Marilyn Monroe enhanced her sex appeal with bright red lipstick, and other stars also swear by the fierce “look at me” style. From Taylor Swift to Gwen Stefani, OK! reveals which Hollywood glamour gals have worn red lips best through the years.
Scarlett Johansson: The Avengers star reveals about her red lipstick habit, “I have Dolce & Gabbana lipstick in Devil with me at all times. It helps me go from day to night in seconds, especially if I don’t have time to change."
Rihanna: The singer loves red lipstick so much that she wrote a song about it! Rihanna also teamed up with M.A.C to create a lipstick collection, which included a retro matte red shade called RiRi Woo.
Christina Hendricks: Mad Men’s redhead is known to enjoy “a wonderful creamy tomato red,” on her lips, such as Sensai’s Treatment Rouge in Soubi.
Lady Gaga: The pop star loves to cause a scene and the best way she’s done that is while wearing red lipstick.
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Rita Ora: The British singer is becoming known for her red lips on the red carpet, including for the 2014 MET Gala. “Wearing red lipstick, in my opinion, is the simplest way to make an impact,” Ora has commented. “As soon as I slick it on, I feel instantly pulled together, more powerful, more womanly. I wear it almost every day.”
Christina Aguilera: The “Beautiful” singer apparently feels most that way sporting a fiery look in public. She revealed to Glamour, “Red lips are—I don’t want to call them ‘armor,’ but they’re the clothes of my character, and I’m in the business of entertainment….Wearing red lipstick helps get me into that world.”
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Dita Von Teese: Where would the burlesque queen be without her signature look? Von Teese has said, “I can't live without my red lipstick, I really love bright color on my lips. When I was a little girl I loved watching movies with my mother in Technicolor and I remember being attracted to the red lipstick on the women, because everyone wore red lipstick then. It's classic and never goes out of style. As soon as I was old enough to wear it, I never stopped.”
Taylor Swift: The pop princess has made red lipstick her trademark because she thinks it’s an elegant look, and on her, we agree! “I like red lipstick because wearing it gives me this feeling of fancy things, elegant ladies and women throughout history who I've looked up to,” Swift confides. “My grandmother was absolutely beautiful, even in her old age. She always wore red lipstick. Maybe that's what I like about it.”
Katy Perry: The Super Bowl required a super color. Perry entertained football fans during her halftime performance by wearing fiery red lipstick.
Lupita Nyong’o: The 12 Years A Slave star, who works for Lancome, has often relied on red lips to make her look pop on red carpets. “Wearing lipstick makes me feel well dressed...lipsticks can be your best friend,” she has said.
Gwen Stefani: No Doubt about it—Stefani is a huge fan of red lipstick. Although she recently set aside her signature look for nude lips on 2015 red carpets, red is her go-to. “I was always inspired by old movies and Marilyn Monroe,” The Voice judge has confided to Teen Vogue.