The Nude Lipstick vs. Red Lipstick Debate: See How Lip Color Transforms Stars' Entire Looks
The transformative power of lipstick is a very real one, and it's funny how a change in your signature lip color can give the entire finished effect a complete overhaul. Take Jessica Alba's nude to red makeover above—the tawny beige tone she wears on the left gives off a casual, low-key vibe, while the raspberry hue on the right side imparts an instant dressed-up effect.
But that isn't to say that all nude lipsticks should be reserved solely for that off-duty ensemble. Paired with a metallic smoky eye, that unassuming neutral can be just as glamorous as your go-to crimson. To demonstrate the power of our two favorite classic hues, we put together a side-by-side comparison of celebrities wearing each of the tones. Click through our gallery to see more stars in both nude and red lipstick, and prepare to be mesmerized at just how much a shift in shade can change their whole look.
She's still Jenny from the block either way, but when she wears a nude lip, Lopez goes for her trademark bronzy smoky eye.
Talk about a girl on fire—Jennifer Lawrence is pure glamour in both subtle nude and a bold ruby tones alike.
Stefani's red lip has been going strong since we first fell in love with her back in the '90s, though her recent nude lip phase has her going full glam on the eyes, faux lashes and all.
If wearing the Honest Beauty nude and red lip hues will make us look that much more like Alba, then sign us up.
No matter her lipstick of choice, Queen Bey remains #flawless, and we'll be bowing down appropriately.
Rihanna is the reigning queen of unconventional lip colors, wearing just about every hue in the ROYGBIV spectrum like a pro, so it's no surprise that these two classic shades look stunning on her.
Red is undeniably Vergara's color—she's rarely seen without her trademark lip, and even had a custom-blended crimson hue for her wedding. Still, we figure she's just as much of a bombshell in a tawny beige.
Seriously, is there a color Lupita Nyong'o can't rock? Our eternal makeup muse proves that a nude pout doesn't always fall flat, especially when you throw a little shimmer into the mix, and that a bold red lip can be paired with an equally-bold eye.
Considering her role as one of Revlon's famous faces, Olivia Wilde has quite the lip selection to play with.
Not unlike her stellar vocal range, Ariana Grande hits all the right notes in both nude and red shades.
Regardless of her lip color, Ora's lush lashes and perfect brows remain a constant feature.
In both soft beige and red-hot tones, Longoria keeps her full lashes at attention.