Ever since the flapper girls of the 1920s realized the power of a stained pout, lipstick has been a beauty staple for millions of women. A morale booster, glamour prop and just plain old fun, we couldn’t live without it. So today, on National Lipstick Day, we honor five celebrities whose lipstick game has been on point this year:
#1 Kendall Jenner
Defying the nude lips trend we saw at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival was model Kendall Jenner, who went for classic Hollywood glamour at the “Youth” screening, wearing black eyeliner, rosy cheeks and a precise, full red pout.
#2 Emma Stone
Emma Stone usually goes for a bold, heavily accentuated eye on the red carpet, so when she turned up at the Oscars Nominees’ Luncheon earlier this year wearing this fresh, acidic candy colored pink lippy we were delighted. A matte foundation with just a hint of apricot blush made sure her pout was the main talking point.
#3 Lupita Nyong’o
Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o offset her beautiful mint green gown with a vibrant purple lipstick at Cannes for a bold and striking look.
#4 Felicity Jones
Coral has been a huge trend this year, as demonstrated perfectly by the flawless Felicity Jones at this year’s Golden Globes in January. The British star used a sweep of navy eyeshadow and slightly disheveled brow to accentuate her hazel peepers and put the focus on the strong but natural-looking lip color.
#5 Reese Witherspoon
A bold fuchsia lip and heavy dusting of bronzer, coupled with a statement smoky eye, really brought out US actress and Southern Belle Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” side during Oscar season this year.
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