Nicole Ari Parker is flawless without question. Beyond her acting prowess, we can't remember a time she didn't give us life on the red carpet. That's no small feat for someone with a film and television career that began years ago.
Over time, we've watched Parker embrace protective styling, with honey blonde twists becoming her go-to.
But this weekend, she caught us off guard when she attended the Broadway premiere of Lynn Nottage's Sweat in brown box braids.
If that weren't enough, she wore a beautiful berry lipstick, making this hairstyle and lip color the spring combo of our dreams. And the mini reunion with her Soul Food co-star Vanessa A. Williams was icing on the cake!
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Although we don't like subscribing to rigid beauty rules, spring is when we typically allow ourselves to go overboard with blush-toned lippies. And if Parker's latest red carpet slay is any indication, now is the time to find your favorite shade.
Get into our top three favorites below and click here for other celebrity sightings you may have missed this week.
1. Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum: A fruity-licious, long-lasting option worth the price tag. $53, nordstrom.com
2. Milk Makeup Lip and Cheek in Quickie: When you're on-the-go, this two-fer is a lifesaver. $24, sephora.com
3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Sugar Berry Tinted: Don't forget to shield your pout with sun protection! $24, sephora.com