There seems to be a big difference between what a woman feels is sexy and what a man finds sexy. Just as many women swear that UGG boots are the best thing that have ever happened to feet, many men think they make women look frumpy and Sherpa-esque. While this seems like an obvious divide, there are other things that aren’t as obvious.
When the high-waist jean fad came into effect, women flocked to the stores to try and get this new retro chic look that was perfect for hiding a bit of extra belly fat. However, many men thought this was a super unattractive way to wear pants. When Jessica Simpson first donned these jeans on stage, she became highly criticized for her “Mom jeans.” Yet, this isn’t the only thing women flock to that men don’t always find attractive.
Red lipstick is one of those things that women seem drawn to, when trying to pull off a glamorous look. Countless magazine articles are geared towards helping women find just the right red shade to complement their complexion, and help them to stand out from the crowd. Men don’t always find red lipstick appealing on women, whether it’s the mess factor of smeared lipstick or the fact that most men aren’t big into women wearing a lot of makeup.
Throwing caution to the wind, there are some celebrities that don’t care what the stigma is behind red lipstick. Donning it both on and off the red carpet, there are those that know just the right way to create that glamorous look. Check out our list of 15 celebrity hotties that rock red lipstick, and see how appealing this makeup feature can be.
15 Evan Rachel Wood
14 Amy Adams
13 Jessica Chastain
Academy award nominated actress Jessica Chastain has been able to play roles in almost every category of film. From the quirky and sweet-natured socialite in The Help to the take-charge badass in Zero Dark Thirty, she isn’t afraid to immerse herself into whatever role she plays. With the uncanny ability to make audiences believe her character no matter what role she’s in, Jessica Chastain has proven her lasting ability in Hollywood. However, it’s her role off camera that has people wondering when she will be cast as the glamorous leading lady she is when she’s walking the red carpet. A red-haired beauty that knows how to rock some red lips, Chastain is a favorite for being able to flaunt her appearance without having it become a hindrance from being taken seriously as an actress.
When Adele first appeared on the music scene, she wasn’t like any other artist in the industry. While other artists were focused on being different through meat dresses and over-the-top costumes, Adele was a standout just by being herself. Her vocals spoke volumes that have gained awards and accolades throughout her career. Just as her voice speaks for itself, so does her signature look. Embracing her natural curves and embodying the retro chic style, it’s the mix of the cat-eye and red lips that people love from Adele. While she doesn’t need any help drawing attention to her mouth, her pouty lips and amazing vocal ability are just further enhanced by the dark tone.
11 Jessica Alba
10 Taylor Swift
9 Christina Ricci
While there are a number of child actresses that have grown up to become full-on film actresses, not all of them have maintained their child-like beauty like Christina Ricci. When she was first introduced to audiences through her Wednesday character on The Addams Family film series, she was the perfect embodiment of the character. While the '60s television series definitely set the bar high, Christina Ricci proved that it wasn’t just Morticia and Uncle Fester that were the breakout characters from the film series. Since starring in kid roles, she played in a number of films that proved she had the acting skills required in a Hollywood star. Her role in Monster was critically-acclaimed and her stint on Pan Am proved that she could nail a period piece with ease. While she’s maintained her youthful looks, pairing it with red lips shows how this winning combination can create the perfect Hollywood look.
8 Selena Gomez
Starting off as a Disney kid, it can be a little difficult for artists to shed their little girl stigma without losing the fans that got them to the top. While some go the route of Miley Cyrus and use shock and awe tactics, others try a more subtle transition. Selena Gomez never actually had a breakout moment where people started to see her in a different light. Instead, she gradually became more and more glamorous with each new appearance and stage performance. Nowadays, she can be seen in her latest music video, “Hands To Myself” traipsing around in a bra and underwear, and no one seems to bat an eye. While she can definitely pull off a natural look, the dark hair and baby face is the perfect backdrop for when she chooses to amp it up with sexy red lips.
7 Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is an actress that didn’t just emerge onto the Hollywood scene, but exploded onto it. Starring in back-to-back blockbuster films like The Hunger Games film series and American Hustle, she became an Oscar winning actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. For an actress that has received so much film success, the public has fallen in love with the fact that she still seems like a regular person rather than the mega film star she has turned out to be.
Just because her quirky personality makes her seem more down-to-Earth, that doesn’t mean she has any less glam appeal than other Hollywood starlets. As a spokeswoman for Dior and a favorite on the red carpet, she has a look that matches her title as a Hollywood starlet. Her new blonde and sleek hairstyle helps to bring out her porcelain skin, and the red lips offer the perfect amount of color to create a truly stunning look.
6 Gwen Stefani
5 Rita Ora
Rita Ora became a celebrity figure before her music was ever even recognized on the radio. Romantically linked to a number of celebrity men, not all of her relationships ended with her looking the best. Rob Kardashian famously made some comments about her sexual scandals, and the latest album by Beyonce had people speculating that Rita might be “Becky with the good hair.” Regardless of what you might think of Rita Ora, her beauty is undeniable. The blonde hair mixed with the cherry red lips have become the signature look she is most recognized by, and has become a staple for her look as a judge on X Factor.
4 Emma Stone
3 Kim Kardashian
2 Angelina Jolie
1 Megan Fox
It doesn’t get any more glamorous than Megan Fox. Often used as the "token" sexy girl for male-driven films like Transformers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film series, there isn’t much she can do to tamp down her sultry look. Even when photographed running errands by the paparazzi, there aren’t any photos that make the public see a different side of Megan Fox than the stunning beauty she is on the red carpet. Even after two pregnancies and a tumultuous marriage to Brian Austin Green, she has been able to maintain her sultry glam. Often donning ruby red lips, she is a celebrity that can make a fan out of any red lip skeptic.