Sylvs Salutes: Classic Red Lipstick

Though I am not positive, I am pretty sure that red lipstick has been hand-in-hand with fashion since the begining of time.

Not only have the two been intertwined in glorious fashion matramony back in the bombshell years of Marilyn Monroe, but the love afair continues to this very day.Besides, when is a red pout not completely chic?

Silver screen siren Bette Davis has been captivating audiences with her own red hot lips (and gorgeous eyes of course) since the 1930’s and still stands amongst the Titans of Rouge Titilation.

Not to mention, is there any way possible to imagine Vivienne Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind without that rose tinted smirk? Yeah, I didn’tt think so either.

Hollywood Good Girl Audrey Hepburn even used the power of red in her own signature chic way. A true icon for those who prefer “class” over “trash”.

So which of today’s Hollywood fashion elite continue to carry the torch, and carry it with amazing style and grace?

Gwen Stefani

I bet you didn’t see this one coming.Rock and Fashion Queen Gwen Stefani has been strutting around in her signature red lipstick since high school and we still love, love, love it! Her name is most definitely the first that comes to mind when someone mentions a red kisser. (Or talent. Or amazingness. Or OMG she’s gorgeous!)

Christina Aguilera

The former Miss. Dirrty, Christina Aguilera has been painting her pout rouge for quite some time now, and my oh my does it look fantastic on her. From innocent pop singer, to X-Tina, to The Voice, Christina has been a fashion chameleon – all the while keeping those scarlet stained lips.

Scarlett Johansson

Speaking of “scarlet”, the ever amazing Scarlett Johansson knows how to stay sexy chic with a little help from her own name.

Angelina Jolie

When it comes to using red for seduction, Angelina Jolie has the rules down pat. As a natural bare-lipped beauty, Angie knows that all you need is a touch of red and a whole lot of confidence to acheive anything.

Dita Von Teese

Bombshell? It’s more like nuclear fallout when Miss Dita Von Teese makes an appearance with her signature red hues. If anyone is a displaced 40’s pinup girl, it’s Dita.

These woman already own the Classic Red Lipstick scene, but who among the younger generation of celebrities seem to have the most potential to join the ranks?


Anne Hathaway

How about this one for starters? Anne Hathaway is well on her way to becoming Rouge Royalty and may end up in it’s Hall of Fame by winning us over with her dark locks, porcelain skin, and ruby red lipstick!

Keira Knightley

She may be a talented actress and stunningly beautiful, but nothing says sexy quite like Keira Knightley donning a red pout. Add some pin curls (a la Atonement) and Keira makes for an instant sultry siren.

Dakota Fanning

She used to be “cute”. She used to look “sweet”. She used to make us say “Awww!”. Though, now that Dakota Fanning is all grown up, we can raplce those three with “glamorous”, “sexy”, and “ooo la la!”. Usually when Kota touches anything it turns to magic, but with a touch of red on her lips, she turns to divine.

Emma Stone

Whether her locks are red, blonde, or brown, actress Emma Stone always dazzles with red lips. You didn’t hear this from me, but I think she was born with it on!

Kristen Stewart

A true natural beauty with pure natural talent, Kristen Stewart has been making quite a huge name for herself with all of the Twilight mania. The tomboy, the girl next door, the bombshell. The fact that Kristin can transcend cozy to chic fashion is phenomenal. When you add red lip stain, I think she becomes unstoppable.

Who is your favorite red lipstick rocking celebrity?

What is you favorite brand and shade of red lip stick?