How To Make Your Lips Look Like Nicola Coughlan's In Bridgerton

The leading lady of "Bridgerton," we love and admire Nicola Coughlan — not only because of her acting prowess but because of the way she promotes body positivity. The Irish actor appears in the hit series holding two roles at once: Penelope Bridgerton (née Featherington) and gossip columnist Lady Whistledown. Nominated twice (by the IFTA and the Screen Actor's Award) for her role in the historical romance drama, Coughlan makes an impression both on and off the screen.


The actor is no doubt a beautiful woman, and nature has bestowed her with gorgeous, full lips. Of course, she chooses her lip shades wisely to match her fair complexion and ginger hair (with a little bit of help from on-set makeup artists). If you are anything like us and secretly envy the shade she wears, TikToker @little_red_ann has you covered.


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In the video, the industrial design engineer and makeup lover tries the Pat McGrath SatinAllure Lipstick in the Négligée shade. The shade is a near if not exact match to Coughlan's lip color, though the TikToker does let her viewers know she's only making a guess — and she asks fans to weigh in. Whether @little_red_ann's followers believe it's the exact shade or not, everyone agrees that the TikToker looks fab in the hue. Plus, it's also the perfect shade if you're wearing gold eyeshadow!


How to apply the SatinAllure Lipstick

The winner of Allure's 2023 Beauty Awards, Pat McGrath's SatinAllure Lipstick consists of passion fruit extract and botanical collagen. What's more, the moisturizing lipstick comes in 18 different shades and provides a satin finish for ultra-sexy lips.


For best results, prep your lips first by gently exfoliating to remove the dead skin cells (in fact, you should always exfoliate!). According to board-certified dermatologist and the founding director of Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics, Ife J. Rodney, "Exfoliating the lips reveals fresh, smooth skin beneath. An added benefit is that lipstick can be applied evenly, and the lips immediately look plumper" (via Byrdie).

Following this crucial step, apply the lipstick to achieve a creamy effect. If you're looking for a dewy blotted effect, use your finger to apply the color. Alternatively, if you're looking to create a fade-out appeal to enhance your lips, apply the color to the middle of your lips, then simply touch them together to smooth the shade across the surface. To complete the look, use a liner or a pencil in a matching shade to define your lips' shape.


Best lipstick shades for redheads

Do you have ginger, strawberry blond, or vibrant red hair? If your locks touch the red palette like Nicola Coughlan's, you might struggle with finding the right lip shade. If you're looking for a wearable nude lip á la Penelope Featherington, then three-time award-winning makeup artist @FaceByMeagan says to look toward peach tones. Pro makeup artist and beauty educator Jackie Alves agrees. "Redheads will almost always benefit from sticking with warm, peachy tones and soft, glowing pinks. But don't be afraid to mix it up and try a vibrant red too," she told Stylecraze. "Just remember that keeping it in the 'warm' or 'neutral' color zone may be your best and most flattering choice."


The "Bridgerton" fandom is wide-reaching in its influence (have you tried the Regency-inspired take on coquette nails?), and Coughlan's nude lip shade is just the latest craze sweeping the "ton." To get that royal look, redhead or not, follow our best lipstick application tips for voluminous lips, don your best Regencycore 'fit, and get ready to sparkle like this season's diamond.