Get the Look: How To Get Colorful Lips Like Ke$ha And VV Brown

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Lipstick is the new place to get crazy with color (nope, it’s not just nails, anymore!). Just take a look at the latest trend in lip color — rainbow brights. Back in May, singer VV Brown showed up to the 30th anniversary party for Express with green lips, and Ke$ha painted her pout bright blue at Casio’s Shock the World event last week. So, how do you get your lips to look like you just had an insane makeout session with a smurf?


Make Up For Ever Cream Shadow

The secret: “Cream eye shadow,” says New York City makeup artist Emily Kate Warren. She suggests applying a long-lasting formula like Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Turquoise, like Ke$ha or Emerald Green, like VV Brown ($22, available at with a lip brush. “It’s a VERY high fashion look not meant to be worn just anywhere,” Warren adds. Oh, so no 7-Eleven runs with a blueberry-tinted mouth? Got it.

Warren also advises to keep everything else fairly plain with such a powerful lip, like only mascara, and that’s it. Plus, save the high-maintenance look for nights when you want to make a big, obvious statement … without saying a word.

+ Would you wear blue or green lips?