Pucker up! We're on beauty duty in celebration of National Lipstick Day.
Classic crimson colors have happily withstood the test of time. Back in the day, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor made bold style statements wearing ruby red lipstick. Fast forward almost a half century, and glam icons such as Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Madonna rarely missed a photo op without sporting their scarlet smiles.
Today, pink, coral and neutral shades also rule runways and red carpets. Check out these playful pouts.
Need to pamper your pucker? Add shine and suppleness with the latest lipsticks, stains and glosses.
BEAUTY: Elizabeth Grant Light Up Your Lips (Shimmering Red) comes with an attached gold mirror on the side of the tube and a handy LED light inside the cap. BEACON: No animal testing. Also supports the Children's Diabetes Foundation and Hollyrod Foundation.
BEAUTY: Essence Mini Lipgloss Set (01 Devil's Love & Kisses) contains three shimmery colors in a convenient carrying case. BEACON: No animal testing.
BEAUTY: Jane Iredale Lip Fixation (Craving) is a two-in-one product designed with a lip stain on one end and gloss on the other. BEACON: Cruelty free. Also supports the Berkshire Humane Society.
BEAUTY: One Bath & Body Triple Play Shimmer Lip Gloss Trio with Bamboo Lip Brush utilizes yellow beeswax and vitamin E oil to keep smiles supple. BEACON: Cruelty free, and packaged in recyclable cardboard cartons and aluminum tins.
BEAUTY: Smashbox Lipsticks (Stunning and Splendid) leave a luminous finish with vitamin E and coconut oil. BEACON: Cruelty free. Also uses recyclable packaging made with Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified paper and soy ink.