The Lipstick Colours Your Favourite Celebs Are Wearing Now!

The majority of us draw makeup inspiration from celebrities and with good reason since they’re on the cutting edge of all beauty trends! So, before you make your next lipstick purchase, have a little look at which lipstick colours are hot in Hollywood right now!

Dolly Parton famously said that she hopes her husband will “slap a little lipstick” on her before he takes her “to the morgue,” while Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary quote – “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together” – is still one of the most loved pick-me up quotes of our time! What’s more, according to a recent survey, lipstick is effective in helping women climb the career ladder as it makes us appear more competent! Basically, lipstick is kind of a big deal!

However, staying on trend is no easy feat! Unlike celebrities, we don’t have access to the very best makeup artists in the world. Plus, the new ‘in’ lipstick colours seem to come and go so fast that your new lipstick can be out of fashion before you’ve even removed it from the packaging!

Lucky for you, we’ve tracked all the major celebs and their lips from the red carpet to the streets of New York in order to bring you a handy list of the hottest lipstick colours celebrities are wearing right now!

#1 On Trend Orange


Orange is definitely the ‘in’ colour for spring 2014! First seen on the spring runway shows last year, orange lips have now taken the leap to the red carpet with numerous celebrities embracing the tropical hue!

Miranda Kerr paired orange lips with apricot cheeks at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party and has been spotted wearing it casually around New York City too! Lupita Nyong’o also wore a bright mandarin lippy at the 2014 Oscars and, let’s not forget beautiful Kate Bosworth who was seen with tangerine lips at both the Art of Elysium red carpet and recent Tiffany and Co. Blue Book party!

Oranges We Love:
Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess in Aphrodite (the actual shade Miranda wears)
Chanel’s Rouge Allure Intense Colour in Incandescente

#2 Timeless Red

From crimson pinup to blackberry vamp, red lipstick always has and always will be on trend for everyone!


While we all know that Gwen Stefani and Miley Cyrus have a particular love for the brighter red lipsticks, not quite as predictable were Blake Lively’s gorgeous raspberry lips at Gucci spring 2014 and Drew Barrymore’s beautifully bright cherry red lipstick at the Golden Globes!


A deep red lipstick that almost verges on black is particularly popular with Khloe Kardashian right now! She was seen most recently at Elton John’s Academy Awards Viewing Party wearing a distinctively ‘vampish’ shade of red. Similarly, Kerry Washington wore a beautiful dark berry lip colour to the Oscars and Bobbi Brown’s new girl Kate Upton rocked Bobbi Brown’s Lip Colour in Blackberry to the MTV Movie Awards a few days ago!

Reds We Love:
Barry M Lip Paint in Pillar Box Red
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lipstick Red Door Red
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry

#3 Popular Purple

Complimentary to almost every skin tone, purple lipstick is an up-and-coming trend this year in pretty much every shade from lilac to plum, and of course it hasn’t gone unnoticed in LA….


Young actress Victoria Justice recently posted a photo to Instagram of herself wearing a beautifully bright purple lippy after saying she wanted to “take some more makeup risks.” Singer Lorde was also sporting a noticeably deep plum colour at the 2014 Grammy Awards back in January.

Purples We Love:
Lancôme Rouge in Love in Violette Coquette
Maybelline Sensational Lipstick in Hot Plum
Mac Heroine Lipstick in Matte Bright Violet

#4 Pretty Pink

From elegant rosebud to sugary sweet Barbie, a variety of pink shades have been seen on many celebs recently!


The queen of lippy, Lupita Nyong’o flaunted her hot pink lips at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party earlier this month while Emma Stone sported beautiful bright pink lips at the London premiere of The Amazing Spiderman 2 (I have to say the red hair, yellow dress and pink lips made for a surprisingly pretty combination!)

Pastel pinks are also on trend as always! Jessica Alba chose a very subtle pink at the MTV Movie Awards while Kaley Cuoco looked beautiful with pale rose pink lips at the Authors Anonymous premier in LA. Even Miley Cyrus briefly switched from her signature red to a more demure shade of pink on her Bangerz tour!

Pinks We Love:
Mac Candy Yum Yum Matte Lipstick
Yves Saint Laurent PUR Couture in Fuchsia Innocent
Rouge Dior Lip Colour in Tulip Pink

#5 Understated Nude

Seen on every celebrity from Ashlee Simpson to Anne Hathaway, nude lipstick has always been a red carpet staple. However, this year more celebrities than ever are ditching the glamorous reds in favour of the more subtle look. We recently spotted it on Olivia Wilde, Cate Blanchett and Penelope Cruz to name a few!


Notably Lancôme’s Rouge in Love in Delicate Lace is a favourite with celebrities at the moment and has been seen on both Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts at the 2014 Oscars.

Nudes We Love:
Lancome Rouge in Love in Delicate Lace
Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Creamy Nude
Estee Lauder Rose Balm Lipstick in Perfect Nude

From dramatic to subtle and constant classic to passing phase, celebrities have shown us that there is many a stylish shade of lipstick to choose from right now!  Are you feeling inspired enough to try out the fashionable orange or purple? Go for it! After all, it may be out of fashion next week!

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About the author

Jane Glover

Jane Glover is a 25 year old yummy mummy with a passion for writing and all things beauty related. A literature lover and fuchsia fanatic, Jane is happiest with a novel in one hand and a deliciously pink cocktail in the other.

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