Great Beauty: Celebs Lighten Up in Pale Lips

Judging from the sea of celebs rocking pastel lips during awards season festivities, it's safe to say that pale pink lips are having a huge moment right now! And why not? The shade looks downright flawless on brown skin, and it's always fun to rock a springy color in the dead of winter. From super-pale '60s mod shades to sheer rosy hues, here's our gallery of some of Hollywood's prettiest pink lips.
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 02, 2010

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Judging from the sea of celebs rocking pastel lips during awards season festivities, it’s safe to say that pale pink lips are having a huge moment right now! And why not? The shade looks downright flawless on brown skin, and it’s always fun to rock a springy color in the dead of winter. Here, Kerry Washington rocks a beautiful, ballet-slipper pink lip.

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Kelly Rowland looks stunning in shimmery emerald eyeliner, just-pinched cheeks and sweet pink lips.

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Keyshia Cole looks festive in pink lids and lips (plus a couple of drawn-on hair tats!).

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Tika Sumpter looks youthful and fresh in winged liquid liner and a hint of clean, pale pink gloss.

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At the Kardashian Kollection launch party, Ms. Monica rocked a truly fierce sculpted brow and sexy, petal pink lipgloss.

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At at BBC Radio event in London, songstress Leona Lewis was seriously sultry in black liquid liner, rosy cheeks and cotton candy pink lips.

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Mya paired fruit-punchy pink lips with aqua eyes for a cheerfully chic look.

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Letoya Luckett went for a barely-there look with just the faintest hint of pale pink gloss. So lovely.

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Former “America’s Top Model” contestant Jade Cole rocked a petal pink lip at the Inspired in New York event honoring Emil Wilbekin.

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Eva Marcille contrasted a matte, powder pink lip with her silvery-white pixie for maximum impact. So hot!

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Michelle Obama looks effortlessly pulled-together in a soft, pinky-nude gloss and pearls.

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“Gossip Girl” star Jessica Szohr sports a super-pale, ice pink glaze. Try Estee Lauder Kissable Lipgloss in Sweet Kiss ($18).

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Paula Patton looks positively radiant in a slick of luminous, pale rose lipstick. We love Cover Girl Continuous Lip Color in Rose Quartz ($5.49).

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Rihanna works a 1960’s mod moment in pale, white-pink matte lipstick like Too Faced Luster Pearl Effects Lip Liner in Tahitian ($16.50).

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Katerina Graham’s sheer, petal pink gloss makes her green eyes pop something fierce! To get her look, try Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil in Beauty ($6).

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Paired with her glowy tan, Lisa Raye’s high-shine, tutu-pink gloss looks so sultry. Try Revlon SuperLustrous Lipglos in Pink Afterglow ($6.99).

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Supermodel Chanel Iman goes for bare-faced glamour in little more than curled lashes and a subtle, pastel pink lipstick. Try Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Jersey Pink ($26.50).

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With her rosy cheeks and slick of sheer strawberry gloss, Sanaa Lathan looks fresh, radiant, and healthy. To get the look, try Fresh Sugar Lip Gloss in Sugar Flirt ($18).

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At the Grammy’s, Shaun Robinson paired her lavender eyeshadow with a burst of creamy, pale pink gloss. Try Maybelline Lip Polish High-Shine Gloss in Clearly Pink ($4.69).

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Ciara’s sugary pink pucker is so pretty with her barely-there makeup and chic, short ‘do. Try her look at home with L’oreal Colour Riche Gloss Lipstick in Soft Pink ($8.95).