Great Beauty: Fruit Punch Pouts

After a season of high-drama eyes, lips are back for spring! From red carpets to runways, the stars are rocking lip colors in fruit punch-y shades like raspberry, strawberry and cherry red. The best part? These bold, luscious hues look fabulous with brown skin. Here, a roundup of our favorite bold-lipped A-listers.
ESSENCE.COM May, 05, 2010

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From red carpets to runways, the stars are rocking high-shine lip glosses in fruit punchy shades like raspberry, strawberry and cherry red. Here are our favorites!

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Serena Williams goes for a sweet, girly-girl vibe with this strawberry gloss.

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Stila Raspberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($24, amazon.com) is a bright, antioxidant-infused lipcolor that doubles as a natural-looking blush.

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La La Vasquez’ bold raspberry lips are the perfect compliment to her hazel eyes. Stunning!

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Kerry Washington looks pretty as a picture in lavender eyeshadow, rosy cheeks and a sheer burst of watermelon lip gloss.

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Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Monte Carlo ($18, sephora.com) is a bright magenta that looks lovely on all brown skin tones.

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Eve’s high-wattage, poppy pink gloss gives her lips a “come hither” gleam.

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Jennifer Hudson rocks a retro chic look with her eyebrow-grazing bangs, cat eye liner and luscious, berry-stained lips.

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Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet Lip Shine ($10, ulta.com) moisturizes while leaving just a hint of super-shiny, pinky-berry color on lips.

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‘Vampire Diaries’ star Katerina Graham lets her lips do the talking in this luscious strawberry gloss.

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Chanel Iman goes for an island goddess moment in this tropical, fuschia-berry gloss.

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Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect Lip Gloss ($27, dillards.com) comes in non-sticky, amazingly shiny hues with just a hint of sexy shimmer. Try Sari Pink, Outrageous Fucshia or Pink Veil.

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Rachel Roy’s warm, amber-pink lips are bright enough to make a statement, but subtle enough to be a neutral.

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A radiant watermelon-red (a’la Angela Simmons) instantly wakes up your whole look.

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Christina Milian goes for a high-wattage sheen with this juicy, hot pink lip gloss.

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Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil ($12, sephora.com) has the coverage of a lipstick, but the intense shine of lip gloss. We’re loving Vinyl Raspberry and Strawberry Delish.

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Anika Noni Rose’s sheer watermelon-hued lip stain is the perfect shade and texture for spring: Lightweight, long-wearing and super-fresh.

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A flawlessly arched brow and a slash of skinny black liner perfectly showcases Meagan Good’s high-shine raspberry pucker.