Emma Watson with red lipstick

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When doing your makeup, the lipstick shade that you wear completes and determines the vibe of your look. From the endless lippies to choose from, there’s always that one particular shade and brand for your go-to look. And when we’re talking about makeup, lipstick, and all that glamming up, we can’t leave out one favorite topic we all love talking about—celebrities and their top picks.

So, which lipstick is your favorite celeb’s pick? Keep reading for the brands and shades that your favorite icons can’t live without: from Taylor Swift’s iconic bold red shade, our queen Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, to Shay Mitchell’s nude lippies. We’ve got it all covered for you!

1) Taylor Swift


You can rarely see 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and our favorite it-girl Taylor Swift without sporting a perfect red lip. According to her, it’s because she thinks she looks worse without her iconic red lips. With that, she has a lot of must-have shades in achieving that cherry-red shade. 

Some of Tay’s top picks are:

  • Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
  • CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in Iconic Red

2) Gigi Hadid


Victoria’s Secret Angel and Maybelline ambassador Gigi Hadid leans toward a creamy formula by Maybelline, which is no surprise.

It’s a mix between neutral colors of Maybelline Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick Coffee Addiction and Gone Greige, definitely versatile and perfect for many looks.

3) Margot Robbie


Joker’s Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie, has a particular nude lipstick shade that is close to her heart, according to a report by The Sun.

Can you guess the name?

It’s the Marc Jacobs Beauty lipstick named after her—New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in Moody Margot.

4) Meghan Markle


The Duchess of Sussex is no doubt a fashion icon. According to People Magazine, Meghan Markle has a particular liking to a Charlotte Tilbury taupe nude shade. It’s the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria.

Did you also know that the brand named this shade after the legendary Spice Girl and Royal Wedding guest Victoria Beckham?

5) Natalie Portman


We all have one favorite Natalie Portman film. Since her debut in the assassin film Leon, we’ve seen her beauty flourish through the years.

So, what is Natalie Portman’s secret weapon to achieve her perfect look?

She revealed, and you probably already guessed it—lipstick! Not at all surprising since she is also the face of Dior Rouge lipsticks. “I own too many to count! You can never have too many options,” she says

Her favorites?

  • Dior Lip Glow
  • Rouge Dior No. 999

6) Amanda Seyfried


In an interview with Allure, Amanda Seyfried revealed that her must-have beauty products are concealer, mascara, and red lipstick. She swore so much to this particular brand and shade that she doesn’t only own one, not even two, but seven!

She says, “I have seven of that bright red [Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in 311] that I keep losing and finding in my pockets and in every tote. It is a very convenient and powerful quick fix.” Seyfried further adds, “If you’re not dressed up, you can dress yourself up in a minute with that.” How cool is that?

7) Emilia Clarke


From Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi to Terminator Genisys’ Sarah Connor to Me Before You’s Louisa Clark, Emilia Clarke has proven her versatility as a top-notch actress. Emilia reveals that she loves classic make-up looks and that she always carries a red lipstick in her bag. She says, “everyone’s got a red, you just have to find the right shade and wear it with confidence and head held high.”

Emilia’s go-to reds are:

  • Dolce & Gabbana Matte Lipstick in Red 611
  • Nars Lip Crayon in Infatuated Red
  • Nars Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

8) Shay Mitchell


We all have a love and hate relationship with the girls of Pretty Little Liars. Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell says that, like most women, she loves playing around with different lipstick shades. She admits to being fond of dark and dramatic shades.

She has recently partnered with BUXOM Cosmetics for the Pastel Dreams Full-On Plumping Lip Cream Collection, which is now her ultimate fave.

She also revealed that she loves the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in Dolce so much that she swipes it from every makeup artist she works with:

Shay also emphasized the importance of not only moisturizing your face but your lips as well. Need some lip balm inspiration? Try the ultra-luxurious 24K Renewal Lip Balm from OROGOLD Cosmetics. 

9) Zendaya


The Greatest Showman and Spiderman actress and singer Zendaya Coleman likes experimenting with her lipstick shades on the red carpet—from the brightest colors to the boldest. Just recently, Zendaya was named the face of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Collection for her first makeup campaign. She came up with the RubieZ shade, highlighting the Z for her name.

Zendaya also revealed her go-to brands in achieving a perfect bold red lip:

  • Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red
  • Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in Poppy Red
  • CoverGirl Melting Pout Matte Lipstick in All-Nighters

She also recommends using the CoverGirl Oh Sugar! Lip Balm, which you can use for both lips and cheeks.

10) Rihanna


In an interview with Us Weekly, RiRi announced her love for red lipstick. She says, “I love red. Like, you can [wear] anything, red can be day, red can be night, red can be no makeup at all.” Her love for red lipstick is evident with her collab with MAC in her Viva Glam Rihanna Collection.

To add to that, in 2017, Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty. Its popularity instantly skyrocketed because of its inclusivity toward different skin tones and genders. Among the products Fenty Beauty offers, Rihanna swears by the Gloss Bomb collection, particularly these two:

  • Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fu$$y
  • Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow

The Gloss Bomb is not only one of the cheapest products in Fenty Beauty, but it’s also one of the most addictive, and looks good on everyone! If you check the Fenty Beauty website, you’ll see that it’s marked as “Rihanna’s fave.”

According to Rihanna’s makeup artist Priscilla Ono, the gloss’s shea butter is what makes it moisturizing and induces its shiny coverage. She revealed that RiRi couldn’t leave home without it!

