A strong colourful lip is very attention grabbing, and these 5 stars think it works best with minimal makeup or can be used to make them look more done up, when really all they’ve done is painted on their lips. Some use it to divert attention from their otherwise natural face when they’re in a rush and don’t have time to do a full makeup application. Others believe a powerful lip shade is all they need when they aren’t working and want to wear no other makeup during the day.
Fearne uses lipstick as her quick fix, throwing on just sunglasses too if she has little time to get ready: “If I’m in a rush and I won’t do a full face I will go ‘right I’m just going to do a red lip’ and then in the car put on red lipstick and sunglasses so I know that there’s still a look of like I’ve tried but the time is of the essence or I’ll just do mascara and something nude on the lip. So I’ll always go for one feature rather than do all of them in a bit of a shoddy way.”
Gwyneth thinks a red lip looks gorgeous with natural skin: “I’m a big fan of a simple red lip teamed with fresh skin. I think it’s a strong statement and a really good look for me personally.”
Kelly’s quick go-to look is to just add a colourful lipstick to her face: ”One of my easiest tricks for running out the door when you know you’re getting papped: big, huge sunglasses and a bright lip.”
Lucy keeps off-duty makeup simple but does like to do a painted on pout: “I like to keep it simple on my off days. A bod lip is my easy go-to. Mark’s Make It Rich Lip Crayons are my favorite for quick color.”
Rihanna thinks a strong lip works with no other makeup because it distracts: ”It draws attention away from any flaws. When someone is wearing lipstick, you just assume they’re wearing a full face of makeup. And guys are stupid — they won’t notice when you’re not.”