Reneé Rapp taught Sabrina Carpenter *this* genius lipstick hack

What happens on tour, doesn't stay on tour

Beauty Editor / September 21 2023

Before Sabrina Carpenter was sharing a stage with Taylor Swift on 'The Eras Tour', she was on Broadway alongside The Sex Lives Of College Girls star Reneé Rapp. The duo starred in the Mean Girls: The Musical adaptation with Carpenter as Cady Heron and Rapp, who's no stranger to playing a privileged popular girl, as Regina George. And though the curtain might've officially closed on the production, we're still gaining a few game-changing backstage beauty secrets. In particular, one genius hack to ensure your lipstick will actually last.

After all, if anyone needs makeup that won't budge, it's the ladies on broadway.


What is Sabrina Carpenter's lipstick hack? 

Let's be clear on one thing, after a very public (and well-documented) love triangle involving Olivia Roderigo, Carpenter is keeping her side of the street clean (as any good Swiftie would say).

One way she's doing so? Giving credit where credit's due, of course. So, before divulging the details of this brilliant lipstick trick, Carpenter makes sure we know it's one that has been passed down from Rapp.

"She'd apply her lipstick, put a tissue over her lipstick and then take [a] powder and powder over the tissue," Carpenter told Allure as she reminisced back to her days sharing a dressing room with Rapp. "When you take the tissue off, the lipstick doesn't move, it never moves." 

This leads us to our next question. Is it possible Carpenter has since shared this hack with Swift? How else do we think her makeup held tight during a three-hour rain show?

What lipstick does Sabrina Carpenter wear?

Though the "Nonsense" singer once told Refinery29 "there's usually like five different things" on her lips at all times, it's been well-established that she's a Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk ($49 at Charlotte Tilbury) loyalist.

Main image credit: Getty

Addicted to Sabrina Carpenter's glam? So are we. Here's the highlighter she uses as a concealer.

Ruby is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor. She is the CEO of nine global corporations. Just kidding. She does however, report on the latest beauty trends, celeb skin care lines (the wonderful, the so-so and the downright unnecessary). If you're ever at a lull in conversation with her, be sure to mention anything hormonal acne or Real Housewives and you'll be set for hours.