-ups on TV (check) and is also noticeable way up from the rafters. “I try to keep it really simple and then just focus on the lips!” Got that, ladies?

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