Fashion and beauty trends often take cues from celebrities, and classic lipstick is no exception. Certain shades have become synonymous with famous faces, such as Audrey Hepburn and Gwen Stefani, throughout history. These iconic lipsticks have become timeless staples that never go out of style, whether a bold red or a subtle nude. These shades have become essential in every makeup collection, cementing their place in fashion and beauty history. Let's take a closer look at some iconic lipstick shades celebrities wear.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
This shade is one of my favorites for clients who want pink/coral lipstick. It has remained one of Revlon's most beloved shades. It is Revlon's Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in "Pink in the Afternoon."
It's no secret that Friends is a beloved TV show that has stood the test of time. What makes it so special are the unique and memorable characters that we all grew to love. Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, in particular, portrayed very different characters that added to the show's dynamic. Interestingly, something that set these two apart was also their choice of lipstick shades, which added to their individuality and made them even more iconic. Courtney Cox's character, Monica, wore the shade "Spice It Up" by MAC Cosmetics, a beautiful dark red cranberry shade that complements those with darker features. Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel, wore MAC Cosmetics lipliner in "Spice" (a favorite of Spice Girl Victoria Beckham) and lipstick in the shade "Paramount." These individual touches added to the characters' uniqueness, making them even more beloved.
Blake Lively is a fashion icon; every time she hits the red carpet, she looks gorgeous from head to toe. When Blake graced the 2022 Met Gala, she stunned everyone with her beautiful gown that changed colors. Her lipstick shade was equally impressive. Charlotte Tilbury's lipstick in "Sexy Sienna" was the choice of her makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle.
One of Meghan Markle's (the Duchess of Sussex) go-to beauty products is Charlotte Tilbury's Very Victoria lipstick. Very Victoria is a matte lipstick created with Victoria Beckham, another fashion icon. The shade is a beautiful nude brown that is universally flattering and perfect for everyday wear. Meghan Markle first revealed her love for Very Victoria during an interview with BeautyBanter.com in 2014. She said, "I wear the same nude lip gloss… I use Charlotte Tilbury... She has a matte color called Very Victoria, and I love it because it doesn’t budge.” Meghan's love for the lipstick has only grown since then. She was even seen wearing it on her wedding day to Prince Harry in May 2018. The shade perfectly complemented her natural makeup look and added a touch of sophistication to her overall ensemble.
Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl is Taylor Swift's beloved red. She has mentioned her love for this shade in multiple interviews, and Taylor even has a photo applying it before the 2014 Met Gala.
Gwen Stefani is well-known for her signature red lips, and it's no surprise that her shade of choice is a classic, old-school Revlon red. She loves to rock a timeless look, and her preference for this iconic lipstick is a testament to that. Gwen's lipstick of choice...Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow.
Did you know Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessica Simpson share a common beauty secret? They all love a particular shade of lipstick that complements their look perfectly. It is the Shade "Sable Smoke" by Tom Ford.
Now that you know some of the iconic lipstick shades loved by celebrities, will you try any of them?