The most likely lipstick is Pat McGrath’s LiquiLust: Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick in Elson 4, which McGrath used on Swift for the “Bejeweled” music video. The shade is described as a “vivid blue red” that has “a weightless, comfortable feel and velvety full coverage.” Judging by photos, Swift’s lipstick last night certainly fits the bill.
In reviews of the lipstick on Sephora, customers also shared their long-lasting, smudge-free experiences. “The matte finish lasts all day, but isn’t drying at all. It doesn’t move and get all over the face either,” wrote one user, while another added, “It doesn’t smudge because it has a matte finish and not only that but it’s also kiss proof so kiss them freely without leaving stains on their face.”
Another possibility is an oldie but a goodie: Dragon Girl by Nars. Swift famously wore this matte pencil lipstick to the 2014 Met Gala, which was shared in a photo posted by Karlie Kloss at the time. A brick red shade with a “velvety matte finish,” Dragon Girl is also known for its long-lasting formula.
Pat McGrath’s LiquiLust: Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick in Elson 4 is currently sold out (in the shade she wore in “Bejeweled”), but you can find similar smudge-free picks below.
Ariana Yaptangco is the senior beauty editor at Glamour. Follow her @arianayap.