Happy first day of ESSENCE Music Festival 2011! We’ve already seen the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Letoya Luckett and Tika Sumpter, and as gorgeous as they are, we’re also loving all the fierce real women — and their delicious beauty looks — at the festival!

So far, pink lips are definitely one of the hottest makeup trends in New Orleans, everything from pale, baby pink to neon fuchsia. To copy this EMFer’s look at home, try Mally Beauty Lipstick in Pilar Pink.

Stay tuned for more makeup trend-spotting at EMF!!