When fashion design is in the air, it’s everywhere and not just on your clothes. If you want the ultimate head-to-toe look to end all looks, you’ve got to think beyond mere apparel. You’ve got to dive deep into the world of accessories, hair, nails, make-up and any number of other beautifying forces. One such specific is lipstick. Rocking a hot, unique lipstick color is super in right now, and guess what? It might be just the added touch you need to really set your outfit on fire, and to set you apart from all of the other fierce ladies on the scene. One thing is for sure, all the hottest stars and style icons are indulging in the lipstick phenomenon, and some have even gone so far as to become known their own personal lipstick looks. Take a look at three of the hottest lipstick trends around right now, and the stars behind their raging success… Perhaps you’ll draw inspiration from these bright-lipped beauties and add some lip color to your own pucker’s palate. Who knows?!
The Taylor Momsen Goth-Chic Lips. Dark purple, black and burgundy lipsticks are back and paired with a black ensemble there is hardly a fiercer look around right now. The dark lip trend can be accredited largely to Taylor Momsen, the seventeen-year-old Gossip Girl actress and front woman of the band, The Pretty Reckless. Only she pairs it with all black, lace, ripped tights, tousled locks and mounds and mounds of dark eye shadow to match. You can go all the way with the goth-trend like Ms. Momsen or you can tone it down to your personal style needs, rock some burgundy lipstick and call it a day.
The Nicki Minaj Barbie Pink Lips. The newest female MC signed to rapper Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money Crew is more than just a singing, dancing and rapping sensation. She’s a style guru too. New York City rap-tress Nicki Minaj has made a splash on the fashion scene with her stick-straight hair, bubble bangs, idiosyncratic, futuristic ensembles and her hot pink, glossy, Barbie-doll lips. While not everyone can walk around looking like Nicki, you can definitely snag her pretty, pink lip color, and add it as the perfect finishing touch to a playful, girly look. Take a page out of Nicki’s book and you’ll be fit for a hot night out on the town.
The Gwen Stefani Classic Red Seductress Lips. Nothing screams feminine, or sexy like fire-engine red lips. While there are a lot of new lipstick trends out turning heads right now, the classic red lipstick look has been around forever, but its timeless sophistication has proved itself as a fashion staple now, and probably forever. If you want to rock it like Gwen Stefani, lead singer of the nineties hit band, No Doubt, pair your bright red lipstick with lighter makeup on the rest of your face. Don’t go overboard on the blush, and stick to a subtle, black eyeliner and full mascara for a siren-like seductress look. While a hot new trend is often irresistible, it’s important to pay homage to the iconic looks that never seem to go out of style.
Remember, true beauty is in the eye of the beholder… but once you’ve come to terms with that there’s no reason why you shouldn’t indulge your inner fashionista every once in a while!