A Celebration of Black Girls and Their Lips in All Shapes, Sizes, and Hues

It's National Lip Appreciation Day and we've gathered the ESSENCE digital team to flaunt their gorgeous pouts and describe their lips in one word.

Virginia Lowman Mar, 15, 2016

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It's National Lips Appreciation Day and we've gathered the ESSENCE digital team to flaunt their gorgeous pouts and celebrate their lips in one word.

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Assistant Social Media Editor, Alexis Reliford's lips are just plain beautiful!

She is wearing MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Velvet Teen ($20, at maccosmetics.com)

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Watch out now! ESSENCE Social Media Director, Brahaani Mamo's lips are "leathal!" 

Kiko Cosmetics Gossamer Emotion ($12, at kikocosmetics.com)

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Our Lifestyle and Relationship Editor, Charli Penn's lips are "everrrything, honey!"

She is wearing Revlon Matte Balm in Fiery Flamboyant $6.99, at target.com

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ESSENCE Digital Beauty and Hair Editor, Deena Campbell's lips are "luscious."

She is wearing BITE Beauty's Kale lipstick that hits shelves this Spring ($26, at sephora.com)

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ESSENCE Fashion Contributor and Digital Producer, Dominique Hobdy's lips are kissable.

She is wearing MAC Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous ($18, at maccosmetics.com)

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ESSENCE Assistant Social Media Editor, Taylor Lewis's flawless pink lips are blissful.

She is wearing NYC Expert Last Lip Lacquer in Lincoln Square Love Affair ($3.54, at walmart.com) mixed with MAC Viva Glam V ($17, at maccosmetics.com)

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ESSENCE Photo Editor, Joslyn Blair's gogeous lips are expressive.

She is wearing BITE Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Cognac ($24, at sephora.com)

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These fierce lips belong to none other than ESSENCE Digital Fashion and Beauty Director, Julee Wilson.

She is wearing NARS Lipstick in Fire Down Below ($28, at sephora.com)

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We know, we know! ESSENCE Digital Content Intern, Lauren Porter's lips are "yummy!"

She is wearing MAC Matte Lipstick in Living Legend (no longer available) to supplement the color, try Tom Ford Lipstick in Black Dahlia ($52, at nordstrom.com)

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No words are needed to describe ESSENCE Assistant Digital Beauty Editor, Virginia Lowman's pout; only "Bow-Chika-Wow-Wow" will suffice.

She is wearing ColourPop Cosmetics KaePop Collection in "Kae" ($6, at colourpop.com) layered with "Chi" ($6, at colourpop.com) in the center.

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ESSENCE Editorial Contributor, Jennifer Davenport, says her lips are "funny"— and fabulous, might we add!

She is wearing Nickak New York Lip Pencil in Coffee ($1.49, at nicka.com) and Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Orange Beige($20, at makeupforever.com)

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Our vibrant Deputy Editor, Yolanda Sangweni's lips are powerful!

She is wearing Urban Decay UD X Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Classic Red ($20, at sephora.com) with Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red ($28, at sephora.com)

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# Lips