If you thought committing to Whole30 or training yourself to wake up early without an alarm was difficult, have you ever had the perfect photo — we’re talking good angles and A+ lighting — and sat there unable to think of an equally perfect caption?
This scenario is particularly hellish when you’ve found a new lipstick that you’ve fallen in love with, and manage to get the cutest selfie wearing it. Luckily, we’re here to help in those trying moments, so that you don’t end up resorting to the kiss-print emoji (like we always do). We’ve searched for the best quotes from some of our favorite celebrities that will perfectly complement your standout lips.
From Lady Gaga to Issa Rae, we have captions for whatever shade you’re wearing and whichever mood you’re in. Just screenshot away, and use the extra time you would’ve lost thinking of what to write on prepping those Whole30 meals. Ahead, the best lipstick quotes for your Instagram caption… or perhaps even your next tattoo?
“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass lipstick.” —Gwyneth Paltrow
Because sometimes your own skin is having a bad day, and you just need a great lipstick to serve as a distraction.
“Any time that I have a bright red [lipstick], I’m like, ‘Here I am. Who’s ready for me?’ Even if no one’s ready.” —Issa Rae
For those nights when you get dressed up, and feel good enough to make an entrance. New lip, who dis?
“My soul and my mouth are filter free. Everything else has been touched by a digital angel.” —Katy Perry
If we’re going to keep it real, why not go 100%? Moment of appreciation for VSCO.
“I decided to go for a bright red to highlight my mouth so that people knew my words were important.” —Cristela Alonzo
Sometimes your statement has to be loud and clear, and nothing says power like a bright red lip color.
“Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick.” —Lady Gaga
There can be a hundred people in the room, and 99 don’t believe in you, but… at least your lipstick is on point.
“I got that red lip, classic thing that you like.” —Taylor Swift (from “Style”)
T. Swift knows a thing or two when it comes to red lipsticks, so it’s only natural to channel her with your next red-lip selfie.
“If there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I’d be useless.” —Nicki Minaj
As would we, Nicki.
“Any attempt to make femininity trivial or unimportant is an attempt to take away my power. So I’m going to wear the red lipstick.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Just in case you needed some motivation, let the Congresswoman-elect inspire you to pick up that red lipstick and honor your inner badass.
“If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.” —Sofía Vergara
It’s almost as bad as forgetting to put on deodorant. Almost.
“Lipstick is for when you’ve had a shit day and you need red lipstick to face the world.” – Keira Knightley
…and maybe a shot of tequila, per our recommendation.
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