The Exact Lip Color Gal Gadot Wears As Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot delivered her debut performance of Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe playing against Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." With a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film itself is ... well, it's a bit of a flop. However, critics favored Gadot's part. So much so that The Guardian deemed her the "best thing in this movie." 

Expectations were sky-high when she returned as Wonder Woman in a stand-alone film the following year. After decades of the industry appearing hesitant to drop a female-fronted superhero movie, as noted by BBC, Gadot shattered expectations. Notching a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Wonder Woman" remains the highest-rated film in the DC Extended Universe. With box office earnings of over $412 million, it beat out three offerings from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to rank as the third highest-grossing release in 2017, according to Box Office Mojo. That's a big deal considering DC has largely been lambasted in comparison to the more successful MCU.

Gadot has used her Lasso of Truth to help save the day several times since she all but single-handedly reinvigorated interest in DC's movies. She's done so wearing Wonder Woman's iconic and enviable armor, which is something of a Halloween staple. If you're looking to cop her style, read on to learn the secret to Gadot's heroic makeup routine and the exact lip products she used on set.

Wonder Woman wore Chanel

What sort of makeup does a hero like Wonder Woman wear? The answer to that question changed over time. Comic book classicists likely recall the character wearing red lipstick while fighting crime, but Gal Gadot told Allure in 2020 that a bold look wasn't right for the movies. Why? It made it harder to blend in. "Wonder Woman works in the shadows," she explained. "We found that going with a bold lip was just going to draw more attention."

Vampy, attention-grabbing red was ruled a better choice for Margot Robbie's interpretation of the delightfully demented DC baddie Harley Quinn. The makeup department left the super-bright glam to Robbie and introduced a fresh-faced routine for Gadot. That was the case all the way down to her lips. If you've ever wondered exactly what products they used to perfect her pout, Gadot's makeup artist Sarah Brock broke that down.

According to Brock, Gadot used the Chanel Rouge COCO Baume, a hydrating and conditioning lip balm, and Perricone MD's No Makeup Lipstick. She described the latter as a lip treatment that "mimics the natural, rosy color of your lips" in an interview with People. As an added bonus, it also has SPF to protect from sun damage. Even heroes break the rules sometimes: Gadot told Allure she wore Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in shade Crushed Rubies for a scene in "Wonder Woman: 1984."

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman makeup routine took 45 minutes to an hour

It's safe to assume a hero like Wonder Woman doesn't spend much time perfecting her makeup routine. She's probably way too busy saving civilians and her team of fellow crime fighters from disasters every other moment. Although Gal Gadot cemented her status as a superstar by playing the role, she didn't have a long, superstar status makeup routine for the character. At least not compared to the likes of Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the MCU.

Her makeup artist Sarah Brock told People the process took between 45 minutes to an hour. She offered a key tip for anyone looking to recreate Gadot's Wonder Woman aesthetic. "The biggest mistake women make is that they think that the way to get a flawless complexion is to pile on a thick layer of thick foundation to cover all of their imperfections – but that's when makeup looks heavy and cakey," she explained. "I apply a light foundation base and then go in with concealers and correctors after to add more coverage where needed."

Brock also stressed the benefit of utilizing cream complexion products on the face. She said they'll make you look "dewy and younger." In comparison, too many powder products "make the skin look flat and takes away the natural glow." If you're a newbie to products like cream blush, Byrdie recommends applying the product to the apples of your cheeks and blending upwards using a blush brush.