This Low-Maintenance Lip Color Is the Only Thing Celebrities Are Wearing

Updated 05/04/19

Say the words "Hollywood" and "lipstick" in the same sentence, and what color comes to mind? For us, it's a glamorous true red. As far as red carpet makeup is concerned, movie stars and musicians often take the advantage of the drama and romanticism of the event and go full glam with a red or berry lip. Just look at this year's Golden Globe Awards for proof: Everyone from Zoë Kravitz to Jessica Chastain was seen in a statement-making red lip.

But recently, it seems as though celebrities are over high-maintenance lip colors. The Billboard Music Awards aired tonight, and there was scarcely a red or berry lip in sight. Whether it's because we're nearing summertime (a season that calls for "effortless" beauty) or because Hollywood is simply fatigued after months of award shows (and the intense makeup that comes with them), nude-colored lips were the look of the evening. There's no denying that a nude lip, whether it's matte or glossy, is easier to wear and touch up throughout the night than its bolder counterpart.

If Hollywood says nude lips are glamorous again, we are fully in support. Keep scrolling to see the nude lip looks we loved most on this year's Billboard Music Awards red carpet.

Padma Lakshmi at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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Padma Lakshmi's creamy taupe lip perfectly complements her glowy medium skin tone. For a similar shade, try Dior's hydrating Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Poisonous ($37), a milk chocolate hue.

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Grace Vanderwaal at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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Nude eye shadow and nude lip: Grace VanderWaal's monochrome makeup look is both youthful and chic.

Demi Lovato at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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Demi Lovato let her light-year-long lashes make the loudest statement by choosing a pale nude lip close to her natural skin tone. 

Dua Lipa at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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Christina Aguilera at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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Christina Aguilera's nude lip had pinker undertones, similar to Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk ($34).

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Halsey at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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A nude lip is usually the smartest complement to a bright, raspberry eye shadow like Halsey's.

Ever notice how plump Dua Lipa's lips are? The slight sheen of her lip product definitely doesn't hurt. To re-create, try Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Tinted Balm in Nude 1 ($50).

Kesha at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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Strong brows and a smoky eye call for a barely there nude lip like Kesha's.

Tyra Banks at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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Tyra Banks offers another glossy take on the nude lip. Tarte Lip Sculptor Double-Ended Lipstick and Gloss in Treat ($24) would be perfect for this.

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Bebe Rexha at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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For a more matte, cool-toned, almost beige nude like Bebe Rexha's, try Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb ($26).

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Ciara at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
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We're loving the intense sheen on this stunning dark nude lip on Ciara. Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb ($18) will create a similar effect.

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For more nude lipstick recommendations, check out our guide to choosing the best nude lip for your skin tone.

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