Jessica Lowndes at the HTC Thunderbolt Ball in San Jose, California, on April 5, Emma Stone at the Conde Nast Traveler Annual Hot List party in West Hollywood on April 11, and Jessie J at the 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' premiere in London on Feb. 16.
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The models at the Diane von Furstenberg and Jill Sander Spring 2011 fashion shows were a brave bunch. Their neon pink lips garnered just about as much attention as the clothes on their backs. We waited with bated breathe to see who would be the first set of celebs to swipe on the LOOK AT ME! magenta hue at the onset of spring. We weren't necessarily expecting it to be Jessica Lowndes, Emma Stone, and Jessie J., but more power to 'em. It's awfully ballsy to willingly rock a lipstick shade that, by its very nature, calls attention to your face (and the pimple that you may be trying to hide...or the fact that you have bags under your eyes due to insomnia...or the stray hairs under your brows that needed to be plucked weeks ago...). If you think you've got what it takes (the pay off is actually pretty freaking AWESOME), here are a few to try.
For the richness of Jessica Lowndes' lips: Revlon Color Burst in Fuchsia ($8.99, drugstore.com)
For the glossiness of Emma Stone's pout: New York Color Liquid Lipshine in Fashion Avenue Fuchsia ($2.49, newyorkcolor.com)
For the matte look of Jessie J.'s smile: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime ($13, occmakeup.com)
And our little insider tip...
After you apply, drink a little ice water out of a Styrofoam cup to tone it down a notch and help set the color for longer wear. Works like a charm!