11) Gal Gadot


Wonder Woman star and our actual lippie hero Gal Gadot has been spotted wearing the same shade on the red carpet during the 2018 Oscar and Golden Globes. What is this Wonder Woman-approved lipstick that Gadot just can’t get enough of? It’s the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Bombshell Red.

Can you believe that Wonder Woman’s signature red lipstick is a drugstore lipstick? Not only is it cheap, but it’s also hydrating and smoothing!

12) Cara Delevingne


Supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne has been named the face of Dior Capture Youth skincare collection and Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick line. According to Delevingne, “Lipstick isn’t just for when you want to feel pretty, but when you want to feel bold or strong.”

To steal her look, Delevingne says that you can never go wrong with the pink shades from the Dior Addict Stellar Hydra Gel Core Mirror Shine line.

13) Kylie Jenner


Keeping up with the Kardashians? In 2015, Kylie Jenner launched her cosmetics brand, Kylie Cosmetics (formerly Kylie Lip Kits). With the tremendous success of Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner has been named the youngest self-made billionaire!

So, what are her favorite lippies from her brand? Here is a partial list of her top picks from among the many irresistible shades:

  • Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick Lip Kit
  • Kylie Cosmetics Crystal High Shine Gloss
  • Kylie Cosmetics Bare Matte Lip Kit
  • Kylie Cosmetics Extraordinary Matte Lip Kit
  • Kylie Cosmetics Coconut Lip Liner
  • Kylie Cosmetics Boss Matte Liquid Lipstick Kit

14) Madelaine Petsch


In love with Cheryl Blossom’s perfect, luscious lips?

Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch is no doubt the scene-stealer of the show as Cheryl unfailingly snags the spotlight every time she appears on the screen. How does she manage to do the perfect crime? Petsch reveals that the formula is a “red lipstick and some sass!”

And the secret to her signature fiery red lip? This lipstick from the vegan company, Lime Crime: Lime Crime Matte Velvetine Lipstick in Red Velvet.

According to Madelaine, she especially loves the brand because the formula doesn’t budge. To achieve a glossy look, she always keeps a lip balm on the set too. Meanwhile, for scenes requiring a muted look, she likes to use a reddish-brown shade. She usually uses either of these two lipsticks:

  • Lime Crime Matte Velvetine in Riot
  • MAC’s Lip Liner in Spice

In an interview, Petsch reveals, “I actually don’t let makeup artists do my lipstick. I know my own lip line. I feel even they go too much over my lip line or too much under my lip line, and I don’t want my lips to look strange on camera. I’m very particular about my lips.” Talk about dedication!

15) Gwen Stefani


Gwen Stefani doesn’t hide her love affair—with red lipstick! According to the singer, she has been obsessed with makeup and dolling up ever since she was a kid. Gwen revealed that she wears Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love That Red.

In 2016, she did a collaboration with Urban Decay for a limited edition lipstick collection launch. The matte formula used in all the lipsticks is called Mega Matte, which is “a super-intense matte that lays down a lot of color in one.” Isn’t that exciting?

Gwen was a part of the production from the packaging design to developing the perfect shades that she always wished she owns. The line is ideal if you want to recreate her deadly crimson look. These are the eight-shades from the collection which Stefani herself came up with: 

  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Ex-girlfriend
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Firebird
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in 714
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Rocksteady
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Spiderweb
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Wonderland
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Phone Call
  • Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Plaid

16) Jessica Alba


Actress Jessica Alba is now a mom of three, but she doesn’t let her glam die down. Alba has released her clean-beauty product brand Honest Beauty.

And her favorite product? That’s right, Honest Beauty’s Liquid Lipsticks.

Jessica said that unlike other liquid lipsticks, which made her mouth feel like the desert because of their drying effect, Honest Beauty’s liquid lipsticks are hydrating and long-lasting. Moreover, they’re free of silicones and animal products! There’s no surprise that it won the Best of Beauty Award. Alba’s favorite shades from the brand are:

  • Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick in BFF
  • Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Blossom

17) Emma Watson


We’ve known her as the brightest wizard of her age, Hermione, in Harry Potter. Emma Watson also recently starred in the blockbuster live-action remake of the Disney film Beauty and The Beast. Just like the sophistication of Beauty, Emma is a fan glamming up—using all-natural cosmetics and products! Her particular picks are the following:

  • Nu Evolution Lipstick in Allure
  • Nu Evolution Lipstick in Femme Fatale

You can never go wrong with red. In an interview, Watson says that “The red lip always comes out if something important is happening. I did it on graduation day, and I did it for the Women’s March.”

18) Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman has long established her career in Hollywood. The award-winning actress never fails to surprise us with her looks both on and off-camera. Truly a fashion icon, she always serves up style inspiration to steal.

When it comes to lipstick, the veteran actress’s current pick is a soft and demure shade, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Soft Blush.

19) Julia Roberts


Finally, when we’re talking about celebrities, we can never leave off the Pretty Woman and Hollywood’s most popular leading-lady, Julia Roberts. At 52, the award-winning actress remains the beauty and fashion icon she was in her 20s. Who has aged as gracefully as Julia Roberts? And we all know that what completes Julia Roberts’ look, unlike the famous red, is her neutral lip.

She achieves her signature pale-pink pout with either a matte or glossy lipstick. To accomplish the America’s sweetheart look like hers, Julia recommends these shades:

  • Milani Color Statement in Matte Naked
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

That’s a lot of lipstick shades; which one caught your eye and heart? You’re probably already clicking your way to owning a few of these gorgeous shades – let us know which ones you end up picking!