She wrote a song about this powerful hue and often pays homage to it with her choice of lipstick on and off stage. I don’t know about you, but I am feeling these shades of Taylor Swift-approved reds — especially since the Cover Girl’s picks are so affordable:
NARS “DRAGON GIRL” VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL
Of her red lip habit, Taylor told People Magazine she thinks her “face looks worse without it” and shared that this Nars shade was her go-to as of May 2014.
COVERGIRL “HOT” LIP PERFECTION LIPCOLOR
Ahead of the release of her album apropos, Red, Ms. Swift revealed to Redbook that this is how she perfectly applies her signature shade, which at the time was CoverGirl’s “Hot” hue: “I swipe on my lipstick, place a tissue between my lips, and blot. Then, if I really need the color to last, I hold the tissue against my mouth and brush translucent powder over it, which sets the color.”
COVERGIRL “FLAME” LIP PERFECTION LIPSTICK
Taylor’s Red album cover make-up artist Lorrie Turk told InStyle she thought CoverGirl’s “Flame” was the perfect “vibrant poppy color” that would best complement a peach dress Taylor wore in Spring 2011.
MAKE UP FOR EVER “No. 8 RED” AQUA ROUGE WATERPROOF LIQUID LIP COLOR
For her November 2013 InStyle cover, Taylor talked up the fact that this particular MAKE UP FOR EVER product was multipurpose: “It has two sides to it — one is a gloss, and one side is a lip stain,” she said, in addition to confessing that a strong scarlet lip makes her feel more confident.