Come on, pink lipstick isn’t that scary. It’s definitely not as bold as blue lipstick. And orange lipstick isn’t that much different than red. It’s time to stop pretending that lipsticks only come in two different colors. There is so much more to the lipstick spectrum than nude and red. Plus summer is the perfect time to try out a saturated shade. A vibrant lipstick does wonders for a tan and they can make you teeth look blindingly white without the need for Crest Whitestrips.
Here are 20 celebrities who think the bolder the lipstick, the better:
Blake Lively‘s matte fuchsia pout compliments her just-back-from-Saint-Tropez tan as much as her white top.
2. Kate Bosworth
Because she was wearing an iridescent blue dress, Kate Bosworth wisely chose a vibrant orange lipstick so she wouldn’t look like a Frozen impersonator.
3. Demi Lovato
Instead of matching her lipstick to her new purple hair, Demi Lovato went for a contrasting bubblegum pink lippy.
4. Miley Cyrus
You would think that Miley Cyrus would wear crazy bright lipsticks to match her daring wardrobe choices but she usually sticks to a conservative cherry lipstick.
5. Katy Perry
Katy Perry managed to make a raspberry lip work with a red leopard print dress. Bravo.
6. Emma Watson
Emma Watson‘s tangerine lipstick completely distracted me from her trendy ear cuff.
7. Kelly Osbourne
What do you want to bet that this neon lilac shade is from Kelly Osbourne’s new MAC collection?
8. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart likes a relaxed tomboy style, but she isn’t afraid to go for full-on Hollywood glamour on the red carpet with a coral lipstick.
9. Lea Michele
Lea Michele‘s pale pink lipstick is every six-year-old’s favorite color. Fact.
10. Selena Gomez
This apricot shade makes me wish Selena Gomez would take more beauty risks. Come on girl, you’re so gorgeous, you could pull off anything.
Click the next page to see more celebrities including Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna and Taylor Swift pulling off bright lipsticks.
11. Lucy Hale
I wonder if this magenta lipstick is part of Lucy Hale‘s country music style transformation? I like it regardless.
12. Lupita Nyong’o
Rihanna has had so many different beauty looks, that it is difficult to remember them all. This throwback photo of her with a black bob and hot pink lips is still one of my favorites.
14. Rita Ora
If I’d have to pry a red lipstick out of your cold dead hand, how about you at least try a red-orange one like Rita Ora‘s?
15. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson works a bold eye and bright lip–with a vibrant dress no less.
16. Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles is not only fearless with her fashion choices, but also her beauty looks based on the wide array of lipstick’s we’ve seen her wear.
17. Taylor Swift
No lipstick round up would be complete without Taylor Swift. Here she is sporting a shade that is almost red-fuchsia.
18. Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel updates her lipstick, but keeps her signature bangs.
19. Emma Stone
Emma Stone loves to rotate her lipsticks, almost as much as her hair colors.
Jessica Alba was one of the first celebrities to jump on the vibrant lipstick bandwagon. I promptly went out and bought a peach lipstick when I first saw this.
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