During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was concern about the impact on sales of cosmetics such as lipstick and high heels. However, as we emerge from the pandemic, these items are making a comeback in fashion. It is unclear if this resurgence is a sign of an upcoming recession or simply a result of the darker days leading us to seek out more uplifting elements in our lives. In any case, several celebrities have been spotted wearing bold lipstick looks, which may inspire others to pick up their own lip products once again.
Although each member of the stacked cast could be considered for one of the best beauty look spots, Hari Nef’s portrayal of Doctor Barbie was the one that caught my attention. The hair accessories, heart earrings, perfectly pink eyeliner and lipstick all come together to create a perfect look. Nef’s heartfelt explanation of what it meant to her as a trans woman to be included as a Barbie character is also worth noting.
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Taraji P Henson’s look is more appropriate for autumn. The fuzzy dress is a standout feature, complemented by the rich aubergine lipstick, which matches the color of her dramatic platform boots. Her sleek bob adds to the polished aesthetic, suggesting a routine of self-care during the darker evenings of the season. Food writer Alison Roman is known for her bright lip color, and she appears to have chosen a glossier shade than her usual MAC Lasting Passion ($43). It is likely a gloss-balm hybrid, such as Glossier’s Ultralip in the Fête shade, which closely resembles the raspberry coulis on the cover of her latest cookbook, Sweet Enough.
Although Nikki Wolff is known for creating sultry eye makeup, the stunning lip look on Yara Shahidi demonstrates her versatility as a makeup artist. The soft gradient effect with high shine is attention-grabbing and proves that a bold lip doesn’t necessarily have to be a bright color.
If lipstick isn’t your go-to, then take a look at Jorja Smith’s makeup featuring a bold silver eyeliner. The metallic liner creates a striking contrast against her eyes and provides a brightening effect similar to white eyeliner, but with more flair.