Chloe Cherry’s Secret For Glossy, Smudge-Proof Lips

Chloe Cherry has a memorable face. Even if you happen to haven’t watched the second season of Euphoria — through which Cherry performs drug vendor Fezco’s heroin-addicted, bubbleheaded roommate Faye — you’ve in all probability seen manufacturing stills of Faye decked out in her Y2K greatest: denim micro-minis and pastel pink halters, babydoll tees and rainbow-beaded necklaces. In just about all the images of Cherry as Faye, her arms are crossed or in any other case shielding her body; her full lips are pursed in both judgement or concern.

It’s that memorable pout that makes Cherry’s latest gig a no brainer: As the face of Urban Decay’s new Vice Lip Bond liquid lipstick, the actress will get to point out off her signature glossy-lipped look to full impact. “I love making [my lips] look super big and juicy and plump,” says Cherry, and the brand new product fits that look completely — on the day that we speak, she’s sporting the shade Unbreakable, a candy-apple red with a glassy sheen. “Look at this,” she says after we’ve been speaking for half an hour, brandishing the water bottle she’s been sipping from all interview: not a single lip smudge to be seen. “I’ve never had a red lipstick act like this before. Red lipstick comes off on your teeth and your cheeks and your hair — this is the only red lipstick I would ever wear, because other red lipstick is so messy.”

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Now beloved by Hollywood and the style trade alike for her personal aesthetic — uber-femme, ultra-flirty — the actor first found the transformational results of make-up in simply third grade. Her first weapon of alternative? A baby-blue eye shadow she present in her friend’s room. “It was a pale powder blue, and it was sparkly, and we loved wearing it with no other makeup — just a bunch of blue eye shadow,” she says. “It makes you feel like a Disney princess or a fairy.” That part kicked off a years-long make-up evolution that concerned a “goth, kind of punky, kind of emo” black eyeliner part in center faculty, neon glitter liner in highschool, and ultimately to her present pared-down, signature look, which she describes as “very simple; just concealer and mascara and eyebrows and a little bit of blush” — and her beloved “juicy and plump” lip, in fact. “I love a pinky nude, and I love over-lining my lips,” she says. “My everyday shade for the Lip Bond would definitely be Text Em, which is perfectly my color.”

Unlike her friends, Cherry by no means needed to cover her edgy make-up decisions from her parents or stifle her self-expression (she laughs recalling how her mother at all times most popular her in an electrical green-blue eyeliner over conventional black). Born to 2 artists in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Cherry grew up admiring her parents’ artistic abilities. “I was never able to draw and paint and do the technical stuff that they did,” she recollects. “I searched my whole life to find out, like, what kind of art can I do? What kind of artist am I?” Eventually, whereas in highschool, she discovered it: “I discovered collaging in art class, and I was like, whoa, this totally resonates with me. I love putting things together, I love curating things, and I’m able to make beautiful images that portray some kind of thought or idea.” In her work as an artist, Cherry usually pulls from music, particularly rap and hip-hop — with Mac Miller, a fellow Pennsylvania native, serving as a frequent supply of inspiration. Her dream is to at some point have musicians faucet her to create collages for his or her album artwork — or to broaden into music herself. “I want to come out with a rap song,” she states definitively. “I’ve come out with three already, but they’re only on Soundcloud.”

In the meantime, the style trade has its hooks in her — and doesn’t seem like letting go anytime quickly. Since premiering as Faye in Euphoria, Cherry has walked for LaQuan Smith throughout his New York Fashion Week present (“I will for the rest of my life be so honored that I was able to do that,” she says) and starred in a SSENSE-exclusive Versace marketing campaign. She’s hoping for design alternatives in her future, as properly. Cherry’s already come out along with her personal line of merch on her web site,, which met with fast success. “People liked the merch that I did, so maybe I could design other stuff,” she says. “I could get into having a little line of clothes.”

For the foreseeable future, Cherry has her sights set on persevering with to behave, name-checking Bo Burnham, Harmony Korine, and Jonah Hill as her favourite administrators. As far as roles she’d wish to play, she hopes to go farther afield after Faye: “I think it would be really cool to portray somebody very, very good, somebody that’s very opposite of me — like a nun, somebody who’s religious or someone very strict,” she says. But darker tasks maintain a sure enchantment for her, as properly. “I would love to do a weird horror for A24,” she says. “I’d love to portray a very intimidating female role or be super weird and freaky — something like a stalker.”

Knowing Cherry, there’s no doubting that this want — and all her others — will come true eventually. It’s only a question of when.

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