Fruity, bright pink lipstick is one of the year's biggest red carpet trends so far, with celebrities opting for every shade from bubblegum to cranberry. This week, three stars stepped out in equally vivid shades of mid-tone watermelon pink. First up: Emily Blunt, whose glossy lipstick was offset by understated hair and makeup. Then we have Julianne Moore, who wore an almost-matte stain and complemented it with a swoop of her beautiful copper hair. And last but not least, Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy wore a slightly deeper shade and added plenty of false lashes and soft, pretty curls. They all looked great, but which of these looks do you think wins out?
Even before her collaboration with MAC, Nicki Minaj wore her pink lip color everywhere — and with everything. (She even managed to match her lips to her hair color.) With a new album and her own signature lipstick from a makeup giant, I suppose her dedication to the color proves the old adage: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. While I can't imagine coloring my hair pink any time soon, I did get to channel my inner Barbie with her new shade, Pink 4 Friday ($15). It's available only on Fridays, and of course I had to try it on.
To see what it looks like, keep reading.
It seems like if you were a damsel of the fair-haired variety, you were bound to wear light pink lipstick to the Emmys. First off, there were peach-pinks like the color Jenna Fischer wore, which her makeup artist created by using Josie Maran Magic Marker in Mambo ($19) topped with Cover Girl Wetslicks Amazemint Lipgloss in Freedom of Peach ($5). Then there were those who opted for gold-pink, like January Jones in Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Confidence ($32), and women who went with classic baby doll pink, like Kristin Bauer (aka Pam on True Blood), who wore Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle de Jour ($24). Which shade family do you think is most becoming, and is this a color you'll consider for yourself?
Kristen Stewart wore a cool fuchsia lipstick to the New York premiere of The Runaways, proof that bold pink colors are gorgeous this time of year. It's a fresh, vibrant look that everyone should try out once in a while.
If you want to wear this bright shade but don't know how, check out some tips to make sure you pick the perfect pink. To find out how to get it right, just keep reading.
Last night at the Mama Mia premiere in London, the typically makeup-free Amanda Seyfried arrived wearing bright pink lipstick. Because of her creamy, pale skin and slate blue eyes, I've noticed that makeup artists often put her in various pink lipsticks. I personally like the mauve in the middle the best, but the balmy-rose is also beautiful. What shade of pink lipstick do you like the most on Amanda?
The last time we saw bright pink lips like this was on Elisha Cuthbert and before that it was at the 2007 Spring Diane von Furstenberg Fashion Show. Now, two gorgeous A-list ladies are looking fierce in fuchsia!
Natalie Portman matched her dress and her lips at the Mr. Magorium Wonder Emporium premiere, while Beyoncé sported a shiny pink pout at an autograph signing in Seoul, Korea. I love that stars are starting to experiment with color. How do you feel about this bright pink lip trend? Here are a couple of product suggestions for those of you who are willing to play with pink.
Dior Rouge Dior Replenishing Lipcolor in devilish pink ($26) is a long-wearing lipstick that provides full coverage, moisture, and unrivaled shine thanks to its new Color Reveal Complex. If you are looking for a rich pink to pamper your pout, this is a pretty great product!
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I always love a little Natalie Portman, and what's better than seeing her match her lips to this hot pink number at the premiere of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium? Even Dustin Hoffman can't help but give her some sugar!
The Spring 2007 Diane Von Furstenberg Show was called "All About Eve," as in the first woman. It was meant to look simple, sophisticated and seductive. You can see this reflection not only in her clothes but in her makeup choices as well. She mixed a polished, yet clean and natural, fresh face with a pop of bright fuchsia, matte color on the lips.
Clearly DVF selected the mouth as the seductive focus and kept the rest of the face simple and sophisticated. Nice work. Be sure to check out more of my Spring Peeks.
To see some of my favorite matte fuchsia lipsticks new for Spring, read more